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Aggregate Industries opens new RMC plant in Birmingham, UK

05 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has opened a second ready-mix concrete plant in Birmingham to increase its capacity and meet rapidly-growing demand in and around the UK’s second-largest city. The new, high-capacity site is located in Aston and will operate alongside its sister plant in Bordesley Green. Both sites are less than three miles from the city centre, making Aggregate Industries well placed to maintain its position as supplier of choice for major construction and infrastructure projects in B...

Aggregate Industries targets cement tanker driver safety

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries and its Lafarge Cement business have partnered with hauliers Simon Gibson Transport and Lomas Distribution to produce a new training package to address a significant industry gap for cement tanker driver training. The new bespoke training, the Cement Drivers Skills Qualification (CDSQ), has received CPC accreditation and recognises the necessary specialist training and accreditation required for the niche skillset and will help raise safety standards Currently all d...

Natural gas and CO2 abatement across the Atlantic

30 June 2023, Published under Cement News

This week we look at the differing attitudes to alternative fuels (AFs) on each side of the Atlantic. While CEMBUREAU in its 2022 Activity Report has demonstrated the rising level of co-processing in the EU-27 as achieving 52 per cent, in the USA a study by Global Efficiency Intelligence (GEI) has argued that US cement plants may well do better replacing coal and petcoke with natural gas rather than alternative fuels. Europe is considered the leading proponent of co-processing and the use...

Holcim Philippines to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange

30 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is voluntarily delisting from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) after its major shareholder Holderfin BV acquired additional Holcim shares from Sumitomo Osaka Cement. The deal resulted in Holcim’s public float falling to 5.05 per cent, below the required 10 per cent minimum for listed firms.  In the deal, which was completed on 29 July, Holderfin purchased 594.9m common shares from Sumitomo Osaka, equivalent to 9.22 per cent of the company’s outstanding capital sto...

Aggregate Industries debuts London's first electric concrete mixer

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  (part of Holcim ) has announced the launch of London’s first electric-powered concrete mixer. The state-of-the-art 26t mixer will serve the company’s London Concrete arm, supplying essential ready-mix concrete materials across the capital. Expected to be put to immediate use, the custom-built Renault Trucks vehicle will constitute the second operational electric mixer truck in the UK and the first of its kind operating in London.  The launch is the result of a part...

Lafarge Africa launches Eco Label

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc  (part of Holcim ) has announced the launch of its Eco Label branding to help communicate the environmental benefits of its sustainable building solutions and build on the company’s net zero pledge. Eco Label represents a broad range of green cements for high performance, sustainability and circular construction, says the cement producer,  Lafarge’s UniCem brand, which contributes about 23 per cent of the company’s entire volume, is now eco-friendly. Products that ar...

Lafarge Algeria increases cement exports in 1H23

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria ( Holcim ) has announced improved export results for the 1H23. Thanks to the support of the Algerian authorities and close collaboration with its partners, Lafarge Algeria exported nearly 1.7Mt of products, 39 per cent of which were 'cement' finished products  valuing more than US$80m. Volumes were helped by the start up of the  automatic shiploader at Djenden Port, with 18,000tpd capacity.

France leads European construction slowdown

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Financial analysts CIC-Market Solutions (CMS) forecasts a decline in European construction activity, especially in France where new property builds are expected to dip. "The property market, traditionally the first sector of the real economy to be affected by monetary tightening policies, is bearing the full brunt of the combined effect of rising interest rates and higher factor costs, as well as the government's half-hearted efforts to support activity," said the French analysts. "After the...

Aggregate Industries welcomes UK's first green bio-fuel cement tanker

20 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  (part of Holcim ) has taken delivery of the next generation of cement tanker, fuelled by a green bio-fuel. Marking a UK first, the company has deployed the truck as part of its Lafarge Cement business. Working with logistical partner, Lomas Distribution, the 44t bulk tanker is fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a fossil-free alternative to mineral diesel, resulting in up to 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  The truck joins the fleet of 5...

Geocycle UK accelerates decarbonisation efforts

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The investment of GBP13.5M (US$17.25m/EUR15.7m) contributes to Geocycle's commitment to decarbonise the Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant ( Holcim group ) by saving up to 30,000t of CO 2 per year. At the same time the platform supports the country's efforts to find sustainable solutions for non-recyclable waste streams such as plastics, fibres and textiles. The majority of the material comes from within a 50-mile radius of the site, reducing transport emissions whilst ensuring ...