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Cementir Board announces forecasts for 2016, new organisational structure

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding SpA's Board of Directors has approved the forecasts for the year 2016 and a new organisational structure for the group. The Group is expecting to achieve EBITDA of around EUR190m next year, and net financial debt of about EUR180m, with planned industrial investments of around EUR65-70m. The Italian cement producer said these forecasts are based on conservative assumptions, especially for Turkey, where the geopolitical situation is still highly unstable, with possible effe...

Italy: price fixing probe opened

27 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Italy's antitrust authority has opened a probe into four cement makers for alleged price fixing, it said in a statement on Thursday. The companies under investigation include Buzzi Unicem, Cementir Italia, Industria Cementi Giovanni Rossi and Holcim Italia, the watchdog said. The authority said it had carried out inspections in the offices of the four firms on 25-26 November. "The case concerns the possibility of an agreement ... to coordinate cement sales price increases," it added. ...

Estanda completes ball mill water injection system for Buzzi, Italy

27 November 2015, Published under Cement News

At the end of October 2015, Estanda completed the installation of a water injection system for a 3.8m diameter ball cement mill for the Buzzi Unicem group (Italy). This project enabled Estanda to achieve the target requested by the customer: ie, to obtain an outlet temperature in the cement of lower than 100˚C without compromising the quality of cement and maintaining the productivity of the process. The water injection system installed includes the following features, as outlined by Estan...

Buzzi boosted by strong US performance

11 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months improved by 5.2 per cent to EUR1998.1m while EBITDA rose by 16.4 per cent to EUR352.1m. The trading profit was ahead by 52 per cent to EUR206.9m and net financial charges rose by 65.2 per cent to EUR83.8m. T he contribution from associates increased by 38.0 per cent to EUR50m and the pre-tax profit was ahead by 46.9 per cent to EUR178.9m. The tax charge, however, declined by 11.8 per cent while the minorities charge fell by 68 per cent, le...

Cementir: good Nordic & Malaysia results

11 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementir's turnover for the first nine months of 2015 edged ahead by 0.7 per cent to EUR719.7m as good Nordic and Malaysian performances offset the weakness experienced in Turkey, Egypt and China, while Italy was broadly stable. EBITDA, however, did decline by 1.9 per cent to EUR125.3m and the trading profit came down by 5.7 per cent to EUR63m. After a net financial income of EUR0.6m compared with a charge of EUR3.1m, the pre-tax profit was off by just 0.2 per cent to EUR63.6m. Net debt ...

Italcementi announces change to Board of Directors

05 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Italcementi announced that Elena Zambon is retiring from its Board of Directors for professional reasons. Ms Zambon had been acting as Independent Director and was a member of the Strategic Committee of the Company, having been in charge since 16 April 2010.

Court of Rome declares validity of Buzzi offer for SACCI

02 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has been informed by SACCI SpA (SACCI) that the Court of Rome has declared the admissibility of the composition plan submitted by SACCI on 21 September 2015. The composition plan includes the binding offer made by Buzzi Unicem for the acquisition of the cement and ready-mix concrete business unit of SACCI. The composition plan will be subject to the vote of the creditors in the meeting set by the Court for 18 January 2016. If the vote of the creditors of SACCI is positive, it ...

Bedeschi acquires Mid-West Conveyor Co

25 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA of Italy announced the acquisition of Mid-West Conveyor Co, a US-based provider of turnkey bulk material handling systems for the utilities, mining, cement, fertiliser, refinery and marine terminal sectors. Founded in 1947, the newly-named Bedeschi Mid-West Conveyor LLC (BMWC) has operations located in Lenexa, Kansas. From there it designs, manufactures and installs bulk materials handling systems, including pipe conveyors and rotary plows. Commenting on the acquisition, manag...

Buzzi Unicem makes binding bid for SACCI

15 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has made a second offer for fellow Italian producer SACCI to acquire its cement and ready-mix concrete business. In a statement Buzzi said it had offered a provisional price of EUR74m to be financed through liquidity on hand and/or existing credit facilities. A further variable outlay is expected on top of the original commitment which will be worth no less than EUR25m, Buzzi said. This variable outlay is connected to certain future events, most importantly the core earning...

Buzzi Cement see stock market gains of 5%

14 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem was the best performer of the FTSE MIB blue-chip index of the Milan Stock Exchange yesterday, trading at more than five per cent higher at EUR16/share, which is the highest price since June 2008. The rise was stimulated by Exane BNP Paribas, which raised the share price target of Buzzi Unicem to EUR21.50, keeping the "outperform" recommendation. The analysts made the recommendation based on the first-half results of the Italian cement manufacturer, which registered a ri...