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Holcim New Zealand posts full-year loss

28 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim New Zealand, reported a loss of NZD12.3m (US$8.9m) for 2016 from a profit of NZD80m in the previous year, as it transitioned from ceasing cement production from its Westport facility to becoming an importer, thereby incurring higher distribution costs. "We had higher distribution costs due to the transition of our business away from manufacturing," a company spokeswoman said. "Our results for 2016 and YTD 2017 are in line with expectations given our focus last year was on bu...

Holcim New Zealand’s terminal shift

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim New Zealand is building two new cement terminals at a cost of NZD105m in Timaru and Auckland to ensure the ongoing supply of cement to customers beyond the closure of the 58 year-old cement plant at Westport. By Robyn Flynn, Derek Williams and Ken Cowie, Holcim New Zealand, and Benjamin Davis, Domtec, USA. Cement unloading at Holcim's new Timaru terminal in New Zealand In mid-2014 Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd was granted approval by Holcim headquarters to move forward with th...

New Zealand: Cape Foulwind closure

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim has ceased operations at its Cape Foulwind cement plant in New Zealand following a three-year closure process. The company chose to start importing cement rather than manufacturing locally. National Director of Industries, Ged O’Connell said the plant closure is a worrying development for the West Coast, where many have lost jobs due to economic conditions. “In recent years we've seen energy, construction and manufacturing jobs disappearing from the community at an alarming rat...

Holcim Westport land for sale

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Following the closure of Holcim's Cape Foulwind cement plant in Westport, New Zealand, the plant site and its 400ha of land are for sale. The 60-year old Holcim plant is due to close 30 June 2016 as the company plans to import cement to two new terminals at Auckland and Timaru. The assets available as part of the sale include a quarry, packing plant site, water treatment plant, farm land, staff housing area and ground lease and wharf silos at the Westport harbour. Potential buyers are abl...

New Zealand: Holcim Westport works close

26 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The closure of Holcim’s Westport cement works next month will result in a loss of jobs and profits for Westport Harbour Ltd (WHL). Holcim is Westport’s main customer, with its cement shipping generating over 80 per cent of WHL's revenue. WHL is a subsidiary of Buller Holdings Ltd (BHL). BHL chief executive Stephen Lowe said seven people would lose their jobs, including five dredge crew and to engineers. They will ensure the dredge and tug remains operational so that it can be used immediat...

Holcim New Zealand opens cement terminal at Port of Timaru

26 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim New Zealand officially opened its new cement terminal at the Port of Timaru on Thursday. The facility includes a 30,000t storage dome – a first for New Zealand – and has unloaded two ships since December, according to local press reports. The Port of Timaru terminal provides Holcim access to the major market of Christchurch, utilising the silo capacity completed in January 2014 at the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. It also provides distribution to the whole of the South Island mark...

Holcim

06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger of Holcim and Lafarge, subject to the disposals already agreed with the commission. The names of the merged group’s executive team have been announced and, in addition to the previously-announced CEO and finance director, these consist of four candidates from each of the two companies involved. Meanwhile, Holcim New Zealand is selling its 72 per cent stake in McDonalds Lime to the Canadian group Graymont, which is the second-largest ...

Graymont to acquire lime assets from Holcim New Zealand

16 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Graymont, the Canadian lime business, has agreed to buy McDonalds Lime from Holcim New Zealand and New Zealand Steel for an undisclosed sum. An agreement has also been reached for Graymont to acquire Taylor's Lime assets from Holcim. McDonalds Lime is 72 per cent owned by Holcim NZ, with the remainder owned by NZ Steel, and has the country’s largest lime quarry at Oparure, north of Te Kuiti.  Holcim has been trying to sell its lime business, which it no longer considers a core business...

Early stages of work at Holcim Timaru terminal underway

14 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The early stages of work are underway at the site of a proposed 30,000t cement terminal in Timaru, New Zealand. Holcim New Zealand confirmed its plans to build an import facility at PrimePort Timaru in December. Geotechnical investigation has begun with contractors drilling to 25m near the old grain silos, the Timaru Herald reported. Holcim projects manager Ken Cowie told the newspaper that the investigation work was part of getting engineering data for future design. The geotechnical ...

Holcim (New Zealand) to close Westport plant, build new import terminal

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (New Zealand) is to close its Westport cement plant as it looks to build a new import terminal elsewhere in the country. It has also put on hold plans for construction of a new cement plant in Oamaru. The company said in a statement that it will spend over NZD100m (US$79.5m) over the next three years to construct the terminal and associated infrastructure that will allow it to import and distribute bulk cement for supply to the New Zealand market. Announcing the decision, Holcim...