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Holding Cementero S.A. acquires controlling stake in Soboce
Samuel Doria Medina has sold his controlling stake in Bolivian cement manufacturer Soboce to Holding Cementero S.A., part of Peru’s Grupo Gloria.
Boral gets go-ahead for brick joint venture and announces plans to sell its landfill operations
Australia’s Boral Limited has entered into an agreement to sell its Western Landfill business to Transpacific Industries; the ACCC has announced that it will not oppose Boral and CSR Limited’s proposal to combine their brick operations.
A Competitive and Efficient Lime Industry
The European Lime Association (EuLA) has published a roadmap for reducing emissions. The following is an excerpt from that report.
Sika agrees to talks on takeover bid
Sika has agreed to talk to investors about the possible acquisition of a controlling stake in the company by France’s Saint-Gobain.
Slight growth in Peruvian cement sales
Domestic cement sales totalled 929 000 t in Peru in November, while dispatches were up 0.57% y/y in the first 11 months of 2014.
Yacuces cement plant to feature Gebr. Pfeiffer raw material grinding system
Bolivia’s Itacamba Cemento S.A. has ordered an MPS 3750 B raw mill from Gebr. Pfeiffer for its new cement plant in Yacuces.
PPC appoints new CEO
Darryll Castle is set to join the company as CEO on 12 January, following the resignation of former CEO Ketso Gordhan in September.
Transport infrastructure projects fuel economies in Africa and Middle East
According to a new report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Centre, investment in road and rail is helping to drive economies in Africa and the Middle East.
McInnis Cement plant proposal warrants US review of WTO rules, says Pettalia
State Rep. Peter Pettalia has requested that a Canadian government loan for the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant in Québec be reviewed for World Trade Organisation rules compliance.
New research into sustainable materials for infrastructure development
Six new research projects, being conducted in partnership between the UK and China, are to receive £3 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Siwertell road-mobile unloader enters operation in Gambia
Siwertell supplied a 300 tph trailer-based, diesel-powered Siwertell 10 000 S road-mobile unloader for cement to Jah Multi Industrial Ltd.
World Cement Front Cover Competition
World Cement wants to know what your favourite cover is from the past two years (January 2013 – December 2014)!
European slowdown continued in 3Q14
Cembureau’s economic report for 3Q14 shows limited growth in Europe and low construction activity.
One year on: South Ferriby plant resumes clinker production
Following the damage caused by flooding in December 2013, Cemex UK’s South Ferriby plant is back up and running.
Cement news from Cameroon and Angola
New cement plant due to start-up in Cameroon and Angola takes a stand on imports.
Cement prices on the rise in Nigeria
The price cuts announced last month have failed to take hold, say local distributors.
Loesche Latinoamericana S.A.U appoints new Sales Director
Vicente Fernández will take up the position of Sales Director at Loesche Latinoamericana (Spain), with effect from 1 December 2014.
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