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Aumund supplies second kiln line at Medcem Madencilik

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH is supplying 41 machines for a new kiln line at the Medcem Madencilik cement plant in Silifke in the Turkish province of Mersin. The Aumund supply package comprises six belt bucket elevators, two bucket elevators with central chain, four pan conveyors and 11 drag chain conveyors. The conveying capacities range from 50-900tph.The machines will be used for feeding material to the raw mill, the raw mill silo, the coal mill, the heat exchanger and the cem...

Thomas Gruppe acquires Opterra Zement GmbH and Opterra Beton GmbH

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Thomas Gruppe has confirmed the acquisition of Opterra Zement GmbH and Opterra Beton GmbH (east Germany), which have been owned by CRH Plc since 2015 as part of the pre-merger bulk acquisition of certain Lafarge and Holcim assets.  CIC-Market Solutions estimates Opterra's cement sales to be close to EUR110m. The transaction amount has not been disclosed but is unlikely to exceed EUR200m. CRH previously tried to sell this asset to Schwenk Zement KG in 2017 (transaction value of the m...

GCCA holds its Innovandi Open Challenge 'Demo Day'

19 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the latest results of its first ever Innovandi Open Challenge, its industry accelerator that partnered six start-ups from around the world with GCCA members to develop and commercialise new decarbonisation technologies.  The two-day ‘Demo Day’ event took place at VDZ’s (German Cement Association) headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and showcased the positive progress made by the six consortia during the Open Challenge, which ...

Heidelberg Materials submits CO2 reduction targets to SBTi

13 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reconfirmed its 2030 carbon reduction targets, submitting them to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for validation in line with the recently announced 1.5°C scenario. Heidelberg Materials has actively contributed to the development of the new 1.5°C framework and, in 2019 was the first company in the cement sector to have its then targets endorsed by the SBTi.    “We have been actively supporting SBTi’s efforts to develop a 1.5°C roadmap and impactfu...

Kingsblue and Haver & Boecker announce plant management platform partnership

03 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Kingsblue and Haver & Boecker will be partnering up and providing an integrated experience for clients using Kingsblue’s Plant Management Platform (PMP).  As a leading provider of digitalisation software applications for streamlined plant and spare parts management, Kingsblue work hard at creating a product that is the perfect addition to every operator’s digital tool box.  Haver & Boecker is known for their strength in machinery and high technology equipment. With Haver & Boecker,...

HeidelbergCement rebrands to start a new chapter

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported that HeidelbergCement was to change its name to Heidelberg Materials. This transformation towards a building materials company occurred gradually over the last century as the company diversified towards the wider building materials markets rather than restricting its growth to its cement business. The new name will reflect the change in company outlook but it will not change 150 years of cement history. What’s in a name? HeidelbergCement will have considered long an...

HeidelbergCement becomes Heidelberg Materials

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has changed its name to Heidelberg Materials . The company revealed its new brand identity in the presence of hundreds of employees at its headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.   ‘Heidelberg’ remains as a synonym for continuity and market leadership. ‘Materials’ replaces ‘Cement’ and stands for an innovative portfolio of sustainable and intelligent building materials as well as digital solutions, said the company. "We are proud of our cement business, but the company'...

Holcim expands digital customer platform

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is expanding its proprietary digital customer platform, ConcreteDirect, from North America to Europe and Latin America. This expansion of the comprehensive digital platform for construction job site professionals offers a seamless customer experience from France, Germany and the UK, all the way to Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador. The platform connects all relevant jobsite professionals on a construction site with Holcim’s teams to best coordinate their tasks with tailored real-tim...

alcemy secures funding to help cement sector decarbonisation

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany-based developer of predictive analysis software for the cement sector, alcemy has secured EUR10m in a Series A round of funding led by Galvanize Climate Solutions. The company’s software provides precise quality predictions for mixtures and their ingredients enabling cement producers to adjust fluctuations in limestone and cement. alcemy claims it can save up to 50 per cent of CO 2 and in 2021 it reduced customer CO 2 emissions by 80,000t. “We founded alcemy with the vision tha...

Christian Pfeiffer introduces high-performance ROC

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Rapid Object Classifier (ROC) is Christian Pfeiffer’s high-efficiency classifier working mainly in closed circuit with a ball mill or pin mill respectively in the grinding or in the coating plant, and occasionally as a stand-alone system.   The ROC can achieve a fineness of up to 98 per cent <5.0µm, depending on machine size and material, while keeping highest performance. The efficiency that this classifier delivers is outstanding processing capacities from 1200m 3 /h until 55,000m ...