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Lafarge Cement rolls out new Point of Sale for Merchant Partners

22 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Packed cement pallet Aggregate Industries has designed new point of sale materials for its Lafarge Cement range to help support its merchant stockists drive sales.   F ollowing 18 months of product innovation to extend its range of packed products, including a Sulfate Resistant Portland fly ash cement and a Postmix offering, Lafarge Cement has launched what it describes as "a simple yet incredibly effective piece of point of sale that ensures maximum impact."   The new Lafarge Ce...

Aggregate Industries extends Lafarge packed cement offering

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range. New products in the portfolio include Concrete Mix and Postmix, both premixed ready-to-use applications composed of a blend of cement and aggregates. New Mortar Mix, also premixed and ready-to-use, is made up of a selected blend of cement, lime and aggregates for laying all types of brick and block. Other new additions include Super White Cement, which pr...

Lafarge reports higher sales from Czech operations

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement's sales increased by nearly two per cent YoY to CZK992m (EUR37.6m) in 2016. The company expects a moderate growth or stagnation of the Czech market for this year, according to company spokeswoman Milena Hucanova. The results benefitted from an increase in local consumption, Ms Hucanova told CTK Business News. Full-year net profit amounted to CZK206m, up by 23 per cent YoY. The rise in net profit was also influenced by cost savings in terms of materials and energy consum...

Lafarge Cement rules out compulsory redundancy if transport fleet is removed

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has ruled out compulsory redundancy if it removes its transport fleet at the company’s Cauldon works in the UK, according to local press reports. Concerns have been raised that the Cauldon Works is to dispose of its transport fleet, which comprises around 30 drivers and 20 lorries, and contract the work out. However, a spokeswoman for Lafarge Cement in Cauldon said no decision had been made, but she ruled out any compulsory redundancies. A statement issued to the Post & T...

Lafarge Cement Jordan posts JOD2.75m 3Q16 loss

27 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Jordan posted a loss of JOD2.75m (US$3.9m) in the 3Q16 against profit of JOD8950 (US$12,600) in the same period in 2015, according to a filing of unaudited 3Qfinancial results to the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). The cement firm also posted a loss of JOD4.53m in the first nine months of 2016 against a profit of JOD5.5m in the year-ago period. Nine-month sales fell seven per cent YoY to JOD69.5m from JOD74.7m.

Lafarge makes renewed bid for environmental permit, Slovenia

07 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement (Slovenia) confirmed Wednesday it had filed a new request for an environmental permit, though it would not comment on the details of its filing, the Slovenian Press Agency reports. The Environment Agency (ARSO) said Lafarge had made the filing at the end of April. The news comes less than two months after Lafarge suspended cement production at its plant in Trbovlje following orders from environmental inspectors. The Administrative Court revoked the environmental permits issue...

Lafarge told to suspend operations in Slovenia over enviro permits

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Slovenian producer Lafarge Cement said on Wednesday that the country’s environment inspectorate has ordered the plant to suspend operations for lacking environmental permits. The inspectorate acted following a recent decision of the European Commission to refer Slovenia to the European Court of Justice for failing to issue an industrial permit to a major cement factory. The Commission is also asking for fines to be imposed. Lafarge Cement said in a statement on its website it will respe...

Hungary: Magyarország plant invests in alternative fuels storage facility

30 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Magyarország opened a storage facility for waste that will be used to help fuel its plant in Királyegyháza, southwestern Hungary. The project, involving an investment of HUF700m (EUR2.2m), will be used to store plastic, rubber and  industrial and farm byproducts. Lafarge Cement Magyarország employs 130 people, and reported revenues of HUF8.3bn last year. 

Lafarge Cement Wapco pretax profit and revenue rise

27 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Wapco reported a double-digit rise in pretax profit and revenue for the first half of 2014 as demand remained strong despite the rainy season slowing building activity. The company, which last month merged with Lafarge’s South African subsidiary, reported a pretax profit of 29 per cent rise in first-half to NGN17.74bn (US$85m). Revenue rose by 12 per cent to NGN55.35bn (US$341m) from NGN49.48bn in the corresponding period of last year. The company said it achieved growth ...

Czech market declines expected to ease in 2014

03 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Czech Republic is expected to see another fall in 2014, but the pace of decline is set to ease, according to the head of Lafarge Czech Republic. Cement demand in the Czech Republic reached a high of 5.18Mt in 2008, but the onset of the global financial crisis has resulted in five consecutive years of decline and consumption by end-2012 was down to 3.389Mt. Speaking to CTK press, Janusz Miluch, CEO of the Lafarge unit, said that total domestic cement sales dropped ...