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Cem'In'Eu awarded damages in competition lawsuit

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Saint-Nazaire Commercial Court, France, has dismissed all of LafargeHolcim's claims that Cem'In'Eu had been acted unfairly in competition following a claim made in July 2019. The judgement of 28 April 2021 dismissed all of the claims made by Lafarge Holcim Ciments and Lafarge Holcim Distribution in the lawsuit between them and Cem’In’Eu and all of its different group entities including Cem'In'Log. Furthermore, LafargeHolcim has been ordered to pay damages as well as legal costs in ...

HeidelbergCement opens Quarry Life Award

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award, its nature-based competition involving more than 20 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers from around the world can pitch their ideas for sustainable quarry management, with prizes up to EUR30,000 for the most innovative projects. The Quarry Life Award supports HeidelbergCement and its partners, such as BirdLife International, in raising awareness of biodiversity in gene...

PPC: Zimbabwe cement sector needs support

19 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe’s largest cement producer, PPC Zimbabwe, has called for urgent measures to protect the domestic cement industry from cement imports. Despite having adequate capacity to supply the local market, Zimbabwe remains a destination for cheap and substandard cement products, which are finding their way through the country’s borders as well as via smuggling, according to PPC Zimbabwe Managing Director, Mr Kelibone Masiyane, in The Herald. Mr Masiyane went on to say that the local cement ...

Romania Competition Council suspects cement collusion

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The prices charged by Romania’s three leading cement producers Holcim, CRH and HeidelbergCement have followed a similar pattern and the geographic distribution of the customers around the companies’ cement plants support suspicions that the three are sharing the market, according to a report on the cement market completed by Romania’s Competition Council. The report is part of a continued investigation into the country’s cement market , started last October. The Competition Council launc...

Namibia cement demand remains weak

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Competition between cement producers has brought down prices as domestic demand remains fairly low when compared with increasing supply, according to First Capital. In March 2019 domestic production capacity has more than doubled to 2.2Mta, when compared with 1Mta in March 2018 as Whale Rock entered the market. However, local demand remains at 0.6Mta. This has led to a fall in prices with First Capital highlighting a drop of 10.4 and 10.1 per cent for semi- and high-strength cement, respe...

Infrastructure projects lead to shift in Indian cement demand

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Indian government’s infrastructure drive is leading to a shift in demand for cement. The last few years have seen cement demand for the infrastructure sector advance by five per cent with the share of the housing sector in total cement consumption falling, according to the Business Standard. Infrastructure now accounts for 20 per cent of cement demand, according to HM Bangur, managing director at Shree Cement. “State and central government road projects and other infrastructure like po...

Jordan increases cement prices

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Jordan’s five factories increased the price of cement to JOD74/t (US$104) from JOD38 on Sunday, according to The Jordan Times. The price hike is intended to end the accumulative losses of the companies over the past few years resulting from a recession after the closure of the borders, says Yousef Shamali, secretary general, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Supply. Cement exports had stopped following the closure, except for small amounts to the West Bank, and consequently the price fell fr...

Decision to fine six Polish cement companies upheld

13 April 2018, Published under Cement News

After nine years, the decision of the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to fine six manufacturers for alleged collusion has been supported by a court of appeal. The total fine, PLN411m (US$121.33m), has been reduced to PLN280m following the appeal, according to PNB. Amongst the fined companies are Grupo Ozarow (PLN92.5m), Cemex Polska (PLN69.4m), Gorazdze Cement (PLN51.3m), Dyckerhoff Polska (PLN31.4m), Cementownia Warta (PLN23.2m) and Cementownia Odra (PLN12m)....

CRH Ciment SA and Comnord SA accepts Romania’s Competition Council fine for unauthorised merger

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH Ciment and Comnord SA have been retrospectively fined RON3,056,314 (US$802,409) by Romania’s Competition Council for the implementation of a merger carried out before receiving the council's authorisation. In its analysis of a recent transaction, through which CRH Ciment SA became the sole shareholder of CRH Comnord SA, the Competition Council found that a previous operation had not been notified and authorised according to current rules, which prohibits mergers without notification a...

Contractor wins LKR1m worth of Insee Sanstha cement

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The grand prize of the ‘Athek Barata Cementhi’ campaign by Insee Cement has been won by a contractor based in Meerigama, Sri Lanka. Chandika Rajapakshahas has received the prize of LKR1m (US$6,501) worth of Insee Sanstha cement in a competition designed to reward loyal customers, reports the Daily Mirror. Alongside this, 45 other winners received LKR50,000 worth of Insee Sanstha cement in a daily draw. "INSEE Sanstha is blended cement with a long-standing legacy. One in every three houses ...