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New Hanson technical team to enhance customer service

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

New Hanson technical service meets customer needs Hanson Cement UK has increased its technical team to offer customers bespoke support on all cement and cementitious issues. Headed by national technical manager Simon Chudley, the team will provide a bespoke service as well as offering advice, information and technical support ranging from product data and case studies to lab trials and product testing. “Research has demonstrated how important technical support is to our custo...

Cemex UK installs Terex Fuchs SHL885

08 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK have recently taken delivery of the world’s first electrically-powered Terex Fuchs SHL885 material handler, supplied by UK distributors Blue Fuchs. Representing a total investment of GBP1.5m, the new 95t material handler is mounted on rails on a jetty at Cemex’s Dagenham Wharf operation, on the river Thames, where it is used to unload ships delivering limestone from Raynes Quarry, in north Wales. Capable of travelling along virtually the entire length of the jetty, the machine’...

Aggregate Industries extends Lafarge packed cement offering

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range. New products in the portfolio include Concrete Mix and Postmix, both premixed ready-to-use applications composed of a blend of cement and aggregates. New Mortar Mix, also premixed and ready-to-use, is made up of a selected blend of cement, lime and aggregates for laying all types of brick and block. Other new additions include Super White Cement, which pr...

Financier acquires 11% stake in Ecocem

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Financier Dermot Desmond is reported to have acquired a stake in Ecocem Materials, the low-carbon cement producer founded by Irishman Donal O’Riain and backed by Saint-Gobain. Ecocem holds a 70 per cent stake in a EUR30m 2Mta plant venture with ArcelorMittal and has three cement plants at Ringsend (Ireland), Moerdijk (The Netherlands) and Fos-sur-Mer (France) Via his private equity company, IIU, Mr Desmond is believed to be acquiring as much as 11 per cent of shares, possibly from the Durk...

Lafarge Cement rules out compulsory redundancy if transport fleet is removed

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has ruled out compulsory redundancy if it removes its transport fleet at the company’s Cauldon works in the UK, according to local press reports. Concerns have been raised that the Cauldon Works is to dispose of its transport fleet, which comprises around 30 drivers and 20 lorries, and contract the work out. However, a spokeswoman for Lafarge Cement in Cauldon said no decision had been made, but she ruled out any compulsory redundancies. A statement issued to the Post & T...

Hanson Cement to hold public exhibitions for upgrade plan

16 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement is holding two public exhibitions in May to explain plans for the GPB20m upgrade project at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire, UK, which the company says "will guarantee the long-term future of the plant and its 96 employees". At the heart of the project will be the installation of a new vertical roller mill for cement grinding which will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase output. Hanson is also planning to invest in new rail loading facilities...

MPA outlines priorities for the next government

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has issued its priorities for the next UK government ahead of the general election on 8 June 2017. The government's post-election policy development and implementation will be central to the future health of the UK economy and the mineral products sector upon which so much depends, the MPA said in a statement. Negotiating a good deal on Brexit, which maintains UK competitiveness, will be vital, the trade association adds. The MPA has outlined six m...

N+P opens UK office

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

N+P announces the appointment of Neville Roberts as Managing Director UK for N+P Alternative Fuels Ltd as well as the opening of a new UK office.   The successful expansion strategy of N+P already led to several new contracts for supply of RDF, SRF and Subcoal® in the UK and the European markets. In addition, several new large contracts will be concluded and announced in due course, the company said in a statement.   Commenting on the managerial appointment, CEO, Karel Jennissen, said: "N...

MPA sales suggest 'continued impetus' in construction

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction market demand in the UK for mineral products was higher in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter, providing some evidence of continued impetus in construction activity at the start of the year, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Sales of aggregates grew by 2.1 per cent in 1Q17 compared to the previous quarter and ready-mix concrete by a positive but more subdued 0.7 per cent. Mortar sales accelerated further after the strong ...

CPA: UK construction industry beats post-Brexit expectations

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Activity in the UK construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Construction output is expected to rise each year between 2017-19, by 1.3 per cent in 2017, 1.2 per cent in 2018 and 2.3 per cent in 2019. The CPA highlights that while the figures may fuel hope of a resilient UK construction industry amid Brexit-related anxieties and rising costs, the grow...