HeidelbergCement AG engages in the production and distribution of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt. It operates through the following segments: Western and Southern Europe, Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia, North America, Asia-Pacific, the Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Group Services. The Western and Southern Europe segment includes Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia segment comprises of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States, (including the cross-border Nordic Precast Group AB and Mibau Group), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Czechia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. The North America consists of Canada and USA. The Asia-Pacific segment covers Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. The Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin segment includes Egypt, Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Israel and Turkey. The Group Services comprises of international trading activities as well as the activities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The company was founded by Johann Philipp Schifferdecker in 1873 and is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.