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Bamburi Cement makes new appointments

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Seddiq Hassani has been appointed as the managing director of Bamburi Cement, Kenya. Mr Hassani made the move from LafargeHolcim Middle East and Africa, where he was the Head of Growth and Innovation. Mr Hassani will replace Eric Kironde who has been the acting MD for the last four months, reports The Star. "We are confident that with his strong and wide experience in operational and functional positions and more specifically in leading transformation and managing growth strategies at bot...

LafargeHolcim announces new regional structuring

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has also announced a new organisation structure of the group and regions. Under the new structure, 35 markets now report directly to the Region Heads, instead of 20. "This will strengthen our emphasis on developing and executing winning market strategies, thereby fully empowering the profit and loss responsibility of the countries," said Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO. Among the key changes, Philipp Leutiger has joined the Group as Chief Digital Officer to create global, ...

A greener and more vibrant French cement industry

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported that LafargeHolcim will spend several million euros on its Val d'Azergues cement plant in France. It is the latest action in an ongoing drive by French cement producers to build a more environmentally-friendly industry. Modernisation spree for Lafarge Holcim The modernisation of its plants in France will be a key focus of LafargeHolcim's European investment drive. Last May the company announced that it plans to spend EUR300m on modernising its French facilities. T...

LafargeHolcim to provide solutions for two port projects

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will provide industrial solutions for two port projects in Ecuador and Morocco, according to SeeNews. Due to complete in 2020, LafargeHolcim Maroc will supply cement for the Nador West Med, an integrated port project. This includes precasting caissons, breakwaters and quay construction using cement suited to a marine environment.  In Ecuador, the company’s local subsidiary has been contracted by CHEC to assist during the first phase of construction of the multi-purpose, deep-...

George Michos appointed CEO of LafargeHolcim Maroc

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

George Michos has been appointed CEO of LafargeHolcim Maroc, according to Medias24. Mr Michos has replaced Marcel Cobus in the role, who has moved to take charge of the Europe region on LafargeHolcim’s executive committee. Mr Michos has also been co-opted as a director of the company. George Michos previously held several senior positions within the group. Most recently, he has been the managing director of Heracles General Cement Co, Greece.

Leading cement companies form the GCCA

31 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Nine leading companies in the cement sector have launched the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA). The founding members are Cemex, CNBM, CRH, Dangote, Eurocement, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Taiheiyo and Votorantim. The GCCA has been created to develop and strengthen the industry’s contribution to sustainable construction, according to a press release.   In order to achieve this, the GCCA will promote the development of durable and environmentally conscious infrastructure at ...

LafargeHolcim increased investment in Jerez de la Frontera

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, invested EUR2m in improving its facilities in 2017, according to a company statement. The sum represents a 20 per cent rise when compared with investment in 2016. The investment focussed on environmental improvements, including the replacement of continuous measuring equipment in the stack and the installation of fire detection systems in the fuel unloading and storage areas. In addition, it worked on the rehabilitatio...

Aumund to supply equipment for a plant modernisation

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim plans to invest EUR100m in its Martres-Tolosane plant in southwest France. Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH and Aumund France SARL. has won the contract to supply a range of equipment for the plant until 2019, according to a press release by the company. The modernisation of the plant is part of a wider EUR300m investment across France. Aumund Fördertechnik will be supplying belt bucket elevators to feed the heat exchanger and raw meal silo at the plant. Alongside this, two Aumund ...

Ambuja Cement co-processes 12,500t of biomass at Rabriyawas works

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement has co-processed more than 12,500t of biomass from farmers at its Rabriyawas plant in 2017, a considerable increase when compared with less than 800t in 2012. The Ambuja Cement Foundation established a farmer-producer company to directly supply biomass to Geocycle India, which processed the waste into a suitable fuel for firing the Rabriyawas kiln.

Gas supply deal with LafargeHolcim reported to impact Bangladeshi industry

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Specialists have raised the red flag over the Bangladeshi government's gas supply deal with LafargeHolcim Ltd as the 20-year agreement has been threatening the competitive advantage of local cement manufacturers, reports the Daily Sun. Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Ltd (JGTDSL) signed the gas supply agreement with the cement major in 2003, but in view of current gas shortages in Bangladeshi households and industries, the government decided on 16 January to review the d...