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Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...

Dal Engineering Group delivers Greek rotary kiln shells

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim contacted Dal Engineering Group to fabricate two kiln shells with diameters of 4.35m for its Milaki Cement plant in Greece. The delivery was completed on December 2021.  Heracles Cement's order leaves the Dal Engineering workshop Meanwhile, Dal Engineering Group has announced that its DAL workshop currently has the biggest stress-relieving furnace in Europe, which has a maximum charging capacity of 150t/charge. Dal Engineering Group's new workshop ...

Zimbabwe to keep imports flowing

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Zimbabwe's cement market opted to keep import permits in response to increasing cement shortages. Zimbabwe’s cement sector has been stretched and reliance on Lafarge Cement (Holcim group) and PPC, the top two domestic producers, has led to the current situation where imports have become a necessity to complete private and public building projects. The immediate cement shortage in the country has been exacerbated by Lafarge Cement’s plant breakdown, where a roof collapsed on a ...

Holcim collaborates with authorities over Lafarge SA case

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim is continuing to collaborate with the French judicial authorities, which interviewed a representative of Lafarge SA on 29 November 2021, for the second time since 2018, according to a press release.  The development follows France’s highest court, the Cour de cassation, ruling that Lafarge’s previous indictment for complicity in crimes against humanity was wrongly cancelled by the Paris Appeals Court. In 2019, Lafarge had successfully appealed this charge, but as a result of the de...

Inform wins transport software order from Lafarge aggregates

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge (Holcim Group) has chosen to upgrade to the latest version of Inform's transport optimisation software for the building materials industry. The software will be used to optimise the dispatch of the company’s aggregate truck fleet.   The aggregates business of Lafarge France includes 160 locations and operates a fleet of 700-900 trucks. The new version (V10) features an overhauled user interface (UI) and is powered by the latest aggregates optimiser. Inspired by feedback from cust...

Lafarge delivers the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada

24 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's Kingston ready-mix plant has produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada, utilising ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well. The project is utilising the technology to supply concrete for the footing, walls and floors of a 4-plex project in Kingston, Ontario. Lafarge is working with Habitat for Humanity on this project and will be donating all the concrete required for this exciting new build. "We are very excited and grateful for t...

Ambuja Cements and ACC make Industry 4.0 investment

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim India companies, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, are further investing in Industry 4.0 under the group's ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. The four-year programme aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and mana...

Egyptian promise

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Solomon Baumgartner-Aviles, the newly-appointed CEO of Lafarge Egypt, explains why the country holds much promise for the group globally and the MEA region, and outlines strategies for overcoming challenges. By Lafarge Egypt, Egypt. Lafarge Egypt provides an insight into the effects of the COVID...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe sees revenue advance 104%

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe saw its profit for 2019 rise to US$178m, while volumes remained flat YoY at 323,000t. Gross profit increased 251 per cent to US$496m from US$141m in 2018. Kumbirai Katsande, chairman of the company, attributed the improved margins to agile pricing and disciplined cost management. The company saw its revenue advance 104 per cent YoY to US$919m in 2019, compared to US$449m in the previous year. It also started the implementation of a US$25m capex programme, which wil...

French court postpones Lafarge Syria ruling

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A French court has postponed its decision on whether to uphold preliminary charges against Lafarge after the cement company had allegedly made payments to Syrian armed organisations, including Islamic State, in 2013-14 to keep its plant in operation. The postponement of the case will be until 7 November 2019. Lafarge appealed the charges, which also include financing a terrorist enterprise, violation of an embargo and endangering others, reports the Daily Mail.