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02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has started its EUR100m+ investment in its Martres-Tolosane plant in Haute Garonne,  southern France, with completion envisaged in 2020. This should enable the use of alternative materials in clinker production to be increased from 39 to 80 per cent and the overall capacity of the works to be raised by some 20 per cent. Huaxin Cement, a 41.8 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate has formed a 50 per cent-owned associate in Nepal to build a US$140m cement works at Dhading. Hu...

Council pulls out of Holcim Westport purchase

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Buller District Council has reneged on a US$5m plan to buy Holcim cement assets and land on the West Coast. The assets include a water supply and treatment plant, a quarry, land, silos and a packing plant in Westport, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay, New Zealand. Westport lost over 100 jobs when the company closed its cement works in 2016, after 58 years of operation. Mayor Garry Howard said the council had been in negotiations for more than a year on the more than US$5m deal. "We h...

LafargeHolcim plays major role in World Cup stadium construction

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim contributed to the construction and reconstruction of key infrastructure projects in Russia, including eight of the 12 stadiums that will be used for the football tournament.   The group's cement plants in Shurovo, Ferzikovo and Volsk and aggregate quarries in Karelia Republic all played a vital role in providing construction materials for stadiums, such as Moscow's flagship Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches including the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arab...

LafargeHolcim Group invests US$500m in Bangladesh

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Group has invested US$500m in Bangladesh over the years and plans for even more, besides continuously working in research and development to find best and sustainable solutions in the construction sector and promotion of cement industry in the country. This information was shared on the occasion of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh's 20th annual general meeting (AGM), which was held in Dhaka on 7 June. Company top officials say, it is the biggest foreign direct investment in the bu...

LafargeHolcim starts Martres-Tolosane modernisation

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

On Monday, LafargeHolcim announced the start of the modernisation works at its Martres-Tolosane plant in France. The project represents an investment of more than EUR100m. The first phase of civil engineering was awarded to Toulouse-based Eiffage Génie Civil. The next 12 months will see the construction of the foundations of the new preheater tower and kiln line. The allocation of the next contracts will occur in the coming months, said the cement company.

LafargeHolcim Msila ships 17,000t for export to west Africa

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plant in Msila, Algeria, has recently carried out a 17,000t shipment for west Africa. The consignment of bulk cement was delivered to the port of Djendjen. It is the seventh such delivery since December 2017 and its part of the group’s plans to export 2Mt of cement in 2020. LafargeHolcim owns two plans in Algeria – one at M’Sila and one at Oggaz (Mascara). In addition, it is part of a joint venture with the Souakri Cilas group and runs the plans at Biskra.

LafargeHolcim announces jobs restructuring at corporate offices

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced proposals to simplify its corporate organisation. Around 200 corporate jobs will go and the corporate offices in Paris and Zurich will close. Remaining positions in Switzerland will be moved to the company's Holderbank site and a new corporate office in Zug. In Paris remaining positions would be moved to Clamart in the southwest of the city. The plan is targeted to be completed by the end of 2018.   Jan Jenisch, CCEO of LafargeHolcim: "This painful but necessary s...

LafargeHolcim appoints new CEO of US Cement

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointed Jamie Gentoso as the new CEO of its US Cement operations. Ms. Gentoso has previously worked as the senior vice president of concrete at Sika Corp US, and succeeds John Stull, who was recently announced as the CEO of Holcim Philippines. “Jamie has a proven track record in this industry, and her deep-seeded expertise and strong focus on the customer will be valued contributions to LafargeHolcim in the US,” said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim group executive committe...

LafargeHolcim replaces 17km-long conveyor

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd has completed the replacement of its 17km-long conveyor belt in an effort to reduce noise emissions. The belt was originally installed in 2004 and connects its limestone mine in India to its plant in Surma, Bangladesh. The replacement project was completed in two phases and finished on 18 April, according to Harpal Singh, project head of operations at the Surma plant. "We have finished the replacement work one day ahead of the schedule," said Mr Singh. ...

Positive expectations in reach despite mixed 1Q18 corporate results

14 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim , HeidelbergCement and Martin Marietta Materials Inc all released 1Q18 results this week with some mixed performances. The regional strength of Asia and Africa is generating profits for multinationals in these markets, but Europe, the Middle East and North America have seen lower returns. LafargeHolcim Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim's Group CEO, was in bullish mood in asserting that the benefits of the company's new strategy would see it deliver on LafargeHolcim's 20...