In 2008, HeidelbergCement acquired over 75% of the shares of OAO Voronezh Mining Administration. - a supplier of refractory clays with licenses for deposits of raw materials for the production of cement.
In 2011, the Industrial Information Agency, commissioned by HeidelbergCement, conducted a study of the Russian market of refractory and refractory clays.
The study showed the scale of production in Russia, the impact of imports on the market, and the positions of competitors and consumers.
According to the results of the study, HeidelbergCement decided not to build a cement plant on the basis of the Voronezh enterprise; Sibelco.