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Shangsi Cement starts up new aggregates line

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Production has begun at the new aggregates line of China Resources Cement’s (CR Cement) subsidiary Shangsi Cement in Guangxi Province, China. The 5Mta project was officially completed on 19 November 2022 and marks an investment of CNY420m (US$58.7m). Construction began in February 2022 and was a collaboration between the cement company and CNBM Design and Research Institute.  According to Shangsi Cement, “The successful commencement of operation of the project has further improved the cor...

Demand for mineral products falls for second quarter in a row, says MPA

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Demand for aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete has declined for the second quarter in a row in the 3Q22, according to the UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA). MPA members supply around 90 per cent of the total market for minerals and mineral products in Great Britain, predominantly to the construction industry.  Sales volumes were not only down on 2021 but also below their 2019 level. Over the past year, compared to 2019, aggregates sales have fallen 2.3 per cent, asph...

Aggregates go carbon negative

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

There is a consensus that, to reach net zero by 2050, the cement industry must embrace carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). This article looks at the potential of CCUS for the treatment of cement residues and the production of lightweight, carbon-negative aggregate, showcasing Carbon8 as a successful example of a scaling start-up.  By Dr Paula Carey, Carbon8, UK. Figure 1: aggregate product CircaBuild There are an increasing number of projects involving the capture of...

MPA reports slowdown in UK mineral product sales

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association has remarked that a disappointing quarter for UK producers of mineral products raises concerns that widespread cost inflation for raw materials, energy and labour is starting to negatively impact the sector. Demand for mineral products, edged lower in the 2Q22, with sales volumes down on a quarterly basis, according to the MPA’s latest industry survey. Tonnages of ready-mix were 7.4 per cent lower than in the 1Q22, 9.8 per cent lower for aggregates and asp...

CEMEX completes bolt-on aggregates acquisition

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 53 per cent stake in German aggregates company ProStein. The investment expands CEMEX’s aggregates business in the region while increasing the lifespan of its aggregates reserves in Europe. The company’s aggregates sales in Germany are expected to double with the acquisition. ProStein’s assets include six active hardstone plants and six construction, demolition, and excavation waste (CDEW) recovery sites. This deal is part o...

Holcim acquires Mathers Group

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired the quarry and asphalt businesses of Mathers Group Inc in Quebec, Canada, including Carrière St-Eustache Ltée and Pavage St-Eustache Ltée. The acquisition advances Holcim’s “Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth”. This acquisition will expand the Holcim Group’s footprint in the dynamic Quebec market, where infrastructure investment is projected to drive high growth across the eastern Canada region. As the largest crushed stone producer in Quebec, this transaction a...

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...