The move is scheduled for the beginning of the year 2012. The minister for economic affairs, Dr. Rainer Haseloff, called it a great success for the economic location Saxony-Anhalt. In Karsdorf Lafarge run one of their largest and most modern cement plants in Central Europe. The 250 employees make up to 2.3 million tons of cement per year. Karsdorf is the largest of three locations in Germany where altogether 3.5 million tons of cement are produced. Lafarge took over the Karsdorf works after the reunification and has invested about € 180 millions in streamlining.