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Votorantim opts for ABB Industry 4.0 technology

10 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos Group  is installing Industry 4.0 in cement to optimise production and decarbonise operations. ABB has delivered advanced automation and digital technologies to the Brazilian cement producer.  Votorantim Cimentos Europe, Asia and Africa Region (VCEAA), which has the worldwide capacity to produce 55.7Mta of cement, are ramping up efforts to ensure lower emissions as governments and international organisations push for net-zero emissions by 2030. Digi...

Holcim and Geocycle accelerate green growth

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Geocycle and Holcim have been paving the way for using low-carbon alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions and divert industrial by-product waste from landfill. The US and Canada, in particular, have seen major developments from recent new investment by Holcim and Geocycle. In 2022 Geocycle LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holcim (US) Inc, claims that it prevented approximately 1.7Mt of waste in the USA going to landfill. It has targeted the provision of finding sustainable solutions...

Deteriorating outlook for Latin American cement, says Fitch Ratings

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The outlook for the cement market in Latin America is deteriorating, according to Fitch Ratings. This is being blamed on softening demand in most markets and persistent cost inflation, which will be partially mitigated by lower energy costs. The expectation of higher interest rates and continued inflationary pressures is expected to curb disposable income, resulting in a cooling off of demand in home improvement and remodelling trends. Lower government stimulus that had allowed for a stro...

Votorantim Cimentos achieves consolidated net revenue of BRL7.6bn in 3Q22

11 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended the 3Q22 with consolidated net revenue of BRL7.6bn (US$1.25bn), an increase of 19 per cent compared to the same period last year. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA in 3Q22 was BRL1.7bn, up six per cent from 3Q21 and 29 per cent higher than 2Q22. The consolidated EBITDA margin was 23 per cent, an increase of three percentage points compared to 2Q22.   The company’s global cement sales totalled 10.2Mt in the third quarter of this year, with a slight drop of one per ...

The 8th SEMTEC attracts more than 350 industry professionals

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The 8th SEMTEC Technical Seminar was successfully held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on 25-27 October 2022. More than 350 technicians of the cement and lime industry from 81 different plants in South America attended the event. A total of 44 companies sponsored SEMTEC 2022, including International Cement Review.   More than 350 delegates attended SEMTEC 2022   SEMTEC 2022 was held in Hotel Ouro Minas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Haver & Boecker Niagara expands Pedro Leopoldo manufacturing facility

19 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Haver & Boecker Niagara has expanded its manufacturing facility in Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil. The building expansion allows the company to produce 8000 parts per month at a rate of 320 parts per day. Additionally, the company can now move its rubber production 100 per cent in-house, allowing for an increased production capacity of its signature Ty-Dura Screen media and premium rubber liners by 60 per cent. "As Haver & Boecker Niagara’s global presence has grown, so has an interest in our inn...

Menzel Elektromotoren carries out crane motor order

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Menzel Elektromotoren has manufactured four crane motors with the exact electrical and mechanical interfacing positions of a make that is no longer available today for a cement project in Chile.     The new slip ring motors based on a cost-efficient motor series will drive hoists on overhead cranes in the cement plant. The motors have two shaft ends, with the drive end coupled to the gearbox, which connects to the rope drum, and a brake installed on the non-drive end.   At the custome...

Votorantim Cimentos records strong performances in Brazil and North America in 2Q22

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos’ regional results in the 2Q22 recorded strong revenues despite inflationary pressures. The domestic market of Brazil and operations in Europe, Asia and Africa were the highest performing areas with a decline in Latin American revenues. In Brazil net revenue was BRL3.2bn (US$620.2m) in the second quarter of 2022, a 24 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was BRL606m, down nine per cent from 2Q21 due to a drop in sa...

Latin America places decarbonisation centre stage

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

FICEM Congress, “Green Cement & Concrete 2050”, took place in Mexico City on 23-26 May 2022, and brought together 200 industry and government representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the technical, regulatory and financial aspects of decarbonising the regional cement sector. Maria José García, executive director of FICEM and Jaime Hill, president of Mexican cement association CANACEM, open the exhibition at the Green Cement & Concrete 2050 event in Mexico Ci...

GCCA and FICEM accelerate Latin American progress towards net zero

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and, regional affiliate, FICEM have co-hosted an event on 'Latin American cement and concrete industry – Towards Net Zero' in the Dominican Republic. The meeting highlighted the progress made in decarbonising the industry in the region and future pathways to reaching net zero concrete. Claude Loréa, executive cement director of the GCCA, commented that the association has attracted 80 per cent of the global cement industry outside of China...