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An enduring commitment

to economic, social and environmental sustainability

Rated for A+ (GRI.G3.1) and "advanced" level (UN Global Compact)


An independent, vertically integrated cement and building materials producer with 111 years of industry experience

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2013 in review

"We are cautiously optimistic on the outlook for 2014. In light of lingering uncertainties, we continue to focus on areas which we can control – ensuring that our business remains financially, socially and environmentally stable and demonstrating our enduring commitment to long-term sustainable development."

Dimitri Papalexopoulos
Chief Executive Officer

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Group performance: a summary

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Regional performance


Greece and Western Europe

Southeastern Europe

Eastern Mediterranean

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What we do

A commitment to serving society's most fundamental needs

TITAN Group products provide the materials to build structures and infrastructures which, in turn, provide shelter, enable commerce and foster connectivity. Our enduring commitment to quality ensures the safety, durability and resource efficiency of our products and services.

Our vision is to be one of the most economically, environmentally and socially responsible providers of construction materials.

About TITAN's principal products


Cement is a binding substance and the main component in ready-mix concrete.

Ready-mix concrete

Ready-mix concrete is made from cement, aggregates and water to produce a durable product that can be set in a variety of formats.


Aggregates are coarse materials such as sand, gravel, crushed stone and recycled concrete used in construction.

Other products and activities

Fly ash
Building blocks
Dry mortars
Alternative waste and fuel management services (GAEA)
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Where we operate

Over 5,400 committed individuals with an international presence

TITAN Group owns cement plants in nine countries and is organized into four geographic regions: the U.S.A., Greece and Western Europe, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. From this base we sell products to 36 different countries.

Regional overview

Greece and Western Europe
Southeastern Europe
Eastern Mediterranean
Greece and Western Europe
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Southeastern Europe
Eastern Mediterranean
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Creating value

Delivering value far beyond the cement plant

From the quarrying of raw materials to the distribution of finished products, TITAN provides a complete solution for its customers. In doing so, the Group generates value for a wide range of stakeholders.

Key business activities

Cement production
Ready-mix concrete

Value created in 2013

High quality of products and services to customers

Stable and secure long-term employment

Concrete structures for society

Financial benefits to stakeholders

To employees

202.1 million euros

For capital expenditures

50.4 million euros

To local and international suppliers

781.4 million euros

For enviromental expenditures

24.6 million euros

For taxes to state and local authorities

65.8 million euros

Return to shareholders and minorities

2.3 million euros

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Group performance

A balanced perspective on how TITAN performed in 2013

TITAN Group now presents financial and non-financial performance data together. This reflects how we measure our own success. It also helps users of the report gain a more complete understanding of the business.

Financial performance summary:

  • Stabilization of operating profitability for the first time in seven years
  • First year of combined revenue and operating profitability growth at a constant exchange rates
  • Well placed to benefit from U.S. recovery with large operating leverage from well-positioned operations
  • Strong deleveraging track record: net debt halved since the beginning of 2009
  • Positive cash flow generation and further reduction of debt in 2013

Non-financial performance summary:

  • H&S Α 16% per annum reduction in LTI Frequency Rate of direct employees was achieved over the last five years
  • People Following the update of our Code of Conduct, a People Management Framework was launched to provide all TITAN operations with clear and consistent guidance on how to address people-related issues
  • Environment Specific CO2 emissions saw a slight increase of less than 1.0% on the previous year
  • Communities TITAN donated 1,691,760 euros to community development projects, up 26.3% on 2013
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Regional performance: U.S.A.

Construction recovery drives strong performance

With the market recovery well underway, turnover and profitability continue to grow. The U.S.A. now accounts for over a third of Group turnover and a rapidly increasing share of operating profitability.

Performance summary:

  • Growth in construction reported for second consecutive year
  • Above national average growth recorded in TITAN’s regions of operation
  • Total revenue of 411 million euros, up 11% year-on-year
  • EBITDA of 32.1 million euros, up 453% year-on-year
  • Numerous awards for environmental and community practices
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Regional performance: Greece and Western Europe

Challenging market conditions

Historically low demand in the construction sector continues to have a significant impact on turnover and profitability. However, signs suggest that the bottom of the market has been reached.

Performance summary:

  • Construction activity reached an all-time low in the domestic market
  • Soft domestic demand offset to a degree by robust exports
  • Turnover of 249.8 million euros, up by 4% year-on-year
  • EBITDA of 13.9 million euros, down 57% year-on-year
  • TITAN maintained and even improved its additional benefits policy and increased corporate volunteering programs
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Regional performance: Southeastern Europe

Stable performance and efforts for improvement

Despite slight growth across the economies of Southeastern Europe, construction activity remains stable at relatively low levels, affected by Eurozone uncertainties.

Performance summary:

  • Construction activity stable at relatively low levels, affected by Eurozone uncertainties
  • Increasing use of alternative fuels by the Group's plants in the region
  • Turnover of 215.5 million euros, down 4% year-on-year
  • EBITDA of 62.7 million euros, down 2% year-on-year
  • Modernization of Kosovo plant brought emissions well below European standard
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Regional performance: Eastern Mediterranean

Resilience in the face of uncertainty

Despite political uncertainty in both Egypt and Turkey, demand for building materials remained resilient. As a result, turnover was up, although operating profit declined.

Performance summary:

  • Challenging environment due to political uncertainties, operational difficulties and local currency depreciation in Egypt
  • Operating profitability in the region remains resilient, despite challenges
  • Total turnover up 1% to 299.7 million euros
  • EBITDA of 87.3 million euros down by 7%
  • The Group is addressing public health issues such as Hepatitis C in Egypt
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Address: 22Α Ηalkidos Str.
P.O. 111 43, Αthens, Greece

Tel: +30 210 2591 111
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