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McInnis Cement to build Bronx warehouse, USA

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement plans to build a US$40m distribution warehouse along the East River in the Bronx, New York, to help develop the borough's waterfront and reduce road traffic. McInnis Cement will transport cement down the river from Quebec in 35,000t loads. McInnis will still use trucks to deliver cement from the warehouse to customers, but the new facility should decrease the trucking situation in the borough. "We've done a pretty thorough analysis of the trucking effect in the local commun...

Shadow rail minister visits Lafarge Tarmac Tunstead quarry, UK

24 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Minister for Railways, visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead aggregates, cement and lime operations this week to discuss rail capacity and ideas to improve the local and national rail network. The Shadow Minister was joined by Cllr Caitlin Bisknell, the leader of High Peak Borough Council. Lilian Greenwood MP and Cllr Caitlin Bisknell were given a tour of the Tunstead site, including the railway sidings. Mat Woodcock, Head of Group Logistics and Supply Chain at ...

India: UltraTech outlines upcoming greenfield expansion

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Following its planned takeover of two cement plants owned by the Jaypee group, UltraTech has outlined its next phase of greenfield expansion. India’s largest cement producer is planning to set up two  greenfield grinding units in Bihar and West Bengal, according to managing director OP Puranmalka. In addition, the company plans to build a bulk terminal in Maharashtra to enhance transport and logistics, and increase capacity at its existing plant in Rajasthan. While the capacity expansion w...

Ghorahai works halts production

14 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based producer Ghorahai Cement Industry (GCI) has halted output at its cement plant in the Dang district as protests by tipper operators disrupt the flow of production. The tippers, which supply raw materials to the cement factory, have remained off the road for nine days, as operators call for a revision in the transportation charge. "We have not been able to produce cement for the past nine days as tipper operators are not supply raw materials to the factory," a GCI official told Re...

Hope Construction Materials introduces TomTom Telematic to fleet

16 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, the UK’s leading independent supplier of construction materials, is introducing TomTom Telematics technology to their 400-strong fleet to improve sustainability and customer service.   Installation of the integrated telematics system in cement tankers, tipper trucks and concrete mixers is well underway with the entire fleet set to be connected by the start of 2015.   The move will see more efficient route planning and provide a wealth of data on vehicle movements...

Cemex UK takes delivery of new cement mixer fleet

12 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has taken delivery of a fleet of new cement mixers after a ground-breaking deal with a leading vehicle solutions firm. The company ordered 11 of the specialist 26t vehicles as part of a GBP1.2m agreement with Motiva Group. The deal is the first of its kind between the two companies. “Cemex is a huge business with operations spanning 50 countries around the world, so the fact they’re renewing part of their UK fleet through us is a massive shot in the arm," said Peter Wright, sales dir...

Nepal: moves to facilitate production

17 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The government of Nepal has said it will expand access roads to 11 cement plants and supply electricity to eight factories during the current fiscal to facilitate cement production. "Access road will be expanded from factories to the limestone mines of the respective factories," said Jeet Bahadur Thapa, joint secretary of the Ministry of Industry (MoI), adding. The move continues a policy introduced by the government in FY2008-09 to build the necessary infrastructure like access roads, ...

Raysut Cement nine-month net profit up 8% YoY

12 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement, Oman's biggest cement producer, reported an eight per cent increase in net profit to US$60.21m compared with US$55.71m in the same period of last year. Revenue was US$183m for the period, just ahead of the US$182m recorded  in the first nine months of 2013. "While there are positive signs of growth in Oman market, the same is not being translated into cement demand due to sever competitions from the UAE suppliers. The competitions are also experienced in the Yemen and ea...

Semen Indonesia eyes Papua plant construction

17 September 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia is considering the possibility of constructing a cement plant in Papua to meet demand potential in the country’s eastern-most province and reduce distribution and logistic costs. Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia president director, told local press that the plant would either be located in Jayapura or Manokwari, the two largest cities in proximity to a limestone quarry. "We hope the study can conclude soon so that we can include the investment needed for the plant in o...

Hope invests GBP3.6m in new Mercedes-Benz truck fleet

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent supplier of construction materials, is bolstering its 300-strong concrete mixer fleet with 36 new Mercedes-Benz trucks involving an investment of GBP3.6m (EUR4.5m).   The trucks are Euro 6 compliant, built to the latest diesel engine emission legislation from the European Commission.   The state-of-the-art Arocs 3236 8x4 B11 4-axle mixer trucks, each equipped with a McPhee mixer system, represents a huge investment by the firm and de...