Nesher Israel Cement Enterprisesנשר מפעלי מלט ישראליים
Manufactures and supplies cement and clinker products for the construction industry. It also engages in manufacturing cement bags, quarrying and producing of white chalk and truck transportation. The company holds a monopoly over the Israeli and Palestinian cement markets. Since the company sells more than 85% of all cement in Israel, it is safe to assume that the separation wall, checkpoints, West Bank settlements and Israeli infrastructure in the West Bank were all built using cement purchased from the company.
Products of the company were seen in construction sites in West Bank settlements of Alfei Menashe, Kedumim and Ma'ale Adumim and in the Har Homa settlement neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. Nesher cement bags were also documented during the construction of the Jerusalem light rail, a transportation project that connects the settlement neighborhoods of East Jerusalem with the city center.
Following calls from Amnesty International to clarify the company's involvement in the construction of the separation wall, CRH managment (one of Nesher's main shareholderrs) admitted in 2004 that "in all probability" Nesher cement is being used in the construction of the wall.
Nesher has a monopoly on the Palestinian cement market. According to a publication by Nesher (2014): “Revenues from the Palestinian Authority, which is the largest customer of the company, are historically 20% of total revenues”. Through an agreement with the Palestinian Authority and its fully owned Palestinian Commercial Services Company (PCSC), the West Bank and the Gaza strip constitute a captive market for Nesher's cement. Moreover, the company actively tried to block Jordanian competitors from operating in the Palestinian market, either through claims over 'dumping prices' by Jordanian exporters or through the actions of company personnel in Allenby border crossing.
Under the framework of the UN-sponsored agreement for the reconstruction of Gaza, Nesher gained profit from the aid funds invested in the rebuilding of the Strip.
Nesher's subsidiary - Taavora Holdings (50%) is the largest road haulage and logistics company in the Israeli market. The group engages in various types of road haulage, earth moving and mining, cranes and heavy lift as well as oversize loads and heavy haulage, air cargo terminal operations and logistics services.
Taavura provided heavy haulage and installation engineering services to the Israeli authorities during the construction of the Separation Wall. Company cranes were documented installing concrete slabs as part of the wall apparatus near the Palestinian town of Abu Dis and in the Shuafat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem. Taavura also participated in the construction of two bridges in the West Bank, one above Road 1 near the settlement industrial zone of Mishor Adumim and the other as part of Road 20/4 above Road 433. Company trucks transported extra-large concrete beans to the construction sites and company cranes lifted and installed them in place.
Taavura transports extremely heavy cargo for the Israel army. The company transported aircrafts and watercrafts and participated in a drill of the Israeli army as a tanks' transporter. During the attack on Gaza in November 2012 (also known as Pillar of Defense operation), the company transported tanks to the front lines.
Company subsidiaries include Nesher Sachar cement marketing, Taman (PPM), MP Mineral, Taavura Holdings and AvShal Investment and Trade, which owns Israel Shipyards and Nesher Environment.
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