SCHWENK Sweden is part of the SCHWENK Building Material Group. SCHWENK's experience in cement production goes back to 1847. Most of the cement types we offer the Swedish market are produced at our cement plant in Brocēni, Latvia. The facility in Broceni is one of the most modern cement factories in Europe and has been in operation since 2010.
Our high-performance cement is used for the manufacture of various types of mortar products, concrete elements, other building materials, constructions and elements.
We manufacture cement according to European Union and Latvian State standards governing composition, specifications and compliance criteria of the cement (LVS EN 197-1:2012). Quality, environment, labour safety and energy management in our company is certified according to standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001.
Cement is an inorganic hydraulic binder. Mixed with water it forms plastic mortar product that is easy to process and in the curing process it becomes a stone-like mass. Clinker is the main ingredient of cement and consists of limestone, clay, sand and iron additive in defined proportions. Clinker is made by heating a homogenous mixture of raw materials in rotary kiln in 1500°C temperature. Clinker is ground to a fine powder, adding gypsum or its anhydrite to produce cement.