1978Ciments Jbel Oust was a project initiated by the Tunisian Government. The company Ciments d’Oum Kélil builds a grinding center with a shipping area on the site of the future plant of Ciments Jbel Oust
1985Business starts with a nominal capacity of 1 million tons of clinker per year or 3,300 tons per day
1998Tunisian Government privatizes and sells Ciments Jbel Oust to CIMPOR
2000The company obtains the quality certification according to the requirements of ISO 9002
2002Kiln line capacity increases by approximately 20%, to achieve a capacity of 1.2 million tons of clinker – about 4,000 tons per day
2003Obtains the Quality Certification according to the requirements of ISO 9001
2007Tripartite signing of a charter on sustainable development under the flag "For a good human being today and tomorrow" with the Ministry of Industry, Energy and SMEs, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the National Chamber of Cement Producers.
2008Obtains certification for Environmental Management Systems and Health and Safety at work, according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
2012The Brazilian company Votorantim Cimentos buys Ciments Jbel Oust
2016New product: Oil Well Cement, certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API)
2017New Waste Heat Recovery facility. The first one in Tunisia.

Votorantim Cimentos History

In 1918, a textile factory located in São Paulo (Brazil), was the origin of a business that would later become one of the largest private business holdings in Latin America: Votorantim S.A.

Votorantim Cimentos was founded in 1933 with 100% Brazilian capital, and three years later inaugurated the first cement factory in Saint Helena.

In 2001, the company began its international expansion phase in the USA and Canada, which will continue in 2007 in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay. In 2012, operations begin in Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, India and China and today it is present in 11 countries.