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LafargeHolcim to start share buy-back programme

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces that it will start its share buy-back programme of up to CHF1bn (EUR916.9m) over 2017-18 on 1 June 2017. The programme that was initially announced at the Capital Markets Day on 18 November 2016 and authorised by the Board of Directors on 26 January 2017, will be conducted using a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. UBS AG has been mandated as the execution agent to make the share repurchases on behalf of LafargeHolcim. The second trading line is expecte...

Schuler to succeed Jenisch as CEO of Sika

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 July 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted to become the new CEO of LafargeHolcim.   Mr Schuler has been with Sika for 29 years and has been a member of the Group Management since 2007. He served as Regional Manager North America from 2007 to 2012 and as Regional Manager EMEA from 2013 until now. Sika noted in a statement released yesterday that he...

Swiss cement demand advances 4.2% in 2016

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers dispatched 1,076,007t of cement in 4Q16, up 1.6 per cent from 1,058,619t delivered in 4Q15, according to the latest data of the country's cement association, Cemsuisse. The figures include dispatches to Liechtenstein. In 2016 total cement deliveries reached 4,397,180t, a 4.2 per cent increase from 4,219,466t when compared with the previous year. Around 52.1 per cent of deliveries were carried out by rail. Ready-mix concrete plants accounted for 73.5 per cent of ...

Beat Werder new Head of Media Relations of LafargeHolcim

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointed Beat Werder as new Head of Media Relations. He will assume his new role from March 2017 onwards and report directly to Caroline Hempstead, Group Head Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development. Mr Werder previously held the position of Head of the State Secretariat for International Financial Questions (SIF) in Berne. Prior to that, he had been the communication head of the advertising publisher Publigroupe in Lausanne and he had also worked as a ...

Swiss cement sales up 2% in 3Q16

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement deliveries increased two per cent YoY in 3Q16, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse. In the first nine months of this year, domestic deliveries advanced 5.1 per cent. In 2015 Swiss cement deliveries reached 4.22Mt for the full year, representing a 7.9 per cent YoY drop from 4.58Mt.

EPCC switches to a new era

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

ABB recently installed an upgrade at Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC), Saudi Arabia, adding the latest electrical infrastructure technology integrated with ABB’s 800xA automation system to enhance plant availability and reliability. By ABB, Switzerland. Eastern Province Cement Co, Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia, upgraded its switchgears to improve the plant's reliability and availability Eastern Province Cement (EPCC) operates its plant in Al Khursaniya, in the eastern par...

Swiss deliveries up 7% YoY

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement deliveries in Switzerland increased seven per cent in 2Q16 when compared with the previous year. In April-June 2016 dispatches reached 1.25Mt, according to the latest figures published by Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In the year to date, Swiss sales advanced seven per cent to 2.124Mt when compared with the first six months of 2015.

Holcim gets approval for extension Eclépens quarry

15 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim has received approval to extend the quarry at the Eclépens cement works in Switzerland. The company exploits the La Birette quarry in the Mormont hills, Vaud canton. The extension will allow the cement maker to increase its production capacity and enable production to continue until 2029.

LH confirms Sberbank shareholding

27 January 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Ltd said in a statement yesterday that it was informed on 25 January 2016 by Sberbank of Russia that it holds, through a repurchase transaction with Eurocement Holding AG, 6.12 per cent of the voting rights and of the registered share capital of LafargeHolcim Ltd. This corresponds to 37,172,910 registered shares and voting rights. According to the declaration of Sberbank of Russia, the Stock Exchange Act threshold of five per cent was exceeded on 21 January 2016.

Swiss cement dispatches drop 7.9% YoY in 2015

06 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Switzerland fell 4.2 per cent QoQ in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to domestic cement producers’ association, Cemsuisse. For the full year, deliveries decreased by 7.9 per cent YoY to 4.219Mt. The low-carbon cement segment, particularly CEM II, saw a rise of 90 per cent. In 1995, its market share was limited to six per cent. In terms of transport, 51.1 per cent of dispatches took place via rail.