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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...

PCA: 100 years of addressing members' needs

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association is currently in its centennial year. With the US economy proving to be steady and advances in technology spurring the cement industry on to greater efficiency and emissions control, ICR spoke with PCA President and CEO, James G Toscas, to gain a greater understanding of what is driving the PCA on and what the main objectives are for the next 100 years. James Toscas, president and CEO, PCA ICR: In 2016 the Portland Cement Association (PCA) is cele...

The complete package

10 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries (AI) has become the focal point for cement output and distribution in the UK for LafargeHolcim following the transfer of ownership of some Lafarge cement assets last year. Joe Hudson, managing director of AI’s Cement and Concrete Products division, speaks to ICR about why becoming a cement producer and supplier was the final “piece of the jigsaw” for the company and how the additions will enhance its portfolio. Joe Hudson, managing director, Cement & Concrete P...

Brazil and beyond

02 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Recent years have seen the internationalisation of Brazil’s foremost cement company as Votorantim Cimentos expanded through organic growth and well-planned acquisitions. Maintaining a leadership position in Brazil and now with a footprint across distinct regions around the globe, Votorantim Cimentos’ CEO, Walter Dissinger, talks ICR through this period of dynamic growth, market perspectives and the next phase of development. Walter Dissinger, CEO of Votorantim Cimentos ...

Meeting market demands

04 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Since its first appearance in the late 1980s, Spain-based Cemengal has transformed its valuable experience gained in the cement industry into innovative grinding solutions. For 2015 the company has its eyes firmly fixed on Africa and Latin America where it expects to successfully meet market requirements and grow its business further. ICR speaks with Cemengal's managing director, Dario Del Frate, about past achievements and future objectives. Dario Del Frate, managing director of Ceme...

Breedon: from the ground up

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Breedon Aggregates has established itself as a successful player in the UK building materials market over a short period of time. It is the largest independent aggregates business in the UK, with downstream operations providing a range of products for a broad customer base. Keen to build on this platform, group chief executive, Simon Vivian, explains to ICR Breedon’s priorities in terms of its aggregates and ready-mixed concrete operations, the company’s approach to sustainability and ambiti...