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Driving operational excellence at Votorantim

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Sustained investment in several areas of plant operations as a result of its drive for operational excellence has paid off for Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant in Brazil. By Alvaro Lorenz and Mario Interlenghi, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant, Brazil – one example of the company’s drive for operational excellence Votorantim Cimentos is a building materials company committed to customer success through excellence. ‘Operational Excellence’ is one of the f...

ICR interviews Cementir's Francesco Caltagirone Jr

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the July issue of ICR, cement associations and producers reflect on the past three decades, highlight the industry’s achievements and look at the way ahead as climate change and other challenges drive changes in the industry. In this interview, ICR speaks with Francesco Caltagirone Jr, chairman & CEO, Cementir Holding SpA. ICR How has your company evolved over the last 30 years and what has changed most, at a plant or company level, over that period? Francesco Caltagirone Jr (FC) C...

Agents of change

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Like the steel and automotive sectors, the cement landscape has experienced a far-reaching transformation over the last 30 years. In the mid-1980s, local players outgrew their local markets and seized the opportunity to expand beyond national borders to gradually take control of worldwide markets. However, this untouchable leadership imploded as globalisation took hold and the centre of gravity of construction demand shifted to the emerging markets. This article looks back at the events and ...

2048 predicted

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The 30th anniversary of the first publication of International Cement Review (ICR) in July 1988 has arrived. While last month’s Technical Forum considered the major changes in the world cement industry over the past 30 years of ICR, this issue will look at what changes might be anticipated over the next 30 years. There is no alternative to cement for constructing the world’s required infrastructure Last month’s review of the last 30 years of ICR was based around three threads. T...

Empire builder

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In this exclusive interview with ICR, Thomas Schmidheiny (72), major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of LafargeHolcim, traces the origins of the company from its single plant in the village of Holderbank (Aargau) in 1912 to the leading global construction materials company that it is today. Dr Schmidheiny was responsible for leading Holcim through its most remarkable growth period, culminating in the merger with Lafarge in 2015. Having led the company since 1978, through the most dy...

30 years of ICR

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Welcome to this special 30th Anniversary issue of International Cement Review, in which we explore the development of the cement industry over the past three decades alongside the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor, International Cement Review Over the course of the last three decades, ICR’s objective has been to report on and debate the industry’s technical and market developments, and to provide essential information, knowledge an...

Evolving the future

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Germany-based grinding specialist Loesche held its 2017 Symposium under the banner of “Evolving the future” on 6-7 September at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. Around 500 delegates from cement companies and suppliers attended the event to take stock of the latest developments in grinding and help Loesche celebrate its 111th anniversary. Some 500 delegates gathered to hear Loesche's latest advances in grinding technology Following a warm welcome to the Loesche Symp...

USA: 100 years for Stockertown plant

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of its Stockertown Plant this year. The plant was originally built in 1906, but did not become operational until 1916. Construction of the was delayed in 1907 due to the financial climate and eventually completed in 1916 when Morris Kind and associates purchased and finished the works. The Stockertown plant has been known for its contributions to the cement industry such as NOx and SO2 emissions advances, closed cement hopped rai...

Christian Pfeiffer celebrates 90th anniversary

21 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Beckum-based Christian Pfeiffer celebrated its 90th anniversary on 24 April 2015 with over 200 customers, business partners and employees from 31 countries attending the event. Managing directors Heinrich Obernhuber and Erich Pichlmaier emphasised that Christian Pfeiffer Beckum (CPB) has become a leading worldwide supplier of mill systems for the cement, coal and minerals industries. Over 200 guests celebrate Christian Pfeiffer's 90th anniversary in Beckum, Germany On arrival...

150 years of innovation

22 October 2014, Published under Cement News

From its initial beginnings in a house in Scanzo, near Bergamo, Italy, in 1864 Italcementi has grown into a building materials multinational spanning 22 countries and four continents. Its portfolio and technology have developed considerably from grinding its first products in a water mill to today’s modern photocatalytic products and biodynamic cements. As the Italian cement major celebrates its 150th anniversary, it charts the milestones in its drive for technological and product innovation...