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Titan's Greek plants gain Platinum rating for zero waste

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The highest Platinum rating (Zero Waste) under the 'Zero Waste to Landfill' standard has been awarded to all of Titan's cement plants in Greece.  The certification, carried out by Eurocert, reaffirms the excellent environmental performance of Titan's plants and rewards a practice already adopted to divert virtually 100 per cent of plant waste from landfill. This is achieved through initiatives taken to prevent the creation of waste and proper management to avoid landfilling. General Ma...

Howden joins Hydrogen Council initiative

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Howden has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative. The council aims to support collaboration between governments, industry and investors to promote the role of hydrogen solutions in the energy transition towards a more sustainable future.   The development of the hydrogen ecosystem requires the involvement of a wide variety of stakeholders so it can scale up, flourish and unleash its potential. Howden is committed to sharing its knowledge and expertise with members of ...

Aumund takes over KoWey after-sales service

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH has taken over the after-sales service from KoWey (Germany) and from KCT Engineering (India) on all machinery, including original spare parts and retrofits, respectively conversions with regard to the bucket elevators and conveying systems supplied worldwide.   Aumund says its P REMAS ® Services for preventive and predictive maintenance are highly recommended worldwide for all installed KoWey machines to check the conditions and to suggest the corresponding mai...

Cemex completes Buñol cement plant sale

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has successfully closed the previously announced sale of its white cement business, including its Buñol cement plant in Spain, to Çimsa Çimento Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, for a total consideration of approximately US$155m. Cemex will retain its white cement assets, business activities and investments in Mexico and the United States, as these are not part of the announced divestment. Proceeds from this divestment will be used primarily to fund the company’s bolt-o...

Holcim launches its new group identity

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched its new group identity uniting all its market brands behind its purpose to build progress for people and the planet.   Jan Jenisch, CEO at Holcim, said: "Today marks a milestone for our company in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions. Our world is changing in many ways, with population growth, urbanisation and the climate challenge. We are determined to play our part to accelerate low-carbon and circular construction s...

Swiss cement dispatches edge up 3% in 2Q21

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers saw a 2.6 per cent YoY rise in deliveries to 1,168,331t in the second quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 2Q20 dispatches reached 1.139Mt. In the first half of 2021 dispatches edged up by one per cent to 2,030,542t from 2,010,908t in the 1H20. A total of 96.4 per cent of cement was supplied in bulk and 3.6 per cent as bagged product in the 1H21. Around 7.26 per cent was dispatched to ready-mix concrete plants, 20.5 per ce...

Beumer Maschinenfabrik appoints new managing director

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Jörn Fontius, Beumer Maschinenfabrik's new Managing Director Beumer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG has appointed Dr Jörn Fontius as its new managing director. He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who after eight years in this position is now focussing on the activities in the Product Business area. Dr Jörn Fontius was appointed to his position in May 2021. In 2013 Dr Fontius joined Beumer Maschinenfabrik and was in charge of the topics of Corporate Strategy. Afterwards, he was he...

Sweden's Supreme Land and Environmental Court rejects Cementa mining application

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swedish Supreme Land and Environmental Court has rejected Cementa's application to renew its permit to mine limestone at the company’s existing quarries in Slite, Gotland. The court has rejected the application on the grounds that the impact of the operation on groundwater has not been sufficiently investigated. Cementa's application for a renewed mining permit for the operations in Slite was approved by the Land and Environment Court in January 2020. Subsequently, the judgment has bee...

Holcim acquires southern German building materials company

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reached an agreement to acquire Heinrich Teufel GmbH & Co KG, a regional player in aggregates and ready-mix concrete in southern Germany.   The company's Region Head EMEA, Miljan Gutovic, said:  "The acquisition of Heinrich Teufel will strengthen our footprint in southern Germany in aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. We were especially impressed by their shared commitment to advancing the circular economy. We look forward to warmly welcoming the Heinrich Teufel colleagu...

Extinction Rebellion target LafargeHolcim's Paris facility

05 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Members of Extinction Rebellion protested at LafargeHolcim’s ready-mix concrete operations in Paris, last week, denouncing what they called the firm's environmentally damaging pursuit of profit. The protest forced the company to halt operations at the Port de Javel site and divert trucks to another site. Loic Leuliette, a spokesperson for LafargeHolcim France, said the company was investing in greener cement. A day earlier, the protesters, who include activists from the NGO Soulevement...