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Holcim France accelerates decarbonisation goals

29 May 2023, Published under Cement News

On the occasion of the launch of France Ciment, Holcim France has reaffirmed its ambition and plays its full part in the decarbonisation objectives of the sector . In line with its commitment to become a net zero carbon company by 2050 on a global scale, Holcim France is working, with the other members of France Ciment (formerly Syndicat français de l'Industrie Cimentière), to accelerate decarbonisation. The group has already begun its transformation and has been carrying out conc...

Holcim selected to create world's first nature targets

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced that it is working with the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) to submit nature targets for validation in 2023, as part of a global initiative to set the world’s first standards for ambitious and measurable corporate action for nature. Holcim was selected by SBTN among the first 17 global companies and the only one in its industry, based on its advanced science-driven approach to nature. Holcim’s biodiversity targets are based on its Biodiversity Indicator and Re...

Holcim to deploy 1000 Volvo electric trucks

23 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim will deploy up to 1000 electric trucks from Volvo by 2030. Delivery for the first trucks will start in the 4Q23. It is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks. The deal is part of a wider partnership between Holcim and Volvo Group to deploy electric trucks across Holcim’s operations in Europe between now and 2030. Replacing diesel trucks with electric ones will reduce CO 2 emissions from road transport by up to 50 per cent per year.  Both companies are found...

Holcim invests in Coomtech

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim invests in Coomtech, a cleantech start-up that offers an innovative low-emission kinetic drying technology for raw materials. Coomtech's technology combines low-carbon and circular benefits to emits up to 75 per cent less CO 2  than traditional drying methods, enabling the use of recycled materials in cement and concrete that would otherwise require a high amount of energy to dry. The investment builds on Holcim and Coomtech’s current collaboration to develop a new low-carbon cement...

Lafarge Africa launches its Ewekoro bagging plant

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa ( Holcim group ) has launched   a bag manufacturing plant in Ewekoro , Nigeria. The plant features cutting-edge and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment, the first of its kind in the country. With an installed capacity of 105m bags, of which 8.8m will be produced monthly, the plant is designed to handle large-scale production of bags in a safe and efficient manner. In addition, this investment further drives Lafarge Africa’s sustainability agenda as it reduces the CO...

Holcim and Air Liquide join forces to decarbonise new Obourg plant

02 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Air Liquide and Holcim have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue a project to decarbonise Holcim’s new cement production plant under development in Belgium, using Air Liquide's proprietary Cryocap TM  carbon capture innovative technology. Thanks to Air Liquide’s unique carbon capture innovative technology, Holcim will be able to reduce emissions by up to 1.1Mta CO 2 . The new cement production plant announced will be replacing an existing asset.  This partnership form...

Lafarge Canada acquires Westridge Quarries

01 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (Holcim) has acquired Westridge Quarries operations. Westridge is a well-established supplier of construction aggregates and contract crushing services for the Okanagan Valley. The acquisition is in alignment with Lafarge’s Strategy 2025 to expand its aggregates business through critical acquisitions of pits, quarries, docks, and depots in strategic high growth markets. “This is an exciting step forward in our 2025 growth strategy,” said Brad Kohl, President & CEO, Lafar...

Holcim reports 8% organic growth in 1Q23

24 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reported organic sales growth of eight per cent to CHF5725m (US$6401m) in the first quarter of 2023. Over the same period, recurring EBIT came in at CHF493m, marking 12 per cent organic growth. “ This profitable growth was led by strong performances across our building materials businesses. Our teams continued our fast-paced execution, with 12 value-accretive acquisitions, including Duro-Last, completing our range of flat roofing systems. With strong underlying trends acros...

Holcim launches ECOCycle®

18 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched ECOCycle®, its proprietary circular technology platform to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions. With ECOCycle® Holcim can recycle 100 per cent of construction demolition materials across a broad range of applications, from decarbonised raw materials in low-carbon cement formulation, all the way to aggregates in concrete and fillers in road construction. Jan Jenisch, CEO, Holcim, said, “Across all metropolitan areas where we operate, ...

Holcim acquires Sivyer Logistics

06 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Sivyer Logistics, a leading producer of recycled construction and demolition waste (CDW) for the London construction market. Sivyer currently handles around 1Mta of materials, using state-of-the-art recycling and recovery technologies to recover over 500,000t of recycled aggregates and manufactured soils. The acquisition represents a further step toward driving circular construction to make cities more sustainable, according to Holcim. Miljan Gutovic, region head Eu...