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ACC Ltd records 2Q21 profits after tax of INR5.69bn

20 July 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (Holcim group) has reported 2Q21 profits after tax of INR5.69bn (US$76m) up from INR2.71bn in 2Q20. In the April-June 2021 period under review, ACC Ltd recorded an EBITDA of INR8.69bn and net sales of INR38.1bn. Profit before tax reached INR7.58bn in the 2Q21, up from INR4.03bn in 2Q20. Sales volumes of cement reached 6.84Mt in the 2Q21, up from 4.76Mt in the 2Q20. Half-year sales volumes of cement reached 14.81Mt, up from 11.32Mt in the same period last year. Sridhar Bala...

Holcim Philippines invests to improve sustainability

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is set to invest PHP210m (US$4.18m) in projects to reduce the fuel consumption and increase mineral additive usage at its cement plants in Bacnotan, La Union, Lugait and Misamis Oriental, to raise business and sustainability performance. "More efficient operations will help us deliver better financial results and improve our environmental footprint. We look to continue implementing these improvements to meet our objectives of delivering greater value to our shareholders ...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe to double cement capacity in 2022

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (Holcim group) plans to double its cement milling capacity upon completion of the installation of a new vertical roller mill (VRM) in 2022. "The supply contract was signed in August 2020 and the manufacturing of the plant commenced the following month. Civil works for the VRM have since started and the expected completion date for the project is February 2022," Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe stated. The mill installation will be the last phase of a US$25m investment pl...

ADY Express starts exporting cement to Georgia

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways, has started transporting cement produced by Holcim Azerbaijan OJSC to Georgia by rail. The cargo is loaded on semi-wagons provided by ADY Express LLC at the Garadagh station and delivered to the Caspi station in Georgia. The return journey is generally carried out in 6-7 days. ADY Express has allocated 50 wagons for the transportation of these goods, which are planned to be carried out four times a month. The company plans to e...

Redecam completed Sokhna cement baghouse project

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new Redecam Group Sp A turnkey project has been successfully started up on Line 2 at LafargeHolcim’s Sokhna cement plant, Egypt. Redecam Egypt converted the main kiln/RM electrostatic precipitator filter into   a baghouse filter. It also enhanced the cooling system for the clinker cooler, including a partial ESP retrofit. Finally, the company revamped the by-pass gas cooling tower (GCT) and dust transport system.   The project follows a successful Redecam installation at the s...

Holcim launches its new group identity

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched its new group identity uniting all its market brands behind its purpose to build progress for people and the planet.   Jan Jenisch, CEO at Holcim, said: "Today marks a milestone for our company in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions. Our world is changing in many ways, with population growth, urbanisation and the climate challenge. We are determined to play our part to accelerate low-carbon and circular construction s...

La Union plant receives ISO Certifications

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Holcim Philippines La Union plant has successfully secured the latest ISO certification for occupational health and safety management systems, and is being recertified for high standards of quality and environmental management. Holcim La Union was certified for ISO 45001: 2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System and recertified for ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System). The certification body was the TUV Rhe...

Holcim acquires southern German building materials company

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reached an agreement to acquire Heinrich Teufel GmbH & Co KG, a regional player in aggregates and ready-mix concrete in southern Germany.   The company's Region Head EMEA, Miljan Gutovic, said:  "The acquisition of Heinrich Teufel will strengthen our footprint in southern Germany in aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. We were especially impressed by their shared commitment to advancing the circular economy. We look forward to warmly welcoming the Heinrich Teufel colleagu...

Modern milling in Mexico

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Encouraged by healthy construction demand and promising growth potential, two regional cement manufacturers have decided to invest in cement grinding facilities in Yucatán, Mexico. Both Cementos Fortaleza and Holcim México have entrusted Gebr Pfeiffer to deliver these facilities and the required capacity to satisfy immediate demand. By Rodney Pradet, Gebr Pfeiffer Americas, USA. Figure 1: illustration of a typical Gebr Pfeiffer ready2grind plant For some, thinking of the Yucatán...

Ambuja Cements and ACC make Industry 4.0 investment

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim India companies, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, are further investing in Industry 4.0 under the group's ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. The four-year programme aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and mana...