SCHWENK is a family business with rich traditions and dynamic culture. In Latvia our team consists of more than 350 people working in Riga, Brocēni, Talsi, Tukums, Liepāja and Madona. Health and safety, collaboration, growth and responsibility are values describing our corporate culture.
For several years already SCHWENK Latvija has been recognized as one of the best employers in Kurzeme and one of the Latvian Sustainability Index leaders. Our daily work is focused on providing premium quality cement, concrete and aggregates to every SCHWENK customer in Latvia and abroad. All our materials are manufactured according to sustainability principles, people and environmentally friendly. Cement in Brocēni is manufactured in one of the most advanced plants in Europe.
Representatives of more than 130 professions work in SCHWENK, around 30% have worked in the company for more than ten years already. One of the priorities in SCHWENK is to provide the opportunity for employees to put their energy and creativity in innovation and growth. SCHWENK puts great emphasis on the continuing education and professional improvement of the employees, career advancement within the company.
Brocēni has one of the most advanced cement plants in Europe where work is performed 24 hours a day.
Representatives of various professions and expertise work in the manufacturing – from basic skills level to qualification of expert and manager. Range of occupations – trainees, manufacturing employees, drivers of machinery and vehicles, electricians, locksmiths, laboratory technicians, engineers, managers etc.
Huge amount of manufactured cement is exported to Northern Europe from Liepāja sea terminal.
Wide range of aggregates are manufactured in the six quarries in Brocēni, Saldus, Talsi, Tukums, Engure and Madona regions. SCHWENK Latvija has 3 ready-mix plants in Riga, 1 ready-mix plant in Madona, one mobile ready-mix plant and extensive fleet of truck pumps and ready-mix trucks.
More than 60 people are engaged in the manufacturing of aggregates and concrete – production operators, ready-mix operators, ready-mix pump operators, laboratory technicians and drivers.
Manufacturing of all products in SCHWENK is performed according to legislation and good business practice principles. Environmental projects’ experts, integrated safety department, legal department, procurement and supply department etc. provide manufacturing support. SCHWENK administration consist of human resource management, financial and strategic planning, procedure and IT management, communications and public relations.
Cement, concrete and aggregates sales teams have extensive experience and expertise in the properties and application of materials.