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Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s developments and its expectations going forward. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem, speaks with ICR about the company’s achievements to date and challenges ahead ICR: How has Ecocem evolved since its founding and where are its cement plants located today? ...

Ecocem joins Bill Gates in “Solving for Zero” documentary

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is joining leading scientists and innovators in Bill Gates’ new documentary series, “Solving for Zero”. The pilot documentary and 10-part series on streaming service Wondrium, based on Bill Gates’ best-selling book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” will feature Ecocem, amongst a range of scientists, start-ups, and solutions at the environmental forefront of reaching net zero. The documen...

Breedon Group Plc records revenue of GBP1232.5m in 2021

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc announced revenue from audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 totalling GBP1232.5m, up 33 per cent from GBP928.7m in 2020. Profit before tax amounted to GBP114.3m compared to GBP48.1m in 2020, a rise of 138 per cent. Statutory EBIT reached GBP127.4m, up 107 per cent when compared to GBP61.6m in 2020.  On a like-for-like (LfL) basis and compared to 2019, aggregates volumes increased 12 per cent, asphalt volumes 20 per cent and cement volumes by 14 per ...

CRH records group sales of US$31bn in 2021

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

2021 was a year of growth for CRH with positive underlying momentum in North America and Europe resulting in good demand in both regions. Group sales of US$31bn (2020: US$27.6bn) were 12 per cent ahead of 2020 and eight per cent ahead on a like-for-like(LfL) basis.  Albert Manifold, CRH CEO, said: " Our 2021 performance reflects the outstanding commitment and resilience of our people as well as the benefits of our integrated, customer-focused business strategy." Americas Materials b...

CRH prepares Ukraine business contingency plans

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based CRH has prepared contingency plans to address the fallout of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. The company is closely monitoring the situation in the country as it has the largest Ukrainian exposure of any Irish business. CRH entered Ukraine in 1999 through the acquisition of PJSC Podilsky Cement . In the 2011-2013 period, the company expanded its presence through the acquisition of JSC Mykolaiv Cement in Mykolaiv and Cement LLC in Odessa. In late 2021 CRH rebranded i...

WCA welcomes enterprise Ireland as an Affiliate Member

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Enterprise Ireland as an affiliate member.   Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government trade and innovation agency, responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. It represents a cluster of over 450 Irish companies that supply products and services in to the international and domestic construction industries.  Supporti...

Ecocem appoints Olivier Guise as executive director of strategy, technology and new business

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has announced the appointment of Olivier Guise as executive director of strategy, technology and new business. In this newly-create role, Mr Guise will develop and operate the company’s “ambition strategy” and accelerate progress in bringing its breakthrough low-carbon technology to the global cement and concrete market. He brings over 17 years of experience in the construction materials industry, having been general manager of cement and executive committee member at LafargeHolc...

CRH reports 1H sales up 15%

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH saw its sales for the first half of 2021 increase 15 per cent YoY (10 per cent on a like-for-like basis) to US$14bn. First-half trading benefitted from a positive underlying backdrop in North America and Europe, said the company in a statement. Like-for-likesales in its Americas Materials segment increased by three per cent compared to 1H20, driven by improved volumes of aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete, with price progress across all lines of business. In the Europe Materials...

CRH continues share buyback programme

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH is continuing its share buyback programme by entering into an arrangement with Societe Generale, which will repurchase ordinary shares on the group’s behalf for a value up to US$300m. The buyback will begin today and is expected to complete by 1 October 2021. The programme is intended to reduce the share capital of CRH.

Ecocem Materials announces EUR22.5m equity investment

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem Materials has announced an EUR22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe. BEV will also nominate a director to the company’s board. The investment will enable Ecocem to bring new ultra-low-carbon cements to the market over the coming years, which will draw on its deep knowledge of slag-based cements and incorporate new materials and technologies developed by the company, according to a press release. "Everyone at E...