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Sabanci's growth to be driven by digitalisation and sustainability

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Turkish conglomerate, Sabanci, is accelerating investments across its business portfolio - including major investments into the cement division. This is comprised of CIMSA and Akcansa - its joint venture with Heidelberg Materials - making it the third-largest player in Turkey. These transformative investments aim to expedite the digitalisation process and to modernise the assets of its cement businesses, as well as improve their sustainability.  Digital transformation Digital and art...

RHI Magnesita to acquire Resco Group

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita has announced plans to acquire US-based Resco Group, a manufacturer of alumina and refractories. The deal is reported to be worth up to US$430m, says Reuters. According to RHI Magnesita, the move will accelerate its growth in alumina-based refractories and enable it to offer its US customer base an improved range of products.  “The acquisition advances our 'local for local' production strategy and will shorten supply chains, improve our speed of reaction, and increase the se...

Holcim US invests US$20.5m in Fremont low-carbon cement storage

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) has expanded its low-carbon cement storage capacity with a 50,000t storage dome in Fremont, Nebraska, USA. Located on a 10.1ha (25 acre) plot, the 35.4m (116ft) cement storage dome will enable the company to make its ECOPlanet low-carbon cement available. "Nebraska, Omaha in particular, and nearby Midwest cities are experiencing an influx of construction projects, with new infrastructure being introduced every day," said Patrick J. Cleary, senior vice president of Cement Sale...

All 50 US States give environmentally conscious cement the green light

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Every US state department of transportation and the District of Columbia now permit the use of Portland limestone cement (PLC). The Portland Cement Association (PCA) commends the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s approval of PLC in its projects, a move that means the entire US now accepts a lower-carbon version of a critical construction material.  Developed with a higher limestone content, PLC offers the same level of efficacy as traditional Portland cement while having a CO 2 fo...

Buzzi SpA's 2023 regional results see cement sales climb in Italy

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA reported domestic hydraulic binders and clinker sales in Italy up 2.1 per cent in 2023, while the ready-mix concrete output slightly declined 1.4 per cent. The average prices of cement and concrete confirmed their improvement compared to the previous period. Such trend in volumes and prices led to net sales of EUR818.3m, up 12.7 per cent (EUR726.2m in 2022). Ebitda achieved EUR175.2m, more than doubled compared to EUR82m of last year.  USA US cement sales closed the year sli...

Buzzi SpA reports consolidated cement sales of 26Mt in 2023

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

In 2023 Buzzi SpA reported consolidated cement sales of 26.343Mt, down seven per cent compared to 2022. The generalised slowdown in deliveries, which has been already highlighted during the first half of the year, continued also during the following quarters, particularly in central Europe, Poland and the Czech Republic, where the residential sector significantly weighed on demand. In Italy and the United States sales volumes showed some resilience. Ready-mix concrete sales amounted to ...

CEMEX receives EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year award for 6th consecutive year

01 April 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as 2024 Energy Star® Partner of the Year for the sixth consecutive year. The Partner of the Year award highlights CEMEX's continued efforts to reduce energy consumption, minimise environmental impact, and promote sustainable practices across its cement plants, ready-mix concrete facilities, and other operations across the USA. To achieve the award CEMEX has made key contributions such as sourcing 100 per cent renewab...

HGH USA appoint new executive VP and general manager

29 March 2024, Published under Cement News

HGH is delighted to announce the appointment of Johanne Lecomte as the new executive vice-president and general manager for HGH USA. Her new role has been effective since February 2024, and she has already visited the headquarters in Paris to meet with the teams and participate in strategic meetings. With over two decades of experience as a sales and BD executive, Johanne Lecomte has a robust track record in the space and defense industry, including significant roles at Airbus and Thales Ale...

Green cement in the US is becoming big business

28 March 2024, Published under Cement News

The US cement market has been playing catch-up with markets such as Asia where the share of the market held by supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) has grown substantially over the last decade. While factory-produced Portland limestone (Type IL) cement is now rapidly expanding its market share in the US, future innovation is seeking to increase clinker replacement by SCMs even further with the production of a new generation of green cements.  SCMs such as fly ash and slag cement cur...

CRH completes lime divestment deal in UK

27 March 2024, Published under Cement News

In November 2023 CRH announced that its had reached an agreement to divest its lime operations in Europe to SigmaRoc for around US$1.1bn. The first phase of the deal was completed in January 2024, comprising the operations in Germany, Czech Republic and Ireland. CRH has now completed the second phase of the transaction, comprising its UK lime operations.  The final phase, concerning the assets in Poland, is due to complete later this year.  The deal includes 16 operating locations a...