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The Cemex way to the future

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is one of the biggest cement producers worldwide, with leading positions in cement, aggregates and ready-mix. ICR caught up with CEO Fernando A González for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from the impact of the pandemic, Cemex’s strategic priorities and targets, decarbonisation and the future of the cement industry. “With current, available and proven technologies, processes and materials, we can continue reducing CO2 in our operations by up to 40 per cent b...

Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s developments and its expectations going forward. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem, speaks with ICR about the company’s achievements to date and challenges ahead ICR: How has Ecocem evolved since its founding and where are its cement plants located today? ...

Decarbonisation and grinding innovation

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Christian Pfeiffer (Germany) is one of the leading suppliers for grinding and separation technologies to the global cement industry. Martin Paterson, managing director, discusses the latest trends in cement manufacturing technology and the potential for decarbonisation to drive innovation in grinding technologies. Martin Paterson, Managing Director of Christian Pfeiffer ICR: Can you give us a ‘virtual tour’ of Christian Pfeiffer and its main activities? Martin Paterson (MP...

Africa’s 2022 trading outlook

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

As the African cement sector begins to adjust to a post-pandemic climate, Harpreet Duggal, CEO of trading company Black Rock Cement, UAE, and former CEO of Dangote Cement Tanzania, shares his expert opinion on the outlook for cement trade in the region in 2022. Harpreet Duggal, CEO Black Rock Cement ICR: Could you provide a brief overview of Black Rock Cement’s operations and the global markets it supplies with cement, clinker and raw materials? Harpreet Duggal (HD): Black R...

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...

ICCC and Czech cement

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The 15th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic, on 16-20 September 2019. ICR speaks with Jan Gemrich of the Czech Cement Association and Lukas Perka of VUMO about the conference and the latest developments in the Czech cement sector. ICCC 2015, which took place in Beijing, China, provided a forum for cement scientists and producers alike Carbon capture and reuse as well as the reduction of all GHG are becoming  maj...

Votorantim: solid but flexible

28 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s largest cement producer and a key international player, Votorantim Cimentos embraces the concept of being a solid company that is responsive to change. New global CEO Marcelo Castelli speaks with ICR about expectations for the markets in which it operates, changes to its business model in terms of portfolio diversification, and achievements under the company’s strong commitment to sustainablity and tackling climate change. Marcelo Castelli, Votorantim Cimentos’ new global CEO...

The weigh ahead

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

ICR speaks with Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of FLSmidth Pfister, about the company’s achievements to date, the latest product development and the way ahead in weighfeeder technology. Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of FLSmidth Pfister, at the company’s headquarters in Augsburg, Germany ICR: What can you tell us about Ludwig Pfister who founded the original company – Ludwig Pfister Weighing Co in 1894? Francesco Ferrandico (FF): Ludwig Pfister was a blacksmith, who lived in the south...

Fostering mutual understanding

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Ahead of the 23rd Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition (AICCE23) in Amman, Jordan, ICR speaks with Mohammad Khalaf Mohammad Al Manaseer, CEO of Manaseer Industrial Complex and representative of Jordan on the Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials. Mohammad Al Manaseer, CEO of Manaseer Industrial Complex ICR: Who founded the Manaseer Industrial Complex? Mohammad Khalaf Mohammad Al Manaseer (MKMAM): Manaseer Industrial Complex (MI...

Indocement awaits the "domino-effect"

15 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Growth of Indonesia’s cement market weakened in 2015, but prospects for this year are more optimistic with demand expected to significantly improve. ICR spoke to Christian Kartawija, CEO of market leader PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, about the producer’s performance in 2015, his view on cement demand and construction activity in this major southeast Asian nation and the potential for sector consolidation. By ICR Research, UK. Christian Kartawijaya, CEO, PT Indocement Market pe...