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Saxlund Group announces east European distribution agreement

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saxlund Group has signed signing of an official agency agreement to promote Saxlund products and services in Romania with Bucharest-based Room industrial Solutions, one of the leading suppliers of industrial engineering and bulk materials handling solutions. “Expanding and strengthening our distribution network into European markets is another important growth step for Saxlund Group,” explains Stefan Wallerman, CEO of Saxlund Group AB. “Partnering with Rocom – an acknowledged leader in it...

Holcim acquires General Beton Romania

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired General Beton Romania, a leading player in the Romanian ready-mix concrete (RMC) market with estimated 2022 net sales of EUR45m. The move is designed to expand Holcim's RMC portfolio across Romania's major urban centres and help Holcim reach its target of 25 per cent of RMC sales coming from ECOPact. With the addition of General Beton Romania's eight RMC plants, Holcim Romania will now operate 27 RMC facilities in the country. Miljan Gutovic, region head of Europe, Mid...

Steel producer starts blastfurnace slag supply to French cement plant

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A French cement plant has taken a first order for 50,000t of blastfurnace slag from Liberty Galați of Romania. The slag will be converted into low-carbon cement to lower the cement producer's carbon footprint. A first ship loaded with blastfurnace slag, from Liberty Galati's steel facilities, was recently transported to the French cement manufacturer.  The steel producer’s new process is environmentally friendly as it does not involve the extraction of limestone, does not release ...

CRH to change name of subsidiary to Romcim

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH will change the name of its Romanian subsidiary to Romcim from 5 May. The name change is in keeping with the group’s strategy to operate trusted local brands in each of its markets, according to a press release. "Romcim is an iconic brand in the Romanian construction industry and feels like ‘family’ for generations of home builders, employees and the communities we operate in. Romcim is in our company’s DNA and is a solid foundation for the sustainable contribution we want to make to bu...

LafargeHolcim appoints new Romanian CEO and country head for Moldova

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced the appointment of Bogdan Dobre as its new CEO for Romania and country head for Moldova effective from 1 January   2021. Dobre replaced Horia Adrian, who ran the company's operations in the two countries in the last three years, LafargeHolcim said in a press release. Mr Dobre joined Holcim Romania in 2000 and was commercial director between 2013 and 2020, director of the concrete and  aggregates division between 2011 and 2013, and national cement sales ma...

CRH Romania posts 15% turnover increase in 2019

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH Romania reported a turnover of RON1.1bn (US$257.45m) in 2019, a 15 per cent YoY increase compared to the previous year, according to data published on Ministry of Finance's website. The company's profit exceeded RON100m, while the number of employees remained flat at around 720. The company has two cement factories in the country.

LafargeHolcim's takeover of Somaco to be investigated

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Romania's competition authority is to analyse LafargeHolcim's acquisition of Romanian precast concrete producer Somaco. LafargeHolcim had signed an agreement in July with Romanian-based Oresa for the acquisition of Somaco.  LafargeHolcim wants to develop its ready-mix and aggregates business in Romania and Somaco owns five precast concrete plants and one aerated block company. Somaco reported net sales of EUR56m in 2018. If the Competition Council is satisfied that the multinational...

LafargeHolcim acquires Romanian precast concrete company

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with ORESA to acquire Somaco, a Romanian precast concrete producer. Somaco has leading positions and operates five precast concrete plants and one plant for aerated blocks in Romania. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim: "This is our sixth bolt-on acquisition this year and we are delivering on our commitment to further develop our Solutions and Products business segment as part of Strategy 2022 – 'Building for Growth'. The acquisition enables LafargeHolci...

Romania Competition Council suspects cement collusion

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The prices charged by Romania’s three leading cement producers Holcim, CRH and HeidelbergCement have followed a similar pattern and the geographic distribution of the customers around the companies’ cement plants support suspicions that the three are sharing the market, according to a report on the cement market completed by Romania’s Competition Council. The report is part of a continued investigation into the country’s cement market , started last October. The Competition Council launc...

Fives supplies TSV™ classifier to Romanian gypsum plant

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Belgium's Etex Building Performances, specialised in the production of plaster-based products, selected Fives for the modernisation of its calcined gypsum grinding unit, which was initially located in Bucharest and has now been transferred to its Aghires plant. As such, Fives provided Etex with a FCB TSV™ 1600 MF classifier to close the existing open circuit, with the commissioning of the unit performed from 22-25 January 2019. The classifier is already achieving a low global bypass and...