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Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its financial investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a US-based start-up whose patented mineralisation technology is a unique scalable method for capturing and permanently sequestering millions of tonnes of CO 2 .  Blue Planet claims its technology permanently locks up to 440kg of CO 2 into every tonne of synthetic aggregate it produces, opening the pathway to carbon-negative concrete. The investment adds to Holcim’s portfolio of over 30 carbon c...

Holcim board welcomes new members

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

At its annual general meeting on 4 May 2022, Holcim confirmed Beat Hess as the new chairman of the board. All members of the board standing for re-election were also confirmed in office, while Leanne Geale and Ilias Läber were both elected as new members. Shareholders also confirmed Claudia Sender Ramirez and Hanne Birgitte Breinbjerg Sørensen as members of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committee, while Ilias Läber and Jürg Oleas were elected as new members. Ms Sørensen will...

Holcim buys six quarries from FAMY Group

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired six quarries from the FAMY Group, a major player in the aggregates sector in eastern France. The quarries currently serve the metropolitan areas of Dijon, Lyon and Geneva (Switzerland), accelerating Holcim’s expansion into the growing Rhône-Alpes region.   Miljan Gutovic, regional head for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Holcim, said, “This acquisition expands our footprint in the highly attractive Rhône-Alpes region, confirming our ambition to revitalise key u...

Holcim and Bloomberg launch 'Circular cities Barometer'

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of their partnership, Holcim and Bloomberg Media have launched the “ Circular Cities Barometer ” to understand how cities are leading the shift to circular living for a sustainable future.   Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO: “Circular economy is a key element to stay within our planet's boundaries and get serious about climate action. With our world’s rapid urbanisation, cities are at the center of this shift from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ economy to a circular ‘reduce-reuse-recycle...

Holcim records 1Q22 net sales growth of 20%

25 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim announced net sales amounted to CHF6440m (US$6.72bn) in the 1Q22, up 20.1 per cent from CHF5362m recorded in the 1Q21. The company achieved double-digit net sales growth in Solutions  & Products, driven by its roofing business sales, to achieve net sales of CHF5bn. Cement volumes reached 46.1Mt in the 1Q22, down 2.6 per cent on 47.3Mt recorded in the 1Q21. Sales of aggregates reached 51.5Mt up from 48.5Mt in the 1Q21, a rise of 6.1 per cent. Ready-mix volumes increased to 10.9...

Swiss cement market sees 10% pick-up in 1Q22

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland increased 10.2 per cent to 950,556t in the first quarter of 2022 when compared with 862,210t in the 1Q21, according to the Swiss cement association, cemsuisse. The association attributed the rise in dispatches to a mild winter with high building activity, particularly in January. Deliveries of lower-carbonn CEM II cement remained at a high level with a market share of 89.2 per cent. CEM I Portland cement deliveries remained stable when compared with the 1Q...

Holcim publishes agenda for 2022 AGM

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The Holcim annual general meeting will take place on 4 May 2022 at 10am CEST at company headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. In accordance with applicable Swiss COVID-19 legislation, it will be held without the presence of shareholders, making safety a priority again for this year’s AGM. The Board of Directors invites shareholders to submit their questions in advance regarding the Holcim 2021 Integrated Annual Report and the AGM. Climate report In line with Holcim's commitment to lead it...

MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz supplies Holcim Switzerland

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz AG has again handed over vehicles to its long-standing customer Holcim Switzerland. This time the vehicles will be used by Holcim Gravel and Concrete Ltd at its Mülligen site. The two powerful MAN TGS 18.510 4x4H BL semitrailer tractors, which not only have a switchable Hydrostatic HydroStatic Front Axle Drive HydroDrive ® , but are also equipped with all kinds of safety equipment, pull a three-axle tipper semitrailer from Schmitz Cargobill AG.

Holcim to exit Russian cement market

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim  will leave the Russian market. It is the latest western company to quit the country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Holcim operates three intergrated grey cement plants in Russia consisting of OJSC Volskcement , Kolomna Cement and the Ferzikovo plant. It also has white cement production at Kolomna Cement . "The Holcim Board of Directors has decided to initiate the process to exit the Russian market in line with the company's values to operate in the most responsi...

Holcim names new head of North America

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has appointed Toufic Tabbara as region head for North America and member of the group executive committee, effective 1 march 2022. Mr Tabbara is currently CEO of US Cement and joined the Holcim Group in 1998 as director of strategy and development in the US. He has a strong track record of leading the company’s cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates businesses in the US, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Algeria.