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British Rema transfers ownership to employees

15 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In a move that demonstrates genuine belief in rewarding loyal staff, manufacturing and engineering business British Rema  has transferred ownership of its group of companies into the newly-formed British Rema Employee Ownership Trust. Sole beneficiaries of this trust are current and future employees of the company.   The business relies heavily on the commitment and specialist skills and knowhow of its staff.   In 2019 financial advisors Grant Thornton introduced the idea of forming an...

Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s developments and its expectations going forward. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem, speaks with ICR about the company’s achievements to date and challenges ahead ICR: How has Ecocem evolved since its founding and where are its cement plants located today? ...

Tudela Veguín halts production for 10 days

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Tudela Veguín has shut down its plant at La Robla for 10 days from Friday, 11 March, citing the soaring electricity prices as the reason for the stoppage. The company has significant stocks of cement and expects to continue normal deliveries to its customers. The halt in operations will not affect the nearly 200 workers at the plant, the company said.  While it has a cement capacity of 1.2Mta, it has a utilisation rate of around 25 per cent currently. The company follows Ceme...

High energy prices shut down Cementos Portland Valderrivas kilns

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain-based Cementos Portland Valderrivas has shut down all kilns at its seven main plants (Morata de Tajuña, Monjos, Vallcarca, Alcalá de Guadaira, Venta de Baños, Mataporquera and Olazagutía), according to CE Noticias Financieras.The company attributes the temporary shutdown to the high price of electricity, which was further aggravated by the Russian invasion into Ukraine. Cementos Portland Valderrivas has informed its workers that it will not restart activity at the plants until the ...

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

Cementir posts record EUR1360m group revenue in 2021

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir's group revenue in 2021 set the historical record of EUR1360m, up 11 per cent compared to EUR1224.8m in 2020. At constant 2020 exchange rates, revenue would have been equal to EUR1399.5m, an increase of 14.3 per cent on the previous year.  EBITDA hit a record of EUR311m, up by 17.9 per cent compared to EUR263.7m in 2020, following improved results in all countries except Denmark and Malaysia.  In 2021 cement and clinker sales volumes reached 11.2Mt, up 4.1 per cent compared ...

Ecocem joins Bill Gates in “Solving for Zero” documentary

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is joining leading scientists and innovators in Bill Gates’ new documentary series, “Solving for Zero”. The pilot documentary and 10-part series on streaming service Wondrium, based on Bill Gates’ best-selling book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” will feature Ecocem, amongst a range of scientists, start-ups, and solutions at the environmental forefront of reaching net zero. The documen...

Hercules Enterprises applies for new UK grinding plant

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Hercules Enterprises Ltd, majority owned by Spanish group Cementos La Cruz , is applying to Kent County Council (KCC) for permission to build a 500,000tpa grinding plant at Sheerness Docks, UK. Raw materials will be imported through the docks and the 2.3ha site will include a conveyor, four silos, EcoHopper, clinker storage hall, packaging plant, weighbridge and control rooms. The facility's designs reference Cemengal of Spain as the supplier of the Plug & Grind plant. Hercules Enterpris...

Breedon Group Plc records revenue of GBP1232.5m in 2021

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc announced revenue from audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 totalling GBP1232.5m, up 33 per cent from GBP928.7m in 2020. Profit before tax amounted to GBP114.3m compared to GBP48.1m in 2020, a rise of 138 per cent. Statutory EBIT reached GBP127.4m, up 107 per cent when compared to GBP61.6m in 2020.  On a like-for-like (LfL) basis and compared to 2019, aggregates volumes increased 12 per cent, asphalt volumes 20 per cent and cement volumes by 14 per ...

WCA's Gender Focus Network video highlights inequality in the cement and concrete sector

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, the World Cement Association's Gender Focus Network (GFN) has made a short video to highlight the issue of inequality in the cement and concrete sector, as well as sharing what the network will do in 2022 to tackle this head on, helping to #BreakTheBias and change perceptions around the industry. The video can be viewed here . The GFN has four key aims: • to improve the representation of women within the cement industry •  encourage member c...