„The CEN Standard Sand is the most accurate and important tool for quality control, which allows us to focus on the essential - cement.“





Dr. Claude Simon
Quality Manager

CGA Fosroc Asia Sdn. Bhd

Dr. Silvan Baetzner

„The basis for the successful development of our products for the building materials sector is a consistent test sand. The CEN Standard Sand from Beckum fulfils these requirements and has consistent product properties year for year. Consequently, we have chosen to use this sand for the development and quality control of our cement additive products in our Asian R&D centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“ 

Dr. Martyn Whitehead
Head of Technology – Cement Additives
Fosroc Asia Sdn. Bhd
Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia

ENCI Rotterdam/Maastricht/Netherlands

„We have been using the CEN Standard Sand of Normensand GmbH Beckum for years now. It is the basis for optimal production control and enables us to assure the production of high quality cements and efficient production.“





Marcel Bruin
Manager Studies & Development
ENCI Holding N.V., Netherland

HeidelbergCement Technology Center GmbH

„The strength development is a crucial characteristic for the  evaluation of the cement quality. Therefore, a consistent Standard sand is essential for us regarding the quality control of cement. The CEN Standard Sand from Beckum fulfills our consistency requirement since decades, the reason why it is used worldwide within the HeidelbergCement Group.“

Etienne Jost
Team Leader Quality Control & Optimization
HeidelbergCement Technology Center GmbH
Leimen / Germany


For 60 years we supply worldwide, today to more than 90 countries! Our customers include e. g.:

  • Aalborg Portland A/S, Denmark
  • Al Khalij Cement Company, Qatar
  • Al Safwa Cement Company, Saudi Arabia
  • ANCAP, Uruguay
  • Arabian Cement Co. Ltd., Saudi Arabia
  • Cement Concrete & Aggregates, Australia
  • Cementa AB, Sweden
  • Cementos Artigas S.A. Planta Sayago, Uruguay
  • Cementos La Union, Spain
  • CEMEX Germany/Switzerland
  • Cimalux, Luxembourg
  • Cimenteries CBR, Belgique
  • CIMSA Cimento Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S., Turkey
  • CRIC OCCN, Belgique
  • Dyckerhoff GmbH, Germany
  • Elite Cements, S.L., Spain
  • ENCI B. V., Netherlands
  • Finncementti Oy, Finland
  • FLSmidth & Co. A/S, Denmark
  • Fujairah Cement Industries, United Arab Emirates
  • Golden Bay Cement, New Zealand
  • Green Island Cement Company Ltd., Hong Kong
  • HCM Hollandse Cement, Netherlands
  • HeidelbergCement AG, Germany
  • HeidelbergCement Bangladesh LTD
  • Holcim Azerbaijan OJSC
  • Holcim Belgique
  • Holcim Bulgaria
  • Holcim Germany
  • Holcim Hungaria
  • Holcim New Zealand
  • Holcim Switzerland
  • Innovation Center Iceland
  • Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcciön Eduardo Torroja, Spain
  • Instituto del Cemento Portland, Argentina
  • Italcementi SPA, Italy
  • Jordan Cement Factories, Jordan
  • Kerman Cement Industries Group, Iran
  • Kerneos (China) Aluminate Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Lafarge Africa PLC, Nigeria
  • Lafarge Cement Hungary Ltd., Hungary
  • Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Cement Lichtenburg, South Africa
  • Norcem A.S., Norway
  • Northern Cement Co., Jordan
  • ORCEM B.V., Netherlands
  • Quimi Kao S.A. de C.V., Mexico
  • Quinn Cement Ltd., Ireland
  • Scancem International DA, Norway
  • Schwenk Zement KG, Germany
  • Smart Minerals GmbH, Austria
  • Tehran Cement Co., Iran
  • TFB AG, Switzerland
  • Titan Group Cementarnica "USJE" A.D., Macedonia
  • United Cement Company of Nigeria LTD (Unicem)
  • Vassiliko Cement Works Public Co. Ltd., Cyprus
  • Verein Deutscher Zementwerke (VDZ)