Cement News tagged: Corporate

Dragon Products ends rail shipments from South End spur

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products has stopped shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in Maine, USA. A representative of the cement manufacturer in Thomaston said the last planned shipment by barge from the South End marine terminal in Rockland departed on 13 January 2022. The company announced in August 2021 it would stop barge shipments and would stop using the South End Rockland rail spur. ...

Holcim switches two US plants to low-carbon PLC

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim in the US has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve, Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, are now producing OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC), following the successful transition of the company’s Midlothian plant in Texas in 2021. "As demands on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint intensify, we find ourselves with an unparalleled opportunity to build a...

HeidelbergCement schedules second tranche of share buyback programme for 1Q22

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will continue its share buyback programme earlier than originally planned. The second tranche in the amount of EUR300-350m is scheduled to start in the 1Q22 and to be completed by the 3Q22 at the latest, says the company in a statement. Upon the successful completion of the first tranche in December 2021, HeidelbergCement’s Managing Board decided on 13 January 2022 to cancel...

Holcim Costa Rica wins Positive Packaging Certification

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of its efforts aimed at operating as a responsible company with the environment and with people, Holcim Costa Rica became the first subsidiary of Holcim in the world to obtain the Positive Packaging distinction, by recovering 14,000t of paper from various classes to co-process them as energy and compensate for the 1500t emitted in their packaging. "Costa Rica is a benchmark in su...

UltraTech Cement commissions Bara grinding unit Line II

UltraTech Cement commissions Bara grinding unit Line II

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (Aditya Birla Group) has commissioned Line II of its Bara grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh, India, having cement capacity of 2Mta. Line I was earlier commissioned in January 2020 and is already operating at a capacity utilisation in excess of 80 per cent, says the company.     This additional capacity will help the UltraTech Cement to service the fast-growing cement deman...

Hercacles completes Halyps Building Material aggregate and concrete acquisitions

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heracles Group has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Halyps Building Materials SAps aggregate and concrete businesses segments. In the aggregates business segment, the investment is expanding the geographical footprint of Heracles Group and strengthening its competitiveness in the dynamically growing market of Attica. Heracles Group will be able to offer a broader po...

Holcim acquires French building solution manufacturer

Holcim acquires French building solution manufacturer

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered an agreement to acquire Produits de Revêtement de Bâtiment (PRB ), France’s biggest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions. PRB Group offers a broad range of high performance building solutions, from coatings and insulations to adhesives and flooring systems with advanced energy-efficiency and renovation solutions. The acquisition will advance Holci...

Greyco joins WCA as an associate corporate member

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Greyco, an international expert consultancy for the construction materials industry, has joined its global network as an associate corporate member. Greyco was launched more than 10 years ago by a group of business development and strategy professionals, and focusses in particular on developing markets, specifically Russia, CIS and ce...

Lehigh Hanson acquires Corliss Resources Inc

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has finalised the acquisition of Corliss Resources Inc, one of the largest family-owned aggregates and ready-mixed concrete companies in the US Pacific Northwest.   The acquisition includes major aggregate operations with annual sales volumes of about 2Mt and reserves and resources of about 170Mt as well as four ready-mixed concrete plants selling ...

Oman Cement Co opens tenders for kiln line No 4

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Company (OCC) has floated a tender for the construction of its fourth cement production line in the sultanate of Oman and to upgrade its third kiln line. The fourth line will have a clinker capacity of 10,000tpd, whereas the third line will be upgraded from 4000 to 5000tpd of clinker production. Salem Abdullah Al Hajri, CEO of OCC, said, "This tender has been floated for...

Sika reports 17% growth in 2021

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Sika has recorded sales of CHF9.24bn in 2021 (EUR8.95bn), an YoY uptick of 17.1 per cent in local currencies and 17.3 per cent in CHF. The acquisition effect was two per cent and organic growth amounted to 15.1 per cent. Compared to 2019, the organic gain was 11.9 per cent. Despite lockdowns in a number of countries, Sika grew more strongly than the market in all regions in 2021 with a 16.1 pe...

Arawak Cement to keep production going during maintenance work

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Arawak Cement Co Ltd (TCL group) says there will be no pause in its cement production in Barbados as it carries out major maintenance work starting in early February. Following several meetings over the past week regarding dust from the St Lucy facility, the decision was taken to carry out several upgrades and maintenance of its kiln. Arawak Cement has sought to reassure customers that p...

Crown Cement signs Elevated Expressway supply contract

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Crown Cement has signed an agreement with The Fifth Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd of China, the contractor of Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project in Bangladesh. Under the deal, Crown Cement will supply 'Crown' brand cement to the Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project. Md Mukter Hossain Talukder, FCA, chief executive officer of Crown Cement, and Mr Wei Haijiang, project ...

Savannah Cement has overcome its clinker shortage difficulties

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement managers have denied that the company is facing financial problems, saying a shortage of clinker had slowed down production for the Kenyan cement producer in the 3Q21.   In an exclusive interview with Nation Africa, Mr Shivina said the company is financially stable. He said the company relies on imported clinker for cement production, but supply was disrupted in 2021 due t...

Michael McSweeney to retire as CAC President

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has announced that after serving for 15 years with with the association, and 12 years as president, Michael McSweeney will be retiring as president on 31 March 2022 and from the association on 30 June 2022. Adam Auer, current CAC Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, will step in as the new President and CEO, effective from the 1 April 2022.

SIG make several Board appointments at EGM

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

SIG’s Extraordinary General Meeting confirmed the honourable discharge of Hendi Prio Santoso as President Director of the company. The meeting also honourably dismissed Benny Wendry as Production Director, Tri Abisatrijo as Engineering and Project Director and Fadjar Judisiawan as Director of Business Strategy and Business Development, and Tina T Kemala Intan as Human Resources and Legal Dire...