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Romania Competition Council suspects cement collusion

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The prices charged by Romania’s three leading cement producers Holcim, CRH and HeidelbergCement have followed a similar pattern and the geographic distribution of the customers around the companies’ cement plants support suspicions that the three are sharing the market, according to a report on the cement market completed by Romania’s Competition Council. The report is part of a continued investigation into the country’s cement market , started last October. The Competition Council launc...

Romania's Competition Council launches cement market investigation

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Romania's Competition Council (RCC) is investigating possible anti-competitive practices between the three domestic market cement producers – Holcim Romania, CRH Ciment Romania and HeidelbergCement Romania. It is reported in the Romania Insider that the three companies are suspected of having split the local market in terms of market shares, product offer, production sales levels, technical development and investments. The investigation will also look at possible price-fixing starting from ...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...

Mexican cement prices forecast to rise in 2018

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Mexico are expected to continue their rise this year. Cemex increased its cement price at the start and in the middle of the year by Cemex, "We have announced two price increases so far this year. The increase executed in cement was four per cent in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period of the previous year. In line with what we mentioned at the beginning of the year, we have adjusted our pricing policy to compensate for the impact of inflation," acco...

Colombia’s State Council ratifies Holcim pricing sanction

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Following Colombia’s State Council confirmation of a million-dollar sanction imposed by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce against Cemex Colombia, the country’s High Court confirmed the fine of COP923m to Holcim Colombia SA. The fine was first imposed in 2008 but Holcim Colombia had appealed. The State Council said that there are indications about the existence of market share agreements and allocation of production quotas between the companies Holcim Colombia SA, Cemex Colombia...

Holcim to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Between May and December 2018 Holcim is expected to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina, worth US$27.52m. The imports will arrive in 10 shipments of 42,350t each. In December 2017 the cement producer announced investments of US$120m to increase cement capacity at its Malagueno plant in Córdoba. The project includes the addition of a complete line with a clinker capacity of 0.512Mta and a cement capacity of 0.73Mta. Construction works are expected to start in 1H18.

Holcim Argentina to invest US$120m in Malagueño

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has announced a US$120m investment to raise cement capacity at its Malagueño plant by 45 per cent. The expansion project includes the reconstruction of a complete clinker line and a new cement mill as well as the refurbishment of the dispatch lines. The implementation of the expansion is expected to start in early 2018. Some 0.73Mta of capacity will be operational by 2020. "It is a significant increase and will help alleviate some of the problems of backwardness ...

Cementos Argos, Cemex and Holcim fined COP200bn

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Colombia has fined Cementos Argos, Cemex and Holcim over COP200bn (US$66m) for fixing prices, according to Reuters. The fine has been applied to the companies and some of its managers. In total, the companies represent 96 per cent of Colombia’s cement market and allegedly agreed to set prices between January 2010 and December 2012. Cement prices in this period increased 29.9 per cent whilst inflation was just 9.3 per cent. Holcim released a statement protesting the fine applied by the ...

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...