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Holcim acquires Minerales y Agregados

15 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Minerales y Agregados, a leader in advanced mortars and adhesives in Guatemala. Minerales y Agregados represents Holcim’s first production facility in Guatemala, while expanding the region’s Solutions & Products range with a new line of business. Holcim expects to deliver synergies by expanding the supply of Minerales y Agregados from its plants in Metapán, El Salvador, as well as by expanding the advanced mortars and adhesives offer from the Disensa retail network. ...

Lafarge Africa appoints new CEO

15 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Mr Lolu Alade-Akinyemi has been appointed group managing director/chief executive officer (GMD/CEO) of Lafarge Africa  (part of Holcim ) with effect from 1 July 2023. Prior to this appointment, Mr Alade-Akinyemi was the company’s CFO and the supply chain director. He was appointed an executive director to the board on 8 April 2020. He has over 20 years of cross-functional experience in finance, supply chain, business development, and sales. According to the company, Mr Alade-Akinyemi i...

Exshaw Cement progresses with 'Low-Carbon Fuel project'

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Exshaw Cement plant has announced that its 'Low-Carbon Fuel project' is advancing quickly.  Brad Kok, CEO of Lafarge Canada (West) ( Holcim Group ), and his team toured the project last week for implementation later this year. This initiative will replace 50 per cent of natural gas on our modern kiln line with low-carbon recycled materials and reduce our carbon footprint while reusing materials that would have been transported to landfills.

Digitalisation with lower case ‘d’

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Large companies proudly initiate large-scale digitalisation programmes and invest millions in futuristic solutions. The new challenges of a rapidly-changing world require a new set of skills and, above all, a certain mindset that is open to learning and open to change. Combining such a mindset with easily-accessible tools, Holcim’s Siggenthal plant in Switzerland has implemented low-cost digital solutions at its Gabenchopf quarry. By Dr Pawel Kawalc, Holcim, Switzerland. Figure ...

Aggregate Industries appoints new plant manager

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based Aggregate Industries , which is part of the Holcim Group , has appointed Thierry Davila as plant manager at its Cauldon  works in Staffordshire. Mr Davila has over 27 years’ experience in the cement industry, including almost 20 as part of the Holcim Group. Having worked on Cauldon projects since November 2021 in his previous role with Holcim, Mr Davila has made a full-time move to the UK to focus on strategic operations within the business. He will also focus on implementing the...

Holcim Philippines’ PLC offering

05 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The introduction of Holcim Philippine’s brand of Portland limestone cement (PLC) to the domestic construction market is an important step in the local cement industry’s strides towards a low-carbon economy. The company is leading the way with this greener cement offering, which includes a range of benefits in terms of durability and versatility. By Kandy Icy Minano, Holcim Philippines. Figure 1: Holcim Optimo in different packaging – bulk, 1t and 40kg bag (© Holcim) The continuo...

Holcim Alpena opens new TDF unit

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened a new whole-tyre co-processing facility at its Alpena plant in Michigan, USA. The US$7.4m state-supported investment is expected to convert 22,000tpa of tyres into energy to help fuel the company’s cement plant. The tyre-derived fuel (TDF) will initially account for ~10 per cent of the cement plant’s thermal requirement. Construction on the TDF facility started in August 2022, partly funded by a US$3m grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Ene...

Holcim Beckum carbon capture project reaches first test phase

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Germany , thyssenkrupp Uhde and the Technical University of Berlin have started the first test phase of latest amine scrubbing technology to separate the process exhaust gas CO 2  at the Holcim cement plant in Beckum , Germany. The project cooperation was announced about a year ago and the installation of the first system module in the factory is ready.  The aim is to significantly reduce the CO 2 emissions of existing cement plants and at the same time make the separated CO ...

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...