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Holcim acquires southern German building materials company

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reached an agreement to acquire Heinrich Teufel GmbH & Co KG, a regional player in aggregates and ready-mix concrete in southern Germany.   The company's Region Head EMEA, Miljan Gutovic, said:  "The acquisition of Heinrich Teufel will strengthen our footprint in southern Germany in aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. We were especially impressed by their shared commitment to advancing the circular economy. We look forward to warmly welcoming the Heinrich Teufel colleagu...

Cemex to acquire Eqiom Granulats assets

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has signed an agreement to expand its French network with the acquisition of aggregate assets in the northern Paris metropolitan area.   Cemex will acquire some assets of Eqiom Granulats, including two strategically-located aggregate quarries and a rail-enabled platform that will improve customer service in Paris and surrounding areas.   "This acquisition will allow us to better serve our customers by integrating and complementing our portfolio to provide a comprehensive and ...

Huaxin Cement Xiangyang Co Ltd invests CNY1.5bn in building materials industrial park

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

This year, Huaxin Cement Xiangyang Co Ltd is investing an additional CNY1.5bn (US$230.6m), in its original cement building materials project.   Huaxin Xiangyang Building Materials Industrial Park will see the construction of an active calcium production project and a fine sand project over the next three years. The first phase of the 'Commercial-Concrete Integration' project will invest CNY40m to build a concrete production line with an annual capacity of 1Mm 3 . It is planned to be c...

Cementir's preliminary 2020 consolidated results achieve revenues of EUR1224.8m

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir's preliminary consolidated results for 2020 achieved record revenue from sales of EUR1224.8m, up 1.1 per cent from EUR1211.8m in 2019. EBITDA remained stable at EUR263.7m. Sales volumes of grey and white cement and clinker totalled 10.71Mt, up 12.9 per cent from 9.49Mt in 2019 This increase is mainly attributable to the performance of the company in Turkey where cement volumes rose by 39 per cent. Ready-mix sales volumes rose to 4.44Mm 3 , up 7.8 per cent on 4.12Mm 3 in 2019. Re...

LafargeHolcim makes two bolt-on aggregate acquisitions

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the acquisition of Edile Commerciale and the signing of Cemex Rhone Alpes, both suppliers of ready-mix concrete and aggregates, located in Milan, Italy, and Lyon, France.   With 35 ready-mix concrete plants, these operations strengthen LafargeHolcim’s position in areas with strong demographic trends and key infrastructure projects. These two bolt-on acquisitions add to eight similar transactions carried out by LafargeHolcim in 2020, as a key driver of its growt...

Breedon appoints Managing Director of GB Contracting

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed James Haluch as managing director of its GB Contracting business. He will join in March and will report to the group's chief executive.   Mr Haluch has been MD of Highways & Waste Collections at Amey for the last five years. In all, he has nearly 30 years' experience in the contracting and highway services industry, including senior positions with Mouchel and EM (Kier) Highway Services, where he established and led the strategic highways business.  Pat Ward...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh enters aggregates market

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Stocks of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 9.8 per cent after the company announced it will be entering the aggregate business. LafargeHolcim Bangladesh commenced commercial production of clear-size-graded aggregate last Saturday, the company said in a filing on the DSE. The aggregates are graded limestone chips with uniform size and shape conforming to international standards, it said. The company has set up the crushing unit with ancillary equipmen...

Breedon disposes of 14 assets to Tillicoultry Quarries for GBP12.2m

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has agreed the disposal of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries Ltd for GBP12.2m on a cash and debt-free basis.     The 14 sites to be divested include 10 ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant and associated aggregates depot in England, and two quarries and a cement terminal in Leith, Scotland. The earnings of the assets being disposed of are not material to the Breedon Group.     Breedon is divesting these assets at the di...

GB sales of heavy-side building materials slump in 2Q20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The latest statistics released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) show that sales of heavy-side building materials, including aggregates, ready-mix concrete (RMC), asphalt and mortar saw unprecedented declines during the 2Q20. Aggregates sales volumes were 38 per cent lower, RMC 39 per cent and asphalt 28 per cent on a quarterly basis. The swift closure of housebuilding sites as the lockdown was announced in March resulted in the mortar market suffering an even sharper fall in deman...

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the IREX-administered FastCarb project that will capture CO 2 in concrete, which is then used in aggregate. The scheme will improve the quality of this type of recycled aggregate by plugging the porosity and leading to a greater understanding of the accelerated carbonisation mechanism for recycled concrete aggregates. Started in 2016, FastCarb works to design and implement an accelerated carbonisation process at pre-industrial scale to store CO 2 in recycled conc...