Secil has a strong presence in the cement industry, and is a business group with various operations in Portugal and in countries around the world. Although the core activity is cement, expansion to other businesses and the integration of several companies with complementary services confer on the Secil Group today a strong position both in the domestic and the foreign market.
In addition to the production and commercialization of cement, Secil is also present in the building materials market, namely in the area of concrete, aggregates, mortars and prefabricated structures.
Société des Ciments de Gabès (SCG) was the first international plant to join the Secil Group (2000). Located in the South of Tunisia, the Gabes plant, which has access to port facilities, mainly trades with the regions in the South of Tunisia.
Secil currently operates in Tunisia through SCG in the production of cement and artificial lime, in the ready-mixed concrete and concrete prefabrication markets through Sud Béton and in prefabricated structures through Zarzis Béton. SCG has annual production capacity of 1.4 million tonnes of cement.
Secil started to operate in Lebanon in 2002, with the acquisition of a stake in Ciments de Sibline (CDS). This unit is located south of Beirut and has an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of cement. It is considered the third largest Lebanese cement and clinker producer.
In 2007, Secil increased its holding in Ciments de Sibline to 50.5% of the company’s share capital and also started to provide its technical management. Secil is also present in the Lebanese ready-mixed concrete market through its subsidiary Soime.
The return to Angola took place in 2004, through TecnoSecil, a company led by Secil, operating the Angolan Encime cement plant, located in Lobito. Two years later, TecnoSecil changed its name to Secil Angola, Investimentos e Participações, SA.
It currently holds 51% of Secil Lobito and operates in Angola with a cement mill and a new cement plant is currently in the design phase. Its annual production capacity is 350,000 tonnes of cement.
Secil Cabo Verde was founded in 2005 and was the result of the acquisition of INTERTRADE, LTD. Currently, Secil sells cement on all the the islands of the archipelago and operates in the Aggregates and Concrete Prefabrication market through Inertes de Cabo Verde on the island of Santiago.
Secil began operating in Brazil in 2011 with the acquisition of a stake in Supremo Cimentos, a company founded in 2003 in Pomerode, Santa Catarina. In addition to this cement plant, with an annual production capacity of 400,000 tonnes, this Group also owns various concrete plants in southern Paraná and part of the State of São Paulo.
In 2015 it took over the entire share capital of Supremo Cimento and inaugurated a new cement plant in Adrianópolis, Paraná, Brazil, thus consolidating its internationalization process.
With latest generation technology and high-performance equipment, this second plant, which has an annual production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes of cement, is considered the most modern in Brazil and one of the most advanced in the world in terms of technology, innovation, product quality and sustainability.
As part of its strategy of seeking out markets to complement the Portuguese market and increase its volume of exports to the markets of northern Europe, Secil has invested in a marine terminal located at the Port of Terneuzen in southern Netherlands, near the Belgian border.
This facility, which has storage capacity of 25 thousand tonnes and can be directly supplied by 6 thousand tonne-ships, from the Secil Outão plant’s wharf, provide easier access to customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France.