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LafargeHolcim accelerated its sustainability in 2020

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim accelerated its climate action this year with the launch of its net-zero pledge, as a signatory of the 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C'. The company set the most ambitious climate targets of its industry, validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reach net-carbon emissions of 475kg net of CO 2  per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030. Making progress on its net-zero journey, LafargeHolcim delivered a record-low level of 555kg net CO 2 /t in 2020.     ...

LafargeHolcim 4Q20 regional results see net sales of CHF5994m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Group net sales for the 4Q20 totalled CHF5994m (US$6628m), down 8.1 per cent from CHF6521m in the 4Q19. In the 4Q20 LafargeHolcim recorded cement sales of 51.2Mt, slipping 0.5 per cent from 51.5Mt in the 4Q19. Aggregate sales decreased to 65.8Mt in the 4Q20, down 2.5 per cent from 67.5Mt in the 4Q19. Ready-mix sales reached 11.3Mm 3 in the 4Q20, a decline of 2.4 per cent from 11.6Mm 3 in the 4Q19.   The company also reported on its results for the full-year 2020 , which saw a 5.6...

LafargeHolcim FY20 net sales dip to CHF23,142m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced FY20 net sales of CHF23,142m (US$25,588m), down 5.6 per cent on a like-for-like basis (LfL) compared to the prior year and down 13.4 per cent on a reported basis. The LfL decline mainly results from the pandemic-related disruption, mostly in the 1H20, before returning to prior-year levels in the 2H20.   Recurring EBIT reached CHF3676m, down 10.4 per cent in total and a decline of 1.9 per cent LfL for the full year, with a largely ‘V-shaped’ recovery across all ...

LafargeHolcim Poland orders Gebr Pfeiffer VRM

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Poland has ordered a vertical roller mill for cement raw material grinding from Gebr Pfeiffer for its Malogoszcz plant, approximately 200km south of Warsaw. The mill will grind 307tph of cement raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R0.090mm and is equipped with a total drive power of 2500kW. It will be the first MVR vertical mill to be installed in Poland. The key factor for the customer's purchase decision was in particular the significantly-lower specific energy req...

Lafarge Mannersdorf orders new BEUMER conveying system

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH in Mannersdorf, Austria, has awarded the contract for a conveying system for alternative fuels and materials to BEUMER Group. The Mannersdorf plant uses plastic waste as an alternative fuel and raw materials. However, when the old conveying system was irreparably damaged after a fire in June 2020, the company commissioned BEUMER Group to supply a new and more powerful system. The order includes two pipe conveyors, which convey the material. The first conveyor has...

Ambuja Cement increases volumes by 7% in 4Q20

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Indian subsidiaries, Ambuja Cement and ACC Ltd, reported high sales volumes in the 4Q20. Ambuja Cement's financial performance for the 4Q20 saw volumes grow by seven per cent, while ACC Ltd's net sales during the quarter increased to INR40,660m (US$560.1m) compared to INR39,700m last year. Ambuja Cement 4Q20 Ambuja Cement's sales were supported by strong prices and a 14 per cent YoY growth in net sales. Net sales during the quarter stood at INR34,680m compared to INR30,3...

ACC posts 73% YoY rise in net profit

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 73 per cent rise in net profit to INR4.72bn (US$64.82m) in the December quarter, compared to INR2.73bn in the year-ago period. Revenue advanced two per cent YoY to INR40.66bn from INR39.7bn, while EBITDA increased 30 per cent YoY to INR7.01bn. Cement sales volumes were largely flat at 7.71Mt from 7.76Mt in the October-December 2019 period. "We are encouraged by the government's increased spending on infrastructure development, particularly roa...

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new s...

Holcim Mexico launches Holcim Supra range

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Following years of research at its Center for Technological Innovation for Construction and with international support of LafargeHolcim’s Innovation Center in Lyon, France, Holcim Mexico has launched a new product range, Holcim Supra. The new product family is the only smart 3-in-1 technology that, in addition to repelling water, optimises production processes and protects works from environmental agents, keeping them in good condition for longer, says Holcim Mexico. Holcim Supra is aime...

LafargeHolcim to close Contes cement line

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will shut down cement production at its Contes plant in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. Aggregate production at the site will not be affected by the reorganisation. A reorganisation plant was presented to the company’s social partners on 3 February. It is expected that 65 direct job and approximately 300 indirect jobs will be impacted by the closure is scheduled for the start of 2022.