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Holcim buys six quarries from FAMY Group

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired six quarries from the FAMY Group, a major player in the aggregates sector in eastern France. The quarries currently serve the metropolitan areas of Dijon, Lyon and Geneva (Switzerland), accelerating Holcim’s expansion into the growing Rhône-Alpes region.   Miljan Gutovic, regional head for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Holcim, said, “This acquisition expands our footprint in the highly attractive Rhône-Alpes region, confirming our ambition to revitalise key u...

MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz supplies Holcim Switzerland

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz AG has again handed over vehicles to its long-standing customer Holcim Switzerland. This time the vehicles will be used by Holcim Gravel and Concrete Ltd at its Mülligen site. The two powerful MAN TGS 18.510 4x4H BL semitrailer tractors, which not only have a switchable Hydrostatic HydroStatic Front Axle Drive HydroDrive ® , but are also equipped with all kinds of safety equipment, pull a three-axle tipper semitrailer from Schmitz Cargobill AG.

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

UK building material volumes increase in 4Q21

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The latest UK industry survey from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) shows that volumes of primary aggregates increased by 15.7 per cent YoY in 2021, 14.1 per cent for ready-mixed concrete, 12.5 per cent for asphalt and 24.4 per cent for mortar.   Survey results also show that construction demand remained strong in the final quarter of the year, in spite of unprecedented supply bottlenecks impacting progress on construction sites, cost increases and higher uncertainty due to Omic...

Carthage Cement turnover rises by 29 per cent in 2021

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement , Tunisia, finished 2021 with a total turnover of TND325m (US$112.9m), up 29 per cent compared to 2020 and 30 per cent compared to 2019. This performance helped Carthage Cement to keep its leading position on the local market by achieving a 14 per cent rise in the local market share of revenues compared to 2020. A strong recovery was also recorded for exports of cement and clinker, where the turnover was quadrupled from TND8.936m in 2020 to TND47.650m in 2021, a 4...

Heracles 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 portfolio of aggregate products to be used in the production of concrete, asphalt concrete, cement, li...

Lehigh Hanson acquires Corliss Resources Inc

11 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 about 0.3Mm 3 in the Greater Seattle area. Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Boa...

Holcim completes US ready-mix acquisition

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Cowden Inc, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Bellingham, Washington, USA. This acquisition expands Holcim’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest region.  Jan Jenisch, CEO: “This acquisition is another step in our ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We warmly welcome the more than 100 Cowden employees to join the Holcim family. With Cowden and its st...

Holcim completes bolt-on acquisitions in the US and Poland

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the acquisition of the Utelite Corp in Coalville, Utah (US), a leading producer of lightweight aggregates. Utelite will join Holcim’s Mountain region, alongside operations in the Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas. Founded in 1962, Utelite’s more than 40 employees serve customers across the western USA and western Canada. The operation has more than 60 years of proven and probable reserves. In addition, Holcim closed an agreement to buy Polcalc in Poland. Polcalc e...

Cemex's aggregate production returns to Alabama

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing more than US$6m in its new Brierfield aggregates plant to produce high-quality aggregates for Alabama, USA. The Brierfield plant is the latest addition to Cemex USA and Ready Mix USA's strong network in the state that consists of one cement plant, three cement terminals and more than 30 ready-mix concrete plants.   The Brierfield plant, which is located approximately one hour from Birmingham, Alabama, began operations in June 2021, processing aggregates under the name ...