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Cementos Argos reopening Colombian plants

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it will be partially reopening its operations in Colombia to supply the public works that were given the go-ahead by Decree 531 of April 2020. The Rioclaro works in Antioquia as well as a limited number of concrete plants will open, in line with health and safety guidance defined by the authorities, according to Valora Analitik. "The company is ready to scale up its operation in the country once the activity of construction of buildings and the commercialisation of...

Cementos Argos to build space launch pad

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argos Cement is currently participating as the supplier of the cement needed for the construction of the Ariane VI Space Station, being built in French Guiana. Argos will ship close to 54,500t of three different types of cement with high levels of resistance and advanced technical requirements, including a road binder as a soil stabiliser solution used for the first time in this type of work, and some sulphate-resistant cements. Argos cement will be used in the construction of all the nec...

Cementos Argos readies itself for 'vibrant' US market growth

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

With US demand recovery on a roll, Cementos Argos is readying itself for 'vibrant' growth in the years ahead with the group having consolidated its presence in nine strategic states. Last year, Argos recorded historic overall results in terms of both income and EBITDA, which rose above US$2.9m and US$534m (growth of 17 and eight per cent, respectively). The company reported unprecedented consolidated figures in terms of cement and concrete sales volumes, dispatching 12.5Mt of cement and 11M...

Argos acquires French Guiana assets

10 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia's largest cement maker, Argos, said on Wednesday it will pay EUR50m to acquire Ciments Guyanias, owned equally by Lafarge and Holcim, just two days after the European majors announced a merger. The purchase includes a 200,000tpa clinker grinding plant and a port, both located in Degrad des Cannes, close to the capital Cayenne. Argos said the move forms part of the company’s objective to consolidate it operational and logistical cement network. The deal is also in keeping with Arg...