International Cement Review articles tagged under : Corporate Analysis

09 August 2017

Cementos Lemona’s centennial

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Cementos Lemona, a company that has evolved from its humble beginnings as an independent producer in a small town in the Basque Country, northern Spain, to developing a sizeable export business, a network of operations spanning the building materials sector and now being part of international major CRH. By Cementos Lemona, Spain. Over its long hi...

26 July 2017

Winning commercial strategy

Challenges in creating and implementing a coherent commercial strategy is one of the key factors why cement companies do not always see satisfactory returns on invested capital. McKinsey highlights the five essential...

26 June 2017

New thinking as trademark

The world’s fifth-most populous nation with strong medium- and long-term economic prospects, Indonesia’s demand for building materials is huge. Delivering cement, aggregates or ready-mix concrete to the customer in a...

24 May 2017

Exshaw’s epic expansion

This year’s IEEE plant tour will be held at the Lafarge Canada Exshaw Plant, a member of LafargeHolcim. The cement works recently completed a major upgrade, which saw the facility not only increase production capacit...

Heidelberg's European bet 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?

The leading cement groups 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.