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Buzzi Unicem

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has signed an agreement with Grupo Ricardo Brennand to purchase a 50 per cent stake BCPAR. This will involve a capital outlay of BRL700m (EUR144m), half of which will come in the form of a capital increase. It is expected that the deal will be concluded by the end of the year. There will be an option to acquire the remainder of the share capital during the 2025-26 period. In 2017 BCPAR generated a turnover of BRL538m (EUR110m) and an EBITDA of BRL88m (EUR18m) when 2.7Mt of ce...

Buzzi Unicem begins share buyback scheme

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Italy’s Buzzi Unicem has announced the commencement of a share buyback programme, with the company able to repurchase up to 7m ordinary and saving shares. The plans are intended to provide the company with an instrument for liquidity investment, according to a press release. The programme will be completed within 18 months from the date at which authorisation was received on 10 May 2018 at the shareholders' meeting. The company currently owns 50,000 ordinary shares and 29,290 saving shares...

Exergy signs WHR contract with Cementi Rossi

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementi Rossi SpA awarded Exergy the contract for a 3.5MW ORC waste heat recovery (WHR) system to be installed near the cement producer's plant in Pederobba, near Treviso, Italy. The scope of the contract includes engineering, design, site erection, commissioning and start up of the power plant and a long term after sales service.   Exergy designed a customised and compact ORC solution to convert approximately 16MWh available from exhaust heat in the clinker cooler into 3.5MW of electrici...

ICR interviews Cementir's Francesco Caltagirone Jr

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the July issue of ICR, cement associations and producers reflect on the past three decades, highlight the industry’s achievements and look at the way ahead as climate change and other challenges drive changes in the industry. In this interview, ICR speaks with Francesco Caltagirone Jr, chairman & CEO, Cementir Holding SpA. ICR How has your company evolved over the last 30 years and what has changed most, at a plant or company level, over that period? Francesco Caltagirone Jr (FC) C...

Cementir sets out plans in the run-up to 2020

27 June 2018, Published under Cement News

In the company's 2018-20 business plan, Francesco Caltagirone Jr, chairman and CEO of Cementir, vowed to generate more value for shareholders, presenting his vision for the next two years. Cementir's revenue is expected to grow by 5.5 per cent between 2017 and 2020, with a target set at EUR1.34bn in 2020. EBITDA is expected to rise by 6.6 per cent to EUR270m from EUR223m in 2017. To improve profitability and efficiency in all areas, the company would continues its drive to rationalise pro...

Colacem completes Maddaloni Cement acquisition

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Colacem SpA acquired on 1 June 2018 the entire share capital of Maddaloni Cement Srl, owner of a 0.3Mta cement manufacturing plant based in Maddaloni (CE), from Cementir Italia SpA (HeidelbergCement group). The transaction, which has been successfully finalised by the directors of the Colacem Board, will increase the domestic market share held by Colacem. "This step demonstrates our trust in the potential of our country and in the role cement will play as an indispensable product today...

Buzzi Unicem hit by poor weather and early Holy Week

11 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's first-quarter turnover declined by 8.4 per cent to EUR539.1m as a harsh winter took its toll in many countries. Net debt at the end of March was 3.9 per cent higher at EUR896.2m, while capital expenditure was increased by 6.3 per cent to EUR52.3m. Cement deliveries eased by 1.6 per cent to 5.1Mt, while group ready-mixed concrete deliveries declined by 6.3 per cent to 2.4Mm³.  The Italian turnover improved by 8.3 per cent to EUR103m, thanks to the inclusion of the former Cem...

Cementir suffers 1Q18 weather effects

11 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementir's first-quarter turnover declined by 13.4 per cent to EUR242.3m, while adjusting for the Italian operations disposed of, the reduction was a more modest 1.6 per cent. EBITDA improved by 4.7 per cent to EUR24.1m, while at the trading level there was a swing from a EUR0.95m loss to a EUR6.31m profit. Helped by the interest line turning positive, the pretax result went from a EUR6.18m loss to a profit of EUR7.20m. Net debt at the end of March was EUR387.1m compared with the EUR646.4m a...

Ciment de Bizerte exports clinker to Italy

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Ciment de Bizerte scheduled a ship to sail on 3 May from Tunisia to Italy, carrying around 8000t of clinker, as part of its export programme and continued performance tests of the company's new wharf facilities. The company has scheduled an additional 30,000t of clinker exports later in the month as well as the unloading of a petcoke vessel to ensure the smooth running of its facilities. Last month Ciment de Bizerte resumed exports to Cameroon .

Buzzi Unicem Full Year 2017 results

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

In 2017 Buzzi Unicem group sold 26.8Mt of cement (+4.4 per cent compared to 2016) and 12.3Mm 3 of ready-mix concrete (+3 per cent YoY). Consolidated net sales increased by 5.1 per cent, from EUR2669.3m to EUR2806.2m. EBITDA decreased by 7.7 per cent from EUR550.6m to EUR508.2m. The foreign exchange effect was negative for EUR2m. The figure for the year under review includes non-recurring costs of EUR68.2m, of which EUR59.8m for antitrust sanctions inflicted to the Italian cement sector, ...