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Buzzi Unicem regional performances in 1H22

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reported positive development of deliveries in the United States, central Europe, Poland and the Czech Republic in the 1H22, as well as a continued slowdown in Italy and Ukraine. In Ukraine, at the end of February 2022, Buzzi Unicem was obliged to suspend production and commercial activities in both of our factories. At the end of March, with the repositioning of the conflict in the east and south-east of the country, the activity resumed at the Volyn plant, in the northwes...

HeidelbergCement expands its RMC business in the Czech Republic

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has acquired six ready-mixed concrete plants and one sand pit via its Czech subsidiary Českomoravský beton from Kámen Zbraslav in the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. All plants have a well-established residential and commercial customer base around the city of Brno, with high demand for sustainable building solutions. With this deal, HeidelbergCement continues to drive forward its portfolio optimisation programme and further expand its footp...

Cement Hranice sees 4% uptick in net profit in 2021

25 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Cement Hranice , owned by Dyckerhoff AG, increased its sales by 13.4 per cent to CZK2.037bn (US$89.8m) in 2021 when compared with sales posted in 2020. The company’s net profit advanced by four per cent YoY to CZK585.7m. "The past year was marked by increased demand for cement sales. Especially at the end of the year, we were forced to reduce our clinker and cement stocks to the lowest possible level, but we still had to slightly reduce deliveries to our customers," a...

Buzzi Unicem records strong growth in Italy in 2021

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its consolidated financial results of 2021 which saw cement and clinker sales rise by 6.7 per cent to 31.2Mt from 29.25Mt in 2020. EBITDA reached EUR795m and EBIT stood at EUR546m, an improvement of about four per cent at constant exchange rates. Group ready-mix sales totalled 12.141Mm 3 in 2021, up from 11.743Mm 3 in 2020, a rise of 3.4 per cent. Net sales totalled EUR3.446m, up 6.9 per cent from EUR3.222m in 2020. Consolidated net profit reached EU...

Buzzi Unicem FY21 preliminary regional results see 7% rise in cement sales

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales of the Buzzi Unicem group amounted to 31.2Mt in 2021, increasing by 6.7 per cent when compared to 2020. Ready-mix concrete output, which stood at 12.1Mm 3 , was also up, by 3.4 per cent, compared to the volumes of last year. Consolidated net sales for the financial year increased from EUR3222.4m to EUR3445.6m. The sales volumes achieved by the group in 2021 exceeded the level of those reached in the previous year, thanks to the progress recorded in Italy, the USA and easter...

Českomoravský Cement plans CZK300m sustainability investment into Radotín

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Českomoravský Cement is preparing an investment of CZK300m (US$13.71m) to improve the environmental performance of its Radotín plant. The purchase of a new vertical mill and other environmental measures will enable the works to reduce CO 2 emissions by 12 per cent and electricity consumption by 24 per cent by 2030. The company intends to select the technology for the new mill this year and prepare project documentation for the building permit application in 2023....

Czech Republic sees domestic sales up 4% in 2020

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output declined 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.51Mt in 2020, which was still the second-highest level since 2008, according to preliminary data. Overall domestic sales expanded by 4.2 per cent to 4Mt. Cement exports declined 26 per cent to 562,720t, with the most important markets being Slovakia (almost 50 per cent), Poland (about 25 per cent), Germany (18 per cent) and Austria (10 per cent), according to the Czech News Agency.

Lafarge Cement sees record sales in 2020

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite the coronavirus pandemic  in 2020 Czech-based producer Lafarge Cement reported a nine per cent YoY rise in sales to CZK1.55bn (US$72.1m) and pretax profit went up by 60 per cent to CZK555m. This represents the best income figure in its history, said Miroslav Kratochvil, who leads the LafargeHolcim subsidiary. The pandemic saw higher staff and operational cost. However, the increased expenditures were offset by savings, Mr Kratochvil said. Demand for building materials continues thi...

Hranice sees 12% increase in 2020 profit

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Cement Hranice, owned by Germany-based Dyckerhoff AG, saw its profit rise 12.1 per cent YoY to CZK561.5m (US$26.2m) in 2020 on sales of CZK1.797bn, up 1.2 per cent YoY. "Cement and other product sales declined by 3.4 per cent YoY in 2020 owing to lower supplies to the sister Slovak company ZAPA beton," said board member Roman Michalcik. Cement sales in the Czech market totalled CZK1.386bn, while exports accounted for the rest. Domestic sales increased by around CZK4...

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...