Corporate Analysis

23 October 2015

Heidelberg's European bet

As HeidelbergCement targets an Italcementi takeover, we look at the rationale behind this major new M&A activity.

09 September 2015

Looking forward to growth

LafargeHolcim was officially formed on 15 July 2015 as a mega multinational cement, aggregates and building materials company. But what does the future hold for this giant that now has a cement capacity of 386.5Mta?

24 August 2015

The leading cement groups

In response to the emergence of new regional producers and the large Chinese cement groups, other major players in the cement industry are forging new alliances to strengthen their market positions and increase profi...

12 May 2015

An expanding African portfolio

HeidelbergCement has been widening its west African reach, commissioning several new plants in the region. Capacity additions are now complete in Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia as well as in Tanzania, east Africa.

07 January 2015

LH merger markets

The Lafarge Holcim merger requires both companies to divest assets in a a range of markets to satisfy market regulators. This article presents consumption forecasts for each country alongside detailed commentary.

28 October 2014

Leader makes its mark

Leader Cement prepares to establish a footprint in western Georgia with a cement terminal and a grinding facility.

22 October 2014

150 years of innovation

As Italcementi reaches its 150th anniversary the Italian cement major charts key milestones in its history.

02 May 2014

LH merger: a new era begins

Lafarge and Holcim plan to merge their global portfolio of businesses. ICR investigates the impact of this deal.

24 March 2014

FLSmidth’s Chinese highlights

FLSmidth has been active in China's cement market since 1906 and continues to build its presence in the country.

10 March 2014

A good year for PPC

PPC updates on developments over the past year and highlights project progress both home and away.

21 August 2013

Strengthening a market leader

One year on, Unacem reports on activities since the merger of Cementos Lima and Cemento Andino.

29 July 2013

UltraTech marches on...

ICR hears from India's largest cement producer and biggest cement brand, as UltraTech management review recent investments, company strategy and future capacity plans.

16 July 2013

Supplying Africa

The Nigerian cement industry is developing at breakneck speed, with a drive that reaches beyond the country’s borders. At the forefront of this trend is locally-based Dangote Cement. Speaking at the Cemtech Middle Ea...

12 June 2013

Holcim's Asian advance

A whistlestop tour of Holcim's Asian cement operations where the Swiss major continues to make significant gains.

14 May 2013

PPC's East African promise

South Africa's largest cement producer has set its sights on expanding its presence in Ethiopia and Rwanda and is starting to explore outside its traditional markets for more African opportunities.

19 March 2013

Helping the UAE to thrive

Arkan Building Materials, now owner of one of the largest cement capacities in the UAE, explains why it believes the time is right to launch its new 10,000tpd plant in Al Ain.