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Holcim El Salvador starts Plants of Tomorrow technology at Maya plant

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador has been celebrating the opening of its state-of-the-art Maya cement plant.   The Maya plant upgrade is part of the group’s 'Plants of Tomorrow' programme, one of the largest roll-outs of Industry 4.0 in the building materials industry.  At Maya, the company is deploying innovative technologies for increased safety, efficiency and sustainability, including a remote plant control system, drones for kiln and tower inspections, mobile app to track production levels ...

Holcim puts Morocco at the head of its smart plant roll-out

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim Maroc inaugurated its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss cement plant in Morocco and with its AI technology and wind-powered energy supply from 2023, it is expected to set new standards for modern smart cement plants. The Agadir-Souss plant is at the forefront of smart plant development. It is located in Taroudant, 45km southwest of Agadir and represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m). Equipped with Holcim’s ‘Plant of Tomorrow’ (PoT) technology, the facility includes robotic lab au...

Essential reference explores the cement industry’s digital transformation

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

  Intelligent and sustainable cement production A new publication providing an in-depth exploration of the digital transformation of cement production with practical insights for its application has been launched. Edited by Anjan Kumar Chatterjee and published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Intelligent and Sustainable Cement Production - Transforming to Industry 4.0 Standards is the perfect place to start in terms of understanding the potential for and means of the di...

Ambuja Cements and ACC make Industry 4.0 investment

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim India companies, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, are further investing in Industry 4.0 under the group's ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. The four-year programme aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and mana...

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...

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...

Bridging the gap to a digital future

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemtech hosted a live webinar this week to explore how cement producers could best approach the digital transformation of cement plants. The ideal speaker to explain some of the challenges that they would need to overcome was Titan's Group Engineering & Technology Executive Director, Fokion Tasoulas. Over the past three years, Titan has been setting up a digital platform for its entire group, including its network of 14 cement plants, spanning 10 countries and five continents. The company's...

Digital bricks and mortar

28 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Digital transformation has been a key area of value creation for Mexican building materials major Cemex. Its trailblazing digital solutions include a customer-centric suite of services, the transformation of its truck fleet management and investing in innovative start-ups to foster the construction revolution. By German Carmona, NEORIS, Mexico. Cemex has positioned itself at the forefront of the digital transformation in the building materials sector To obtain and secure a compe...

Driving digital transformation

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

As LafargeHolcim embraces the construction industry’s digital revolution, the company’s first chief digital officer, Philipp Leutiger, aims to build best-in-class digital capabilities for the group’s country organisations. Here he explains the potential of Industry 4.0 for cement production, the roll-out of the company’s ambitious Plants of Tomorrow initiative and its ‘open innovation’ approach to find new ways of working. Digitalisation – opening new avenues for growth and innovation...

Τitan launches its Group Digital Centre of Competence

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has launched its Group Digital Center of Competence, to improve its operational efficiency and competitiveness, and to develop new ways of connecting with its customers. The Group Digital Center of Competence is part of the group's Digital Initiative, launched in May 2017. During the last three years, Titan has introduced multiple digital and advanced analytics pilots and solutions focussing on real-time production optimisation, asset failure prediction with machine lear...