Paris, 13 July 2023 – POINT.P, part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution France, and Ecocem, Europe’s leading independent provider of low carbon cement technologies have reinforced their long history of commercial collaboration with this partnership announcement to develop and market low-carbon solutions for binders, concretes and mortars.
This partnership will support POINT.P’s ambition to meet its target of reducing cement-related carbon emissions (ready-mix concrete, concrete blocks and prefabricated elements) by 35% by 2030. For Ecocem, it will be an opportunity to develop and market its newest low-carbon binders through POINT.P’s distribution network, concrete plants and precast plants.
For more than 20 years, Ecocem has been developing, manufacturing and supplying low-carbon binders and solutions to the European construction markets. In recent years, the company has developed a number of ultra-low-carbon binders which are now marketed in a wide range of building and public works applications in France and Europe.
Ecocem (in which Saint-Gobain holds a 25% stake) has recently unveiled ACT, a breakthrough technology which combines a range of technical innovations with the use of widely available low-carbon materials to decarbonise the production of cement by as much as 70%. ACT also reduces the water consumption of cement production by up to 50%, while enhancing the strength and durability of the concrete it is used to manufacture. From 2025, as part of the agreement, once ACT obtains certification, POINT.P is committed to deploying ACT through its network of concrete plants and prefabrication factories in France.
POINT.P and Ecocem have a long history of commercial collaboration on concrete and prefabrication solutions. With this new agreement, POINT.P is extending this partnership which will play a key role in achieving the company’s carbon reduction ambitions.
Nicolas Godet, Managing Director of POINT.P, commented: “This partnership fully aligns with our ambition to reduce our carbon emissions and deploy a range of low-carbon solutions. We are very pleased to be able to work with Ecocem on this project and help it speed up the delivery of its low-carbon innovations to market. We will be working together to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Saint-Gobain Group,”
Olivier Guise, Executive Director of Ecocem, added: “This partnership with POINT.P is a natural extension of the alliance announced with the Saint-Gobain Group in October 2022. The shared objective is to accelerate the widespread deployment of low-carbon cements in France, both in the ready-mix concrete and precast concrete markets. By paving the way for the replacement of current traditional cements with ACT technology, our partner POINT.P has a real opportunity to meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets by 2030. We are firmly committed to this partnership and to working with a partner who shares our ambitions for rapid decarbonisation of the construction industry,”
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