History

What if we made history?

Les dates clefs de notre histoire

2020

January
2020
Hoffmann Green receives the Grand Prix of the Nantes Industrie Awards 2020
January
2020
Speech by Julien Blanchard at the Greetings Ceremony of the President of the Pays de la Loire Region, Christelle Morançais, in Nantes.

2020

January
2020
Obtained H-P2A patent in the United States

2019

October 2019
IPO on Paris Stock Exchange / Euronext Growth
September
2019
Doubling of the office space at our Bournezeau site
September
2019
Expansion of the H1 site with the construction of ZONE 3
June
2019
A record-breaking €15 million in funds raised to accelerate our production capacity
January
2019
Delivery of the world’s 1st low-carbon staircase for Gaîté Montparnasse project (Paris)

2018

December
2018
First delivery of 25 tonnes of H-UKR cement
November 2018
Inauguration of the H1 site in Bournezeau (Vendée, France)
September-October
2018
Obtained PIA 3 Label
February-June
2018
Signed contracts for major industrial partnerships

2017

October
2017
Patent submitted for H-EVA
September
2017
Obtained European H2020 Label
July
2017
Seal of Excellence
July 2017
Construction began on the 1st production site

2016

December
2016
Obtained PIA 1 Label (French investments in the future programme)
August 2016
Visit of French President, Emmanuel Macron
January
2016
Construction of a private research laboratory

2015

March
2015
Patent submitted for H-P2A

2014

June
2014
A conversation with David Hoffmann and Julien Blanchard

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a true industrial adventure, is above all a human story. It is the story of the crossed destinies of two men with complementary skills who share the same ambition: to take part in the environmental transition of the construction sector by offering high-performance low-carbon cements that are a complete break with existing technologies, and to help the construction industry to become more environmentally friendly, able to address the challenges of climate change.

In March 2014, David Hoffmann, an experienced scientist sensitive to environmental challenges, met with Julien Blanchard, a true entrepreneur, already at the head of two companies in the Vendée region of France. Their common ambition is to develop and manufacture new-generation cements on an industrial scale, with a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to the traditional Portland cement, formulated mainly from co-products from the industry.

Bringing together numerous partners, the multi-talented team is looking for a site that can accommodate the new industrial concept: a 4.0 production site that respects the environment and the circular economy principles. The site was set up in just 18 months and inaugurated on 22 November 2018, bringing together 500 people in the presence of local, regional and national elected representatives.

The public authorities, aware of the importance of this innovation, support Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies with 15% of its initial funding of €10 million and reward the Company on several occasions.

Hoffmann Green was awarded the Horizon 2020 label for Research and Innovation in Europe. After an initial eligibility obtained in December 2016 via the French General Investment Commission (CGI), its application was validated in September 2018 for the very ambitious French Future Investment Program 3 (PIA3).

With new binders whose carbon footprint is divided by 5 compared to Portland cement, a new era is opening up for the production of low-carbon cements with Hoffmann Green, an initiative hailed by French President Emmanuel Macron who visited the laboratory in August 2016.

In October 2019 a new stage is achieved, the Company raises a record amount of nearly 75 million euros on the Euronext Growth Paris market, enabling it to roll-out its development plan, with the opening of 2 new production sites in 2022 and 2023 in the Vendée and Ile-de-France regions, to reach a production capacity of 550,000 tons per year by 2024.