Cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The name "cement" goes back to the Romans who used the term "opus caementitium" to describe masonry which resembled concrete and was made from crushed rock with burnt lime as binder. The volcanic ash and pulverized brick additives which were added to the burnt lime to obtain a hydraulic binder were later referred to as cementum, cimentum, cament and cement.
Many cement factories were established in Cyprus, amongst them the "Vassiliko Cement Works Ltd" in 1963. It was chosen at the best possible location for the erection of the plant in view of the abundance of raw materials of excellent quality and the proximity to the sea.
In 2004, Vassiliko Cement Works Ltd, building materials division participates with 51% in the ready mix concrete company A.E.S. Atlas Beton Ltd in the northern Paphos district. This company is newly formed with brand new and modern production equipment and owns a fleet of 10 truck-mixers and 3 pumps for best service of the customer. The company, with over 120.000 cube meters annual capacity, is focused to the customer needs and the quality assurance continuing the tradition of Vassiliko Cement Works.
Vassiliko Cement Works has, a long time ago, considered quality as an indispensable condition for its success in the coming years, as well as for the customer's satisfaction. The company's commitment to continuous improvement and technical upgrading has resulted in the development and implementation of a management and quality system.
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