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Cemex changes management structure

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a series of changes to its management structure which will come into force on 1 February 2019. Juan Romero Torres, current president of Cemex Mexico, has been appointed executive vice president of Global Commercial Development. This new role aims to capitalise on the progress that the company has achieved in its Customer Centricity strategy and provide it with a formal structure, according to a press release. As a result, Ricardo Naya Barba, current president of Cemex Col...

Cemex seeks terminal expansion in Florida

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Construction Materials Florida LLC is reportedly seeking to expand its cement terminal at the port in Tampa Bay due to increased demand for cement products, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The company currently leases two sites at the port but wants to expand its cement terminal by around five acres. If approved, the new lease would see the company handle more cement, fly ash, slag and limestone over the 20-year period of the contract. According to reports, the company ...

Cemex expected to increase cement price 12-13% in new year

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex will increase the price of cement between 12-13 per cent at the beginning of next year, according to the Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies (AMCI). "The Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies announced an increase in the price of concrete of 20 per cent as of January 2019; independent concrete producers have reported that Cemex will increase cement prices by approximately 12 per cent, "Citibanamex analysts said. However, they highlighted that althoug...

APO Cement resumes operation of kiln lines

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

APO Cement (Cemex) has resumed operation of its two kilns at its cement plant in the Philippines, two weeks after they were closed due to the unavailability of raw materials. The manufacturer will therefore reinstate the employees who were temporarily suspended, according to BusinessWorld. In addition, the company will no longer close its terminal in Davao City.

Cemex begins share repurchase programme

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has begun its share repurchase programme, approved at its ordinary shareholders’ meeting for up to US$500m. "We are pleased to initiate our share buyback programme, which is one of the capital allocation options we have to create value for our shareholders," said Fernando A González, CEO. The company repurchased 7m CPOs on 27 November. The total amount of the repurchase, including commissions and VAT, was MXN65.9m (US$3.2m).

Solid Cement borrows US$75m from related company

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Solid Cement, an operating subsidiary of Cemex Holdings Philippines, is borrowing US$75m of subordinated revolving credit from Cemex Asia. The money will be used to refinance existing debt, alongside funding the construction and installation of the new 1.5Mta line at the company’s Antipolo facility. Solid Cement has made an initial drawdown on this facility equivalent to approximately US$40.7m, according to the Manila Bulletin. The company has also entered into the principal project agreem...

Higher fuel and power costs affect Mexican cement producers

22 November 2018, Published under Cement News

EBITDA margins of Cemex, Moctezuma, Cementos Chihuahua and Elementia have contracted by 0.5-2 percentage points in the 3Q18  as fuel and power costs in Mexico have risen. "At least half of the increase in costs was due to increases in energy, both electricity and energy, whose prices are dollarised," said Carlos García, infrastructure analyst at Signum Research. In the case of Cemex, the company’s overall EBITDA margin fell by 1.1 percentage points to 18.8 per cent while in Mexico, its ope...

Spain’s cement producers to be included in power support plan

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producers will be included in plans to support the power-intensive industry, which is facing rising electricity bills, according to the country’s Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto.  With this measure, the government plans to avoid new cases such as that of Cemex, which announced the closure of two of its seven cement works in the country. Cemex attributed the closure to the “increase in operating costs, mainly of fuels and electricity, the change in European CO 2 regulatio...

Cemex invests US$320m in solar energy

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex will invest US$320m in a solar farm in Zacatecas, Mexico. The solar power plant will have a capacity of 378MW. “At cement we bring different projects and we do not rule out starting other solar farms,” said Beatriz Padilla García, business development consultant of Cemex’s energy arm.  The facility is expected to start operations next year. Electricity generated by the plant will be sold to the private sector.

Cemex creates strategic partnership with Energy Vault

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Research Group AG will is creating a strategic partnership with Energy Vault of Switzerland to launch the first gravity-based energy storage system. Energy vault uses a crane to lift 35t concrete blocks with excess electricity, then discharges electricity when demand requires by lowering the blocks to turn turbines. Cemex is working on material applications which include the optimisation of various concrete-based materials that will support Energy Vault's system deployments globally....