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MLT Group acquires TechnicGum

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The MLT Group headquartered in Saint-Chamond, France, continues its growth by acquiring the Belgian company TechnicGum, manufacturer of conveyor accessories and equipment. Therefore, the MLT Group continues its growth dynamic defined over two years ago when it was acquired by Frédéric Guillemet and Patrick Vericel. As a result, the MLT Group is expanding its product range. With a full range of conveyor accessories, custom solutions for spillage control improvements and a wide range of tec...

Buzzi Unicem's Board of Directors assesses 2020 Consolidated Financial Statement

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Buzzi Unicem SpA have examined the statutory and consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.  In the year under review, the group sold 29.3Mt of cement, up 0.4 per cent compared to 2019 and 11.7Mm 3 of ready-mix concrete, down compared to the figure recorded in the previous year (-3.1 per cent). Consolidated net sales remained virtually unchanged during the two years, increasing from EUR3221.4m to EUR3222.4m. Changes in scope had a ...

CRH appoints new non-executive director to the Board

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has appointed Ms Caroline Dowling to the Board as a non-executive director, with effect from 22 March 2021. Ms Dowling (54), an Irish citizen, was until her retirement in February 2018 a Business Group President of Flex, an industry-leading Fortune 500 company with operations in 30 countries.   Commenting on the appointment, Richie Boucher, chairman of CRH, said:  "We are delighted that Caroline has joined the Board. Caroline has extensive operational experience as a sen...

Waste Knot Energy to reduce carbon emissions with new SIRF pellet range

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy has developed a new range of pellets made from non-recyclable waste, designed specifically for energy-intensive industries looking to reduce their carbon footprint. These include producers of cement and steel, as well as power stations. The Solid Improved Recovered Fuel pellets (SIRF) are made from dry commercial and industrial waste materials such as wood, card, paper and non-chlorinated plastics.They reduce waste going to landfill and are far cleaner to burn than fo...

The Cement Admixtures Association joins the MPA

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

T he Cement Admixtures Association (CAA), the trade federation for the main UK admixture manufacturers has become an Affiliate Member of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) . The agreement will enable MPA to provide support services to CAA and allow CAA to take a more active role in the vital work of MPA in promoting sustainable concrete and masonry construction, and its broader engagement with industry. CAA Chairman, Christopher Fletcher, said: "Modern admixture technology uses...

MPA's collaboration plea to UK government

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK government's aspirations for improved infrastructure, affordable housing and a green industrial revolution rely on policies that create the right conditions for a strong and sustainable UK mineral products industry, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA).   In its new 'Priorities for Government' statement the MPA sets out the government’s 'to do' list for the sector. In return, the industry has outlined its world-leading commitments in areas such as decarbonisation, bi...

Titan Cement Group records FY20 revenue of EUR1607m

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group delivered strong results in 2020, despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Group consolidated revenue reached EUR1607m and was stable compared to the previous year. EBITDA posted a solid increase of 7.1 per cent to EUR286.2m . This was the highest EBITDA recorded since 2010. Net profit after taxes and minorities dropped to EUR1.5m (EUR50.9m in 2019) as a result of significant non-cash charges taken representing the full write-off of the EUR46.6m goodwil...

Port of Malaga to move 50,000t of cement and clinker in single week

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Port of Malaga, Spain, expects to move around 50,000t of clinker and cement this week.  From 22 March, the Nordanhav is loading 9500t of cement at Pier 6 by Financiera y Minera and Opemar. The Ultra Passion will be adding 40,000t of clinker at Pier 7 as of 25 March.

The call for greener construction products

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

A report by the European Parliament (EP) on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) calls for an ambitious revision of the regulation. The EP is moving towards clarifying what can be defined as green construction products and has now directly integrated EU environmental policies into the construction sector legislation. The EP has approved a report calling for minimum performance requirements that construction products will need to meet before they are put on the EU market. The resolut...

HeidelbergCement buoyed by FY20 results

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement closed the 2020 financial year with top results in key figures. Group revenue decreased by 6.6 per cent to EUR17,606m ( previous year: EUR18,851m) in comparison with the previous year.   On a like-for-like (LfL) basis, the decline amounted to 4.6 per cent. The EUR601m decrease in HC Trading's revenue due to the decision to significantly reduce fuel trading with third-party customers contributed significantly to this decline. Results from current operations before d...