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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...

LafargeHolcim appoints Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the expansion of Magali Anderson's role to Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, effective March 2021, putting sustainability at the core of its innovation pipeline. She has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since October 2019, when she was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer. In this expanded position, Anderson takes on the leadership and development of the company’s global R&D strategy and organisation, as well as external innovation collabor...

ABB calls for faster adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ABB has released a white paper " Achieving the Paris Agreement: The Vital Role of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives in Reducing Energy Consumption" that reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB is calling on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agen...

LafargeHolcim 4Q20 regional results see net sales of CHF5994m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Group net sales for the 4Q20 totalled CHF5994m (US$6628m), down 8.1 per cent from CHF6521m in the 4Q19. In the 4Q20 LafargeHolcim recorded cement sales of 51.2Mt, slipping 0.5 per cent from 51.5Mt in the 4Q19. Aggregate sales decreased to 65.8Mt in the 4Q20, down 2.5 per cent from 67.5Mt in the 4Q19. Ready-mix sales reached 11.3Mm 3 in the 4Q20, a decline of 2.4 per cent from 11.6Mm 3 in the 4Q19.   The company also reported on its results for the full-year 2020 , which saw a 5.6...

LafargeHolcim FY20 net sales dip to CHF23,142m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced FY20 net sales of CHF23,142m (US$25,588m), down 5.6 per cent on a like-for-like basis (LfL) compared to the prior year and down 13.4 per cent on a reported basis. The LfL decline mainly results from the pandemic-related disruption, mostly in the 1H20, before returning to prior-year levels in the 2H20.   Recurring EBIT reached CHF3676m, down 10.4 per cent in total and a decline of 1.9 per cent LfL for the full year, with a largely ‘V-shaped’ recovery across all ...

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new s...

Jura Cement Fabriken wants quarry expansion

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jura Cement Fabriken AG has applied to expand its Jakobsberg and Oberegg quarries to continue the raw material supply for its Wildegg plant in Switzerland. The necessary revision of the partial use plan was approved by the municipal assemblies in January 2020. The quorum had such a large majority that a definitive resolution was reached and a referendum was no longer possible. However, legal proceedings could still stifle the plan and three parties, including the former Grand Councillor Sä...

Swiss cement demand falls 3% in 4Q20

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 3.1 per cent YoY to 1,002,614t in the 4Q20, down from 1,034,914t in the 4Q19, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In 2020 deliveries were down by 1.5 per cent YoY to 4.151Mt from 4.215Mt in 2019. Switzerland transported 37.5 per cent of its cement via rail in 2020. Domestic cement producers delivered 74.2 per cent of its product to ready-mix concrete producers, while 19.1 per cent was supplied to building ...

Swiss cement sector requires quarry expansions to sustain production beyond 2024

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Without the expansion of quarries, Swiss cement production could fall as early as 2024, according to the National Geological Survey Swisstopo, Switzerland’s federal office of topography.  To carry out the implementation and maintenance of construction and infrastructure projects, the country needs approximately 5Mta, according to the organisation. Swiss cement plants covered 86 per cent of supply requirements in 2019 – the remaining 14 per cent were covered by imports. Without new permits, ...

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with the use of lower-footprint products such as ECOPact and Susteno. EcoLabel applies to all cement...