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Breedon's cement business thrives

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

As Breedon Group Plc releases its 2019 results, ICR takes a closer look at the UK company's cement business and future plans. Breedon, which operates cement plants in the UK and Ireland, reported that its cement business delivered a six per cent revenue increase in 2019 to GBP186.4m, up from GBP176.5m in 2018. EBITDA from the cement business reached GBP58.8m, up from GBP48.6m in 2018, while underlying operating profit rose GBP36.3m, up from GBP31.4m in 2018. Overall cement sales reache...

Breedon records revenues of GBP929.6m in 2019

11 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc has released its 2019 results that saw revenues reach GBP929.6m, up eight per cent on GBP862.7m in 2018. EBITDA totalled GBP116.6m, up 13 per cent on EBITDA of GBP103.5m in 2018. Net debt came in at GBP290.3m, down from GBP310.7m in 2018. Cement sales remained stable at 2Mt sold in 2019 when compared with the previous year, but 20.2Mt of aggregates were sold, up from 19.4Mt YoY. Asphalt sales also claimed from 2.8Mt in 2018 to 3Mt last year, while ready-mix concrete sales ...

Lafarge Cement appoints new Cauldon Works manager

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (Aggregate Industries - LafargeHolcim group) has appointed Stuart Hutching as the new manager of its Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, UK. With more than 20 years of experience within the cement industry, Mr Hutchings will be responsible for the plant, which produces approximately 1Mta of cement and employs around 150 staff. Mr Hutchings said: "Cauldon is a world-class operation and it is great to see LafargeHolcim recognise this and invest further to ensure it conti...

MPA launches UK Concrete to promote concrete

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete to proactively engage with political stakeholders and public bodies, and promote the advantages of building in concrete and the vital role the material plays in people's everyday lives. Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, has been appointed as director of UK Concrete and will be responsible for rolling out the organisation’s programme to convey concrete’s benefits to a wider audience. Mr Leese said: "It is time for...

Cemex UK has launched Vertua® ultra zero – a carbon neutral concrete

25 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK claims to have launched the UK's first ready-mix concrete that is a carbon-neutral product. The Vertua ® low-carbon concrete range can offset any residual CO 2 to provide a carbon-neutral product, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, says Cemex UK. The range features a variety of bespoke concrete mix designs and includes the Vertua ultra zero option, which is a CarbonNeutral product. This product achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, with the re...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two demonstrations, one of electrical plasma energy and biomass fuel and the other of hydrogen and biomas...

M25 uses low-carbon cement

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

For the first time, ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete has been used on a UK highways project in an attempt to lower CO 2 usage at the Woodford West Viaduct on the M25 in the UK. Working on behalf of Connect Plus, a team from Jackson, DB Group and Axtell have achieved a 77 per cent reduction in CO 2 . The project required 52m 3 of concrete, leading to a saving of 9.4t of CO 2 , when compared to using a conventional mix, greatly reducing the environmental impact. Tony Sheridan, DB Group’s ...

Hanson appoints new packed products director

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

UK-based Hanson has appointed Andrew Simpson as its new packed products director. Mr Simpson will now be responsible for the sales of the company packed products, including cement, ready-to-use concrete and aggregates. Additional responsibilities now also include maintenance at the company’s ready-to-use production site in Nuneaton and its construction aggregate packing plants across the country.

Cemex UK agrees bulk distribution contract with Turners

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has agreed to see Turners operating 20 bulk tankers in the UK to help the cement producer better meet demand and add flexibility to its haulage operation. David Hart, Cemex's supply chain director for UK & France, commented: "We are always looking for ways to improve our logistics operation, and this partnership with Turners will create new flexibility in our service, thanks to their large fleet of safe and efficient HGVs. "Turners boast considerable industry experience and we hav...

MPA releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Mineral Products Associatin (MPA) Cement has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78 per cent of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018. Aligned with the seven MPA strategic priorities, the report highlights activity in: health and safety, communicating Industry value, people, resource use, climate change and energy, the natural environment and the built environment. Speaking on the report, ...