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Holcim delivers electric block train vehicles to logistic partners

18 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Early March saw the ceremonial handover of the first all-electric block train in the fresh Holcim branding to the producer’s logistics partner Bernhard Gehle Baustoffe GmbH. Because Gehle has concluded a corresponding electricity contract, the vehicle is mainly charged with green electricity. In addition to a lively exchange between the dispatcher, drivers and suppliers, the focus was on the driving experience with the new e-truck. And everyone agreed: this is what the sustainable fu...

Holcim Mexico appoints Jorge Gonzalez as CFO

15 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Jorge Gonzalez has been named as the new CFO of Holcim Mexico , the Mexican division of one of the largest global producers of building materials. This move, by the company, is reportedly aimed at strengthening their position as an industry leader in sustainable construction materials.  The new CFO says, “I am excited to take on this new challenge at a key moment for Holcim Mexico, in which we are accelerating our growth in the country significantly.” This appointment comes after the exe...

Holcim North America introduces ECOAsh beneficiated ash

13 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim North America has announced the introduction of ECOAsh beneficiated ash within its Lafarge Western Canada operations. According to Holcim, with plans for future expansion into the US, this strategic move not only demonstrates Holcim North America's dedication to sustainability but also positions the company as an early adopter of innovative technology aimed at decarbonising the construction industry ECOAsh embodies a circular and innovative solution, representing a significant l...

Fives collaborates with Holcim for hydrogen decarbonisation order

07 March 2024, Published under Cement News

With more than 50 years of leadership in hydrogen, Fives is supporting Holcim in its energy transition and the decarbonisation of its production processes. Fives has carried out hydrogen tests with Holcim at the La Malle site in France, which have made it possible to achieve a hydrogen substitution rate of more than 50 per cent, a result unprecedented in the cement industry, claims Fives. In addition, the project has significantly increased the rate of use of alternative fuels while m...

Mexico’s green wave

05 March 2024, Published under Cement News

The decarbonisation message has resonated in Mexico where the cement industry has grasped the opportunity to become a leader in sustainable cement production. Infrastructure is benefitting from low-carbon cement solutions while cement companies invest in making their operations more sustainable. By ICR Research, UK. Mexico’s cement industry is tapping into the decarbonisation drive of the global cement industry, looking to reduce its carbon footprint (Pictured: Cementos Moctezuma’s...

Holcim proposes Michael H McGarry as independent Board of Directors member

01 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim proposes Michael H McGarry, formerly chairman and CEO of PPG Industries, a leading global specialty coatings company, for election to its Board of Directors. The election will take place at Holcim’s Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2024. All other members are standing for re-election. Jan Jenisch is proposed for re-election as chairman of the Board.  With the proposed nomination, the Holcim Board will comprise 10 members, nine of whom are independent according to the Swiss Code of...

Holcim posts record results in 2023

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has posted record results in 2023 with full-year net sales of CHF27,009m (US$30,662m), compared to CHF29,189m in the previous year. Recurring EBIT over the same period advanced from CHF4752m to CHF4760m, while operating profit improved from CHF3221m to CHF4577m. Earnings per share declined from CHF5.48 in 2022 to CHF5.37 a year later. According to the company, the record results were driven by positive price over cost in cement, aggregates and ready-mix.  Commenting on the result...

Lafarge Canada accelerates EPD certification

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim ) has accelerated enhanced Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) certifying of OneCem ®  GUL Cement and NewCem ® Slag Cement at its western Canada operations. OneCem ® General Use Limestone (GUL, Type IL) Cement is manufactured at the Richmond Cement plant , while NewCem ® Slag Cement is manufactured at the Seattle Cement plant .   Both products offer the same strength, durability, and flexibility as regular cement with significantly reduced carbon emiss...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh initiates plastic waste facility

20 February 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh ( Holcim group ) and Sylhet City Corp (SCC) launched a joint initiative to install a material recovery facility at BDT153m (US$1.39m) to sustain plastic waste in Sylhet, eastern Bangladesh. This is the country’s first municipal solid waste and plastic waste segregation plant, enabling the automatic segregation of non-biodegradable plastic products. MD Tajul Islam, minister for local government, rural development and cooperatives (LGRD), recently inaugurated the fa...

Holcim to invest US$55m in Tabasco mill

15 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico plans to invest US$55m in the construction of a new grinding mill at its plant in Macuspana , Tabasco, Mexico. The new mill will increase cement capacity at the facility to 1.5Mta. This investment in Tabasco reflects our firm belief in the potential of southeastern Mexico and our commitment to the sustainable development of the region," said Jaime Hill, Holcim Mexico's CEO, in a statement. "Through this expansion, we will not only increase our capacity to supply the state...