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US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The USA represented an 18 per cent share of Turkish cement exports during the first nine months of the year, the largest share amongst the export destinations, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, Turkey exported US$118.3bn worth of goods during the period in question. Around TRY7.7bn (US$923m) of this was made by the cement industry. In the January-September period, the value of cement exports to the US reached US$164m, followed by Israel (US$103.7m) an...

TCMB appoints new CEO

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

As of 13 October 2020, Volkan Bozay was appointed CEO of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB). He succeeds Ismail Bulut, who will continue his activities as an advisor to the chairman of the Board of Directors, having made major contributions to the TÇMB 's strategic work areas during his tenure as CEO. Dr Tamer Saka, chairman of the Board of TÇMB , made the following statement: "We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr İsmail Bulut for his valuable c ontributions and...

Sabanci to restructure white cement business

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey's Sabanci Holding has announced that it will be restructuring its white cement business unit by merging its financial power and the operational capability of its Çimsa subsidiary, according to a statement. As such, it is planning to incorporate a company in the Netherlands, Cimsa Sabanci Cement BV (CSC BV), in which Sabancı will hold 60 per cent of the total equity shares while the remaining 40 per cent will be held by Çimsa. It will then sell the shares of Çimsa's international wh...

CIMSA selects Dal Teknik Makina for cyclone modification

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dal Teknik Makina (Dal Engineering Group) has won an order to modify CIMSA's Mersin No 1 kiln line by upgrading the first and second stage cyclones for both strings. The main work to be carried out includes installation of new first- and second-stage cyclones and riser ducts, modification of downcomer ducts, dip tubes, pendulum flaps, meal pipes, plash boxes, manholes and poke holes, measuring points, dismantling and refractory procurement, demolition and installation.  These changes wil...

Steps to a smart factory

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Nuh Çimento has developed a solution for predicting cement strength. The project aims to estimate cement quality as precisely as possible at seven- and 28-day strength with the company’s new algorithm software and by adjusting the complete process accordingly with big data analysis. By Erbil Utku, Nuh Çimento, Turkey. Converting big data to added value: Nuh Çimento, Turkey, develops its ‘Dayanimci’ algorithm software and the ‘Kaptan’ platform for big data analysis ...

Turkey: looking to the future

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Following two consecutive years of cement market contraction, Turkey began 2020 on a more hopeful note with first-quarter production, demand and exports ahead. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a setback that the cement sector is looking to overcome through its strong export base and new construction projects. By Dr Tamer Saka, Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. The Turkish cement sector is preparing to overcome the impact of COVID-19 after a posit...

Ukraine launches antidumping investigation into cement imports

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has launched an antidumping investigation into the import of cement from Turkey, according to Business World.  The commission reportedly received a complaint from Dyckerhoff Cement Ukraine, Kryvyi Rih Cement, Mykolaivcement, Podilsky Cement, and Cement LLC with the support of Ivano-Frankivskcement. According to the applicant, during the observation period (2017-19), the import of cement in absolute terms increased by 809 per...

Turkey's exports to the US rise 24% in June

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement exports to the US declined by 5.7 per cent YoY in the first half of 2020, amounting to US$197.7m, according to the Turkish Ministry of Trade. In June 2020 the country’s cement exports to the US increased 24.4 per cent compared to June 2019 and exceeded US$37.1m.

Turkish cement exports to Italy and world markets increase

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Turkey to Italy increased by 0.1 per cent from January through June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to US$70.4m, reports the Turkish Ministry of Trade. The export of cement from Turkey to Italy increased by 41.8 per cent in June 2020 compared to June 2019 and amounted to US$14.3m. From January through June 2020, the export of cement from Turkey to the world markets decreased by one per cent compared to the same period of last year, amounting to US$1.7...

Imerys set to acquire 60% stake in refractory supplier

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Turkey’s Haznedar Group, a high-grade monolithic refractories and refractory brick manufacturer. The industrial minerals company will also have the option to purchase the remainder of Haznedar. "With this deal, Imerys will complement its current offer with basic and acidic refractory bricks and extend its industrial footprint with a competitive production base in Turkey, strategically located between...