LafargeHolcim is expanding its commitment to innovation by opening a Construction Development Lab (CDL) in Casablanca. The CDL will be dedicated to the Moroccan and African construction markets and will enable LafargeHolcim Maroc to leverage the Group’s global experience and technical know-how to develop construction solutions adapted to the unique constraints and characteristics of its markets, while meeting the technical demands of customer projects.
The Casablance laboratory is LafargeHolcim’s 8th laboratory after those in Algeria, Argentina, China, France, India, Malaysia and Mexico. With over 4000 m2, the Casablanca CDL will house 50 engineers, architects and technicians and marketers, specialised in the construction market. The CDL aims to:
- Deliver innovative construction solutions that match the needs of the Moroccan and African markets, drawing on LafargeHolcim’s Research and Development expertise around the world.
- Develop partnerships with start-ups, universities and other higher education institutions to promote R&D, test new ideas and reinforce relationships with building and infrastructure construction experts.
- Organize specialised training for clients, influencers, product applicators and builders to enable them to use innovative solutions in their projects.