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Vicat launches new range of high performance cements

10 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat is launching a new range of “ultra-performing” cements: Alpenatup, Ultimatup, Smartup and Promptup. The latest additions to the Vicat product range are particularly suited to the construction, public works and civil engineering markets, according to the company. "We wanted to give this range of ultra-high performance cements an easily-understood name as well as a colour code that is consistent and simple, integrating it in our existing ranges. The technical expertise of the Vicat Grou...

Vicat’s cement volume declines but cement EBITDA improves

05 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first-half turnover improved by two per cent to EUR1243.6m, which amounts to a 6.1 per cent reduction on a comparative basis. EBITDA declined by 2.2 per cent to EUR203.1m and the margin narrowed from 17.1 per cent to 16.3 per cent. The trading profit came off by 19.2 per cent to EUR93.3m, an underlying reduction of 25.4 per cent. After a net financial charge 5.9 per cent lower at EUR27.8m and a 40 per cent increase in the income from associates to EUR2.4m, the pretax profit declin...

Vicat sees weak volumes in Europe & Turkey

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first quarter turnover emerged 0.1 per cent ahead at EUR537m, which represents an underlying decline of eight per cent. The cement turnover improved by 5.9 per cent to EUR341m, as cement shipments declined by 7.7 per cent to 4.25Mt. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 5.2 per cent lower at EUR189m as aggregates shipments declined by 18.7 per cent to 4.19Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries came off by 9.1 per cent to 1.72Mm³. Other products and services generated a turno...

Loesche installation at Elmadag works, Turkey

25 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Loesche is now starting to install a 260tph raw meal mill at Bastas Baskent Cimento’s Elmadag cement works in Turkey, after a delivery time of just 10 months. Bastas Baskent Cimento is part of the Vicat group of France. The Loesche LM 45.4 raw meal mill, ordered by Vicat Service Technique Ciment in May 2014 for raw meal cement grinding, has already been delivered by Loesche. The German equipment supplier has previously equipped vertical roller grinding mills for the Elmadag factory as wel...

Vicat shows good profit growth in the USA, India and Africa

11 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat’s turnover increased by six per cent in 2014 to EUR2422.7m and the EBITDA emerged 3.6 per cent ahead at EUR442m, while at unchanged parameters the increases would have been eight and seven per cent respectively. The trading profit rose by 12.3 per cent to EUR263.1m.The net financial charge was 8.2 per cent higher at EUR47.6m and after a slightly higher contribution from associates the pre-tax profit improved by 12.5 per cent to EUR203m. After a lower effective tax charge of 29.3 per...

Vicat increases cement shipments by 13.7%

04 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover improved by six per cent in 2014 to €2423m, which translates into an underlying increase of eight per cent  on a like-for-like basis. Turnover in cement advanced by 13.7 per cent  to €1261m, or €1483m before deducting inter-group transfers. Aggregates and concrete sales declined by 1.8 per cent  to €860m, while other activities saw turnover edging ahead by 0.3 per cent to €301m. Cement accounted for 53.7 per cent  of turnover, up from the 50.6 per cent  shown in the previ...

Vicat advances in all group markets except France and Italy

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of the year improved by 6.1 per cent to EUR1847m, which represents an underlying advance of 9.7 per cent. The gearing level was little changed at 51.7 per cent at the end of September compared with 51.3 per cent a year ago and lower than the 52.7 per cent seen at the end of June. Turnover in cement was 10.1 per cent higher at EUR1129m, which represented 53.6 per cent of the group total. Cement deliveries rose by 15.7 per cent to 15.82Mt.  The agg...

Vicat advances in spite of weakness in France

05 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first half turnover increased by 6.1 per cent to EUR1217.8m, which amounts to a 10.8 per cent advance on a comparative basis. EBITDA was ahead by 3.1 per cent to EUR207.7m and the margin narrowed from 17.5 per cent to 17.1 per cent. The trading profit, however, improved by 9.4 per cent to EUR115.2m, an underlying increase of 15.8 per cent. After a net financial charge 38.2 per cent higher at EUR29.7m and a 20 per cent decline in the income from associates to EUR1.7m, the pre-tax p...

Egypt cement volumes hold firm

28 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s cement volumes demonstrated resilience over the Jan-May 2014 period with the pricing environment also positive. During the first five months of the year, volumes totalled 21.7Mt – an increase of 1.8 per cent compared to the same period of 2013 which was impacted by interruptions in energy supplies and exceptional political events, writes CM-CIC Securities. Lafarge posted a particularly strong performance, with volumes up by 18.9 per cent (2.5Mt) in the Jan-May period, and by 19...

Vicat improves cement shipments by more than 12%

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first quarter turnover increased by 9.2 per cent to €536m, which represents an underlying improvement of 14 per cent. The cement turnover improved by 6.8 per cent to €325m, as cement shipments rose by 12.2 per cent to 4.60Mt. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 9.8 per cent higher at €199m as aggregates shipments rose by 9.0 per cent to 5.15Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries increased by five per cent to 1.89Mm³. Other products and services generated a 10.1 per cent i...