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Cruz Azul will see power supply restored

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cruz Azul and Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission have reached an agreement and the state power supplier must reconnect power to the cement plant in Tula, Hidalgo state, by 12.45h on Wednesday, 7 September, according to Federco Sarabia Pozo, president of Cruz Azul. The plant’s power supply was suspended 20 days ago as the cement companies had more than MXN300m in economic losses. Before the interruption to its power supply the plant worked at a 30 per cent capacity utilisation rate, re...

Hearing postponed for those arrested in Cruz Azul confrontation

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The 10 people arrested for the confrontation at the Cruz Azul cement plant in Hidalgo, Mexico, on 27 April remain in custody after the lawyers of the accused obtained a postponement following two hearings to hear the case file. According to sources from the Hidalgo Attorney General's Office, one week after the events in which eight people were killed, the operation to search for more suspects in the attack on the cement plant continues, CE Noticias Financieras reported. The Hidalgo pro...

Authorities investigate aggression at Cruz Azul plant

02 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Authorities in the State of Hidalgo and the Cruz Azul Cooperative are investigating an incident at the Cruz Azul cement plant in Mexico on April 27, 2022, which left eight people dead. The Hidalgo prosecutor, Alejandro Habib, said that of the 10 people arrested for the confrontation at the plant, most came from municipalities of the State of Mexico, reportedly sent to take control of the plant by force.   Those arrested following the confrontation are from Tlapacoya, Nezahualcóotl, Tecáac, ...

Cruz Azul legal dispute risks sustained cement production

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based cement producer Cruz Azul is currently facing a legal conflict in its plant in Tula, Hidalgo, that threatens to impact cement production. The plant currently employs 1300 workers and two groups are seeking control of the company. A day after the failed seizure of the facilities that the dissident group intended that resulted in a riot, the cooperative members chaired by Federico Sarabia, warned that due to the series of sabotage and actions taken against them by the group led ...

Fire at Cruz Azul’s Tula operations

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at Cruz Azul’s facility in Tula de Allende, Mexico, on Sunday morning. The flames were reportedly located at the company’s limestone conveyor belt. The fire was extinguished within two hours, but around 500m of the belt has been damaged. Operations are not expected to affected, while repair work will last between 15-20 days. 

Cruz Azul partially closes Tula plant

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cruz Azul is partially closing its Tula plant in Hidalgo, Mexico, as it lacks current environmental authorisation for the operation of its plant. Staff of the Federal Procuracy for Environmental Protection (Profepa) carried out an inspection of the plant and when verifying documents, it was found that the plant did not have a current authorisation of the Environmental and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat). As a precautionary measure the construction and operation of Raw Mill No...

Cruz Azul to invest US$300m in plants

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

As part of its plant modernisation programme, Mexico’s Cruz Azul plans to spend US$300m in upgrading its four plants in the next four years. Cooperativa La Cruz Azul President, Guillermo Álvarez, said half of the sum would be spent in the next two years with the remainder earmarked for 2019-20. “We will make the investment in a gradual manner in each two-year period to prevent decapitalisation of the company,” he said. The company’s oldest cement lines will be updated with latest-gene...

Mexico: Cemex increases cement price 11%

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex notified its distributors that from January 2017 it will increase the price of grey cement by around 11 per cent nationwide. Other producers such as Holcim and Cruz Azul are following suit with similar price rises of around MXN300 (US$14.60) Distributors of Construramas, Cemex’s chain of shops in Nuevo Léon and other Mexican states said the latest price rise will see cement at MXN2740-3000/t. Retail customers in Nuevo Léon will see the price of a 50kg bag of cement rise by MXN155-172...

Mexico: Cruz Azul opens second Palmar de Bravo line

14 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Cooperative la Cruz Azul recently opened a second production line at its Palmar de Bravo cement works, operated by its subsidiary CYCNA de Oriente. "CYCNA Orient today reaches 100 per cent of its design capacity. Previously this plant produced 1.2Mta of cement, but with the second line an additional 1.5Mta can be manufactured, giving a total of 2.7Mta, “said Guillermo Alvarez Cuevas, CEO of Cooperativa La Cruz Azul.