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 profitability. The industry’s biggest ever tie-up between Lafarge and Holci...
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.
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.
Leader Cement prepares to establish a footprint in western Georgia with a cement terminal and a grinding facility.
As Italcementi reaches its 150th anniversary the Italian cement major charts key milestones in its history.
Lafarge and Holcim plan to merge their global portfolio of businesses. ICR investigates the impact of this deal.
FLSmidth has been active in China's cement market since 1906 and continues to build its presence in the country.
PPC updates on developments over the past year and highlights project progress both home and away.
One year on, Unacem reports on activities since the merger of Cementos Lima and Cemento Andino.
ICR hears from India's largest cement producer and biggest cement brand, as UltraTech management review recent investments, company strategy and future capacity plans.
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...
A whistlestop tour of Holcim's Asian cement operations where the Swiss major continues to make significant gains.
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.
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.
AfriSam is preparing to expand outside of South Africa, increase capacity at its Dudfield plant and build a new grinding and packaging plant in Saldanha Bay. The producer has also launched an improved product range.
CRH has set itself an ambitious programme to make savings of EUR300m between 2013-15.