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Hanson UK appoints district sales managers for packed products

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has appointed three district sales managers for its packed products business to improve customer service. Affy Matthew, Louisa Heron and Simon Cowling will report to Andrew Simpson, national commercial director – packed products, and will work with merchants to build partnerships and help maximise sales and profits. "Our three new packed products DSMs will work closely with merchants to help them in areas such as product selection, pricing queries and pr...

Cemex UK will use 100% renewable electricity in 2019

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is partnering with ENGIE a services and regeneration group that uses 100 per cent renewable electricity to supplied sites. ENGIE has been providing electricity to over 150 CEMEX UK sites for over 10 years but has also supplying gas to 33 of these sites. Going forward all of the electricity supplied to the sites will be from 100 per cent renewable energy sources, including wind energy. Cemex is also taking advantage of ENGIE's demand-side services, such as load management, to avoid pe...

Lafarge Cement UK adds Rapid Cement to its product range

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (Aggregate Industries group part of LafargeHolcim) has introduced Rapid Cement to its packaged range of cements. The Portland cement product contains calcium aluminate for rapid hardening to enable fast-setting and low shrinkage which is ideal for screeds and renders for wall and floor surface preparation, prior to installing tiles. The product is suitable for dry and wet installations, including swimming pools, and has a setting time of one hour. It is available in 25kg b...

MPA report highlights UK cement is reducing costs and CO2 footprint

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2018 Annual Performance Report which presents data on the UK cement industry's contribution to the economy in 2017. Cement production in the UK fell by 3.4 per cent compared to 2016 to 9.5Mt of production, while cement sales were 31 per cent higher than in 2012. The UK cement industry continues to be successful in reducing costs and improving its carbon footprint by increasing energy efficiency, using alternative fuels instead of trad...

Andusia moves into hazardous waste market

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is moving into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market which they participated in for the past six-and-a-half years. Moving into the hazardous waste market means Andusia can now offer an extensive RDF, SRF and hazardous waste solution. The future of the export of waste has also come under question due to Brexit. However, as Director Mark Terrell comments: "No matter what the outcome of Brexit, we don't foresee any change to the business or how...

Graeme Bride appointed as plant manager of Tarmac's Aberthaw facility

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has appointed a new plant manager, Graeme Bride, at its facility in Aberthaw, south Wales. Mr Bride has 19 years of cement plant management experience from time spent in Nigeria and the Philippines. In his most recent role he was health and safety director at Lafarge Africa. "I am looking forward to working across departments to ensure we continue to drive performance to meet market challenges whilst enhancing our activity within the local community, " said Mr Bride. Gr...

Metso acquires Kiln Flame Systems Ltd

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Metso has acquired UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd (KFS) to extend its pyroprocessing portfolio and capabilities. KFS specialises in rotary kiln and calcining processes, combustion optimisation and burner technologies with patented designs. It provides solutions to a wide range of industries including minerals processing. KFS has 14 employees based in High Wycombe, UK. KFS will become part of Metso's Minerals Services business area, which offe...

MPA joins Global Cement and Concrete Association

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Product Association (MPA) has joined the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate member. Nigel Jackson, MPA's CEO, said: "Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA's national role, the regional associations and now the global level is a positive and logical next st...

LafargeHolcim's Capital Markets Day 2018

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim presented a full overview of its 'Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth' programme at its Capital Markets Day held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, Birmingham, UK, yesterday. Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, said, "Our performance in 2018 shows that execution of 'Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth' is at full speed. We have simplified the organisation and are ahead of target with our SG&A savings programme. With the recent divestment of our Indonesia operations we reached a major...

GCCA focusses on sustainability and concrete positioning

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

At its inaugural Annual General Meeting and Symposium, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), which represents cement and concrete producers from around the world, gathered in London today and set out its priorities and work programme with the specific aim of strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction. The Global Cement and Concrete Association held its first AGM and set out its programme to strengthen the sector's contribution to sustainable co...