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Holcim acquires SES insulation and roofing business

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has successfully completed the acquisition of SES Foam LLC, the biggest independent spray foam insulation company in the US with 2022 estimated net sales of US$200m. SES has a track record of double-digit growth, with advanced energy-efficiency and bio-based solutions for new and green retrofitting projects.  Jamie Gentoso, global head Solutions & Products: “I warmly welcome all SES employees into the Holcim family. With SES’ leadership in thermal insulation, we are expanding our...

Holcim reports on record results in 1H22

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reported record sales on CHF14,681m (US$15,273m) in the first half of 2022, marking a 16.9 per cent increase YoY, driven by sales growth in all segments. Net sales in the second quarter alone were up 13.6 per cent YoY to CHF8240m. Record recurring EBIT was also seen in the 1H22, coming in at CHF2173m, up 9,6 per cent YoY. This was attributed to a robust improvement in profitability in the company's Solutions & Products segment and strong recurring EBIT margin expansion in North ...

Sika sees sales advance 18% YoY in 1H22

25 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Sika has reported an 18 per cent YoY increase in sales to CHF5250.3m (US$5424m) in the first half of 2022. In local currencies this equates to growth of 19.5 per cent. Operating profit (EBIT) over the same period advanced by 22.7 per cent YoY to CHF841.9m with a record EBIT margin of 16 per cent. According to the company, higher input costs due to a substantial rise in the cost of raw materials were offset by price increases, despite the difficult geopolitical and macroeconomic environment. ...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...

Holcim MAQER partners with Binni

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Through the Holcim MAQER platform, Holcim Group is   partnering with Binni, a start-up at the forefront of easing collaboration in the construction industry. Binni's cloud-based software allows teams to make decisions based on real-time data, improving efficiency and helping them to make greener choices.

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies opens Swiss subsidiary

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) announced the opening of its first international subsidiary in Switzerland, as part of a joint venture with an undisclosed Swiss construction company. The joint venture will be the exclusive distributor of HGCT’s cement in Switzerland. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, said: "After signing our first contract outside of France more than a year ago, we are proud to accelerate our int...

Swiss deliveries slip in 2Q but up 3% in 1H22

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 2.2 per cent YoY to 1,143,153t in the second quarter of 2022 from 1,168,331t in the 2Q21, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. January-June 2022 In the first half of 2022 cement deliveries increased by 3.1 per cent YoY to 2,093,709t from 2,030,542t in the 1H21. Of this total, the largest share of deliveries was low-carbon CEM II cement, which accounted for 87.8 per cent of all deliveries. Bulk cement ac...

Holcim to acquire building solutions provider Cantillana

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered into an agreement to acquire Cantillana, a key Belgium-based specialty building solutions provider. With estimated net sales of EUR80m in 2022, Cantillana’s extensive experience in façade construction systems and external thermal insulation composite systems will further strengthen Holcim’s position in building renovation and energy efficiency solutions. It follows recent acquisitions of PRB Group in France, PTB-Compaktuna in Belgium and Izolbet in Poland. Cantillana has...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water, recycled rebar and other recycled components, 100 per cent recycled concrete is scheduled for deliv...

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...