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Egyptian promise

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Solomon Baumgartner-Aviles, the newly-appointed CEO of Lafarge Egypt, explains why the country holds much promise for the group globally and the MEA region, and outlines strategies for overcoming challenges. By Lafarge Egypt, Egypt. Lafarge Egypt provides an insight into the effects of the COVID...

LafargeHolcim to hosts European open innovation day

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and LafargeHolcim are launching a joint EIC Corporate Day dedicated to sustainable construction. With both organisations committed to building a 'net zero' future, they are gathering some of the most innovative start-ups in Europe in their first digital forum together. LafargeHolcim partners with hundreds of start-ups around the world in a unique open innovation ecosystem to scale-up breakthrough ideas in green construction.   The European Commission...

World Cement Association Committees set their 2021 agenda

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association’s Professional Committees (Safety & Health, Environment & Climate Change and Technology & Innovation) announced their goals for the global cement industry in the new year at the WCA’s 4th General Assembly Meeting in December, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for the year ahead.   Climate change, decarbonisation and sustainability challenges facing the cement industry led the agenda for the Environment & Climate Change C...

ACC and Ambuja Cements looks to optimise supply chain

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements have contracted Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain provider, to implement a supply chain optimisation and digitalisation process. The software company is expected to help improve sales and operational planning (S&OP) by gaining visibility into daily demand, production and dispatch plans to better predict demand fluctuation and scheduled maintenance, alongside improving logistics and transportation capabilities. "The objective of this project is ...

The 21st-century cement plant: greener and more connected

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant of the future will embrace digitisation and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience. By Eleftherios Charalambous, Thomas Czigler, Ramez Haddadin, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co Inc, Germany. Smart technology will enable the 21st-century cement plant to be greener and more efficient There has never been a more important time to build resilience into the core of the cement value chain: the cement plant. The c...

Anhui Conch works with China Telecom and Huawei to roll out 5G smart plant

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A 5G end-to-end smart factory system developed by China Telecom and Huawei is enabling Anhui Conch to reduce its energy consumption and increased its productivity, resource utilisation and profitability, according to Conch Group Deputy General Manager, Hé Chengfa. It has taken two years to develop and implement the smart factory concept, with the first going into production in Chuzhou, Anhui province. "The cement factory has been transformed into a smart factory end-to-end," said Mr Hé...

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...

Cemtech sets out to digitally optimise the cement sector

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The fourth and final day of Cemtech’s decarbonisation conference featured two sessions on the digital plant and energy process optimisation. The morning began with Javier García Sedano, Optimitive CEO, speaking on real-time optimisation 4.0 of cement factories throughput, energy and quality. He argued the way forward for the cement industry with "RTO-based AI systems using non-linear models learned from process data and automatically updated." For VRMs, for example, Mr Sedano concluded...

A new focus for HeidelbergCement

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's 2020 Capital Markets Day – 'Beyond 2020' set out many ambitious forward targets for the global building materials company as it looks to strengthen its core portfolio and embrace the megatrends of increasing urbanisation, digitalisation and a shift towards a low-carbon future. In a bold move, it has brought forward some of its key targets for carbon reduction by five years. A simplified organisational structure will also see one global function per board member. 

 'Beyo...

HeidelbergCement reveals its 'Beyond 2020' strategy

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dr Dominik von Achten, CEO of HeidelbergCement announced the company’s ambitious new strategy ‘Beyond 2020’ in its Capital Markets Day live webinar yesterday. HeidelbergCement set new targets for carbon reduction, improved EBITDA margin and return on investment capital (ROIC). It also indicated that it would shift its divesting focus of non-core assets to more core asset disposals while investing in digitalisation and low-carbon products. The group has reset its CO 2 reduction goals for 20...