ASEC Engineering

Think Cement.. Think ASEC

Our Vision

Be recognized as the most efficient facilities manager and engineering company in the cement industry in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East markets, providing leadership in environmental practices, in ethical standards, in employment practices, as a corporate citizen and with a robust return on equity.

Our Mission

Efficient management of production facilities, providing technical management, technical assistance and consultancy, meeting all production commitments at the highest efficiency levels of the facility

Meet Our Team


Khaled El-Sebaie

Chairman of the Board of Directors


Ashraf El-Kahky

CEO & Managing Director


Sameer Khafagui

Development of Director


Adel Anwar

Bussiness Development Director


Mohamed Ebrahim

Operation Divison Director


Hisham El-Dahan

Project Division Director


Hossam Darwish

Performance & planning Support Director


Yasser Sobhy

procurement Divison Director


Ragy Ibrahim

Chief Finacial Officer


Ashraf Bughdady

Internal Project Director


Walid Ali

Human Resource Director


Abdrabu Youssef

Legal Affairs Director

Our Assets


Our people are our real core competency. Our philosophy is to turn every engineer and technician into a consultant in his own area. ASEC currently has a wealth made up of more than 2000 engineer, chemist and technician, all well-selected and trained to deliver the highest quality and full dedication. We continuously invest in our people through devising the appropriate technical and interpersonal training and ensuring employee satisfaction and belonging to ASEC.

Know How

ASEC has been created to introduce advanced know how to the national cement industry. Ever since, its strategy was to accumulate technical expertise and develop extensive knowledge of different technology providers and equipment suppliers to remain the regional source of cement technology know how. ASEC is presenting its valuable expertise to both clients of plant operation and trainees through its specialized training center.

Value Creation

ASEC views the relation with its clients as a lifetime partnership, thus it continuously develops its service portfolio to satisfy the client needs and ensures a win-win situation and ensures value creation through enabling its clients the following benefits:
Getting the full range of cement services through a single contact point
Ensuring the desired return on investments through intensive and rigorous studies
Commissioning a cost-efficient and safe upgrading of production capacity, if needed
Fostering personnel performance through professional and specialized training
Optimizing operation plans and systems through plant technical management
Guaranteed quality of final product through concrete testing and quality assurance systems

Quality Assourance

ASEC has succeeded to build a corporate culture of quality through its continuous abidance by international quality standards. This unwavering commitment to quality at all service areas, has positioned the company well for competing across the borders with international rivals. In August 2007, ASEC Central laboratory was the first in the region to be accredited by EGAC in compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC17025:2005 in the field of Physical, Chemical and Mechanical Testing for all Types of Cement except Refractory Cement.

Company At A Glance

Since foundation in 1975, Arab Swiss Engineering Company "ASEC" has been providing cement industry with broad range of services ranging from engineering and consultancy before and during construction up to full plant technical management. In addition, ASEC provides specialized services including production optimization, upgrading projects and major maintenance and repair. ASEC Training Center is a fundamental source for cement technology training in the MENA region. Less

Being entrusted by local and international cement producers, the Arab Swiss Engineering Company "ASEC" is currently operating and managing 8 production lines in Egypt & abroad via technical management contracts and is well positioned as the regional market as a leader in plant engineering, consulting, operation and management. In collaboration with ASEC Group sister companies, ASEC is presenting even a more integrated service portfolio with the capacity of plant turnkey delivery. Less

Capitalizing on its extensive expertise and valuable growing human asset, ASEC is steadily moving towards the emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East providing full technical assistance and integrated project management, in addition to turnkey project delivery. Less

History And Milestone

Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) was established on June 5, 1975, as the first joint venture between 4 national Egyptian cement Compaies and the Swiss-based Holderbank for Management and Consultancy. It all started with the notion of introducing the advanced know how and technology of the Holderbank group to Egypt. The late Omar Guemei, who represented Holderbank at that time, unleashed the idea and nurtured it from a small office in El Zamalek to a regional leader for plant engineering and consultancy.

The first assignment for ASEC was engineering for the first dry process line, to be installed in Tourah. ASEC soon was entrusted by many cement plants for providing consultancy and engineering for their lines, conducting raw material investigation and supervising design, construction and projects' start up. In 1987, ASEC signed its first technical assistance contract with Ameriyah Cement Company. In the few following years other rechnical assistance contracts were signed with Tourah CC., Assuit CC. and Helwan CC Minya plant the first technical management contract was signed with national Cement Company on May 1996.

From 1975-2000, ASEC has managed to increase the national cement production in Egypt from 3.5 million to 23c million tons per year, through modernizing old facilities, and by planning and building new ones. ASEC has contributed to adding 18 production lines in 10 cement factories. In the year 2000, ASEC experts were managing nearly 60% of the cement national production.

The diversification in ASEC's service portfolio highlighted the need for a more flexible structure which permits a higher degree of specialization and independence, hence was the establishment of six sister companies in the period between 1989 to 1999 including ARESCO for Casting and Heat Treatment, ASENPRO for Environmental Protection, ASEC Automation, ASCOM for Geology and Mining, ARTEC for Research and Technology and REPELCO for Maintenance and Spare Parts.

Over almost 5 decades of operation, ASEC has made significant of contributions to the national cement industry, hence to the national economy. It has succeeded in delivering a full range of technical services in addition to the specialized training of Egyptian cement specialists.

  1. Helwan Portland Cement Company assigns ASEC as consultant for the construction of the two largest production lines in Egypt at that time, each one designed for 4500 tones of clinker per day.
  2. The first training centre is set up in the ASEC offices in Cooperation with Holderbank.
  3. ASEC signs the first technical assistance contract with the Ameriyah Cement Company taking on the responsibility to operate the plant, produce the designed nominal capacity and maintain the equipment.
  4. ASEC founded its first subsidiary company "ARESCO" that started by setting up a heat-treatment plant for grinding media, extending its activities to manufacturing of plant components and construction of complete cement plants.
  5. Establishing ASENPRO for environmental protection as the second subsidiary for ASEC.
  6. For the first time in Egypt, two public sector companies (Tourah and National) signed the first Technical Management contract with a private company. The Tourah contract included the upgrading of lines 8 and 9 to 4200 tpd each, on a turnkey basis.
  7. ASEC Automation was founded, providing specialized services for the industry, from project studies to designing, erection, supply and commissioning of electrical and control systems on a turnkey basis.
  8. ASEC forms the group that contracts the first turnkey project for a new grey cement plant with the Sinai cement company.
  9. ASEC founds two new companies: ASCOM Geology and Mining and ARTEC Research and Technology
  10. Acquisition of Helwan Cement Plant.
  11. Acquisition of ASEC by Citadel Capital.
  12. Establishment of ASEC Holding.
  13. First T. A contract abroad – Qatrana Cement Company, Jordan.
  14. First T.M. contract abroad – Al-Takamol Cement Company, Sudan
  15. Opening of ASEC branch in Dubai.