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Buzzi Unicem: strong growth in America

05 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's first-half turnover improved by 4.9 per cent to EUR1238.2m and  EBITDA rose by 20.3 per cent to EUR166.6m. The depreciation and impairment charges came down by 22.4 per cent to EUR96.5m as the writing off goodwill in Ukraine was not repeated. The first half trading profit recovered further from EUR14.1m to EUR70.1m, but the interest charge rose by 10.3 per cent to EUR51.8m and the pretax loss of EUR11.1m a year ago was turned into a profit of EUR54.1m. After a tax charge 82...

Sika acquires full control of Buzzi joint venture

02 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Sika AG acquired the remaining shares of the Italian-based Addiment Italia from its joint venture partner Buzzi Unicem. The company is active in the production and sale of concrete admixtures and cement grinding aids. The transaction will strengthen Sika's production set up in Italy and increase its market presence. Addiment Italia generated sales of EUR14m in 2014. Addiment Italia has a history of over 25 years of experience in the construction market offering a broad range of concrete ad...

New order for Loesche cement mill in Mexico

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Moctezuma has selected Loesche’s LM 53.3+3 C cement mill, including COPE gearbox, to increase production capacity at its plant in Apazapan, Mexico.  Loesche LM 53.3+3 C The VRM mill will be used to produce 205tph CPC 30 cement at 4000 Blaine as well as 95tph CPC  40 cement, also at 3700 Blaine. The scope of supply also includes a Loesche Dynamic Classifier as well as the COPE gearbox, including gearbox drive motors develop in cooperation with RENK AG. The COPE gearbox...

Buzzi hosts Missouri delegation at company HQ

24 June 2015, Published under Cement News

At the end of March, Buzzi Unicem hosted a delegation of public officials and entrepreneurs from Missouri, led by state governor Jay Nixon. The governor was accompanied by Mike Downing, director of the Economic Development Department of Missouri, Richard Fordyce, director of the Department of Agriculture of Missouri, Tom Dempsey, president Pro Tempore of the Senate, speaker of the House John Diehl, state Senator Jill Schupp, state Representative John Rizzo, and various entrepreneurs and rep...

Buzzi improves in the USA & central Europe

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's first-quarter turnover increased by 3.4 per cent to EUR513.39m and the EBITDA went from a EUR10.26m to EUR27.15m. The loss at the trading level was reduced by 48.6 per cent to EUR19.24m. Net financial charges increased by 31.3 per cent to EUR43.01m giving a seasonal pre-tax loss 24.5 per cent lower at EUR46.16m. Net debt at the end of March was 6.6 per cent higher at EUR1133.3m, giving a gearing level of 45.1 per cent compared with 45.5 per cent a year earlier. Cement deli...

Buzzi Unicem's bid for Sacci expires

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem’s offer to buy Sacci SpA has expired after being rejected by the banks and creditors and the bidder is no longer bound to any commitment, the Italian cement major announced. “We inform that the population of the banks and creditors that take part in the debt restructuring agreement pursuant to article 182-bis of the Bankruptcy Law did not endorse the proposal by Buzzi Unicem. The offer has expired today and as such Buzzi Unicem is released from any subsequent commitment,” Buzzi...

Buzzi Unicem returns to a net profit

30 March 2015, Published under Cement News

On a turnover just 0.1 per cent lower at EUR2506.4m, Buzzi Unicem's underlying EBITDA did increase by 7.1 per cent to EUR404.8m in 2014, while at the headline level there was a 4.8 per cent advance to EUR422.7m. Following a 23 per cent reduction in impairment charges, depreciation and amortisation, the trading profit (EBIT) more than doubled from EUR86.5m to EUR178.7m. After a net interest charge 52.1 per cent lower at EUR53.1m, the pre-tax profit jumped from just EUR16.0m to EUR175.6m. A...

Buzzi offer to purchase SACCI SpA accepted

27 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced today that further to its proposed purchase of a 99.5 per cent interest in the share capital of SACCI SpA, controlling shareholders have accepted the binding offer. Last week Buzzi announced that it had Buzzi Unicem is offering €120m for the stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement. Buzzi highlighted that execution of the contract is still subject to the endorsement of the banks and credit...

Buzzi Unicem proposes to acquire SACCI

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem is offering EUR120m for a 99.5 per cent stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement.  The proposal is seen as a further step in the consolidation of the fragmented Italian cement industry, where Buzzi Unicem is the second largest producer behind Italcementi.  SACCI presently operates four cement plants, representing a current combined cement capacity of some 2Mta and 31 ready-mixed concrete batching pl...

Buzzi Unicem sees improvements in the USA and Czech Republic

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover eased by 0.1 per cent last year to €2506m, but ignoring the exchange rate effect there would have been a 3.4 per cent improvement. Net debt at the end of December was 3.1 per cent below the level seen a year earlier at €1063m. Group cement deliveries in 2014 increased by 1.8 per cent to 25.1Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries improved by 1.4 per cent to 12Mm³. Domestic reduction in line with overall market Buzzi Unicem's Italian turnover declined by a furt...