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Holcim Philippines breaks ground on Kalayaan project

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim officials broke ground at its Davao plant, where two major projects are being undertaken to raise the works’ production capacity from 1.4Mta to 2.2Mta. The PHP1.5bn (US$29m) Kalayaan project will see the automation of loading of its products from ship-to-dock and an increase in grinding project. The Davao expansion is part of Holcim Philippines’ PHP2.7bn investment to raise its domestic cement capacity to 12Mta from the current 10Mta. The increased capacity will allow the compan...

Cemex, Holcim, Cementos Argos face cartel allegations in Colombia

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex, Holcim and Cementos Argos have 20 days to respond to allegations of cartelisation in the Colombia’s cement market. If the evidence against the companies is found conclusive, they could be subject to fines of up to COP70bn (US$23.9m) per infraction. The investigation started in August 2013 when the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) opened an investigation and formulated a statement of objections against Cementos Argos, Cemex, Holcim, Cementos Tequendama, Cementos San Ma...

Holcim supplies Mexico City airport

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico begun the operation of an on-site production facility to supply premixed concrete for the foundation of the passenger terminal of Mexico City’s new international airport (NAICM), Manuel Sirtori, Corporate Director of Premixed Concrete, Sales, Logistics and Distribution for the company has said.   “Holcim Mexico is proud to participate in the construction of the country’s most extensive infrastructure project of the century. To contribute in the building of the new airport is a...

Holcim Vietnam given green light to build inland port

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Authorities of Vietnam’s southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have approved a proposal by Thanh Long Co Ltd to develop an inland waterway port to meet the transport requirement's for the Holcim cement plant. The provincial authorities assigned the Department of Transport to cooperate with relevant agencies to add planning of the facility to the province’s master plan for inland waterway transport by 2020. The Thanh Long plans to develop the port on an area of 5000m2 between the...

Building collapses at Holcim Obourg

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

A collapse of a building near one of the kilns of Holcim’s 1.4Mta Obourg plant in Belgium on 23 May has resulted in the death of one worker and the closure of the plant as an investigation takes place into the causes of the collapse. Emergency services were promptly at the scene but the heavy damage to the structure of the building required further specialist help to locate the at first missing 34 year-old employee, who had worked for Holcim for the past 10 years. Holcim has undertake...

Holcim Argentina appoints Carlos Espina as new CEO

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Mr Espina has been the LafargeHolcim’s senior vice president of research and development since 2012 and based in the group’s Research Centre in Lyon, France. Holder of a degree in Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Sciences of the University of Oviedo, Spain and an MBA of the European School of Management Development (EUDEM), he was CEO of Arcelor Méditerranée before moving to LafargeHolcim.

Holcim (Argentina) approves clinker imports

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Argentina) has approved the import of up to six vessels of clinker for the period up to April 2018 via LH Trading, according to a company statement. The shipments represents some 250,800t of clinker with an approximate value of US$16.3m. The imports, which are expected to start in May, will help the company to meet growing demand as the country sees increased construction activity. LafargeHolcim’s Argentinian subsidiary has a production capacity of 4.8Mta.

Holcim Croatia boosts revenues thanks to exports

03 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Croatia saw its revenues rise by seven per cent YoY in 2016 as it improved exports. In addition, the company reduced its expenditures and kept cash flow high. However, the domestic market maintained the pressure to lower prices. Unfortunately, on the domestic market there is still a constant pressure to reduce prices, so all the effort we've invested as a team could actually have had a much better effect", the company’s CFO, Denis Zupicic, explained. He added that if prices were to...

Holcim to invest EUR900,000+ in Carboneras in 2017

24 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim has earmarked EUR900,000 to carry out a series of capex projects in 2017 at its Carboneras plant in Spain. Projects will include a system for collecting and treating rainwater and improve the roofing on some material storage areas. In 2016 the Carboneras works has invested more than EUR120,000 in various initiative to reduce its environmental impact and in best-available practice technology, including the installation of a new wastewater treatment plant, optimisation of bulk handli...

Mexico: Cemex increases cement price 11%

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex notified its distributors that from January 2017 it will increase the price of grey cement by around 11 per cent nationwide. Other producers such as Holcim and Cruz Azul are following suit with similar price rises of around MXN300 (US$14.60) Distributors of Construramas, Cemex’s chain of shops in Nuevo Léon and other Mexican states said the latest price rise will see cement at MXN2740-3000/t. Retail customers in Nuevo Léon will see the price of a 50kg bag of cement rise by MXN155-172...