On 1st March 2018 H+H International completed its acquisition of the eight plants of Heidelberg Kalksandstein (HDKS) in Germany and Switzerland. This is a major strategic step for H+H and, together with the acquisition of the seven plants in the Gruppa Silikaty business in Poland, establishes the organisation as the second largest supplier of Calcium Silicate masonry blocks in Europe.
The integration activity required to merge the two businesses will take place over the next twelve months with the expectation that the business will be entirely integrated in 2019.
The acquisition is an important development for our European businesses, and demonstrates the ambition and confidence of the H+H Group. However, it does not impact directly on H+H UK’s operation which remains focused on the manufacture and supply of aircrete blocks into the UK construction industry.