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Breedon Group reports 18% revenue increase

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has reported an 18 per cent YoY rise in revenue to GBP447.4m for the first six months of 2019. Pretax profit advanced 30 per cent to GBP39.5m, compared to GBP30.4m in the 1H18. Ready-mix concrete volumes fell five per cent from 1.6Mm 3 to 1.5Mm 3 , but cement sales were up from 0.9Mt to 1Mt in the 1H19. The company also saw aggregate sales climb six per cent to 9.9Mt from 9.3Mt. "The period began well, with benign weather in the first quarter and generally healthy...

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site. Stuart Wykes of Tarmac said, “There's a lot of work done leading up to something like this, so the chimney is weakened in certain places and certain sections taken out and then over 200 detonators put in around it so it collap...