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Mexican cement producers raise prices

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

At the start of the new year, Mexican cement producers have raised the price of grey cement between 6-10 per cent, according to Ramiro Páez Cruz, president of the Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Co (AMCI). Cruz Azul and Fortaleza raised the prices of their products by five per cent while the increase by Cemex, Moctezuma and Holcim was 6.25, seven and 10 per cent, respectively. The increases in cement prices will be passed on to the customers, said Mr  Páez Cruz with concre...

Mexican cement demand forecast to fall 3% in 2017

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement consumption is expected to reach 43Mt in 2017, representing a three per cent YoY decrease when compared with 2016, according to the National Chamber of Cement (CNC). The fall is the first since 2013. The market contraction has been attributed to a weak construction sector and the uncertainty around the NAFTA negotiations. Cement companies were also at the centre of controversy as they increased prices by a total of 10.18 per cent by November, the highest level in a decad...

Fives FCB wins Cruz Azul raw mill orders

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemento La Cruz Azul SCL has awarded Fives FCB contracts for the engineering, supply, construction and commissioning of two FCB Horomill ® raw mill plants on a turnkey basis.  Each grinding plant will be fitted with one FCB Horomill ® 4000mm grinding mill and one FCB TSV™ classifier 6500mm. A 280tph mill will be dedicated to the new clinker line No 10 project at the company's Hidalgo plant in Mexico. The second order is for a 300tph FCB Horomill at the Oaxaca Lagunas plant, a...

GCC reports record 11M cement sales

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV (GCC) reports total cement sales volumes for the company reached almost 4Mt for the January-November period, a new record for the company. GCC's total cement sales volumes increased 18.2 per cent in the first 11 months of 2017, after strong cement sales in October and November in the USA. GCC's Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Escalante, said: "GCC reached record cement sales volumes as a result of strong demand and high level of backlog in our co...

Cemex receives waste tyre hoard in Queretaro

08 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is taking used tyres off the street in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, thanks to a local authority initiative to clean up tyres left on vacant urban land and in the drainage system of the city. The Mayor Marcos Aguilar Vega announced that up to 3905 wheels were collected during the first Llantaton 2017, held a few weeks ago, and that add to that are harvested during the year. "So as in alliance with tire companies and a cement factory, these programme are made to remove the tyres ...

Elementia restructures debt with new seven-year loan

05 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Elementia, SAB de CV has announced that it obtained a loan from Citi Banamex for MXN925m (US$49.6m) over a seven-year term, with payments beginning in the first half of 2020, given its two-year grace period. The financial restructuring is part of its strategy to strengthen its balance sheet and maintain its profitable growth. The loan successfully concludes the company's commitment, as announced in 2016, of exchanging short-term for long-term debt during 2017. The proceeds will be used to...

Cemex Go - a digital customer platform is launched

27 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has launched a fully-digital customer integration platform called Cemex Go. The platform combines Cemex's industry leadership with cutting-edge digital innovation. Cemex Go is a multi-device providing real-time, detailed information for order placement, live tracking of shipments, and managing invoices and payments for Cemex's main products, including bagged and bulk cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and multi-products. Fernando A Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex, said: "Cemex Go moves ...

Cemex launches Cemex Go

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The CEO of Cemex, Fernando A Gonzalez, has announced the release of a new multi-device application designed to simplify the customer process. Cemex Go will be a push to revolutionise the construction industry. Cemex Go will allow the customer to place orders, track shipments, and manage invoices and payments for Cemex products. Through the use of real-time information, customers will also be able to receive instant notifications of their order status and modify the order accordingly. "...

Mexico City government agrees preferential price with CANACEM

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City, has confirmed an agreement between the capital’s government and the national cement industry association, CANACEM, to access preferential prices in the acquisition of materials for reconstruction projects. He further explained that the special prices would also apply when the materials were used in earthquake reconstruction of buildings or infrastructure. CANACEM representative, Luis Guillermo Colin, said the industry would provide technical...

Cemex 3Q17 net sales total US$3.5bn

27 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its consolidated net sales reached US$3.5bn during the 3Q17, representing an increase of two per cent, or an increase of one per cent on a like-to-like basis, versus the comparable period in 2016. Operating EBITDA decreased by eight per cent during the quarter to US$702m versus the same period in 2016. Fernando A Gonzalez, Cemex Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased with the double-digit, year-to-date growth in operating EBITDA in our two largest markets: Mex...