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Heidelberg Materials UK acquires B&A Group

22 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials UK has acquired B&A Group, one of the leading construction soil and aggregate recycling companies in southwest England. The Bristol-based company employs a team of 70, and specialises in the supply of recycled and primary aggregate as well as site clearance, earthworks, land remediation and sustainable land regeneration. It had its most successful year to date in 2023, turning over in excess of GBP50m (US$63.7m) and making a posting pretax profit of GBP9.1m. Accordi...

Heidelberg Materials UK acquires Mick George Ltd

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials UK has completed its acquisition of leading recycling company Mick George Ltd (MGL), following approval from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). MGL has an annual turnover of around GBP220m (US$276.4m) and specialises in recycling and waste management services. It operates around 40 recycling facilities, waste transfer stations, aggregate quarries and ready-mixed concrete plants in East Anglia and the East Midlands in the UK. In order to address the CMA’s ...

Heidelberg Materials UK opens new recycling hub

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials UK has opened a new recycling hub at its Appleford depot in Oxfordshire, UK. It is the first of several planned this year as part of the company’s strategy to conserve natural materials and promote the circular economy. The Appleford hub will recycle construction waste, diverting it away from landfill and processing and reusing it to deliver sustainable products to its customers. It means the site is now a one-stop shop for customers, supplying primary aggregate, r...

Holcim completes three European acquistions

15 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed three bolt-on acquisitions in Europe, expanding its Solutions & Products portfolio for green growth. In Spain it has acquired a majority stake in Artepref SA, a fast-growing leader in innovative precast concrete solutions. In Greece Holcim has bought WATT Recycling, a leading waste management company that produces alternative fuels. Meanwhile, in the UK Holcim has entered the advanced mortar solutions market through its acquisition of Eco-Readymix Ltd. According to...

Sika concrete recycling technology receives US$11m in funding

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Sika has received CHF10m (US$11.34m) in funding for its innovative reCO2ver ® concrete recycling technology. ReCO2ver involves a novel concrete recycling process that allows old concrete to be entirely reused while facilitating the sequestration of CO 2 . To support the use of the technology, Switzerland’s Climate Cent Foundation is guaranteeing the purchase of CO 2 certificates from the programme for an initial amount of CHF10m. Sika’s reCO2ver technology not only separates old concret...

Two new recycling plants to crush cement for reuse from Turkey earthquake

17 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Two state-of-the-art recycling facilities are being built in Turkey to process the 200Mt of debris produced by the earthquakes in February 2023. Japan has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for two rubble recycling plants to remove asbestos and other hazardous waste, separate out scrap metal and other recyclable materials, and crush cement from the debris for reuse as paving and building materials, reports Nikkei Asia. According to the UNDP, previous ...

Heidelberg Materials supplies Europe's largest 3D printed building

01 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Using a special 3D concrete printing material from Heidelberg Materials , the largest 3D printed building in Europe is currently being constructed in Heidelberg, Germany. Printing of the building began at the end of March 2023 and is expected to complete at the end of July 2023. Once completed, the commercial building by real estate company KRAUSGRUPPE, which will be around 54m long, 11m wide and 9m high, will house a data centre. Heidelberg Materials is supplying around 450t of i.tech®...

Holcim acquires Sivyer Logistics

06 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Sivyer Logistics, a leading producer of recycled construction and demolition waste (CDW) for the London construction market. Sivyer currently handles around 1Mta of materials, using state-of-the-art recycling and recovery technologies to recover over 500,000t of recycled aggregates and manufactured soils. The acquisition represents a further step toward driving circular construction to make cities more sustainable, according to Holcim. Miljan Gutovic, region head Eu...

Collaboration and circular economy building

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced that it was collaborating in a new consortium of manufacturers called the 'Advancement of Excellence in Industry' to advance decarbonisation, the circular economy, the factory of the future and the digital transition. To this end, it will construct a regional campus in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. A key insight behind the initiative is that building circular economies can only succeed through collaboration, therefore more partnerships will need to be formed to achieve n...

Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...