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Uruguay’s ANCAP and Fancap agree over cement production

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan oil company ANCAP and its workers’ union Fancap have come to an agreement to resume cement production at the Minas works. Following a week of talks with support from Uruguayan government officials both sides agreed over operational and minimal roles and security personnel shifts in Minas and Paysandú.

Holcim Philippines CEO says policies will help women to get to the top

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines' CEO, Sapna Sood, says that by 2030 she hopes women will account for roughly a third of the company's total number of employees. Ms Sood is calling for greater diversity in the company that is associated mainly with men. On the senior level, Holcim Philippines' workforce is 32 per cent female. "What we're doing in order to enhance the participation of females in the company first of all it's about policies, having the right policies, having the right infrastructure so...

Sri Lanka: INSEE Cement launches INSEE Academy

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd (SCCL) launched the INSEE Academy on 23 March in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The INSEE Academy as an initiative by SCCL to accelerate the growth of 'home grown talent' to take senior roles within Sri Lanka and other group companies. The Academy’s motto is 'Inspire.Instill. Ignite', aims to 'Inspire' employees to be better, 'Instill' values and 'Ignite' a passion for excellence and is a virtual training academy with a strategic focus on five key areas. These areas incl...

LafargeHolcim establishes new European Works Council

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and employee representatives in Europe have renewed their commitment to social dialogue by establishing the new European Works Council (EWC). The EWC will enable representatives from 19 countries to take part in consultations and dialogue with senior leaders from LafargeHolcim at a transnational level. The EWC was officially established today based on an agreement signed by LafargeHolcim CEO, Eric Olsen, and Executive Committee members Caroline Luscombe (Organisation and Huma...

Who is responsible for what?

07 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark turns his thoughts to the human resources-related aspects of operating, maintaining and managing a cement plant. Understanding roles and responsibilities is the first step in effective human resource management The primary topics for the Technical Forum are the technical aspects of manufacturing cement, the operating specifics and requirements of cement factories and the equipment found in cement plants. However, we can lose sight of the fact that those production facil...

Holcim Obourg reduces job losses

18 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The management of Holcim’s Obourg plant in Belgium and the unions have signed an agreement regarding the restructuring of the works. The majority of the 38 staff that will be laid off will leave the company on early retirement packages and only four will be dismissed. This lowers the initial reduction in staff by 10 after lengthy negotiations took place. The plant will now be operated by around 200 people.

African transformations

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer PPC embarked on an extensive modernisation and expansion programme to meet future demand with competitive and energy-efficient plants which comply with future changes to the country’s environmental legislation. However, the company’s drive for transformation touches beyond the purely technological. By Pretoria Portland Cement, South Africa. The upgraded kiln line 6 at PPC’s De Hoek plant boasts a new grate cooler and indirect firing system with mu...

Tarmac & Lafarge UK joint venture appoint key directors

26 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Anglo American plc and Lafarge announced the appointments of their 50-50 UK joint-venture’s chairman, CEO and CFO. Jamie Pike will be the  non-executive chairman, Cyrille Ragoucy as CEO and Guy Young as CFO of the joint venture, which will combine Tarmac’s and Lafarge’s cement, aggregates, readymix concrete, asphalt and asphalt surfacing and maintenance services and waste services businesses in the UK.  The appointments are subject to the completion of the joint-venture and it is expec...

UCG changes staff at Semei and Bekabad

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

United Cement Group Holding (UCG) has announced changes to its staff at Semei Cement Plant LLP and Bekabadcement OJSC. Melnikov Sergei Nikolaevich was appointed for a position of the Managing Director of the Semei cement plant. Previously he worked as Technical Director of the Kant Cement works. Meanwhile Karabayeva Feruza Pulatovna was appointed as General Director of Bekabadcement OJSC after three years at Bekabadshiffer as accountant, chief account and subsequently, acting General D...