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Aggregate Industries appoints new plant manager

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based Aggregate Industries , which is part of the Holcim Group , has appointed Thierry Davila as plant manager at its Cauldon  works in Staffordshire. Mr Davila has over 27 years’ experience in the cement industry, including almost 20 as part of the Holcim Group. Having worked on Cauldon projects since November 2021 in his previous role with Holcim, Mr Davila has made a full-time move to the UK to focus on strategic operations within the business. He will also focus on implementing the...

Holcim selected to create world's first nature targets

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced that it is working with the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) to submit nature targets for validation in 2023, as part of a global initiative to set the world’s first standards for ambitious and measurable corporate action for nature. Holcim was selected by SBTN among the first 17 global companies and the only one in its industry, based on its advanced science-driven approach to nature. Holcim’s biodiversity targets are based on its Biodiversity Indicator and Re...

Sika completes MBCC acquisition

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Sika has completed its acquisition of MBCC Group. Based in Germany and formerly owned by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, MBCC Group is active in the field of construction systems and admixture systems. To close the transaction and to comply with regulatory requirements, Sika sold MBCC Group’s chemical admixtures assets in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to the international private equity firm Cinven. The business now acquired by Sika generated sales of CHF2.1bn (U...

Holcim and Air Liquide join forces to decarbonise new Obourg plant

02 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Air Liquide and Holcim have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue a project to decarbonise Holcim’s new cement production plant under development in Belgium, using Air Liquide's proprietary Cryocap TM  carbon capture innovative technology. Thanks to Air Liquide’s unique carbon capture innovative technology, Holcim will be able to reduce emissions by up to 1.1Mta CO 2 . The new cement production plant announced will be replacing an existing asset.  This partnership form...

Holcim reports 8% organic growth in 1Q23

24 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reported organic sales growth of eight per cent to CHF5725m (US$6401m) in the first quarter of 2023. Over the same period, recurring EBIT came in at CHF493m, marking 12 per cent organic growth. “ This profitable growth was led by strong performances across our building materials businesses. Our teams continued our fast-paced execution, with 12 value-accretive acquisitions, including Duro-Last, completing our range of flat roofing systems. With strong underlying trends acros...

Holcim launches ECOCycle®

18 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched ECOCycle®, its proprietary circular technology platform to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions. With ECOCycle® Holcim can recycle 100 per cent of construction demolition materials across a broad range of applications, from decarbonised raw materials in low-carbon cement formulation, all the way to aggregates in concrete and fillers in road construction. Jan Jenisch, CEO, Holcim, said, “Across all metropolitan areas where we operate, ...

Swiss market contracts by 10% in 1Q23

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries of cement in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, were down 10 per cent YoY to 855,144t in the first quarter of 2023 from 950,556t, according to data published by cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. CEM II/B-M (T-LL) 42,5 N accounted for 32.5 per cent of deliveries while CEM II/A-LL 42,5 N had a 24.5 per cent of the market. CEM II/B-LL 32,5 R accounted for 23.5 per cent of deliveries. CEM I types covered 4.3 per cent of Swiss cement sales. Sales to ready-mix concrete com...

Holcim acquires Sivyer Logistics

06 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Sivyer Logistics, a leading producer of recycled construction and demolition waste (CDW) for the London construction market. Sivyer currently handles around 1Mta of materials, using state-of-the-art recycling and recovery technologies to recover over 500,000t of recycled aggregates and manufactured soils. The acquisition represents a further step toward driving circular construction to make cities more sustainable, according to Holcim. Miljan Gutovic, region head Eu...

Holcim partners with Norman Foster Foundation on housing project

05 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim and the Norman Foster Foundation will announce the launch of their Essential Homes Research Project in Venice on 17 May, during the 2023 Architecture Biennale. In this partnership, the Norman Foster Foundation designed essential housing to provide safety, comfort and wellbeing for displaced communities who can live in temporary settlements for over 20 years. Holcim built these essential homes with a range of its green solutions, from ECOPact low carbon concrete to Elevate Insulation ...

Holcim to invest over US$2bn in CCUS

31 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim plans to invest CHF2bn (US$2.187bn) by 2030 in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies to capture more than 5Mt of CO 2 each year. According to its second climate report, the company aims to reach 420kg of CO 2 per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030.  Jan Jenisch, CEO of Holcim, said, “Holcim is accelerating its climate action with upgraded net zero targets and a clear commitment to invest CHF2bn in CCUS technologies by 2030. We are committed to scalin...