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Swiss cement deliveries fall 8% in 2Q23

07 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland declined 8.2 per cent YoY to 1,049,481t in the second quarter of 2023 from 1,143,153t in the 2Q22, according to cemsuisse, the national cement association. In the first half of the year, cement deliveries decreased by nine per cent YoY to 1,904,624t from 2,093,709t in the 1H22. Of this total, 1,843,798t, or 96.8 per cent of total deliveries, of cement was supplied in bulk while 60,827t (3.2 per cent) was delivered as bagged cement. Buyers showed preference ...

Sika acquires Thiessen Team USA

07 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Sika has acquired Thiessen Team USA, a US manufacturer of shotcrete and grouting products for the mining industry. The acquisition will open up significant cross-selling potential and will support Sika’s expansion in the US mining market, says the company.    Thiessen operates two production facilities, strategically located close to large mines in the western US area. Increasing sustainability requirements in mining operations represents a significant potential for Sika’s robust range...

Aggregate Industries opens new RMC plant in Birmingham, UK

05 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has opened a second ready-mix concrete plant in Birmingham to increase its capacity and meet rapidly-growing demand in and around the UK’s second-largest city. The new, high-capacity site is located in Aston and will operate alongside its sister plant in Bordesley Green. Both sites are less than three miles from the city centre, making Aggregate Industries well placed to maintain its position as supplier of choice for major construction and infrastructure projects in B...

Aggregate Industries targets cement tanker driver safety

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries and its Lafarge Cement business have partnered with hauliers Simon Gibson Transport and Lomas Distribution to produce a new training package to address a significant industry gap for cement tanker driver training. The new bespoke training, the Cement Drivers Skills Qualification (CDSQ), has received CPC accreditation and recognises the necessary specialist training and accreditation required for the niche skillset and will help raise safety standards Currently all d...

Sika continues Indian expansion

03 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Sika is opening a new plant in Kharagpur, eastern India, as it continues to expand its production capacity in the Indian market. The plant will manufacture mortar products, concrete admixtures, and shotcrete accelerators for customers in the West Bengal region, which has more than 100m inhabitants. Alongside state-of-the-art manufacturing lines, the new factory includes office space, laboratories, and warehousing and logistics. Sika now has twelve manufacturing facilities in India and h...

Holcim Philippines to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange

30 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is voluntarily delisting from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) after its major shareholder Holderfin BV acquired additional Holcim shares from Sumitomo Osaka Cement. The deal resulted in Holcim’s public float falling to 5.05 per cent, below the required 10 per cent minimum for listed firms.  In the deal, which was completed on 29 July, Holderfin purchased 594.9m common shares from Sumitomo Osaka, equivalent to 9.22 per cent of the company’s outstanding capital sto...

Aggregate Industries debuts London's first electric concrete mixer

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  (part of Holcim ) has announced the launch of London’s first electric-powered concrete mixer. The state-of-the-art 26t mixer will serve the company’s London Concrete arm, supplying essential ready-mix concrete materials across the capital. Expected to be put to immediate use, the custom-built Renault Trucks vehicle will constitute the second operational electric mixer truck in the UK and the first of its kind operating in London.  The launch is the result of a part...

Lafarge Africa launches Eco Label

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc  (part of Holcim ) has announced the launch of its Eco Label branding to help communicate the environmental benefits of its sustainable building solutions and build on the company’s net zero pledge. Eco Label represents a broad range of green cements for high performance, sustainability and circular construction, says the cement producer,  Lafarge’s UniCem brand, which contributes about 23 per cent of the company’s entire volume, is now eco-friendly. Products that ar...

Aggregate Industries welcomes UK's first green bio-fuel cement tanker

20 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  (part of Holcim ) has taken delivery of the next generation of cement tanker, fuelled by a green bio-fuel. Marking a UK first, the company has deployed the truck as part of its Lafarge Cement business. Working with logistical partner, Lomas Distribution, the 44t bulk tanker is fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a fossil-free alternative to mineral diesel, resulting in up to 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  The truck joins the fleet of 5...

Holcim acquires Minerales y Agregados

15 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Minerales y Agregados, a leader in advanced mortars and adhesives in Guatemala. Minerales y Agregados represents Holcim’s first production facility in Guatemala, while expanding the region’s Solutions & Products range with a new line of business. Holcim expects to deliver synergies by expanding the supply of Minerales y Agregados from its plants in Metapán, El Salvador, as well as by expanding the advanced mortars and adhesives offer from the Disensa retail network. ...