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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...

UK: Holcim Belgium supports Brighton Marina project

14 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgium has been working with Subcon Europe NV on the Brighton Marina Caisson Remediation Project by providing assistance with logistics and product deliveries. In the first phase, the scope comprises of the bulk remediation grouting on 10 caissons, part of the Brighton Marina East Breakwater. The challenge was to create a ‘floating’ concrete plant on the inside of the Marina, as there was no space on the sea wall. The transport of the aggregates could be solved using split ba...

Lebanon: beyond tomorrow

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

With falling domestic consumption and foreign direct investment offering limited demand at home and the Syrian war disrupting regional export routes, Lebanon’s cement producers are cutting costs and reducing output. However, the long-term scenario offers improved opportunities both within and beyond the country’s borders. By Riwa Daou, Blominvest Bank, Lebanon. As local demand weakens and foreign direct investment falls, Lebanon's cement producers look to the medium- to long term f...

Holcim Philippines 3Q profits up 15%

27 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines increased its net profit for 9M16 by nearly 20 per cent YoY to PHP5.4bn (US$111.8m), helped by a double-digit growth in cement sales. For the 3Q alone, the company's net profit rose by 15.3 per cent YoY to PHP1.7bn, which was attributed to strong sales figures and improved operational efficiency. For the 3Q operating cash flow increased by 11 per cent YoY to PHP2.7bn, driven by sustained gains in operational efficiencies implemented at the start of the year and higher c...

Visible cracks

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Over the last 18 months CDP has analysed sectors ranging from electric utilities and automotive manufacturing to extractives and has benchmarked how leading players manage climate risks and opportunities. In June it was the turn of the cement sector, as CDP published ‘Visible Cracks’, its first report for investors on the global cement industry. This publication revealed how differently companies in the sector are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. By Tarek Soliman and Cha...

Azerbaijan: EBRD increase stake in Holcim plant

16 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised its stake in the equity capital of Holcim (Azerbaijan) OJSC in Azerbaijan (formerly Garadagh Cement Plant) to 20 per cent. A statement from the EBRD read, “The bank will continue to support a major company in Azerbaijan, demonstrating continued support for the country's non-oil sector. In addition, the company is committed to sustainability standards, and will pursue the use of alternative fuels in its operations.” ...

Indonesia: Holcim completes Lampung terminal

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia has completed the construction of its cement terminal in Lampung at a cost of up to IDR400bn (US$30.5m). The new 4.7ha facility will be used for both storage and packing and will be able to process up to 1Mt of cement per year. Speaking on the project, finance director for the company, Mark Schmidt, said, "We will get the cement from a plant in Tuban [East Java], we will take it to Lampung to be packaged and marketed in South Sumatra.”