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LH Merger update: plants for sale

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Finally, exactly two months after the first official announcement of their 'merger of equals', Lafarge and Holcim clarify which plants are likely to be put up for sale. No surprises for those who've been following our coverage of the deal to date with divestments slated for Austria, France, Germany, Romania, Hungary and the UK in Europe; Canada - but not the USA - in north America; Brazil in Latin America; Philippines in Asia; Reunion and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean... We summarise the...

Holcim Romania appoints new director general

29 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Francois Petry has been appointed director general of Holcim Romania, effective 1 February 2014, replacing Daniel Bach. Bach has recently been appointed Area Manager for southeast Asia and will be responsible for Holcim subsidiaries in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, Holcim Romania said in a statement. “Romania is one of the most important markets of Holcim Group in Europe, with significant growth potential [...] It’s not going to be an easy job, as the e...

Unye Cimento to open Romanian branch

23 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement producer Unye Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret is to open a branch for the import, export and sale of bulk and bagged cement in Romania’s Black Sea town of Mangalia, the company said. The branch will take over the operations of the company’s Romanian unit Unye Cem SRL, Unye Cimento said in a bourse filing on Tuesday, without providing further details.

Holcim Romania inaugurates WHR project

25 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has inaugurated a EUR15m new waste heat recovery investment at its Alesd plant which is set to meet around 15 per cent of the plant’s electricity needs. “The investment we are inaugurating today at our plant in Alesd is part of Holcim Romania’s consistent efforts to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources by implementing the best available technology in the field,” Daniel Bach, general director Holcim Romania, said. Despite a difficult trading environment,...

Romanian cement sector comes under pressure

19 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Romanian cement manufacturers will hang their hopes on a market up turn on industrial construction projects and new logistic centres, but the outlook is not encouraging for domestic manufacturers after another year of declines in cement sales. The Romanian cement market is expected to drop by between three and five per cent in 2013 as both residential and non-residential constructions stall. This means another year of decline after the market shrank by 0.2 per cent in 2012 on 2011. No gro...

Holcim’s cement sales in Romania down 0.7% in 1H13

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Swiss building materials producer Holcim’s cement and clinker sales fell 0.7 per cent in the first half of the year in Romania, compared to the first six months of 2012, while the domestic cement prices were up 3.1 per cent, according to the company’s latest report. The company’s volume of aggregates sales in 1H13 dropped by 27.7 per cent YoY in Romania, while the domestic aggregates prices decreased by an annual 15.8 per cent. In Europe, Holcim’s cement and clinker sales went down 1.5 per...

Romanian market advances

29 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Romania expects the domestic market to grow by 2-5 per cent this year mainly on the back of infrastructure works. The company sees revenues this year achieving 2011 levels or higher, financial daily Ziarul Financiar said, quoting Lafarge Romania head Sonia Artinian. “Last year the volume of deliveries increased but we cut prices, impacting revenues which decreased,” Artinian said. In 2011 Lafarge's like-for-like cement sales in Romania rose by 3.7%, driven by non-residential and i...

New Lafarge Romania CEO

02 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge’s Romania unit has announced that Sonia Artinian has been appointed its country CEO as of 1 January 2012. Ms Artinian is responsible for Lafarge’s cement, aggregates and concrete business in Romania, Lafarge Romania said in a press release on Tuesday. Ms Artinian has worked for Lafarge since 2008. She replaces Philippe Questiaux, who had managed Lafarge’s cement activity in Romania for 10 years, the company added.

Holcim files lawsuit over EUA theft, Romania

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim has filed a lawsuit against Romania’s carbon registry for damages relating to EUR1m allowances that were stolen from the company in a hacking attack in 2010, Reuters reports. The company said it had filed a EUR1m claim in November 2011m in time to beat a one-year deadline imposed by Romanian law. "We've filed a claim with Romania's national environmental protection agency," a spokesman with the company told Point Carbon News, adding that the company might revise the claimed amount of...