Future grinding alternatives

Published 23 July 2018

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 required ever-increasing throughputs in their grinding processes. In an interview with ICR, Loesche’s CEO, Rüdiger Zerbe, tracks the past and charts the future of grinding technology in the cement sector.

Rüdiger Zerbe, CEO of Loesche GmbH

“First of all, a warm welcome and thank you for 30 years of professional reporting on issues regarding materials as well as equipment and process developments in the cement industry. Last year we celebrated 111 years of Loesche, founded in 1906 in Teltow, near Berlin. 111 is a symbolic number. It stands for three generations. Had grandfather and father not performed as well as they did, it would not have been possible to celebrate 111 years under the leadership of the son,” says Rüdiger Zerbe, Loesche’s CEO, paying tribute to the company’s pioneers.

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