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UK: Tarmac launches new packaging machine at Tunstead

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production.   The bespoke Haver and Boecker 10-spout Adams 2000 plant is the first of its kind in the UK. The plant will manufacture Tarmac’s leading range of plastic packed and tubbed cement products for merchant and retail customers. With significant storage capacity, the plant will also be use...

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site. Stuart Wykes of Tarmac said, “There's a lot of work done leading up to something like this, so the chimney is weakened in certain places and certain sections taken out and then over 200 detonators put in around it so it collap...

New senior vice president announced to lead Tarmac business

25 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Martin Riley, former managing director of Tarmac’s Aggregates & Asphalt business, has been appointed senior vice president of Tarmac. Cyrille Ragoucy has left the business after three successful years as CEO. As part of this reorganisation, the Tarmac Cement & Lime business will work as part of a new CRH business cluster consisting of UK Cement, Ireland and Spain, led by Oliver Mahon, Senior vice president. These operational and management changes have been made as part of the transition ...

Anglo American completes exit from Tarmac

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Anglo American plc announces that it has completed the sale of its interests in the operating joint venture entities which have historically operated under the Tarmac name in the UAE, Oman and Qatar to Colas Moyen Orient SAS, a subsidiary of Colas SA, a road and transport infrastructure construction company forming part of the Bouygues Group. The sale to Colas of an additional non-operating joint venture entity in Oman is pending satisfaction of certain outstanding conditions. Completion of...

Tarmac unveils GPB6.6m asphalt plant, UK

17 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Tarmac yesterday unveiled a state-of-the-art asphalt plant in Hertfordshire, UK. The GBP6.6m plant replaces an older 1960s operation. It has greater capacity, is more efficient, and can manufacture a wider range of products, including lower temperature asphalts.  Among the plant's highlights, it is the first UK plant to use high capacity cold Recycled Asphalt Planings (RAP) technology to create mixes containing up to 55 per cent recycled content, supporting Tarmac’s commitment to increase...

Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Tarmac has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.   Tarmac’s UK business has held a BES 6001 rating of ‘Very Good’ across its entire product range since 2011. But the latest certification makes it the first company within the cement and lime sectors to be awarded the ‘Excellent’ rating.   The independent BRE standard assesses the systems that a company has in place to ensure that materials are sourced and managed responsibly against...

Breedon Aggregates withdraws from Tarmac/Lafarge asset bid, UK

19 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Breedon Aggregates, the building materials group, said it has withdrawn from bidding to acquire assets being off-loaded by Lafarge and Tarmac. The two firms have been forced to sell by the Competition Commission before a construction materials joint venture can go forward. ??Earlier in October, Breedon submitted offers to the sellers' advisers for a number of the assets. "In the event, the group has been unable to meet the value expectations of the sellers in respect of the majority of...

ArcelorMittal chief to bid for Lafarge/Tarmac assets, UK - report

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Chairman and CEO of global steel giant ArcelorMittal, Laskshmi Mittal, is reportedly bidding for assets put up for sale by Anglo American and Lafarge UK, according to reports by Sky News. Mr Mittal, whose wealth was estimated at £12.7bn, is said to be bidding for the assets which have been ordered to be sold by the UK’s Competition Commission as a pre-condition for the completion of the Tarmac (Anglo’s UK business) and Lafarge UK merger. In a statement in May, the Competition Commissio...

Lafarge: June '12

06 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has launched its 'Sustainability Ambitions 2020' programme, which sets 34 new sustainability ambitions. These include an increase to 50 per cent of the portion of non-fossil fuels, which is to include a 30 per cent share for bio-mass, a 33 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with 1990 and 20 per cent of the concrete produced containing re-used and recycled materials. The group aims to generate an additional EUR1750m of EBITDA between 2012 and 2015. The main item is to be...

Lafarge to start Tarmac asset sales by end-June

13 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Anglo American and cement maker Lafarge are likely to begin selling a series of assets as required by UK regulators by the end of the month in order to proceed with a proposed joint venture, Lafarge's chief executive said on Tuesday. The UK’s Competition Commission said last month that the companies had to sell "an extensive package of operations" including one of the country’s largest cement plants, for the planned joint venture to win approval. Reuters quoted Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont as ...