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FLSmidth acquires KnowledgeScape for its digital portfolio

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired KnowledgeScape and its advanced solutions to expand its digital ENABLR™ portfolio. The KnowledgeScape™ portfolio has documented capabilities in increasing the total output of a processing plant by 4-10 per cent. At the same time, its solutions reduce power, water and reagent consumption, which contribute significantly to the goals of FLSmidth’s MissionZero sustainability strategy. "With this acquisition, FLSmidth reinforces a strong track record of M&A and integra...

Steppe Cement announces alternate directors

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has announced that Gan Chee Leong and Charles Tingey have been appointed as alternate directors to the CEO, Javier del Ser Perez, and independent non-executive director, Rupert Wood, respectively, with immediate effect. The alternate directors will represent the CEO and non-executive director in board meetings held in Malaysia due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel arrangements.

Vracs de l'Estuaire appoint former HeidelbergCement director for marketing

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Thierry Dauger has been the sales and marketing director of Vracs de l'Estuaire since July 2020, the European subsidiary of the family cement group Cimat-Cimaf, based in Le Havre, France. With this job creation and appointment, the cement company wishes to boost a new dynamic and establish its position as a challenger in a market dominated by incumbent operators. Thierry Dauger began his career in 1990 within the Ciments Français Group. In 2016, he was appointed major projects direc...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe to open dry mortar mix plant in 2H20

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is set to complete the installation of a US$2.2m dry mortar mix (DMX) plant during the second half of this year. The project is part of LafargeHolcim Group's US$25m recapitalisation of its Zimbabwean subsidiary, which was announced last year. "Currently, the DMX plant is being installed and is set to be completed in the 2H20, while the vertical cement mill supply contract was signed in August 2020," said the group's chairman, Kumbirai Kat. Lafarge has ...

Sabanci to restructure white cement business

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey's Sabanci Holding has announced that it will be restructuring its white cement business unit by merging its financial power and the operational capability of its Çimsa subsidiary, according to a statement. As such, it is planning to incorporate a company in the Netherlands, Cimsa Sabanci Cement BV (CSC BV), in which Sabancı will hold 60 per cent of the total equity shares while the remaining 40 per cent will be held by Çimsa. It will then sell the shares of Çimsa's international wh...

Qalaa Holdings achieves 105% YoY growth in 2Q20

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings has reported its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2020, with revenues of EGP7.4bn (US$470m), up 105 per cent YoY. " Qalaa’s performance was anchored by a recovering cement market in Sudan and an optimised pricing strategy by Al Takamol, which played a key role in offsetting the impacts of Egypt's underperforming cement market," said Qalaa Holdings' Chairman and Founder, Ahmed Heikal.

CRH's Group Finance Director to retire

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Senan Murphy intends to retire from his position as CRH's Group Finance Director during the course of 2021. The board is initiating a process to identify a successor and will make an announcement once the process is completed. Senan will continue in his role until a successor is identified and to ensure a smooth transition. He will remain as an adviser to the company post transition. Group Chief Executive, Albert Manifold said: "As Group Finance Director, Senan's experience and insights...

PhilCement responds to standards compliance claim

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers of the Philippines (CeMAP) has reported a potential standards compliance issue against PhilCement Corp to the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), according to the Manila Bulletin. CeMAP Executive Director, Cirilo Pestaño, raised the "possible non-compliance of PhilCement Corp’s Union V Super Strength 40 Type 1P cement to Philippine National Standards (PNS) and Department Administrative Order (DAO) 17-06, or the new rules covering cement in the countr...

Shree Cement plans new INR10bn plant

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has received board approval to set up a new clinker plant in Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh. The unit could have a capacity up to 12,000tpd and is expected to represent an investment of around INR10bn (US$135.66m). Shree plans to finance the project through internal accruals and debt. It is expected to reach completion by the end of the 3Q22.

Suez Cement expected to increase stake in Tourah Portland

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement is expected to submit a tender offer to acquire up to 100 per cent of the issued capital of Tourah Portland Cement for EGP7.18 (US$0.45) per share, according to a disclosure to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Suez Cement already owns 66.12 per cent of Tourah. Upon the execution of the offer, the latter is expected to voluntary delist its shares from the EGX. HeidelbergCement is also proposing to launch a tender offer to increase its 55.08 per cent stake in Suez Cement t...