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Cemex Latvia changes name to Schwenk Latvija

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Following its recent acquisition by Germany-based Schwenk, Cemex Latvia will change its name to Schwenk Latvija, according to reports by the LETA news agency. Cemex generated a turnover of EUR86.92m in Latvia in 2018, an increase of 11.3 per cent from 2017. Annual profit amounted to EUR5.95m, compared to a loss in the previous year. The company sold over 1Mt of cement in 2018, of which 70 per cent was exported, mostly to Finland, Sweden and Estonia.

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02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed to sell its operations in Latvia, where it owns the 1.6Mta cement plant at Broceni, as well as import and marketing operations in Sweden, where there are four, Finland (three), Norway (four), Estonia (1) and a 38 per cent stake in Lithuania's sole cement plant, to the privately-owned Schwenk Zement for EUR340m. To help finance the purchase, Schwenk is selling its 69.8 per cent stake in Schwenk Namibia on a Singapore-based investor for some US$73m.       Cemex has also ag...

Schwenk Zement to exit Namibia

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, ICR learned that the Namibian cement market was in the process of change with Schwenk Zement's 0.7Mta Ohorongo plant now expected to come under control of International Cement Group (ICG), a Singapore-based company owned by Compact Metal Industrial Plc. ICG aims to acquire 69.83 per cent in Ohorongo Cement, subject to approval by the competition authorities. The remaining 30.17 per cent of shares are held by the Development Bank of Namibia and other South African shareholders. ...

Croatia: EC prevents Cemex Croatian sale

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that the European Commission has refused Cemex permission to sell its Croation operations to Duna-Drava Cement Kft, a joint venture owned by HeidelbergCement and Schenk Zement AG. Therefore, Cemex will maintain its three cement plants, seven concrete plants and two aggregate quarries in Croatia, as well as its network of maritime and land-based terminals in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

EU reportedly set to block HeidelbergCement, Schwenk's Cemex Croatia deal

29 March 2017, Published under Cement News

EU antitrust regulators are set to block HeidelbergCement and Schwenk's joint bid for Cemex's Croatian unit barring a last minute change of mind, Reuters reports. The European Commission, which opened an investigation into the deal in October last year, has not been convinced so far by the companies' offer to lease a terminal on the Dalmatian coast to a rival to address its concerns, the news agency reported citing two source familiar with the matter. The EU competition authority has said ...

Germany: Karsdorfer and Sötenich plants for sale

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH confirmed with its annual 2016 results, that it will sell a large portion of its German cement assets, as part of a wider EUR400m divestment programme. The company has agreed to sell the Karsdorfer integrated cement plant (2.3Mta) and Sötenich grinding plant (0.45Mta), to an unnamed purchaser, subject to approval by the German Competition Authority (Bundeskartellamt). CRH is expected to retain its third plant at Wössingen. It is possible that an existing German cement producer would...

Scwhenk invests EUR30m in Allmendingen works

30 September 2016, Published under Cement News

German cement producer Schwenk is investing EUR30m in its Allmendingen cement plant to reduce NOx and organic carbon emissions as well as mercury. The XMercury equipment, designed by Austrian emissions control supplier Scheuch, is expected to come online in February 2017 while the Deconox system, supplied by the same company, will enter service in June.  Meanwhile, the foundations for the Deconox facility will be poured before this winter. The cement plant will also see the constructi...