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ICCC and Czech cement

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The 15th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic, on 16-20 September 2019. ICR speaks with Jan Gemrich of the Czech Cement Association and Lukas Perka of VUMO about the conference and the latest developments in the Czech cement sector. ICCC 2015, which took place in Beijing, China, provided a forum for cement scientists and producers alike Carbon capture and reuse as well as the reduction of all GHG are becoming  maj...

Czech cement market can ride the construction wave

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Cemex reported that its cement sales in the Czech Republic had increased by 70 per cent and yet it had still made a net loss of US$13.18m in 2018. Cemex's 2018 results were impacted by the merger of Cemex Group companies and Cemex Development Sro in May 2018. The company points to insufficient capacities and tensions in the labour market as potential hiccups down the line. Cemex is the second-largest player in this market with an integrated 1.2Mta cement plant as well as a 0.3...

Cemex Czech Republic reports net loss in 2018

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic reported a net loss of CZK307.1m (US$13.18m) in 2018, declining from a profit of CZK194.9m in the previous year. However, sales increased 70 per cent to CZK3.81bn, with more than 98 per cent generated on the domestic market. The results were positively impacted by a merger with Cemex Cement and Cemex Development, according to an annual report. "The company recorded a YoY increase in the total volume of sales in 2018 thanks to the merger as well as thanks to the organic ...

Czech cement production increased 10% in 2018

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output increased 9.8 per cent YoY to 4.43Mt in 2018, the largest amount since 2008, according to data from the country’s cement producers’ association. The production rise has been attributed to demand from the domestic construction industry and an increase in exports. Consumption advanced 7.7 per cent to 4.25Mt, compared with 3.95Mt in 2017. Cement exports surged by 36.4 per cent to 746,610t last year, with Slovakia accounting for around 60 per cent, Germany f...

Lafarge Czech Republic to invest in plant upgrades

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In 2019, Lafarge Czech Republic plans to invest approximately CZK54m (US$2.4m) in the renovation of selected technology for clinker and cement production. Other areas of investment include the reconstruction of access roads alongside the noise and fire protection of buildings. The company noted an increased demand for cement in the first quarter of 2019. However, it has also stated that rising price of CO 2 allowances is worrying for the country’s cement sector. Company revenues increase...

Cement Hranice records 10% sales rise in 2018

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Czech Republic-based Cement Hranice (Buzzi Unicem group) saw its sales rise 10 per cent YoY in 2018 to CZK1.697bn (US$74.59m). Profit increased 15 per cent to CZK513m, compared with CZK443m of the previous year. "A positive contribution to the increase in sales came mainly from the boom of construction in the Czech Republic and from higher supplies to Poland," said Roman Michalcik, board member. The majority of its cement output was sold domestically, generating CZK1.229bn, while exports...

Czech cement production rises 3% in 2017

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in the Czech Republic increased 2.5 per cent YoY to 4.03Mt in 2017, according to the Czech Cement Association. Similarly, consumption showed growth of 3.5 per cent YoY to 3.95Mt in the same period. Imports increased by 19.2 per cent YoY to 552,290t in 2017, with deliveries to Slovakia consisting of almost half the figure and Poland forming over a third. However, exports fell 6.5 per cent to 547,267t in 2017 when compared with the previous year. Amongst the top export ma...

PSP Engineering announces 38% sales increase in 2017

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

PSP Engineering, a major Czech turnkey supplier, has announced a 38 per cent YoY rise in sales to CZK616m (US$28m) in 2017. The company’s profit surged 192.5 per cent to CZK11.7m, compared to CZK4m of the previous year, according to its annual report. Sales of equipment for cement plants and crushing and grinding machinery contributed 27 and 26 per cent, respectively. Sales in the Hungarian market advanced six per cent YoY, accounting for 16 per cent of PSP’s turnover, said Mykola Narevy...

Lafarge Czech Republic plans to invest CZK100m in upgrades

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Czech Republic has announced that it plans to invest CZK100m (US$4.54m) in plant upgrades. Half of the total amount has already been used in the reconstruction of the chimney flue gas filter into a more modern version which is 20 times more efficient, according to the press release. The company also plans to invest CZK40m in technology for storing, handling and dispensing alternative fuels into the clinker firing system. Furthermore, the cement plant is expected to improve noise em...

Czech Cement Hranice sees 6% YoY sales rise in 2017

30 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement Hranice reported a 6.3 per cent YoY sales increase to CZK1.569bn (US$74.6m) in 2017 from CZK1.476bn in the previous year. The Dyckerhoff-owned Czech producer supplied product with a value of around CZK1.12bn of sales to the domestic market and a further CZK450m represented exports, according to the Czech News Agency. "The year 2017 was characterised by a growth in the volume of sales both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech construction sector continued growing, and than...