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Establishing a reliable AF supply

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in developing countries, lies in establishing a reliable AF supply chain. Argos discusses the challenges that it faced when introducing AFs at its Colombian plants. By Argos, Colombia. In the last four years, Argos has been entering the AF market in Colombia One of the greatest challenges for...

Argos supplies Túnel de la Línea mega-project in Colombia

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Argos has supplied up to 0.7Mm 3 of specialised and high-resistance ready-mix concrete and more than 220,000t of cement for the Túnel de la Línea. To supply the project in real-time the company has installed five plants on site. “We are proud to have participated as allies in the construction of this mega-work that represents a great milestone for the infrastructure of our country and Latin America. This was a project that represented great logistical and technical challenge...

Argos plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation certification

31 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation (WHC) has certified Argos Savannah (Georgia) and Martinsburg (West Virginia) plants for their achievements and commitment to conservation initiatives. To be certified by the Wildlife Habitat Certification, the operations had to demonstrate that they have a meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programme. The certification is a two-year certification in which Argos must continue monitoring and meeting objectives to mainta...

Argos' Roberta and Harleyville plants recognised by Energy Star® certificates

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPAs) has recognised Argos' Roberta cement plant, located in Alabama, USA, and Harleyville, South Carolina, USA, with the ENERGY STAR ® certification for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. This recognition signifies that these plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. "We are delighted to be granted again with these ce...

Solar power to Piedras Azules

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required for the nearby Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras Argos, a cement company ...

Argos recognised as top innovation company

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has achieved fourth place from 242 entrants in the annual measurement carried out by the Colombian National Association of Entrepreneurs (ANDI), in alliance with the Dinero Magazine. The accolade places Argos as one of the most innovative companies in Colombia. Among the achievements that Argos has been credited for is the generation of more than 25 per cent of its income from innovation, the start-up of the new clay thermal activation line for the production of green cement, and ...

Argos launches ECO Multiproposito in Honduras

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producer Argos has launched its ECO Multiproposito cement in Honduras. The product is a general-purpose cement that thanks to sustainable production processes lowers CO 2 emissions by 40 per cent. Energy for the production process at the company’s Comayagua plant is sourced from a solar power array that it inaugurated at the start of 2020. The new product is said to be the first environmentally-friendly cement sold in the country, reports Esmerk Latin American News.

Argos achieves revenues of COP2.1trn in 2Q20

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

From April to June 2020, Argos, part of Grupo Argos, reported revenues of COP2.1trn (US$553.5m), which represents a contraction of 9.1 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year. These figures were caused in part by lower volumes associated with lockdowns and the mandatory closings of operations in many markets. Argos partially offset the decrease in volumes thanks to the resilience of the construction industry in the USA and the exchange rate of the Colombian peso, which continued...

Argos delivers masks and biosafety kits

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been delivering 23,000 face masks to construction and hardware customers throughout Colombia as well as biosafety kits to business customers. The biosafety kits consist of thermometers and floor charts, for social distancing, and a digital application to monitor health conditions at points of sale to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "At Argos we have the firm intention of being the best allies to our customers," said Tomás Restrepo, vice president of Argos Colombia region.

Argos makes top 5 in FTSE4Good World Index for corporate governance in construction sector

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been chosen as one of the top five companies in the world in the construction materials sector with the best corporate governance, environmental and social management practices, by the FTSE4Good World Index. "We are very proud to receive this recognition that highlights our teamwork and the great achievements we have obtained as a company in managing sustainability and creating value," said Maria Isabel Echeverri, legal and sustainability vice president at Argos.