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Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle cost. The buildings tested by Cembureau's members were a sustainable single-family housing developme...

CRH appoints chairman designate and a non-executive director

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has appointed Richard Boucher as  chairman designate on 25 September 2019. The Board has also appointed Johan Karlström as a non-executive director, with effect from 25 September 2019. Mr Boucher will succeed the present chairman,  Nicky Hartery, on 1 January 2020. Mr Hartery, who has been chairman since May 2012 and a board member since 2004, will retire as chairman and from the Board on 31 December 2019. The Board has also appointed Mr Johan Karlström as a non-executive director,...

CRH CEO sells shares in company

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH Chief Executive Officer, Albert Manifold, has sold 102,621 shares at EUR29 each just below the 52-week high of EUR31, totalling EUR2.98m, reports the Financial Times. CRH recorded record cash profits in August 2019 at EUR1.54bn (GBP1.39bn) over 1H19, a 36 per cent rise on 1H18.

CRH reports sales of EUR13.2bn in 1H19

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH reported that group sales in 1H19 amounted to EUR13.2bn, up 11 per cent when compared with 1H18. EBITDA was 36 per cent ahead of 1H18 and the EBITDA margin rose by 11.7 per cent. Profit before tax was EUR707m for the 1H19. The 1H19 benefitted from increased demand in Europe and North America and from currency exchange movements. Americas Materials' like-for-like (LfL) sales were two per cent higher in 1H19 than in 1H18 despite adverse weather conditions. Europe Materials saw a six...

CRH to divest European Distribution business to Blackstone

02 August 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has agreed to divest its European Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for EUR1.64bn, subject to regulatory approval. The sale includes CRH's entire General Builders Merchant business in Europe, including its sanitary heating and plumbing business. It supplies building materials to professional builders, specialists contractors and DIY customers through a network of local and regional brands across six countries in western Europe. The divestment follo...

CRH divests its European Distribution business for EUR1.64bn

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH has agreed the divestment of its European Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for an enterprise value of EUR1.64bn in cash, subject to regulatory approval. The divested business unit consists of CRH's entire general builders merchants business in Europe, including its sanitary heating and plumbing business that serve professional builders, contractors and DIY customers across six countries. In 2018 the business unit generated proforma EBITDA of EUR155m on...

WBCSD and key cement producers launch Indian roadmap

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Major companies from the cement sector and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the ‘Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmap’ on 25 June at an event organised by WBCSD and UN Global Compact Network India. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a universal framework that establishes a collective pathway for humanity to achieve prosperity for people and planet on the road to 2030. While governments have universally resolved to implement the SDGs, ...

CRH announces Board change

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH has announced that announces that Non-Executive Director Bill Teuber intends resign from the CRH Board with immediate effect for personal reasons. Commenting on the news, CRH Chairman, Nicky Hartery said, "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Bill for his commitment to CRH, and in particular for his service as Chairman of the Audit Committee. We wish him every success in the future."  

Eqiom test 4 biogas trucks

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Eqiom is testing four biogass trucks as part of the company’s strategy to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its trucks by six per cent by 2020. As an alternative to diesel, the biogas helps improve air quality and protect the environment. Natural gas for vehicles includes 95 per cent methane and very light hydrocarbons. The four vehicles are being put into operation in the CRH subsidiary's road transport between the north and the Paris region. In addition, one of th...

Ukraine moves to protect local cement industry

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week UkrCemFor 2019 got underway in Kyiv to focus on developments in Ukraine's cement sector. While the domestic industry is well supported by the four multinational producers Eurocement, CRH, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group) and HeidelbergCement as well as Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivskcement, it has been under great pressure from increasing imports. Imports into Ukraine have steadily increased. Belarus was the largest supplier of foreign cement into the country in 2018, accounting for 58...