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Penna Cement plans packaging unit, India

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Penna Cement Industries is planning a 1Mta cement packaging unit at Panvel, district of Raigad, Maharashtra, India. Land acquisition is currently underway and the project is planned for completion in 18 months. Penna Cement has a total installed cement capacity of 7Mta spread across four facilities: Talaricheruvu, Anantapur (1.8Mta); Boyireddypalli, Andhra Pradesh (2Mta); Ganeshpahad village, west Andhra Pradesh (1.2Mta) and Tandur, central-west Andhra Pradesh (2Mta)

Cimentos de Moçambique to invest in storage and bagging facilities

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, part of the Cimpor group, plans to invest in a new silo and bagging facility at its Nacala-Porto plant in Nampula province, according to local press reports. The company’s director, Marcelino Manhera, said that the company plans to construct a 1000t silo as part of the announced investment. It will also buy a new bagging machine to equip its plant with modern technology to increase the speed of bagging the cement produced at the unit with a nominal capacity of 750tpd...

125-year success story

29 October 2012, Published under Cement News

On the auspicious occasion of Haver & Boecker’s 125th anniversary, International Cement Review speaks with Dr Reinhold Festge, the company’s managing partner, on the history of the packaging, automation and materials handling specialist and its future development. Dr Reinhold Festge, managing partner, Haver & Boecker ICR: Can you explain the current structure of Haver & Boecker and the extent of its international reach?   Dr Reinhold Festge (RF): The structure of Haver &...

Haver Technology Days

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

At the end of August 2012, Haver & Boecker’s machinery division hosted the Haver Technology Days at the A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. The meeting for company employees, representatives as well as customers focussed on providing clear, first-hand information on the company’s latest strategic and technical innovations and also marked the 125th anniversary of Haver & Boecker’s founding. Now in its jubilee 125th year, Haver & Boecker in still expanding its technology and its abi...

Starlinger opens new representative office in Uzbekistan

12 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Starlinger & Co GmbH, Austrian manufacturer of machinery for woven plastic packaging production and plastics recycling, has opened a representative office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The office, opened in May 2012, is headed by Yuldosh Kazakov, who joined Starlinger in 2009 and is chief representative for the region. The strong economic growth in Central Asia during the past years has also had a positive effect on the textile packaging industry. “Starlinger sees a strong potential for growt...

Lafarge cement packer unveiled, UK

20 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Local MP and member of Parliament, Ken Clarke, visited Lafarge Cement's Barnstone plant to officially unveil a state of the art cement packer which will significantly increase the plant's output. Lafarge operates the Barnstone plant for blending and packaging a unique range of over 26 ready to use cement-based products, mainly for the DIY market. The facility also exports specialist cements to some 27 countries. The latest investment in the cement packer follows an upgrade of the adminis...

Haver & Boecker acquires Newtec Bag Palletizing

31 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Haver & Boecker Holding GmbH has taken full control of Newtec Bag Palletizing by acquiring 100 per cent of its shares from the Newtec International Group SA. Newtec Bag Palletizing is a manufacturer of automatic palletising systems with headquarters in Illzach, France. It has over 1200 references, mainly in the chemical, agricultural and building materials industries. Newtec Bag Palletizing will be an independently operating Group company. This acquisition significantly strengthens the Hav...

Lafarge WAPCO to establish a bag manufacturing company, Nigeria

29 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge WAPCO is poised to establish a bag manufacturing firm in Nigeria to facilitate the packaging of its products. Chairman of Lafarge Cement WAPCO, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, explained the company was being established in partnership with bag manufacturing experts who have been packaging Lafarge Plc's products worldwide. According to Mr Osunkeye arrangements are in the final stage for the company to commence operations, noting that it would take care of the company's packaging needs. H...

KKS Cement Factory to resume operations, Sri Lanka

15 May 2012, Published under Cement News

THe Kankesanthurei Cement Factory (KKS), Sri Lanka’s oldest cement plant, will resume operations before year-end under a programme to revive state ventures, according to Dr Willy Gamage State Resources and Enterprise Development Ministry Secretary In a interview with the Sri Lanka Sunday Observer, Mr Gamage and SJ Paranagama, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cement Corporation (SLCC) discussed the project’s progress. Presently, there are two projects in the pipeline: one is the establishment of a...

TXI sells package products operations to CRH arm, USA

18 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Texas Industries, Inc announced the sale of its Texas based packaged products operations to Charlotte, NC-based Bonsal American, a unit of Oldcastle, Inc. The transaction included five production facilities, stretching from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the Houston metro area and extending through Austin and Central Texas. As a part of the agreement, TXI and Bonsal have entered into a long-term cement supply agreement, and TXI will continue to produce and sell packaged cement and ...