International Cement Review articles tagged under : Interviews

25 July 2018

Embracing a new world

Jan Kjærsgaard, recently appointed as FLSmidth’s Cement President, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities facing the cement production industry. He discusses how FLSmidth is taking bold steps to help the industry address some of the most pressing issues, highlighting the need for greater simplicity, more focus on the full lifecycle, and embracing the inevitability of digital. ...

23 July 2018

Future grinding alternatives

Grinding technology in the cement industry has developed considerably since Loesche’s early days at the start of the 20th century. The past three decades have seen this process only accelerate as cement producers req...

19 July 2018

Managing change

HeidelbergCement’s acquisition of Italcementi in 2016 has accelerated the growth of this major global cement and aggregates giant, which is now ranked as the fourth- largest player worldwide with 195Mta cement capaci...

02 July 2018

Empire builder

In this exclusive interview with ICR, Thomas Schmidheiny (72), major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of LafargeHolcim, traces the origins of the company from its single plant in the village of Holderbank (Aargau) i...

Maintaining a strong position 06 June 2018

Maintaining a strong position

Following a major overhaul at its plant in Salalah, Oman, Raysut Cement is in good shape to further expand its business internationally. ICR speaks with Joey Ghose, the company’s CEO, about Raysut’s recent capital in...

09 May 2018

Imbalances yet to surface in Trump’s US economy

ICR took a moment to talk to Ed Sullivan, Portland Cement Association’s vice president and chief economist of Market Intelligence, to understand more about how the US economy is faring and what factors might yet caus...

Opportunities, challenges and choices 23 April 2018

Opportunities, challenges and choices

As chairman of the US Portland Cement Association (PCA), Allen Hamblen speaks with ICR about the upbeat expectations of the industry in view of recent domestic tax and regulatory reforms by the current US administrat...

18 April 2018

The evolution of the Fuller-Kinyon® Pump

The Fuller-Kinyon® Pump is celebrating its centenary this year. On this occasion, ICR interviews FLSmidth to discover more about the history of the pump. ICR: What is the Fuller-Kinyon® Pump? The Fuller-Kinyon P...

09 April 2018

Huaxin heads for excellence

With a clinker capacity of 60Mta and a cement capacity of 90Mta, Huaxin Cement is a major player in the global cement industry. ICR spoke with Li Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement, to find out more about the company’s pla...

22 January 2018

VDZ: Optimising the clinker burning process

VDZ GmbH will be delivering a presentation on the optimisation of the clinker burning process when using alternative fuels at Cemtech Middle East & Africa, held between 17-20 February 2018. Nijat Orujov, senior c...

10 January 2018

Cauldon’s six decades

Last year saw Aggregate Industries celebrate six decades of cement production at the Cauldon plant, the first dry-process cement works in the UK. Ignacio Mirasol, plant manager at Cauldon, takes us through the plant’...

10 January 2018

Riyad Capital: Outlook for Saudi Arabia in 2018

Riyad Capital will present its outlook for the Saudi Arabian cement industry in 2018 at Cemtech Middle East & Africa held between 17-20 February 2018 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, UAE. Santhosh Balakrishnan,...

12 July 2017

Modernising Slurry

PPC is currently undertaking a major capital investment and modernisation effort at its Slurry cement works in South Africa to create an energy-efficient production facility. Group CEO, Darryll Castle, explains to IC...

14 June 2017

Cementing a Brazilian bond

Through Cimento Apodi, a joint venture with Brazil’s Dias Branco Group and Sarkis Group, Greece-based Titan Cement has expanded its presence in South America to include Brazil. ICR spoke with Adauto Farias and Emmanu...

15 March 2017

Supplying Georgia

In partnership with LafargeHolcim, Georgia Cement Company is establishing itself in Georgia's market place and has benefitted from the best practices of the LafargeHolcim enterprise.

28 February 2017

Shifting strategy for success

In recent years, thyssenkrupp has evolved from being a stand-alone cement equipment supplier as Polysius to becoming fully integrated within the thyssenkrupp group of diversified industrial companies. As part of this...