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Digital bricks and mortar

28 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Digital transformation has been a key area of value creation for Mexican building materials major Cemex. Its trailblazing digital solutions include a customer-centric suite of services, the transformation of its truck fleet management and investing in innovative start-ups to foster the construction revolution. By German Carmona, NEORIS, Mexico. Cemex has positioned itself at the forefront of the digital transformation in the building materials sector To obtain and secure a compe...

Cemex adds hygiene and safety protocols to minimise COVID-19 risk

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has implemented more than 50 new hygiene and safety protocols to minimise the risk of COVID-19 contagion in its cement, ready-mix and aggregates operations. "Due to this pandemic, we have complemented our existing protocols by developing and implementing special protocols and guidelines to protect our employees, communities and customers from COVID-19 risk," said Fernando A González, CEO of Cemex. Cemex is also leveraging its existing digital technologies to limit physical contact an...

Mexico: getting back to business

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemex was quick to announce that it was resuming operations, having previously fallen into line with the National Cement Chamber’s (CANACEM) decision to cease cement plant operations in Mexico on 2 April 2020.  Pressure to keep construction and cement sectors operational Cemex's announcement was a rapid about-turn on the advice that CANACEM president, Jaime Rocha Font, had given earlier: "We will stop supplying public and private works as of Saturday 4 April, this including th...

Cemex asks employees to defer 10% of salary

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has asked employees to voluntarily defer payment of 10 per cent of their salaries for three months, according to Reuters. Members of its senior management team have also been requested to give up 15 per cent of their pay for the period starting 1 May. The chairman of the board, CEO and other top executives have already agreed to give up 25 per cent of their salaries and fees over 90 days. The company will also reduce or suspend investments unrelated to the pandemic in addition to...

Cemex resumes operations in Mexico

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is resuming its building material operations in Mexico in line with the technical guidelines published in the official Mexican gazette to support the development of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cemex will comply with all measures indicated by the Ministry of Health to operate in a safe and responsible environment. The health and safety of employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and communities is a top priority for Cemex and the company will continue to enforce its h...

Cemex completes Castillejo access work

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has finalised the upgrade work on the access roads to the Huerta de Valdecarábanos quarry and the crushing area of its Castillejo plant in Toledo. The company placed some 450m 3 of rolled compacted concrete (RCC) to prevent dust and mud emission as well as improving access for vehicles. RCC can be installed using the usual asphalt equipment and does not require special equipment. The concrete is made in mixing plants with very low water-cement ratios. The Castillejo plant expects...

Cemex announces temporary closures in Colombia and Panama

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that its Colombian subsidiary will temporarily suspend production from 25 March, following a decree relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Certain activities may resume on or before 13 April, if permitted. In addition, following measures implemented by the authorities in Panama, Cemex will also temporarily stop production and related activities in the country.

Cemex makes organisational changes

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, current president of Cemex Europe, has been appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Therefore, Mr Menéndez Medina will oversee the business in the Philippines, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to his current responsibilities, with effect from 27 March 2020. "I would like to thank our current president of our Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Joaquin Estrada, for his contribution and commitment t...

Holcim, Cemex suspend Luzon output

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Cemex have suspended production at their operations in Luzon, the Philippines, to comply with social distancing and quarantine measures put in place by the country’s government to address the coronavirus pandemic. Holcim has suspended plant, terminal and office operations with measures covering the Bacnotan, La Union, Norzagaray and Bulacan cement plants. The company’s terminals in Calaca, Mabini, Manila and Batangas as well as the dry-mix plant in Paranaque will no longer disp...

Cement industry and the COVID-19 crisis

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

This week has seen growing action and concern from the construction and cement sectors on how best to fight off the coronavirus (COVID-19), which was declared a pandemic on 11 March, to keep businesses running and employees safe. Many countries have already announced emergency financial packages and stimulus measures to support businesses and protect livelihoods, as countries impose social distancing measures and quarantine measures to slow the virus. The latest reports reveal that buildi...