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Flexicon (Europe) Ltd opens French office

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Bulk handling equipment supplier Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in France to provide factory-direct sales and application engineering service to customers in Dijon and surrounding regions. The new office will be headed by Emmanuel Decoeur, regional sales manager. Headquartered in the USA, Flexicon are a leading producer of bulk handling equipment offered throughout Europe since 1974.

Vicat sees poorer results in Turkey and Switzerland

02 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Vica­­­t's first-half turnover advanced by 4.6 per cent to EUR1340m but eased by 0.6 per cent on a comparative basis. EBITDA improved by 1.7 per cent to EUR228 while the margin eased from 17.5 per cent to 17 per cent. The trading profit declined by 9.4 per cent to EUR97m, while the net interest charge was EUR6m higher at EUR22m, giving an attributable profit 20.7 per cent lower at EUR46m. Cement deliveries were down by 4.9 per cent to 10.81Mt and the share of turnover from cement eased ma...

LafargeHolcim doubles net income and reports 4% net sales growth

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim posted a like-for-like (LfL) net sales growth of 3.5 per cent YoY in the first half of 2019. Sales increased from CHF13.272bn (US$13.4bn) in the 1H18 to CHF13.059bn with gains in all regions but particularly thanks to favourable market conditions in Europe and north America. Recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) increased 10.8 per cent to CHF2.662bn from CHF2.484bn in the previous year’s first six months. Net income attributable to share holders of LafargeHolcim Ltd more than doubled...

Aliénor Ciments awarded first NF Hydraulic Binder certification

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Less than a year after commissioning its cement plant at Tonneins, Aliénor Ciments has been awarded its first NF Hydraulic Binder certification. The certification relates to its CEM I 52.5 R CE CP2 NF product. The certification attests that the cement complies with the standards and additional requirements by Afnor Certification and allows the Cem’In’Eu subsidiary to display the NF mark on the packaging of the company’s relevant products and transport vehicles.

Eqiom test 4 biogas trucks

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Eqiom is testing four biogass trucks as part of the company’s strategy to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its trucks by six per cent by 2020. As an alternative to diesel, the biogas helps improve air quality and protect the environment. Natural gas for vehicles includes 95 per cent methane and very light hydrocarbons. The four vehicles are being put into operation in the CRH subsidiary's road transport between the north and the Paris region. In addition, one of th...

Cem’In’Eu awards Portes les Valence grinding contract to FCB

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cem’In’Eu has awarded the contract for a 0.25Mta grinding plant at Portes les Valence, Drôme, France, to Fives FCB. The order includes an FCB-B ball mill with a capacity of 34tph, which will operate in closed circuit with an FCB TSV high-efficiency dynamic separator. In addition, Fives FCB will supply clinker, limestone and gypsum hoppers and loading systems. "This contract is the basis of a genuine partnership between Cem'In'Eu and Fives FCB which will involve the supply of other product...

Vicat announces stake in 2170 to develop low-carbon cements

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat has approached 2170, a subsidiary of Burgundy-based JPS Granulats, to accelerate the development of low-carbon cements. The French cement producers has announced it would buy a stake in the capital of 2170, which prides itself on being the first French producer to receive the NF Hydraulic Binder certification in February 2018 for the production of blended cements. "Vicat has always favoured short circuits throughout the territories. The synergies deployed between our two companies wi...

Vicat can expect higher returns in USA and Brazil

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced its 1Q19 results with a positive turnover increase of 4.7 per cent to EUR600m. It is a good opportunity to take a closer look at this multinational and the strength of cement demand in some of the countries where it is operating. In France, where the company's headquarters are located, the market has been one of the key supports in Vicat's 8.1 per cent rise in turnover to EUR225m. The company cited favourable macroeconomic and industry conditions supported by high ...

Lafarge Zimbabwe obtains US$30m loan

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has obtained a long-term US$30m facility from its parent company to enable settlement of outstanding obligations, according to The Zimbabwe Independent. The company has also acquired a US$4.4 short-term loan facility to cover working capital requirements.

Vicat sees strong French volumes

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first-quarter turnover showed 4.7 per cent improvement to EUR600m, which represents an underlying advance of just 0.3 per cent at constant parameters and exchange rates. The cement turnover also grew by 4.7 per cent to EUR302m, as cement shipments declined by four per cent to 5Mt. Before inter-sector eliminations, the cement turnover amounted to EUR353m, a 3.3 per cent improvement. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 6.7 per cent ahead at EUR229m, which represents an underlyi...