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Cemex plants receive US EPA Energy Awards

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its cement plants in Miami and Brooksville South have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognising Cemex's efforts to reduce energy efficiency and sustainability. The Miami cement plant has been recognised for nine consecutive years by the EPA and the Brooksville South plant has achieved such recognition in seven out of the last eight years. To earn the recognition, operations at each plant followed energy-e...

Cemex included in Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has been included for the third-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index thanks to its leadership in sustainability.  Cemex  was chosen after an assessment of the company’s business practices, recognising its performance on environmental, social, and governance criteria. “We are honoured to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, underscoring the key role that sustainability plays in our strategy,” said Vi...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...

Cement prices fall in Mexico City

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico City’s cement prices have fallen in September compared to June 2019, according to a survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Casa de Bolsa. Holcim Mexico recorded a 17 per cent lower price in September compared to three months earlier, followed by Cementos Moctezuma with a decrease of 13 per cent. "Our data show an image of interesting nuances for pricing between different players in Mexico City, but it is important to note that it is a small sample," said Nikolai Lippmann and Alejandra O...

Cemex invests in building materials delivery start-up

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, the venture capital business of Cemex, has announced it has invested in GoFor Industries, a logistics marketplace for on-demand delivery of building materials and equipment for the DIY and construction industries. GoFor Industries is a start-up company founded in 2016 with operations in the USA and Canada. By 2020 GoFor is expected to expand to 20 major market areas in the USA. Gonzalo Galindo, CEO of Cemex Ventures, said, “With this investment, we seek to improve a criti...

Czech cement market can ride the construction wave

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Cemex reported that its cement sales in the Czech Republic had increased by 70 per cent and yet it had still made a net loss of US$13.18m in 2018. Cemex's 2018 results were impacted by the merger of Cemex Group companies and Cemex Development Sro in May 2018. The company points to insufficient capacities and tensions in the labour market as potential hiccups down the line. Cemex is the second-largest player in this market with an integrated 1.2Mta cement plant as well as a 0.3...

Cemex Poland to supply deep diving pool project

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the construction of the deepest and largest diving pool project called 'Deepsot', near Warsaw, Poland. Cemex's Rudniki cement plant near Czestochowa will supply CEMIII/A 42.5 to enable the contractor, Budokrusz SA to produce two classes of structural concrete for the 45m deep pool that can accommodate 8000m 3 of water. The pool is for professional and novice divers, as well as for free or breath-holding diving. The complex will include the construction of an under...

Cemex Czech Republic reports net loss in 2018

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic reported a net loss of CZK307.1m (US$13.18m) in 2018, declining from a profit of CZK194.9m in the previous year. However, sales increased 70 per cent to CZK3.81bn, with more than 98 per cent generated on the domestic market. The results were positively impacted by a merger with Cemex Cement and Cemex Development, according to an annual report. "The company recorded a YoY increase in the total volume of sales in 2018 thanks to the merger as well as thanks to the organic ...

Protests in Nicaragua affect cement sector

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Demonstrations against Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, which began in April 2018, have reportedly had a negative impact on the country’s economy, according to Reuters. Cemex Latam Holdings has reported that its Nicaraguan business has suffered from a downturn in the construction sector, which contracted 21 per cent in 2018. "The crisis remains unresolved and continues to affect economic activity, including demand for cement," said the company in its 2Q results. 

Cemex Holdings Philippines reports improvement in 1H19

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines (CHP) saw a significant improvement in net profit for the first six months of 2019, reversing its previous PHP582m (US$11.39m) net loss to a PHP802m profit. Net sales increased four per cent during the 1H19 to PHP12.4bn, on the back of a six per cent rise in cement prices. In the second quarter alone, sales were up two per cent YoY to PHP6.1bn. However, domestic cement volumes fell two per cent due to a slowdown in construction activity. “During the first six m...