by CIO Staff

A Timeline of Major Events at Concrete Co. Cemex

Aug 15, 20011 min
IT Leadership

1906 Founded as Cementos Hidalgo.
1931 The company’s production plants in Hidalgo and Monterrey, Mexico, come together to form Cementos Mexicanos, or Cemex.
1976 Goes public on the Mexican stock exchange; now has eight plants.
1984 Lorenzo Zambrano becomes CEO.
1989 Initiates Cemexnet program, which links all of its production plants via satellite.
1992 Goes international by acquiring Spain’s top two cement companies.
1993 Installs a logistics system called Dynamic Synchronization of Operations, which links each delivery truck with a central command center.
1994 Expands into Venezuela.
1998 Installs its digital global initiative, connecting offices around the world via satellite and a corporate portal.
1999 Company now has plants and operations in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Panama and the Philippines.
1999 Opens on the New York Stock Exchange.
2000 Launches CXNetworks, an IT subsidiary.
2000 Cemex and four other Latin American IT companies form Neoris, an e-consultancy focusing on Latin America and Europe.