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Holcim to close Hungarian plant

09 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim is to close  its cement factory in the Hungarian city of Labatlan (N Hungary) by next year, communications director of Holcim Hungaria Zrt., Iren Marta told local press on Monday. According to reports in MTI, Holcim originally planned to wind up the 144 years old plant by 2010, but its lifetime had since been extended by environment-friendly investments of almost HUF 500m to 2016. However, the downturn of Hungary's construction industry has now made closing unavoidable, Ms Marta sa...

Cement Hranice 2012 outlook, Czech Republic

10 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Despite reporting an increase in 2011 cement sales, Czech cement producer Cement Hranice company expects a decline this year the Euro zone sovereign debt crisis and a continuing fall in construction output. Last year the company increased sales by 14.5 per cent last year to CZK1.69bn (EUR69m) following two years of declining sales due to a downturn in the domestic construction industry. Net profit in 2011 reached CZK499m, an increase of 10 YoY. Cement Hranice's results improved last ye...

Lafarge-Strabag complete test runs at new Hungary works

28 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Strabag have successfully completed a test run at their Kiralyegyhaza cement plant in south west Hungary which they completed last autumn, Lafarge Cement Cement Magyarorszag managing director, Frederic Aubet, said at a press conference. The plant can produce around 750,000t of clinker and 1Mta of cement and is expected to reach full capacity in 2-3 years.  Source: EcoNews

Europe’s youngest cement plant

22 November 2011, Published under Cement News

It is rare for a new 1Mta cement works to be constructed in Europe, and Hungary is perhaps not the first place one might expect such a plant to be built. However, Austria’s Strabag identified an opening in the local market and to realise its dream embarked on an ambitious project with participation from China, Europe and Lafarge Cement. Zsófia Zadravecz of Lafarge Cement Hungary  gives a detailed description of the equipment and plant design for Europe's newest cement plant. The...

Hungary: building on traditions

21 November 2011, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement products as an essential construction material is a representative indicator of economic development and socio-economic “well-being” in Hungary. The Hungarian Cement Association gives a brief overview of recent developments in the country’s cement sector in the context of the nation’s recent economic performance and outlines the key trends going forward. In 2011, GDP growth in Hungary has been weaker than the European average. In the first quarter, the Hungarian eco...