Lehigh Hanson becomes Heidelberg Materials
By Adam FreillConcrete Construction Materials
Company changes its name to Heidelberg Materials, with most Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries to update brands in the coming months.
Lehigh Hanson has started the year by changing its name to Heidelberg Materials. The planned rebranding, which had been announced in September, initially impacts the company’s corporate office and its core brands of Lehigh Cement and Hanson Aggregates. The majority of the company’s other subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada will change their brands to Heidelberg Materials in the coming months.
The company says its evolution to Heidelberg Materials reflects a broader approach to serving its customers and a focus on sustainability and digital solutions. Although the Heidelberg name is more than 150 years old and is often associated just with cement, the company says the Heidelberg Materials name reflects the organization’s expertise in the heavy building materials industry.
“This is a major step change for our company, both globally and here in North America,” said Chris Ward, president and CEO of Heidelberg Materials North America and member of the managing board of Heidelberg Materials. “We are thrilled to begin this transformation in North America today and continue our global journey to grow our business beyond cement and aggregates and become the most sustainable company in the sector.”