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Cemex considering Brazil and India entry

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex CEO, Fernando González, said the company is considering entering two new emerging markets, Brazil and India, according to Construction LatinoAmericana. "We could make acquisitions if they meet the conditions we have set, but if we do not find an attractive option to buy, we will do something else," the executive said, referring to a possible repurchase of shares. During the Cemex Day 2018, the CEO said that the Board planned to ask shareholders in April to authorise the sale o...

Pozzolana is the key

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

East Africa is enjoying strong cement demand, driven by economic growth and a buoyant construction sector. But, given the high capital cost of establishing a cement plant there, how does a new player gain entry to the market? The answer may lie in pozzolana. Volcanoes hold the clue to making East African cement markets easier to enter The moderator is currently engaged as ‘owner’s representative’ for the establishment of a cement factory in east Africa. Economic growth is accele...

Leader makes its mark

28 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Expected rapid infrastructure development in western Georgia combined with a limited existing cement capacity in the area, has prompted Leader Cement to seize the opportunity and enter the domestic market. The company will bring a 0.25Mta grinding facility online by 2015 and has partnered with French cement major Lafarge to help Leader Cement boost its operations in the country. By Leader Cement, Georgia. Leader Cement’s aims to bring a 0.25Mta grinding plant online by 2015 H...

CRH cuts costs and eyes emerging markets

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH showcased a credible, bottom-up cost savings plan during its recent analyst day in London, UK. Cost savings are expected to offset more than 75% of the impact of lower volumes as the group presented an additional E450m of cost savings during 2012-15. “Targets appear achievable and weighted towards the heavy-side Materials businesses in Europe and the Americas, where logistics, procurement, back office efficiency and energy appear to be the key levers,” said JP Morgan in its latest res...