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Local authority spending underpinning Italian cement demand

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Italian cement output started the year strongly, expanding 14 per cent YoY in January 2024, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. This follows a seven per cent expansion in December 2023.   Import and export data, which lag production data by one month, show grey cement imports increased by 10 per cent YoY to 126,803t in December 2023, with a total CIF value of EUR11.9m or EUR94/t as value per tonne, up from EUR87/t in November. For 2023 as a whole, import volumes were u...

Buzzi SpA's 2023 regional results see cement sales climb in Italy

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA reported domestic hydraulic binders and clinker sales in Italy up 2.1 per cent in 2023, while the ready-mix concrete output slightly declined 1.4 per cent. The average prices of cement and concrete confirmed their improvement compared to the previous period. Such trend in volumes and prices led to net sales of EUR818.3m, up 12.7 per cent (EUR726.2m in 2022). Ebitda achieved EUR175.2m, more than doubled compared to EUR82m of last year.  USA US cement sales closed the year sli...

Bedeschi SpA to supply crushing unit to Buzzi Unicem

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA has announced a finalised contract with Buzzi to provide a double-stage crushing unit for their cement plant in Guidonia, Italy.  The system will take in limestone lumps of up to 600mm and reduce these to less than 50mm. Each machine in the system will have a capacity of 750tph capacity with 2x315kW power installed.  The project marks the continuation of the relationship between Buzzi and Bedeschi. 

Buzzi SpA reports consolidated cement sales of 26Mt in 2023

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

In 2023 Buzzi SpA reported consolidated cement sales of 26.343Mt, down seven per cent compared to 2022. The generalised slowdown in deliveries, which has been already highlighted during the first half of the year, continued also during the following quarters, particularly in central Europe, Poland and the Czech Republic, where the residential sector significantly weighed on demand. In Italy and the United States sales volumes showed some resilience. Ready-mix concrete sales amounted to ...

Heidelberg Materials Italy signs clean energy PPA

22 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials Italy ( Italcementi ) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with OX2, Europe’s leading producer of renewable energy. The PPA covers the supply of an average of 36.6-51.2GWh of clean energy over a seven-year period from 2025-2032. The majority of the energy will be sourced from OX2’s Stornarella wind farm near Foggia, Italy. The wind farm, which was purchased by Glennmont Partners, now Nuveen Infrastructure, is currently under construction and due to be complet...

Cementir announces 2% drop in revenue in 2023

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementir has announced that its 2023 group revenues from sales and services have dropped 1.7 per cent to EUR1694.2m (US$1852.02m) after a record year of EUR1723.1m in 2022. The slight fall in revenues has been attributed to a reduction in volumes sold and weak local currencies, against a moderate increase in prices. Cementir added, in their press release that, had exchange rates remained constant from 2022, revenues would have increased 10.5 per cent to EUR1901.5m. This drop in revenues...

Italian cement slips in 2023 with moderate 2024 forecast

06 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Italian cement output expanded eight per cent YoY in December 2023, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. This was largely driven by robust demand from local public sector works, which totaled EUR18.1bn in the year to December. However, cement output contracted two per cent for 2023 as a whole, weighed down by sluggish activity in the construction sector. Data from the national statistics provider, ISTAT, shows construction output contracted 0.1 per cent for the year....

Martin Engineering expands in Italy

27 February 2024, Published under Cement News

US-based bulk handling equipment specialist Martin Engineering has opened a new facility in Italy. The move follows a restructuring of the company’s Italian business to help improve growth and enhance customer service. Having been present in Italy for more than 30 years, the move to a new warehouse near Monza forms part of the company’s strategy to widen its ability to solve bulk handling problems in sectors such as recycling, glass, steel, paper and ports. The company’s range of CleanScr...

Saint-Gobain signs energy PPA in Italy

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a 10-year renewable electricity supply contract in Italy with Axpo Italia. The power purchase agreement (PPA) covers the purchase of electricity generated by a newly-built wind farm in the Puglia region. Axpo Italia will provide around 22GWh of green electricity per year, or 11 per cent of Saint-Gobain’s electricity needs in Italy. This contract is the fifth PPA signed by Saint-Gobain in Italy. Combined, the five projects are expected to cover more than 20 ...

Italian cement production expands 10% in November

02 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement output in Italy increased by 10 per cent YoY in November 2023, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. However, when compared with the 2015-baseline index of 100, output declined to 92. The country imported 191,707t of grey cement in October 2023, up 13 per cent YoY, with a total CIF value of EUR16.584m, or EUR87/t. Grey exports advanced by 22 per cent YoY in October 2023 to 143,105tt, with a total FOB value of EUR14.468m, or EUR101/t. Year-to-date 2023 In the ...