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Votorantim Cimentos' see net revenue regional rises in Brazil and North America

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos ’ net revenue in the 1Q22 was BRL2.7bn (US$525.6m), a 21 per cent increase compared to 1Q21. Despite the instability of the local market, macroeconomic pressures and the strong basis for comparison with the same period last year, the increase in revenue was primarily due to the combination of higher sales volume and price.   Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was BRL359m, down 40 per cent compared to March 2021 due to cost pressure caused by commodity prices, l...

Votorantim Cimentos earns revenues of BRL4.9bn in the 1Q22

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended the 1Q22 with consolidated net revenue of BRL4.9bn (US$953.1m), an increase of 22 per cent compared to the same period last year. This was primarily due to favourable price dynamics in Brazil, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in addition to the positive effect of new sales volumes resulting from acquisitions made by the company during 2021. In the first quarter, the company’s global cement sales totalled 8Mt, a growth of five per cent compared to 1Q21, d...

ISA Engenharia completes Votorantim project

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazil-based ISA Engenharia, a specialist in automation solutions, has recently completed a project with Votorantim Cimentos to replace the gas analyser on Line 2 at Votorantim’s Sobral facility, Brazil. The new gas analyser was supplied by FLSmidth. Line 2 operates with a PlantPAx distributed control system from Rockwell Automation, which is designed to help cement producers make better, faster process control decisions.    

CADE gives initial approval of CSN acquisition of LafargeHolcim's Brazil operations

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Technical staff at Brazil's antitrust watchdog CADE have approved the acquisition of LafargeHolcim 's local business by steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) with no restrictions. The move represents an initial approval as the deal could still be blocked by CADE's board of directors, which is required to analyse the transaction before giving the final green light, reports Nasdaq. Until then, both companies will remain operating independently, CSN said in a securities ...

Loma Negra expects Argentina's cement demand to continue rising

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported that cement consumption in Argentina had expanded by 16 per cent in February, as the market continues to consolidate its recovery from the pandemic. The improving market is a big boost for domestic cement producers such as Loma Negra which released slightly downbeat results for the 4Q21. Loma Negra, a subsidiary of InterCement (Brazil), reported a 37.4 per cent fall in net profits in the 4Q21 to ARS2795m (US$25.8m). However, sales volumes of cement, masonry and lim...

Votorantim expands its operations in northeast Brazil

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has opened a new distribution centre in the municipality of Crateús, reinforcing its presence and logistics in the markets of Ceará and Piauí, Brazil. The Ceará distribution centre is located 350 km from Fortaleza, and will expand the service and distribution capacity of Cimento Poty and the Votomassa line of adhesive mortars in the centre-south, south, Sertões Cearenses, Baixo Jaguaribe, Médio Curu and Ipu regions. The Crateús DC has a distribution capacity ...

Argos awarded S&P Global Gold Class Award in 2022 Sustainability Yearbook

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

For promoting and implementing excellent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices and for being recognised as a world leader in sustainability in the construction materials sector by the Dow Jones Global Index, Argos , the cement company owned by Colombia-based Grupo Argos , received the Gold Class distinction in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook awarded by S&P Global firm. This year Grupo Argos and Celsia, the group's energy business, were also recognised with g...

Peruvian cement industry gears up for low-carbon times

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, FLSmidth announced that it would be supplying a new pyroprocessing line to Cementos Pacasmayo in Peru. When completed, the project will turn Cementos Pacasmayo into the country's largest cement producer in terms of capacity. As a low-emissions solution, the project is part of a trend among cement producers to increasingly invest in more efficient capacity additions that support the industry's decarbonisation drive. Despite a 75.5 per cent rise in cement capacity from 11Mta in 2010...

FLSmidth to provide new pyro line for Cementos Pacasmayo

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth will deliver a full pyroprocessing line, including a series of sustainable flagship solutions such as the FLSmidth Cross-Bar ®  cooler, Low NO x Calciner and JETFLEX ® burner, to Cementos Pacasmayo in Peru.   The new pyro line at the site in Pacasmayo, north of Lima, will increase clinker production capacity by ~600,000tpa. Replacing current equipment, the project reinforces Pacasmayo’s environmental sustainability strategy. Apart from the main pyro line, the order from FLSmidth...

Saint-Gobain and Cementos Argos create joint venture

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain and Cementos Argos have entered a joint venture agreement to develop mortar solutions.  The partnership will combine Saint-Gobain’s mortar technology with Argos’ strong leadership and local presence. The aim is to offer a wide range of solutions across Colombia to accelerate the evolution of the construction market towards a more professional and sustainable future, creating employment and long-term value for all stakeholders.   This project will strengthen the leadership...