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HeidelbergCement hoards liquidity due to financial crisis

04 June 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement AG is hoarding liquidity to create a buffer should the Eurozone crisis deepen, its chief executive told the Wall Street Journal Deutschland in an interview. "At the end of the first quarter, our total liquidity was more than EUR3.7bn," Bernd Scheifele said, adding HeidelbergCement could cover all its debt maturity dates with that amount over the next 24 months. While the sovereign-debt crisis in Greece has had little impact on the cement maker's operations, Scheifele said,...

Haver & Boecker acquires Newtec Bag Palletizing

31 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Haver & Boecker Holding GmbH has taken full control of Newtec Bag Palletizing by acquiring 100 per cent of its shares from the Newtec International Group SA. Newtec Bag Palletizing is a manufacturer of automatic palletising systems with headquarters in Illzach, France. It has over 1200 references, mainly in the chemical, agricultural and building materials industries. Newtec Bag Palletizing will be an independently operating Group company. This acquisition significantly strengthens the Hav...

Loesche enters into a close strategic cooperation with A TEC

17 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Loesche GmbH, Germany, has entered into a close cooperation agreement with pyroprocess specialist A TEC Holding GmbH, Austria, in April 2012. Loesche is a market leader in dry-grinding and thermal process solutions and A TEC Holding a leader in cement pyroprocess technology. Following the move, Loesche and A TEC will be partners for the realisation of plant improvement projects, environmental projects and will be in the position to offer complete process solutions. “A great move for both...

Personnel change on the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement

27 April 2012, Published under Cement News

As of 14 March 2012, Dr.-Ing. Herbert Lütkestratkötter resigned from his position on the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement AG for personal reasons. The Nomination Committee of the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement is intensively engaged in the selection of a suitable successor. “The Supervisory Board and the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement AG regret the resignation from office by Dr. Lütkestratkötter,” says Fritz-Ju¨rgen Heckmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heidel...

Dyckerhoff raises net profit 10-fold

27 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Buzzi Unicem subsidiary Dyckerhoff, which on a turnover 13.2% higher at €1,599.6m in 2011, increased its EBITDA by 33.1% to €291m while the net attributable profit rose more than 10-fold from €6.4m to €65.6m. The net debt at the end of the year dell by 34.2% to €261.7m to give a gearing level of just 15.1%, compared with 23.8% a year earlier. With the completion of major investments, notably in Russia and in the Ukraine, capital investment was more than halved (-52%) to €86.7m, with the ...

HeidelbergCement lifts revenues, raises savings target

16 March 2012, Published under Cement News

German cement major HeidelbergCement has reported a rise in revenues in 2011 driven significantly by its exposure to attractive growth markets, continuing recovery in most group markets and successful implementation of its “FOX 2013” improvement programme. “The year 2011 was a further consistent step towards reaching our strategic goals”, says Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “We increased revenue and results despite the unexpectedly heavy rise in e...

RDF – stored and delivered

14 March 2012, Published under Cement News

When Cementos Molins Industrial of Spain needed a new RDF preparation, storage and transport facility, the cement producer turned to Vecoplan FuelTrack. The German firm put its 15 years of experience to good use in a design that not only allowed for current requirements, but also for future needs as described in this article by Boris Sassenrath, Vecoplan FuelTrack GmbH of Germany together with Ferran Griera and Gonzalo Lopez of Cementos Molins Industrial SA, Spain. Figure 1: bridge cr...

New POLAB Shuttle system for Solnhofen, Germany

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Solnhofer Portland-Zementwerke, Germany, contracted ThyssenKrupp Polysius to install a state-of-the-art laboratory automation system in the existing laboratory rooms.   For the Solnhofen plant laboratory, the solution is POLAB Shuttle, the new laboratory automation generation.   In addition to the mobile robot, the system will include a capsule receiving module, two POLAB APM sample preparation devices, an XRF sample analysis spectrometer, an XRD X-ray diffractometer and an automatic B...

HeidelbergCement ahead in 2011, but margins narrow

09 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show a 9.7 per cent advance in turnover last year to €12,902m, but the EBITDA was improving at a more modest 3.6 per cent to €2,321m. The trading profit was up by 3.0 per cent to €1,474m, or by 3.2 per cent adjusting for currency movements and changes in the scope of consolidation. Margins declined as the rise in energy costs could not be passed on in their entirety and the contribution from the sale of emission rights dropped from an adjusted €1...

Dyckerhoff advances in Poland, the Ukraine and Russia

07 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Preliminary figures from the Buzzi Unicem subsidiary Dyckerhoff show a 13.2 per cent increase in turnover to €1600m in 2010. Of this, 38 per cent was generated in Germany, 37 per cent in Eastern Europe and Russia, 14 per cent in the Benelux and 11 per cent in the United States. Group cement deliveries rose by 14.9 per cent to 15.91Mt and the ready-mixed concrete volume advanced by 19.2 per cent to 7.89m m³. Aggregates deliveries, on the other hand, were weighed down by reduced volumes in Th...