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CRH's Group Finance Director to retire

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Senan Murphy intends to retire from his position as CRH's Group Finance Director during the course of 2021. The board is initiating a process to identify a successor and will make an announcement once the process is completed. Senan will continue in his role until a successor is identified and to ensure a smooth transition. He will remain as an adviser to the company post transition. Group Chief Executive, Albert Manifold said: "As Group Finance Director, Senan's experience and insights...

Quinn Industrial Holdings to change name to Mannok

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Quinn Industrial Holdings and the Quinn Building Products and Quinn Packaging  brands are rebranding to Mannok after tthe culmination of a five-year transformation programme and investment programme. "We are extremely pleased to unveil Mannok as our new brand identity, which we believe better reflects the ownership, evolution and future focus of our business. It marks a major milestone for us following a five-year transformation programme that has empowered our staff and repositioned our bu...

CRH revenues expected to recover in 3Q20

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the release of CRH's 2020 interim results last Friday, ICR now takes a deeper look at what the underlying trends have been for the company's trading performance during this challenging period. First-half sales for the group were five per cent behind, with like-for-like (LfL) sales three per cent behind the 1H20, as a positive performance in the first quarter was followed by significant disruption in the second quarter. EBITDA of US$1.59bn down when compared with 2019 (1H19: US$1.6...

CRH sees EBITDA rise 2% in the 1H20

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has released its unaudited results for the first half of 2020, showing a 4.9 per cent YoY decline in revenue to US$12.2bn from US$12.85bn in the 1H19. However, EBITDA edged up two per cent on a like-for-like (LfL) basis to US$1.59bn. Profit before tax for the 1H20 reached US$518m against US$717m last year, primarily reflecting a lower profit on divestments. "As a Group we took swift and comprehensive action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and our ability to flex our cost base and ...

Breedon Group closes operations in Ireland

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has announced the temporary closure of its plants in the Republic of Ireland, including its Kinnegad cement plant, with the exception of those serving health projects or critical road and utility infrastructure. The closure is in addition to other measures announced last week and follows the Irish government introducing restrictions on non-essential businesses from 27 March. "Our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and co...

Breedon announces COVID-19 mitigation measures

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group, based in Great Britain and Ireland, has announced a series of measures that it will undertake to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. "In light of recent government measures, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and communities, we have decided temporarily to suspend production at our UK sites, with the exception of our Hope cement plant and those of our operations which serve critical supply needs. During the course of this week we ...

Cevian Capital increases stake in CRH

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cevian Capital, Europe’s largest activist investor, has increased its stake in CRH to above three per cent for the first time. "As a long-term investor, we are pleased to be able to increase our ownership and commitment to CRH at a share price that is well below our view of the value of the group's assets," said Cevian Capital partner, Gustav Lundgren. "We remain convinced of CRH's potential and support the company's efforts to unlock value and enhance long-term competitiveness," he ad...

Ecocem Group appoints new MD for Ireland

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Ecocem Group  have made a strategic internal appointment of Susan McGarry as managing director of Ecocem Ireland. A chartered engineer Susan has worked for Ecocem for close to nine years in a variety of roles, the most recent of which was European sustainability manager. "Working across the Ecocem Group for 9 years has giving me the confidence and the ability to take on this challenge. The Ecocem Group is at a crucial point in its development and I intend to make sure Ireland plays a ce...

CRH EBITDA up 25% in 2019

03 March 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH plc posted a six per cent advance, or three per cent like-for-like (LfL), in sales to EUR28.3bn in 2019 when compared with 2018. The company’s EBITDA increased 25 per cent (+3 per cent LfL) YoY to EUR4.2bn while it saw an EBITDA margin increase of 230 basis points. “CRH delivered good profit growth in 2019 supported by positive momentum in our heritage businesses and strong contributions from recent acquisitions. With a continuing focus on margin expansion, cash generation and enhanced ...

Masaveu doubles US exports in 2019

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Masaveu has doubled its export shipments to the USA from its Tudela Veguín plant in Spain in 2019. The US is now the third-largest market for the cement producer, representing an export volume of 118,673t in 2019, compared to 50,061t in the previous year. The exports to the US account for 18.3 per cent of the company’s total exports. To improve its export operations the company inaugurated a new terminal in Muelle Norte, to expand its El Musel facility, at the end of 2019. It is the third ...