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Antarctic mission for Hanson packed products

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Bagged cement from Hanson UK's Ketton cement works has been shipped more than 9600 miles for use in the upgrade of Rothera Wharf in Antarctica. The work is part of a long-term programme to modernise infrastructure at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station to ensure its facilities continue to enable world-leading research. Together with the commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world which is due to come into s...

Hanson updates on 2016 sustainability highlights

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK’s 2017 sustainability report shows capital investment by the company is up 40 per cent with a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve its sites.   The annual report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, details progress against the company’s 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste and water. Highlights include: • reaching 2020 target for use of recycled planings in new asphalt ahead of schedule. • wa...

HeidelbergCement

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The 2016 preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show a 12.6 per cent improvement in turnover for last year to EUR15,166m (US$ 15,963.43) but eased by some two per cent on a comparative basis. The EBITDA advanced by 12.5 per cent to EUR2939m and the trading profit was ahead by 7.5 per cent to EUR1984m, or by around three per cent adjusting for currency movements and changes in the scope of consolidation. Boosted by the addition of Italcementi, group sales of cementitious materials ro...

UK cement after Brexit

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK’s cement sector has seen substantial change in the last 12 months, with new cement producers coming to the market and a raft of legislation to ensure a competitive market for customers going forward. The recent Brexit vote has cast a shadow over the economy, but even though several very large projects are currently on hold, the long-term fundamentals for cement demand remain strong. HeidelbergCement-owned Hanson operates around 3Mta of cement capacity at plants in Padeswood ...

Hanson UK CEO to step down

22 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK chief executive officer, Patrick O’Shea, is stepping down in December after eight years at the head of the construction materials business. His successor will be Daniel Cooper, who is currently northern regional general manager for Hanson Australia. Patrick (pictured right) joined Hanson PLC in 1990 and held a variety of senior financial and operational roles before becoming chief executive of Hanson Pacific in 2001. In 2003 he added responsibility for continental Europe to this ...

CMA welcomes recent sale of UK plants

07 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has welcomed the sale of plants by Lafarge Tarmac and Hanson. In the Competition Commission’s (CC) market investigation report published in January 2014, the CC had ordered Lafarge Tarmac to sell one of two cement plants and Hanson to sell one of its ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) plants to enhance competition in the cement and GGBS markets in Great Britain. Lafarge Tarmac and Hope Construction Materials Ltd (Hope) both appealed...

UK regulator demands domestic shake up

17 January 2014, Published under Cement News

The structure and conduct of the UK cement sector restricts competition, costing consumers around GBP50m annually, and therefore requires decisive market intervention, according to the conclusions of the two-year investigation by the UK’s Competition Commission published this week. The investigation did not, however, identify any problems with the markets for aggregates or RMC. The Commission’s report sets out a series of remedies it claims will increase competition in an effort to provide...