04 April 2018

LafargeHolcim - March 2018

LafargeHolcim's underlying turnover for 2017 amounted to CHF26,129m, a decline of 2.9 per cent YoY, while in euro terms there was a 10.2 per cent decrease to EUR22,672m. The Asia-Pacific region generated 28.5 per cent of group turnover, while Europe represented 27.4 per cent and North ...

04 April 2018

Cemex - March 2018

Cemex UK has ordered its first new aggregates dredger in 20 years. The vessel will be built at the Galati yard of Damen, Romania, and is to be delivered towards the end of 2019. It will be the first in a new generati...

04 April 2018

CRH - March 2018

CRH's turnover improved by 1.7 per cent YoY to EUR27,563m in 2017. EBITDA was ahead by 5.8 per cent to EUR3310m. The trading profit advanced by 10.4 per cent to EUR2238m. The net interest charge was 8.8 per cent lowe...

04 April 2018

Buzzi Unicem - March 2018

Buzzi Unicem’s subsidiary Dyckerhoff has agreed to acquire Portland Zement Seibel und Söhne GmbH & Co KG from the family shareholders for an estimated EUR35m. The company has a 0.7Mta cement works at Erwitte in Westp...

04 April 2018

Cimpor - March 2018

Argentina's Loma Negra, part of Camargo Corrêa Group, saw cement volumes increase by 18.6 per cent in 2017 to 6.99Mt, which was a record figure. Of this, Argentina provided 6.62Mt and Paraguayan volumes 0.57Mt. Re...

04 April 2018

Vicat - March 2018

Vicat is to invest some EUR223m in its Indian operations. Of this, EUR60m will be spend on a 1.75Mta grinding centre at Vizianagam in Andhra Pradesh for completion by the middle of 2022. EUR140m will be invested at t...

04 April 2018

Cementir - March 2018

Cementir Holding's turnover in 2017 advanced by 25.3 per cent YoY to EUR1287.5m and EBITDA improved by 11.5 per cent to EUR220.5m. As regards the continuing business, the turnover advanced by 10.9 per cent to EUR1140...

26 March 2018

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - March 2018

Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co, part of the China National Building Materials (CNBM) group, and FLSmidth have received an order for a new 12,000tpd cement plant for ETHRB Group. The new works, which wi...

26 March 2018

PT Indocement - March 2018

This month marks the opening of Indocement’s new cement terminal in South Sumatra. Located in Palembang, the terminal has a handling capacity of 500,000tpa, and is designed to improve logistics and distribution acros...

26 March 2018

Anhui Conch - March 2018

Anhui Conch has signed a contract worth CNY78.38m (US$12.38m) with its sister company, Conch Design, for the provision of engineering services to what the company describes as “certain projects”. The contract repo...

26 March 2018

Semen Indonesia - March 2018

The Semen Indonesia group has reported a 14.1 per cent YoY increase in cement sales volumes to 2.49Mt in January this year, according to the Indonesia Cement Association. This compares to 2.18Mt in the same month las...

26 March 2018

Dangote

2017 was a “record year” for Dangote with revenues up 31 per cent YoY to NGN805.6bn (US$2243m) and EBITDA advancing by 50.9 per cent to NGN388.1bn. In Nigeria cement volumes fell 15.9 per cent, but the company’s Pan-...

26 March 2018

UltraTech Cement - March 2018

The tug of war between UltraTech and Dalmia Cement over who gets to buy Binani Cement has intensified even further this month. At the end of February, Dalmia claimed to have won the battle with its bid of INR67bn ...

26 March 2018

PPC - March 2018

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has agreed to grant PPC Zimbabwe an export incentive above the usual five per cent. The company applied for the incentive following a drop in its exports from 0.1Mta in 2014-15 to zero on...

26 March 2018

Cementos Argos - March 2018

Cementos Argos’ Roberta cement plant near Calera, Alabama, USA, has played host to a unique carbon capture experiment. According to CarbonCure Technologies, a team of five companies have successfully demonstrated the...

02 March 2018

LafargeHolcim - February 2018

The Indian LafargeHolcim subsidiary ACC Ltd reported a 14 per cent increase in cement deliveries in 2017 to 26.21Mt, a sharp reversal of the 2.7 per cent reduction seen in 2016, and the fourth quarter volume increase...

02 March 2018

HeidelbergCement - February 2018

The 2017 preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show a 13.8 per cent advance in turnover to EUR17,266m and by 1.1 per cent on a comparative basis, including Italcementi for the full period last year. EBITDA advanc...

02 March 2018

Cemex - February 2018

Cemex's turnover improved by 2.4 per cent in 2017 to US$13,672.2m, while EBITDA declined by 9.1 per cent to US$1725.2m. The trading profit fell by 15.8 per cent to US$1523.1m. The net interest charge, however, declin...

02 March 2018

Buzzi Unicem - February 2018

Buzzi Unicem's turnover improved by 5.1 per cent in 2017 to EUR2806m, with a like-for-like improvement of 3.7 per cent after adjusting for the acquisition of Zillo and currency movements. Net debt at the end of Decem...

02 March 2018

Vicat - February 2018

Vicat’s turnover improved by 4.5 per cent in 2017 to EUR2563.5m while EBITDA eased by three per cent to EUR444.2m, while at unchanged exchange rates and other parameters the changes would have been +6.4 and -3.4 per ...