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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...

Turkish cement exports to Germany rose 4.2% in the 1H20

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The export of cement from Turkey to Germany increased 4.2 per cent from January-July 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, exceeding US$140.4m, reported the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Turkey exported US$22.7m of cement to Germany in July 2020, up 8.4 per cent on the year-ago period. The country's export of cement to world markets in January-July 2020 increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to more than US$2.06bn. "In July 2020, Turkey's export of cemen...

Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, and 1.9 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The concrete and aggregates business recorded a...

Taiwan Cement and Oyak fined for JV notification failure

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined Taiwan Cement and Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumo (Oyak) for failure to notify the establishment of their joint venture, Dutch Oyak TCC Holdings BV, in 2018. SAMR considered the transaction to be notifiable in China, as Taiwan Cement and Oyak both had control over the joint venture and it met the turnover threshold, reports Lexology. Oyak transferred its existing Turkish cement business and assets to the joint venture in exchange f...

Will Turkish cement exports come under pressure?

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

As the second-largest cement exporter after Vietnam, Turkey's cement industry has for many years exported its surplus around the world. However, analysts anticipate Turkish trade to contract due to COVID-19 as the pandemic affects trans-Atlantic exports to the US, as well as other countries where anti-dumping measures increase in response to local surpluses - most recently Georgia . However, this week's news indicates that Turkish cement exporters have found ways to boost their sales, at le...