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Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs Swiss contract

05 May 2021, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies announced the signing of its first international contract with a Swiss player, the Maulini Construction Group.   From 2021, Hoffmann Green will supply the Maulini group with its clinker-free low-carbon cement based on its H-UKR technology to enable it to undertake major construction work in Switzerland, including the Chêne-Blanc project, a six-villa real-estate project in Onex, just outside Geneva. The first pours of concrete made from Hoffmann...

Swiss cement industry targets carbon neutrality by 2050

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swiss cement industry aims to become climate neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, has published its “Roadmap 2050: Klimaneutraler Zement as Ziel” [Climate-neutral cement as a goal] report. A key pathway would be the availability of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) systems. While Cemsuisse members were already involved “in various projects in different stages of development”, the industry association said that “However, none of our memb...

LafargeHolcim reports outstanding 1Q21 results in Asia Pacific

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafaregHolcim's Asia Pacific division recorded strong cement sales of 18.9Mt, and increase of 19.6 per cent from 15.8Mt in the 1Q20. Aggregate sales also rose to 7.6Mt, up 35.4 per cent on the 5.6Mt recorded in the 1Q20. Ready-mix concrete sales totalled 2Mm 3 , down 5.8 per cent from 2.1Mm 3 in the 1Q20. "The Asia Pacific region showed record performance with strong growth in cement volumes. India’s outstanding performance was supported by excellent volumes as well as effective price an...

LafargeHolcim improves its sustainability performance and ESG rating

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced that its sustainability achievements in 2021 were ranked ranked first in its sector by Vigeo Eiris, giving the company its highest rating of A1 + . LafargeHolcim was also named best in its sector in terms of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. This rating places LafargeHolcim within the top two per cent of companies ranked worldwide.   The Solar Impulse Foundation endorsed 10 LafargeHolcim green building solutions. The labelled solutions contributed to the Solar...

LafargeHolcim sees net sales rise 7% in 1Q21

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded a record start to 2021, led by net sales improving by 7.4 per cent and an increase in recurring EBIT of 130.7 per cent compared to the prior year period, both on a like-for-like basis. Cement volumes grew by 5.6 per cent for the group and ready-mix concrete volumes increased by 2.2 per cent, while aggregates volumes decreased by four per cent, all on a like-for-like basis.   Cement sales totalled 47.3Mt compared to 44.9 per cent in the 1Q20. Aggregate sales tota...

Swiss 1Q cement deliveries down 1%

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) slipped 1.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the 1Q20, which was the last not fully affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse. Domestic deliveries fell to 862,210t in the January-March 2021 period from 872,104t in the year-ago period. CEM II cements with a lower CO 2 content recorded a modest growth and accounted for 90.1 per cent of deliveries. CEM I cement saw it...

LafargeHolcim recognised by Solar Impulse Foundation

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

10 LafargeHolcim green building solutions are now endorsed by the 'Solar Impulse Efficient Solution' label, recognising world-leading technologies that protect the environment in a profitable way.   The labelled LafargeHolcim solutions include ECOPact green concrete, which enables carbon-neutral building; bio-active reef concrete that restores marine ecosystems and 3D printing technologies to accelerate affordable housing and infrastructure.   Bertrand Piccard, initiator and cha...

LafargeHolcim to vote on group name change at AGM

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

At this year's LafargeHolcim AGM, on 4 May 2021, shareholders will be asked to vote on changing the group company name from LafargeHolcim Ltd to Holcim Ltd. As the company transforms to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, the Board of Directors recommends simplifying its name for efficiency and impact, while building on the group's legacy. All market brands will remain in existence, as the drivers of the company's market success, building value and tr...

LafargeHolcim makes changes to Board of Directors

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced changes on its Board of Directors. Oscar Fanjul has decided to step down as Vice-Chairman after serving on the Board of LafargeHolcim since 2015 and Jan Jenisch is being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in addition to his CEO role. Beat Hess, chairman of the Board, said: "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I sincerely thank Oscar for his invaluable contributions since joining the Board of LafargeHolcim in 2015. He played an instrumental ...

LafargeHolcim closes Firestone Building Products acquisition

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Participations (US) Inc (LafargeHolcim) has successfully completed the acquisition of Firestone Building Products, following all regulatory approvals.   Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO said: “I warmly welcome the Firestone Building Products team into the LafargeHolcim family. Together, we will lead this iconic company’s next era of growth to become the global leader in flat roofing systems.     Taylor Cole, Firestone Building Products President, said: “Today opens an exciti...