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Argos buys 200 mixer trucks in USA

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos' Cement Co ) is renewing its fleet of trucks in the USA by purchasing 200 mixer trucks with state-of-the-art technology.   These trucks, representing nearly US$40m in investment, will be incorporated in stage one of a comprehensive fleet expansion and replacement plan spanning the next five years. The company estimates new additions at the beginning of the 2Q23 as part of this project. "With the acquisition of these new assets, we continue our dedication to deliver...

CEMEX expands trial of zero-emission concrete mixers

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is further developing its global pilot of electric, zero-emission concrete mixers in Europe. Tests of these vehicles were carried out in Poland, following initial trials in Germany and France, among others. CEMEX has completed testing of the Putzmeister iONTRON e-Mixer, a fully electric ready-mix concrete truck, organised in Germany, France and Poland. This prototype vehicle is powered solely by electricity so the manufacturer provided a mobile charging station for use during the tr...

MPA reports slowdown in UK mineral product sales

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association has remarked that a disappointing quarter for UK producers of mineral products raises concerns that widespread cost inflation for raw materials, energy and labour is starting to negatively impact the sector. Demand for mineral products, edged lower in the 2Q22, with sales volumes down on a quarterly basis, according to the MPA’s latest industry survey. Tonnages of ready-mix were 7.4 per cent lower than in the 1Q22, 9.8 per cent lower for aggregates and asp...

CEMEX Ventures invests in 3D printing company COBOD

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures (Cemex Group) is investing in COBOD, a global leader in construction-grade 3D printers. CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced the first-ever 3D printing solution that utilises conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and materials and has been implement...

Hanson gives ready-mix truck Pride livery

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement Group ) has given a ready-mixed concrete mixer and an aggregates tipper truck a colourful makeover to mark the 50 th anniversary of Pride marches in the UK and show its support for the LGBT+ community.  The vehicles can be spotted making deliveries across the Bristol area and were also part of the company’s presence at the Bristol Pride festival held on The Downs in the city on 9 July. Members of the Hanson team also took part in the walking parade, wearing...

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Quality Director, Alberto Arenillas.   The company has already incorporated these technologically adva...

ConcreteZero launch signals net zero markets are ready for cement producers

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Helen Clarkson, Climate Group CEO, launches ConcreteZero in Canary Wharf, London, UK Helen Clarkson, CEO of Climate Group, in partnership with the World GBC and WBCSD, launched the ConcreteZero initiative in London, UK, yesterday with the aim to drive climate action fast and net zero carbon emissions for the cement and concrete sectors. “ConcreteZero will create prosperity for all, by forming networks of businesses and governments together to really unlock the power of collec...

CalPortland acquires Redding cement plant

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has purchased the Redding cement plant and other assets from Martin Marietta Materials Inc. In addition to the Redding cement plant in northern California, the assets include related cement distribution terminals and 14 ready-mixed concrete plants located in California. “We are pleased to welcome the new employees and related facilities to the CalPortland family,” said Allen Hamblen, president/CEO, CalPortland Co. “These assets will serve an important role in continuing CalPor...

Holcim adds ready-mix company to its US portfolio

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, the largest in its sector in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, Louisiana, USA. The transaction will integrate Cajun's expertise along with its eight ready-mix concrete plants, 108 employees and 51 mixer trucks. Region Head North America, Toufic Tabbara, said: “This acquisition expands our footprint in the dynamic Baton Rouge market, confirming our focus on growth in North America. Cajun’s commitment to innovation, service and quality, along...

Danucem’s Banská Bystrica plant adds alternative fuels line

15 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Companies Ecorec Slovensko and GreenTech Slovakia have joined forces and launched a new line for the production of alternative fuels at Danucem’s ( CRH ) Banská Bystrica concrete plant, Slovakia. Plastic waste that cannot be recycled again, will serve as a raw material for the production of alternative fuels. In the future, alternative fuels could replace up to 90 per cent of the energy sources needed to produce cement, bringing a range of environmental benefits - starting with the re...