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General Court dismisses challenge of antitrust ruling in Croatia

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Schwenk have reportedly lost their challenge of the European Commission’s antitrust veto of their joint bid for Cemex’s Croatian operations, after Europe's second-highest court backed the decision. The European Commission said in its 2017 ruling that the companies' offer to grant competitors access to a cement terminal in southern Croatia was not sufficient to address competition concerns that the deal would push up cement prices in Croatia. The companies subsequen...

Czech cement production reaches 4.57Mt in 2019

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement output in the Czech cement industry increased 3.2 per cent YoY to 4.57Mt, a level not seen since 2008, reports the Czech news agency, CTK. In the last six years, cement production has increased by more than 40 per cent. Sales expanded by 1.5 per cent YoY to 3.84Mt, according to preliminary data of the Czech cement producers association. Exports rose by 1.9 per cent YoY to 760,613t, with nearly half of volumes delivered to Slovakia, followed by Germany (29 per cent), Austria (15 pe...

Tvornica Cementa Kakanj benefits from CEMTEC classifier upgrade

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

A new cement classifier at Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (HeidelbergCement group) located in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been in successful operation since 2019. The classifier was manifactured and installed by the Austrian-based company CEMTEC. A second generation CTC-110 separator, including classifier circuit equipment, such as a process fan, cyclones, feed transport and discharge equipment was also installed by the company. The plant was specifically designed to properly install...

Buzzi Unicem's 1H20 cement and clinker sales fall 3%

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports that group cement and clinker sales declined 3.4 per cent in the 1H20. The drop in volumes was concentrated in Italy and eastern Europe, due to the spread of the pandemic and to the associated restrictions on economic activity. In central Europe shipments were only slightly below the level reached in the same period of 2019. There was strong performance in the USA, despite the increasing challenges presented by COVID-19. Net sales achieved in the half year were substant...

Tvornica Cementa Kakanj posts net profit surge in 1H

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bosnian cement company Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) more than doubled its net profit to BAM11.6m (US$7m) in the first half of 2020 from BAM5.3m in the 1H19. The company’s operating revenue advanced 30 per cent YoY to BAM41.8m in the 1H20 with operating costs rising 10.7 per cent to BAM29.7m according to TCK’s report to the Sarajevo Stock Exchange.

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap to reduce CO2 to net zero by 2050

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap (CNR) looks at how the European cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by 2050, and align with the objectives of the European Green Deal. It demonstrates that reaching net zero emissions along the cement and concrete value chain is achievable by 2050. Experts from the European cement industry have looked in detail at the role of key technologies in reducing emissions at each stage of the cement and concrete value chain. CO 2 emissions can inde...

Antoine Ducleax new Lafarge Central Europe CEO

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Antoine Duclaux is the new CEO of Lafarge Central Europe and heads up the future country cluster of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. Until recently, he was Senior Vice President Strategy at Lafarge’s headquarters following earlier appointments as Managing Director at Lafarge Emirates Cement, Dubai, and Lafarge Cementos, Honduras. He has been part of the Lafarge team since 2002, when he started as Vice President of Corporate Audit.