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Adapt and evolve

14 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Commanding almost a 50 per cent share of the Mexican cement market, Cemex knows only too well the challenges facing the country’s cement producers. Juan Romero, president of Cemex Mexico, talks to ICR about the impact of the US economy, uncertainty surrounding the domestic construction sector, the use of alternative fuels and the steps the company is taking to maintain its leading position in the Mexican market. Juan Romero, president of Cemex Mexico ICR: How long have you wo...

Lean, efficient and sustainable

03 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) Inc is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components in the United States. “As a leading manufacturer and supplier of cement, we appreciate our critical role in making sustainable construction possible. Our century-long commitment is embodied in our eco-efficient products, environmentally-responsible manufacturing processes and thoughtful transportation choices,” says Filiberto Ruiz, president and CEO of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US. I...

CNBM: bringing customer value

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

CNBM International, a subsidiary of the giant China National Building Materials Corporation (CNBM), is a prominent cement plant equipment and engineering company. The business has undertaken the construction of more than 50 turnkey cement lines to date and is now carving out a niche for itself serving projects in the Middle East and Africa. ICR met up with Mr Liao Zhang, VP of CNBM International, at its offices in Beijing, to learn more about this dynamic company. Mr Liao Zhang, VP, C...

Sinoma: prepared for the future

24 April 2013, Published under Cement News

International Cement Review speaks with Mr Wu Shoufu, president of Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd of China, about the company’s structure, its growing success in the cement industry and plans for the future. Mr Wu Shoufu, president of Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd ICR: To the outsider, Sinoma appears to have a complex structure, with many branches and activities. Please can you outline the company structure, and the main divisions, and how they relate to ...

PCA: change and renewal

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has seen many changes, no more so than in recent years. The move of its leadership to Washington DC signalled a profound shift in the way its works and prepares for the US cement industry’s future. ICR spoke to its newly-elected chairman, Cary Cohrs, about the road ahead. Cary Cohrs, newly-elected PCA chairman, maps out the PCA’s objectives for the future ICR: Congratulations on your election as chairman of the Portland Cement Associ...

125-year success story

29 October 2012, Published under Cement News

On the auspicious occasion of Haver & Boecker’s 125th anniversary, International Cement Review speaks with Dr Reinhold Festge, the company’s managing partner, on the history of the packaging, automation and materials handling specialist and its future development. Dr Reinhold Festge, managing partner, Haver & Boecker ICR: Can you explain the current structure of Haver & Boecker and the extent of its international reach?   Dr Reinhold Festge (RF): The structure of Haver &...

Forging closer customer links

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Dr Thomas Borghoff, Beumer’s managing director of sales in Beckum, Germany, speaks with ICR about the company’s recent acquisitions and its business strategies going forward. The German technology leader has expanded its product range and is looking to serve its customers all around the world by offering complete solutions for the cement industry. Dr Thomas Borghoff is Beumer's managing director of sales in Beckum, Germany Beumer made a surprise move to acquire Enexco Teknolo...

FLSmidth, at your service

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Established in Denmark in 1882, FLSmidth is the market-leading supplier of integrated cement plants, with over 2000 kilns installed globally. ICR caught up with Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen at his office in Copenhagen for a wide-ranging interview, which gives a remarkable insight into the evolution of the group, its management philosophy and latest strategic focus on growth. FLSmidth was the turnkey contractor for Holcim’s 4Mta Ste Genevieve cement plant, Missouri, USA Our me...