On 30th January 2018, Mr. Martin Kriegner, Member of Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim Group and Regional Head, Asia, has launched Concrete Innovation & Application Centre (CIAC) as a Service Renderer. CIAC- an independent concrete laboratory of Holcim Cement (Bangladesh) Limited (HBL) is approved by Bangladesh Accreditation Board.

The inauguration took place at the Corporate Office HBL. This will allow HBL to provide services to construction industry through testing of Concrete and it's ingredients at CIAC Lab.

Mr. Rajesh Surana, Chairman, HBL and other senior officials were present during the launching.