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Holcim El Salvador receives positive packaging certificate

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador received the 100% Recovered Energy (Positive Packaging) distinction, awarded by the international certification company Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), for recovering from the environment packaging of the same or greater amount than the paper used in its cement packaging. The recovered packaging is used in co-processing. The company recovers paper through a waste separation station in Santa Ana, where waste from 16 municipalities in the country arrives. Thanks to...

Holcim Maya plant: achieving next level operational performance

13 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Last year, Holcim El Salvador completed the modernisation and reactivation of its Maya cement works. Equipped with Industry 4.0 technology, it has become one of the first facilities to benefit from Holcim’s ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ initiative. Juan Romero, director of Industrial Operations, Holcim El Salvador, explains what it means for Maya to be a digital showcase site, a leader in performance excellence, and a pioneer in Industry 4.0 technologies developed by an expert team of innovators. ...

El Salvador sees increase in Portland cement price

16 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Average bagged cement prices in El Salvador saw YoY increases in January 2023, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. The price of a 42.5kg bag of Portland cement for ex-works delivery  increased 6.1 per cent US$8.58 in January 2023 from US$8.09 in January 2022. At retail level, the price of the same bag increased by 3.7 per cent YoY to US$9.16 from US$8.83 in January 2022.

Holcim El Salvador starts Plants of Tomorrow technology at Maya plant

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador has been celebrating the opening of its state-of-the-art Maya cement plant.   The Maya plant upgrade is part of the group’s 'Plants of Tomorrow' programme, one of the largest roll-outs of Industry 4.0 in the building materials industry. At Maya, the company is deploying innovative technologies for increased safety, efficiency and sustainability, including a remote plant control system, drones for kiln and tower inspections, mobile app to track production levels a...

Elementia to invest US$40m in El Salvador

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Elementia is investing US$40m in its Cementos Fortaleza plant in Acajutla, El Salvador. The project will add 0.3Mta of cement capacity to the country and is expected to start operation in the 1Q23. “The new 0.3Mta Cementos Fortaleza plant, which is expected to start operations in the first quarter of 2023, will be built in El Salvador due to its strategic location in Central America, with access to key ports, a climate positive in terms of foreign investment and the right char...

Cement demand in El Salvador sees 33% hike in 10M21

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador increased 33 per cent YoY to 1.437Mt in the 10M21 from 1.086Mt in the 10M20, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. Cement prices have increased with cement delivered ex-works (including VAT) up 6.9 per cent YoY to US$8.09/bag of 42.5kg in January 2022 from US$7.57/bag in January 2021. At the retail level, prices increased by 5.6 per cent YoY to US$8.83/bag in January 2022 from US$8.36/bag.

Cemex and Cementos Progreso see growth scenarios

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

At the end of last year, Cemex agreed to the sale of its Costa Rica and El Salvador operations to Guatemala's Cementos Progreso for US$335m. ICR discusses the ongoing Cemex strategy of Operation Resilience and considers how the new assets will fit in with Cementos Progreso's portfolio. Cemex's divestment included the sale of one fully-integrated cement plant, one grinding station, seven ready-mix plants an aggregate quarry and a distribution centre in Costa Rica as well as a distribut...

Cemex to sell Costa Rica and El Salvador operations to Cementos Progreso

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Cemex has signed an agreement for the sale of its operations in Costa Rica and El Salvador with Guatemala’s Cementos Progeso Holdings, for the amount of US$335m, to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. The assets up for sale include an integrated cement plant, a grinding station, seven concrete plants, an aggregates quarry and a distribution centre in Costa Rica as well as a distribution centre in El Salvador. The disposal of the operations are in line with Cemex’s str...

Holcim El Salvador awards solar park contract

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador awarded the contract for the construction of a solar park to AES El Salvador. The solar power facility would be built at its El Ronco cement plant in Metapan in the second half of 2022. As part of the US$19m investment AES would be responsible for the installation of 39,200 solar panels as well as the operation of the photovoltaic park for 15 years. The facility is expected to generate 17MW of renewable energy, accounting for 21 per cent of the energy required for cement...

Cementos Progreso to increase its regional presence

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Guatemala-based Cementos Progreso (CEMPRO) is seeking to increase its participation in the regional market. Following the investment made at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepéquez, the Guatemalan company is exploring various investment areas in Central America, according to a company spokesperson. It recently entered the Belize and Panama markets and strengthened its participation in Honduras where they hold a leading position. The firm also has presence in Colombia (South America). ...