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Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Hranice sees 12% increase in 2020 profit

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Cement Hranice, owned by Germany-based Dyckerhoff AG, saw its profit rise 12.1 per cent YoY to CZK561.5m (US$26.2m) in 2020 on sales of CZK1.797bn, up 1.2 per cent YoY. "Cement and other product sales declined by 3.4 per cent YoY in 2020 owing to lower supplies to the sister Slovak company ZAPA beton," said board member Roman Michalcik. Cement sales in the Czech market totalled CZK1.386bn, while exports accounted for the rest. Domestic sales increased by around CZK4...

CRH to change name of subsidiary to Romcim

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH will change the name of its Romanian subsidiary to Romcim from 5 May. The name change is in keeping with the group’s strategy to operate trusted local brands in each of its markets, according to a press release. "Romcim is an iconic brand in the Romanian construction industry and feels like ‘family’ for generations of home builders, employees and the communities we operate in. Romcim is in our company’s DNA and is a solid foundation for the sustainable contribution we want to make to bu...

Schwenk Latvija orders Christian Pfeiffer high-performance ball mill circuit

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Latvija, a company of Schwenk Building Materials Group, awarded Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH with the construction of an efficient ball mill circuit for high-quality cements, for the Broceni plant in Latvia.   The ball mill circuit will also enable the production of more cement types, expanding Schwenk Latvija's product portfolio with more environmentally friendly cement types with fineness of up to 5600 Blaine. Christian Pfeiffer will also supply a QDK high-performanc...

TCK sees 65% rise in profit

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (HeidelbergCement) has reported a 64.5 per cent YoY surge in net profit to BAM23.5m (US$14.29m) in 2020. The company’s operating revenues also advanced 23.4 per cent to BAM90.6m, while operating costs increased 59 per cent to BAM73.4m.

Cementarnica Usje sees profit up 20%

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

North Macedonia's Cementarnica Usje (Titan) has seen a 20 per cent YoY increase in net profit to MKD1.5bn (US$29.3m) for 2020. Operating revenue edged up to MKD5.06bn from MKD5.03bn in 2019. Domestic sales rose three per cent YoY to MKD3.2bn, while sales on foreign markets fell 2.6 per cent to MKD1.6bn. Operating expenses also dropped by 5.9 per cent YoY to MKD3.4bn in 2020, as costs for materials were down 11.5 per cent to MKD1.5bn.

LafargeHolcim Poland orders Gebr Pfeiffer VRM

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Poland has ordered a vertical roller mill for cement raw material grinding from Gebr Pfeiffer for its Malogoszcz plant, approximately 200km south of Warsaw. The mill will grind 307tph of cement raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R0.090mm and is equipped with a total drive power of 2500kW. It will be the first MVR vertical mill to be installed in Poland. The key factor for the customer's purchase decision was in particular the significantly-lower specific energy req...

Buzzi Unicem reports stable 2020 volumes in spite of pandemic

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Buzzi Unicem released its FY20 preliminary results. The Italian-based cement producer announced cement volumes of 29.3Mt, a YoY rise of 0.4 per cent despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecendented recession in the first half of 2020. The extraordinary economic policy packages taken out helped cushion the impact from the contraction of international trade, while the loosening of restrictive measures by the second half helped deli...

CRH Magyarország Kft receives Domestic Product certification in Hungary

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH Magyarország Kft's concrete products have won Domestic Product certification in Hungary. The Domestic Product trademark is well-known and recognised among Hungarian consumers. Locally-manufactured products with at least 50 per cent Hungarian raw materials can apply for Domestic Product certification, which in addition to Hungarian origin, also represents reliable quality. CRH Magyarország, besides being a member of the international CRH Group, represents a significant local force in...

Gorazdze Cement signs 10-year solar power deal

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Gorazdze Cement (HeidelbergCement group) is being supplied solar electricity from BayWa r.e. for the next decade. The 64.6MWp Witnica solar park is due to come on-stream in July 2021 between Poznan and Berlin and will be the largest solar park in Poland.  Andrzej Reclik, Gorazdze Cement management board president, said: "The 10-year PPA agreement for Witnica is a great achievement for the Gorazdze Group – we are gradually fulfilling the company's sustainable development goals. "B...