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Eurocement eyes Denmark and Britain markets

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

“Contracts in Denmark and Britain are forthcoming,” according to Eurocement’s CEO, Mikhail Skorokhod, as the company expands its global reach. Since the end of 2016, the Russian cement producer has been exporting increasing volumes to Finland and the Baltic states. “In Finland our share has already reached five per cent  of the market, and in our view, that is a very good result," he said in an interview with PwC. “The devaluation of the ruble creates opportunities to expand exports.” ...

UK: new Ecocem cement terminal opened

20 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Ecocem, a Dublin-based cement producer, has opened its first UK bulk import terminal along the Manchester Ship Canal, built in partnership with Peel Ports at Runcorn. The new bulk import facility on a one-acre plot will handle cement from Ecocem’s production facility in Dublin Port. From the Runcorn site, it will be processed and transported direct to UK construction projects via road, rail and water. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem Ireland, said: “We’ve invested in state of...

Breedon Aggregates passes phase 1 of Hope acquisition

12 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Breedon Aggregates acknowledges the announcement today by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it has completed its Phase 1 review of Breedon’s proposed acquisition of Hope Construction Materials Limited (“Hope”) and that it has concluded there is a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening of competition in a limited number of local ready-mixed concrete markets in England and Scotland. In a company statement the building materials company stated "This outcome is in line wit...

UK: Hanson appoint new technical development manager

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Robert Keough has been appointed the new technical development manager of Hanson Cement. Robert, He will be based at the company’s Ketton plant, Rutland. In his new role, he will use his technical expertise to help customers enhance the sustainability credentials of concrete specifications and emphasise the use of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) as a sustainable cement replacement product. Mr Keough has two years’ experience working for Hanson UK’s parent company, HeidelbergCem...

Ecocem to invest EUR5m in two UK terminals

21 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Ecocem will open a new terminal at Runcorn, on the Manchester Ship Canal, to help the company import into the UK, and plans a second terminal later this year in the southeast of the country. The two terminals represent an investment of EUR5m. The closure of steel plants and coal-based power stations in the UK has led to a decreased supply in key raw materials for blended cements such as Ecocem’s ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) cement and together with a fall in U...

CPA: UK construction output falls in January, new orders indicate 2016 growth

15 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Figures published by the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) show construction output in January fell by 0.2 per cent and by 0.8 per cent compared with one year earlier. In addition, the ONS orders data indicate that construction new orders in 4Q were 0.5 per cent lower than Q3 but 1.4 per cent higher than a year ago. Professor Noble Francis, economics director at the Construction Products Association, commented:  “The fall in the ONS’s construction output in January was disappointing ...

Breedon's full-year trading performance

09 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Breedon Aggregates Ltd reported continued improvement in trading performance for full-year 2015, with record results from both England and Scotland. Group revenue increased by 18.1 per cent to GBP318.5m as the UK construction sector continued to recover. Breedon reported that trading conditions in England remained stronger than in Scotland, but both divisions delivered record results in 2015.  Group underlying EBITDA increased to GBP54.9m and its underlying EBITDA margin improved to 17...

Hope unveils state-of-the-art rail wagons, UK

03 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials has unveiled 48 state-of-the-art rail wagons, developed in partnership with VTG Rail UK. The vehicles were officially launched at an event at the Hope Works cement plant in Hope Valley, Derbyshire, with the ribbon cut by Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Jones, MP. Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, local MP, Andrew Bingham, and Ashley Bryan, Industrial Director at Hope Construction Materials unveil the new wagons  The tailor-made wag...

Hope to launch bagged cement product, UK

11 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials has announced the launch of its new bagged cement product. Its Professional Grade Cement, the newest entrant into a UK bagged cement market worth GBP180m annually, will be available to customers across the southern half of England later this year. The newly-revealed product pack design, developed in association with Cognition Agency, features a large ram – a nod to the firm’s rich Derbyshire roots and the source of the raw materials used to make the cement. Ho...

UNTHA UK appoints new managing director

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

UK-based industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has appointed a new managing director.   Marcus Brew takes the reins at the helm of the company, following a promotion from his previous role of sales director. Chris Oldfield, who has led the shredding business since 1997, will become chairman, concentrating on UNTHA UK’s over-arching strategic direction and other wider ambassadorial responsibilities in industry.   With a sales target of GBP10m for the new financial year, UNTHA says the prom...