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thyssenkrupp invests in Reno service centre

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc is investing in a new service centre in Reno, Nevada, to bring field service expertise, machining, fabrication and refurbishment capabilities closer to its cement and mining industry customers in North America and particularly in the western US. The new service centre will provide 994m 2 (10,700ft 2 ) of workshop space and will enable the company to provide local expertise with faster response and deliveries, strengthening thyssenkrupp Industri...

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading consuming states of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, received 37 per cent of August shi...

Cementos Argos' EBITDA grows 10% in 3Q20

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos (Grupo Argos) delivered satisfactory results during the third quarter, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported an improvement in EBITDA despite the impact on volumes mainly caused by hurricanes and heavy rains in the USA.  During the period, consolidated shipments of cement and concrete registered a decrease of 8.4 per cent and 19.5 per cent, respectively, and of 12.7 per cent and 16.5 per cent compared to 3Q19. This decline was offset thanks to the successful execution of ...

Titan Group reports revenues of EUR1202m in 9M20

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Group announced its consolidated revenue totalled EUR1202.4m for the 9M20, a marginal decline of 0.5 per cent when compared with the revenue in the 9M19. Operating profitability (EBITDA) in January-September 2020 rose by 10.1 per cent to EUR229.4m. Net profit after taxes and minorities in the 9M20 was EUR58m compared to EUR45.2m in 9M19. In the 3Q20 Titan Group’s revenue fell by 1.7 per cent compared to the 3Q19 at EUR416m, while group EBITDA in the 3Q20 grew by 7.4 per cent to EUR9...

Evonik wins PCA's 2020 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Evonik as its 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards winner. PCA awarded the company’s innovative P84 ® HT polyimide fibre second place as the Ultimate Filter for cement kiln baghouses. P84 ® HT fibres feature a unique multilobal design that provides the largest surface area available in the market, claims the Evonik. Due to their excellent chemical and physical properties, P84 ® HT high-performance fibres can be used in a wi...

Buzzi Unicem records cement and clinker sales of 21.7Mt in 9M20

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced that cement and clinker sales for the group totalled 21.7Mt in the 9M20, down 1.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Ready-mix and concrete sales contracted by 4.9 per cent to 8.7Mm 3 . Consolidated net sales stood at EUR2408m, a minor dip of 0.6 per cent on the EUR2423.6m earned in the 9M19. On a like-for-like basis net sales would have slipped 0.3 per cent. The summer period was characterised by positive developments in Italy, thanks to a better-than-expec...

Cemex awarded grant for carbon capture project at Balcones plant

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has been awarded a grant to research and develop carbon capture technology at its Balcones cement plant in Texas, USA. Cemex is partnering with Membrane Technology & Research Inc in an 18-month study that will trial a new membrane technology to capture CO 2 . "At Cemex, sustainability is embedded in our operations, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Jaime Muguiro, Cemex USA president. "We strive to develop and gradually adapt new te...

US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The USA represented an 18 per cent share of Turkish cement exports during the first nine months of the year, the largest share amongst the export destinations, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, Turkey exported US$118.3bn worth of goods during the period in question. Around TRY7.7bn (US$923m) of this was made by the cement industry. In the January-September period, the value of cement exports to the US reached US$164m, followed by Israel (US$103.7m) an...

GCC reports a 7% decline in net sales

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) reported a 6.8 per cent YoY decline in consolidated net sales to US$281.1m for the third quarter of 2020, compared with US$301.7m in the 3Q19. The fall was primarily due to decreased cement volumes in the US, concrete volumes in Mexico and the depreciation of the Mexican peso, according to its earnings report. However, it was partially offset by higher cement volumes in Mexico and a favourable price environment in both markets. Consolidated net sa...

Cemex sees net sales rise to 3% to US$3.436bn in 3Q20

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced its 3Q20 results with net sales increasing by three per cent on a like -for-like (LfL) basis to US$3.436bn, while EBITDA rose by 15 per cent to US$728m.     Net operating earnings, before other expenses, rose by 20 per cent to US$453m on a LfL basis. Net debt plus perpetual notes fell by US$504m versus the previous quarter. Net sales in Mexico rose by 14 per cent on a LfL basis to US$723m. Operating EBITDA rose 16 per cent to US$246m on a LfL basis, versus...