Buzzi Unicem is investing US$262m to increase capacity at the Buzzi Unicem USA works at Selma, Mo. A new five stage preheater / precalciner kiln is to replace two existing long dry kilns. The works,
The first shipment of cement to the island of Jamaica which is expected to ease the current shortage of supplies is scheduled to arrive Wednesday. However, the supplies will not be distributed to the
Projects currently under execution in the GCC, Iran and Iraq are in excess of US$697bn. Out of these, UAE is believed to account for about 32%, or US$224bn worth of projects. Out of an amount of US$29
Holcim Vietnam on December 9 inaugurated its new concrete plant in Cat Lai in southern Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2. The factory, capitalized at $3 million, covering 15,000m2, has the capacity
Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission said Thursday it fined 21 local cement companies a total of NT$210m (US$6.3m) for price fixing between 2000 and 2003. Almost all of Taiwan’s major cement ma
The Paris-based global leader in cement is spending €125m in a new kiln and associated production facilities at its Russian subsidiary Voskresenskcement’s existing works, raising the cement capa
A South African based business analyst Justin Cohen says companies need to motivate their individuals if productivity is to improve. Cohen said yesterday during a training workshop for Lafarge Portlan
In November, the Mykolaivtsement company (Mykolaiv, Lviv region), increased cement production by 25.8 per cent or 12,500t compared with November 2004, to 61,000t.
Grenada is looking at the possibility of getting a shipment of cement from Cuba, to help deal with the shortage now being experienced in the country.
In 2006, Garadagh Cement joint-stock company plans to invest US$7m in Azerbaijan, Uwe Koehler, the chairman of Management Board of Garadagh Cement, told local reporters. Koehler said that the funds wi
Ash Resources, SA’s largest supplier of fly ash, which is added to concrete building products, will spend R15m to expand production capacity on the back of the growing construction market. The s
The government’s belated concern over cartelisation in cement is welcome. It should fast-track the Competition Commission, currently awaiting fresh legislation. Cartelisation among cement majors
German cement company Dyckerhoff AG wants to reduce its dependence on its home market, according to Chief Executive Wolfgang Bauer, as quoted in Boesen-Zeitung. Bauer
Cemex is pulling out of Denmark by having signed an agreement to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary 4K-Beton to Cementir, already the market leader in Denmark. 4K-Beton operates 18 batching plants and,
With one new plant already scheduled to open next February in Yingde, Guangdong Province, mainland China, Taiwan Cement Corporation, Taiwan’s largest producer of cement, recently announced it wo
JK Cement, India is embarking on an expansion plan for which it is planning an initial public offering (IPO) to raise Rs 300 crore in January 2006.