Aucotec AG reached its highest turnover growth in FY14.
A round-up of this week’s cement news, from the latest on the LafargeHolcim merger to regional cement statistics.
The 14th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards recognise plants that go further in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact.
Lafarge and Holcim have announced further information about the assets they propose for disposal in the US in order to facilitate their merger.
BASF India Ltd has begun commercial production at its new construction chemicals plant in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, its fifth production facility in the country.
Cement consumption in Cataluña, Spain, grew by 12.5% y/y in March 2015 and by 8.1% y/y in 1Q15.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which requires the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States rule.
Holcim has issued a statement saying that the proposal for Filaret Galchev to join the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim came too late for inclusion into the EGM agenda.
Cement Manufacturers Association and Cement Sustainability Initiative joined to present the cement sector’s perspective on the development of INDCs.
New figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency show a 5% drop in emissions between 2005 and 2013, but a 2% increase from 2012 to 2013.
In March 2015, cement production increased by 2% in Peru, with export growth leading to a slight rise in total dispatch figures.
Icopower, part of Shanks’ Solid Waste Division, will supply HeidelbergCement with 54 000 tpy of its ICOPOWER® energy pellets. These will be used to power the cement manufacturer’s kilns.
Cement output declined by 20.5% y/y in China in March, while GDP growth slowed to 7% y/y in 1Q15.
Cement consumption in Spain reached 983 210 t in March 2015, while 1Q15 saw some 2.55 million t of cement consumed in the country.
The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has submitted its pre-budget proposals to the Federal Board of Revenue.
K-Electric (KE) and DG Cement Ltd have signed a power supply agreement for the Pakistani cement manufacturer’s new plant in Hub, Balochistan.