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HeidelbergCement completes 45% shareholding in Italcementi

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement AG has completed the acquisition of a 45 per cent shareholding in Italcementi SpA from Italmobiliare SpA. All conditions for the closing of the transaction have been fulfilled following the approval by the relevant competition authorities. "Today’s closing is an important milestone in the history of HeidelbergCement," said Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Management Board, on Friday, 1 July. "By adding Italcementi to our Group, we are considerably strengthening our globa...

HeidelbergCement Georgia reports record sales

30 June 2016, Published under Cement News

For the year 2015 HeidelbergCement Georgia experienced record sales, with 1.63Mt of cement and clinker sold. These sales figures were up 19 per cent on the previous year’s result. With this growth in sales the company holds a 60 per cent share in the Georgian cement market.  Director of Construction Materials, David Jugashvili said, “The recent economic changes and devaluation of the national currency have influenced the construction market in Georgia, causing certain risks for market pla...

CRH reported to carry out due diligence on HeidelbergCement's US assets

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based building materials giant CRH is reportedly among bidders for the US assets put up for sale by HeidelbergCement to appease competition authorities over its Italcementi acquisition. CRH and US company Summit Materials are among bidders chosen to carry out due diligence for US$600m of US assets, according to Bloomberg. In April CRH’s CEO Albert Manifold had already indicated that the group was interested in the Germany-based cement producer.

Italmobilaire to acqure non-core assets

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi SpA have made an amendment to HeidelbergCement's acquisition of the entire participation held by Italmobiliare in Italcementi SpA. The new procedure will allow the parties to proceed with the closing of the transaction on 1 July 2016. Before the closing date, Italmobiliare will now acquire the “non-core assets” ie those participations currently held by Italcementi in Italgen SpA and BravoSolution SpA, as well as certain real estate assets. Italmobili...

USA: clearance for Italcementi acquisition

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

On 17 June 2016, the United States Federal Trade Commission reached an agreement with HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi SpA allowing the merger between the two companies to proceed on schedule. The Federal Trade Commission accepted the proposed divestment of operations in the US, which primarily consists of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virginia plant and up to 11 terminals. All competition approvals necessary for closing the Italcementi acquisition have now been obtained. The full...

Germany: HeidelbergCement applies for new Vohenbronnen quarry permit

17 June 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has applied for a new, long-term mining permit for the Vohenbronnen quarry.  The current authorisation expires in 2020, the company announced. The Schelklingen cement plant extracts raw materials from the Vohenbronnen quarry, which is located just 3km away, situated in the districts of Schelklingen, Schmiechen, Pappelau and Ringingen. The raw material is then transported on a 2km-long conveyor belt directly into the cement plant. The Schelklingen cement plant needs 2Mta t...

Romania: sales and profits increase

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

For the year 2015 three major cement producers in Romania saw an increase in both sales and profits. Holcim Romania increased its sales by 15 per cent in 2015, achieving a turnover of EUR253m (US$287.5m). The company also reported a net profit of EUR29m, 81 per cent higher compared to 2014. HeidelbergCement reported sales of EUR118m and a net profit of EUR25m, up 19 per cent from the previous year. CRH Romania, which took over Lafarge’s local operations, surpassed competitor Heidelb...

European Commission gives green light to HeidelbergCement's Italcementi acquisition

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has received clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of Italcementi. The European authority accepts the proposed divestment of operations in Belgium, i.e. Italcementi’s local subsidiary Compagnie des Cements Belges SA (CCB), to avoid anti-competition issues in Europe. “We are very pleased with the positive decision of the European Commission”, says Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “This decision is an important mil...

Italy: Consolidation needed as consumption forecast to remain depressed

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

With the European Commission having this week given the go-ahead to HeidelbergCement’s acquisition of Italcementi, Italy’s largest cement producer is set to become even less dependent upon what was until now its home market. Since 2007 Italcementi's domestic market has contracted from a peak consumption of 46.4Mt nine years ago to 19.6Mt in 2015, with demand predicted to be flat in 2016. The Italian cement producers’ association, AITEC, predicts that consumption will remain below 23Mt until ...

India: HeidelbergCement 4Q FY16 margins up 16.5%

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Operating margins of HeidelbergCement India jumped 18 per cent in the fourth quarter of FY16 compared to 16.5 per cent in the same period last year. Speaking to CNBC TV, said Jamshed Naval Cooper, CEO and MD of HeidelbergCement India said, "Lower pricing on the revenue front and improved operating efficiencies helped the company post good results in the 4Q of FY16." "For the fourth quarter the volume has been up by about two per cent. The costs have been lower by about 3.9 per cent. On ...