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The TCL Group is the leading producer and marketer of cement, readymix concrete and aggregates in the Caribbean. We are firmly committed to our goal of “Building a Brighter Future” for our customers, employees, shareholders and wider Caribbean communities.

Through the dedication and commitment of our employees, the Group draws strength from a depth of knowledge and experience to create a truly and uniquely Caribbean expression, providing world-class products and services to all our customers.

 

TCL GROUP HISTORICAL TIMELINE

2019

TCL 65th Anniversary

2019 TCL 65th Anniversary

2018

Arawak Cement Company Limited and Readymix (West Indies) Limited both attain two years of no recorded LTIs (Loss Time Incidents).

2018

Readymix operations begin in Guyana with a fully operational facility, manufacturing and supplying concrete.

2017

CEMEX revises its offer price to TT$5.07 per ordinary share and increases its shareholding in TCL from 39.5% to 69.83%.

2017

TCL issues an offer to acquire all outstanding minority shares (28.9%) in RML.

2017

TTL is relocated from Anguilla to Barbados and is incorporated as TTLI Trading Limited in Barbados.

2017

Arawak Concrete Solutions Limited is incorporated.

2016

CEMEX issues a Takeover bid to acquire ordinary shares in TCL at TT$4.50 per ordinary share.

2015

TCL Group enters into a Technical and Managerial Services Agreement with CEMEX.

2015

TCL completes capital restructuring.

2015

TCL is delisted from the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE), Eastern Caribbean Stock Exchange (ECSE) and Guyana Association of Securities Companies and Intermediaries (GASCI).

2015

TCL Rights Issue and increase in issue share capital.

2015

CEMEX increases its shareholding in TCL to 39.5%.

2015 CEMEX TCL Agreement

2014

Shareholders’ Proposal gives rise to a new Board/Leadership at TCL.

2014

TCL celebrates 60 years of manufacturing cement, building nations and serving people!

2012

92-day industrial strike at TCL – longest in the company’s history.

2009

TCL Premium Plus is launched.

2006

The TCL Premium Portland-Pozzolan brand is introduced.

2006

TCL achieves ISO: 14001:2004 Certification.

2005

Cement Mill 3 is commissioned at TCL, Claxton Bay.

2004

Bagging terminal, TCL Guyana Inc (TGI) is incorporated in Guyana as a fully-owned subsidiary of TCL to better serve the Group’s largest export market.

2004 TGI - Guyana

1999

TCL achieves API Q1 and ISO 9002 certification.

1999

The TCL Group acquires government’s 43% holding in Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL).

1999 Carib Cement - Jamaica

1999

TCL’s holding in CCCL increased to 74.1% as a result of a rights issue.

1999

Record levels of clinker production and cement sales are achieved even though 30,000 tonnes of Thai cement is dumped on the Trinidad & Tobago market.

1998

The GOTT divests its remaining shareholding in TCL.

1997

TCL Trading Limited (TTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TCL and the company’s trading arm is incorporated in Anguilla.

1996

Kiln 4 is commissioned at TCL; Kilns 1 & 2 are retired.

 

1996

TCL acquires controlling interest in Readymix (West Indies) Ltd.

1996 RML Head Office - Trinidad

1995

TCL Ponsa Manufacturing is established as a joint venture between TCL and Industrias Ponsa of Spain; plant commissioned in July.

1994

CEMEX S.A. of Mexico acquires 20% of TCL’s shareholding.

 

1994

TCL purchases Arawak Cement Company in Barbados and operates the plant as a grinding station.

1994 Arawak Cement - Barbados

1989

The Government divests its shareholding in TCL in two phases; GOTT’s shareholding reduced to 29.1%.

1989

TCL Packaging Limited (TPL) established as a joint venture between TCL and Dipeco of Switzerland.

1984

Kiln 3 line commissioned at TCL.

1984 TCL Kiln - Trinidad

1984

Major plant organisation completed – from Quarrying and Slurry manufacture at Mayo to clinker manufacture and grinding and cement storage, packaging and distribution at Claxton Bay.

 

1976

TCL purchased by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago (GOTT) – handed over at midnight on July 31.

1971

Marine terminal built at Claxton Bay – dredging of a deep-water channel and erection of specialised equipment to facilitate quick loading of cement onto vessels for the export markets.

1971 TCL Port - Trinidad

1968

Production capacity further increases to 250,000 tons/yr.

1958

Production capacity increases to 180,000 tons/yr.

1954

Production begins by Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), a subsidiary of the British Rugby Portland Cement Company Limited – June 1954. TCL off to a good start, having received all of Rugby Portland Cement Company’s export markets in the Caribbean.

1954 Production begins at TCL