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Holcim México inaugurates new Umán grinding unit

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim México saw the commissioning of its new 0.65Mta grinding plant in Umán, Yucatán. The Umán plant will be supplied with clinker from production facilities in Macuspana, Tabasco, and Orizaba, Veracruz. The plant represents an investment of more than US$40m and will be able to supply key infrastructure projects such as the Mayan Train and the Dos Bocas Refinery as well as supply cement in the construction of bridges, roads and housing. “It is one of the most m...

Holcim Mexico to launch eco-labels

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim México has launched new eco-labels, EcoEtiquetas, to improve customer communication and make the environmental benefits of its products and construction solutions more transparent. The labels will be used for all products that meet sustainability criteria, including smaller CO2 footprints and the use of recycled materials. In Mexico this includes cements branded as Apasco, Maestro and Supra Cemento as well as Supra Mortero mortar. “This is one more step on our way to become a Net ...

Holcim Mexico launches Holcim Supra range

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Following years of research at its Center for Technological Innovation for Construction and with international support of LafargeHolcim’s Innovation Center in Lyon, France, Holcim Mexico has launched a new product range, Holcim Supra. The new product family is the only smart 3-in-1 technology that, in addition to repelling water, optimises production processes and protects works from environmental agents, keeping them in good condition for longer, says Holcim Mexico. Holcim Supra is aime...

Mexico: getting back to business

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemex was quick to announce that it was resuming operations, having previously fallen into line with the National Cement Chamber’s (CANACEM) decision to cease cement plant operations in Mexico on 2 April 2020.  Pressure to keep construction and cement sectors operational Cemex's announcement was a rapid about-turn on the advice that CANACEM president, Jaime Rocha Font, had given earlier: "We will stop supplying public and private works as of Saturday 4 April, this including th...

Holcim Mexico to build new plant in Yucatan

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico has announced that it will construct a new facility in Umán, Yucatan, representing an investment of around US$40m. The grinding plant will have a 0.65Mta capacity and is part of the company’s efforts to expand in the southeast of the country, according to a company press release. "Expanding our operations in the Yucatan Peninsula demonstrates our long-term commitment to the region and the country. The area presents great growth opportunities in a strategic market for Holcim M...

Cement prices fall in Mexico City

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico City’s cement prices have fallen in September compared to June 2019, according to a survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Casa de Bolsa. Holcim Mexico recorded a 17 per cent lower price in September compared to three months earlier, followed by Cementos Moctezuma with a decrease of 13 per cent. "Our data show an image of interesting nuances for pricing between different players in Mexico City, but it is important to note that it is a small sample," said Nikolai Lippmann and Alejandra O...

Jaime Hill appointed as CEO of Holcim Mexico

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Jaime Hill has been appointed as the CEO of Holcim Mexico, as the company looks to strengthen operations and consolidate the firm in the cement, aggregate, concrete and value-added product sectors, according to a press release.  "I am honoured to take on this responsibility because Mexico is a key country for LafargeHolcim. In strategy 2022, we will implement a simpler and results-oriented operating model, so that we can be closer to our customers. This will involve investments in projects...

Holcim Mexico to raise prices of bagged cement

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico has announced that the prices of its bagged cement products will increase by seven per cent from 1 September. The hike has been attributed to the high volatility in the exchange rate as well as rising costs, with energy prices rising up to 22.9 per cent. The company has reportedly implemented mitigation measures, such as increasing process efficiencies, to reduce the impact of the effects on production and distribution expenses.

Mexican cement firms line up for airport contracts

22 September 2015, Published under Cement News

A group of 20 Mexican cement firms from AMCI, the association of independent concrete companies, are to invest MXN300m (EUR15.90m, US$18.03m) in the installation of a sector cluster to supply concrete for the construction of Mexico City's new international airport (NAICM). These firms will provide 48 per cent of the concrete required for the project and are currently negotiating with the Mexican construction industry chamber, CMIC, to obtain the association's support for the initiative....

Holcim Apasco to be renamed

24 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Apasco is to be renamed Holcim México in order to unify the "brand and strengthen its presence as a global leader in the Mexican market," Holcim Latinoamérica's CEO Andreas Leu was quoted as saying by local publication El Universo. Holcim Apasco is Mexcio's second largest cement company with seven plants and a 12.6Mta capacity including the new 1.6Mta Hermosillo works in Sonora, north of the country. In the first three months of the year, Holcim Apasco in Mexico saw domestic cem...