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LafargeHolcim's takeover of Somaco to be investigated

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Romania's competition authority is to analyse LafargeHolcim's acquisition of Romanian precast concrete producer Somaco. LafargeHolcim had signed an agreement in July with Romanian-based Oresa for the acquisition of Somaco.  LafargeHolcim wants to develop its ready-mix and aggregates business in Romania and Somaco owns five precast concrete plants and one aerated block company. Somaco reported net sales of EUR56m in 2018. If the Competition Council is satisfied that the multinational...

Ambuja Cement to support cement activities with RMC and aggregate acquisitions

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement is looking to acquire capacity in ready-mix concrete (RMC) and aggregates business to fuel growth, according to The Business Standard, citing a company official. Analysts see the move as a step towards being a building materials company and not solely a cement maker. “Globally, cement giants have looked at developing a building materials image and not just as a cement manufacturer and the focus of Ambuja (Holcim Group) appears to be on similar lines. The fo...

Aggregates in growth mode

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The scale and dynamics of the aggregates industry are often poorly understood. Now, thanks to the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN™), better macro-data is available, which points to a maturing global industry, poised for significant growth in the coming decade. Consequently, aggregates may provide an attractive and complementary new investment horizon for players in the cement industry. By Jim O’Brien, GAIN, Ireland. Participants from six continents at the most recent GAIN ...

Cemex USA acquires Texas quarry

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has purchased a limestone quarry in Chico, 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Texas, from Blue Star Materials II. Cemex will use the reserves which are expected to last another 25 years to supply aggregates for roads, bridges, commercial buildings, housing and other building projects in the state of Texas. The quarry covers 122ha. "The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow exponentially over the next 30 years," Cemex USA Regional President-Texas and New Mexico, Joel Galass...

Cemex

04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

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 generation of dredgers with improved environmental standards and a 15 per cent increase in capacity.  

Vulcan reaches agreement to acquire Polaris Materials

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vulcan Materials announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials, an aggregates and logistics company, which serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia.  The Polaris business includes an aggregates processing plant and deepwater port on Vancouver Island along with associated long term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, California. "We are very...

Breedon completes acquisition of Humberside Aggregates

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Breedon, the UK’s largest independent construction materials group, announced that it has today completed the acquisition of Humberside Aggregates Ltd (Humberside) for a total consideration of GBP9m, subject to completion adjustments. Humberside is a leading independent sand and gravel quarry and aggregates merchanting business based at North Cave near Hull in east Yorkshire, employing around 30 people. It supplies a broad range of customers, including ready-mixed concrete and mortar prod...

Cemex: environmental savings for construction by barging

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregates being barged up the River Thames Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, UK, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300t sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by eight-wheeler HG...

Martin Marietta Materials to acquire Bluegrass

27 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Martin Marietta Materials Inc and Bluegrass Materials Company announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Martin Marietta will acquire aggregates company Bluegrass for US$1.625bn in cash. Bluegrass is the largest privately-held, pure-play aggregates company in the United States, with a portfolio of more than 125 years of high-quality reserves. Bluegrass operates 23 active sites across Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee, generating consolid...

MPA publishes long-term aggregate demand and supply study for GB

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long-term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24 May at the NEC in Birmingham, the study aims to provide industry and industry stakeholders with indications of the potential volumes of aggregates that may be needed to satisfy future demand, reflecting the UK's needs for constr...