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Pakistan: US$400m British investment in new plant

06 February 2017, Published under Cement News

British company Asian Precious Minerals (APML) announced plans to invest US$400m in a new cement plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The announcement was made during a meeting between APML and the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak. The Chief Minister explained the province’s new industrial policy under which the government offered several incentives to local and foreign investors. He said investors could benefit from a transparent one-window operation for establishin...

Portland Valderrivas notes 7.6% fall in turnover in 2016

03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Portland Valderrivas saw its turnover decrease 7.6 per cent YoY to EUR536.2m in 2016. The company recorded a net loss of EUR-120.4m, from a net profit of EUR28.6m in 2015. In addition, an EBITDA of EUR-226.4m was posted at the end of 2016, exacerbating the loss of EUR-73.2m reported the prior year. Cement sales slipped 1.7 per cent from 7.3Mt in 2015 to 7.2Mt in 2016 while the concrete division noted a 10.2 per cent drop in sales to 225,000m3. Aggregate sales increased by +26.4 per cent t...

UK: Hope Cement reward loyal customers

03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hope Cement has introduced a new incentive scheme through its smartphone app. The loyalty scheme is a new approach to drive traffic into merchants’ stores and help to grow their business. Customers collect points every time they purchase a Hope Cement product. Points will accrue based on product purchases, which can be used to claim various rewards and put them in with a change to win a Ford Transit Custom van. Hope Cement’s Commercial Finance Director, Tim Billingham, said: “The App w...

UK: Hanson to upgrade Ribblesdale plant at cost of US$31m

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson is to spend GBP25m (US$31m) on upgrading its Ribblesdale cement plant to improve production efficiency and reduce emissions, AggNet reports. The work, which includes the replacement of dust filters and the wet gas scrubber, will ensure that the facility meets new dust-emission regulations. ‘The permitted dust level is being reduced by 66 per cent in April, from 30mg/m 2 to 10 – but the new equipment will perform better than this’, said Plant Manager, Terry Reynolds. ‘Althoug...

UK: Simon Gibson Transport wins order with Aggregate Industries

19 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Simon Gibson Transport Ltd is increasing its fleet of trucks from 85 to 147 having won a major order with Aggregate Industries (LafargeHolcim Group) to transport cement from UK import terminals to distribution centres nationwide over a five-year period, reports the Hull Daily Mail. The East Yorkshire bulk powder transport specialist is to bring GBP8m (US$9.9m) worth of investment and new jobs to six UK ports. Goole-based Simon Gibson Transport Ltd currently has 13 operating centres across t...

UK: Holcim Belgium supports Brighton Marina project

14 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgium has been working with Subcon Europe NV on the Brighton Marina Caisson Remediation Project by providing assistance with logistics and product deliveries. In the first phase, the scope comprises of the bulk remediation grouting on 10 caissons, part of the Brighton Marina East Breakwater. The challenge was to create a ‘floating’ concrete plant on the inside of the Marina, as there was no space on the sea wall. The transport of the aggregates could be solved using split ba...

UK: construction activity falls in August

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK's Office of National Statistics has released its construction figures for August that saw a fall of 1.5 per cent in construction activity. Decreases were seen in all new work as well as the repair and maintenance segments of 1.4 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. Infrastructure suffered the biggest downturn of 5.1 per cent. In comparison, July saw a 6.1 per cent rise in infrastructure. Meanwhile, total new housing declined 1.3 per cent in comparison with the previous month, whi...

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: Hanson make management changes

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeildelbergCement Group) in the UK has made a number of new senior appointments within its packed products team. Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director, Chris Hall joins Hanson as national account manager and Jack Vincent is promoted to field sales manager, a new position within the company. Mr Simpson, previously responsible for all sales of Hanson's packed products, will focus on building strong trading relationships with merchant customers and with internal tea...

UK cement after Brexit

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK’s cement sector has seen substantial change in the last 12 months, with new cement producers coming to the market and a raft of legislation to ensure a competitive market for customers going forward. The recent Brexit vote has cast a shadow over the economy, but even though several very large projects are currently on hold, the long-term fundamentals for cement demand remain strong. HeidelbergCement-owned Hanson operates around 3Mta of cement capacity at plants in Padeswood ...