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Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for UNTHA

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution. The UK waste processing firm supplies systems that turn clients’ residual materials into valuable resources. In the last 12 months alone, Ecotec Solution has secured six high-value projects for the Austrian shredding giants. These include three XR mobil-e sales for waste to energy facilities – ...

Cemex: environmental savings for construction by barging

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregates being barged up the River Thames Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, UK, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300t sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by eight-wheeler HG...

Aggregate Industries introduces Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has introduced Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range of packed products, a quality-assured premixed ready-to-use formulation for fixing all types of fence posts.   Lafarge Postmix is composed of a selected blend of cements and aggregates intended for domestic use. Easy to use, the product requires no mixing – just add water. It sets in five to 10 minutes and then rapidly hardens, allowing for fence panel hanging in around 30 minutes.   Postmix fixes all types of wood, m...

Aggregate Industries appoint new MD of Aggregates division

14 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries, part of the LafargeHolcim Group, has appointed Mike Pearce as the Managing Director of its Aggregates division, as the company looks to cement its position as the UK’s leading construction materials supplier. Mr Pearce has held senior commercial and operational roles in Aggregate Industries since first joining in 1986, and moves into the role from his previous position as Commercial Director, which he has held since July 2015. As Managing Director for Aggregates he wi...

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The UK’s Construction Products Association's State of Trade Survey for 2Q17 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views for the near-term future. Results of the survey showed that among heavyside manufacturers, only seven per cent anticipated a rise in sales in the next quarter, a decline from the 68 per cent who anticipated a ris...

Robson Handling Technology names new chairman

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Julie Kenny, chairman of Robson Handling Technology Robson Handling Technology announced yesterday the appointment of Julie Kenny CBE as chairman who takes the reins from outgoing chairman, Bill Speirs. Jeff Hudson, CEO of Robson, welcomed Julie stating, “To attract someone of Julie’s calibre is testament to the strength and potential of Robson in its markets. With a CBE to her name, along with being the Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year in 2013 and PWC Private Businesswoman...

Aggregate Industries awards UPS services and maintenance contract

05 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Plant machinery maintenance specialist United Plant Services (UPS) has been awarded a new service and maintenance contract by LafargeHolcim's UK-based subsidiary Aggregate Industries (AI). In total, UPS has been assigned servicing responsibility for 50 per cent of AI's plant assets located across northern Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Southeast of England.  UPS’s team of engineers will offer its services to AI both through a mobile network of appointed operatives, and via two, onsi...

New Country President for Cemex UK

04 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Michel Andre has been appointed as the Country President for Cemex UK, with immediate effect. Andre joins the UK business following seven years as Country President for Cemex France. Mr Andre has worked for Cemex France for a total of 12 years with senior roles in Strategic Planning and the Readymix business. Prior to joining Cemex, he worked for Lafarge in the US and France and five years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Besides his role as Country President of Cemex France Mr Andre was a boar...

MPA publishes new water strategy

29 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its new Water Strategy, outlining the industry's three key aims of minimising water consumption, prioritising the use of the most sustainable water sources and protecting the water environment by sustainably managing water being used and passing through its members' sites. Achieving these aims will enable the mineral products industry to improve its understanding of the amount of water consumed and demonstrate where measures have been im...

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

20 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem Ireland has increased its export capacity with the launch of its second UK-based bulk import terminal at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. Ecocem launches second UK import terminal involving an investment of GBP2.5m The import terminal which represents a GBP2.5m (EUR2.8m) investment has been developed in partnership with Peel Ports, to help Ecocem capitalise on the potential to supply the London/south east construction market, the company said in a statement. Its fir...