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Cement news highlights: 27 April – 1 May

World Cement,

1Q15 results

  • Holcim has released it 1Q15 results, which include a rise in net income but a fall in cement sales volumes.
  • Lafarge: sales up 6% and EBITDA up 17% in solid first quarter.


  • Colombia’s Cementos Argos has acquired a 60% stake in Wetvan Overseas, which operates a terminal for the reception, storage and distribution of cement in Puerto Rico.
  • Libya Holdings Group is to buy Libyan Cement Co., marking investor confidence in Libya’s long-term economic potential.
  • The former Sibelco plant in Leighton Buzzard has been acquired by Aggregate Industries.

Health and safety

  • British Safety Council re-affirms the importance of creating awareness of business benefits of good health and safety.
  • British Safety Council announces International Safety Award sector winners and health and safety champions.

This week’s not to be missed stories…

  • Lafarge and Solidia sign an agreement to commercialise a new low-carbon solution for the construction sector.
  • Holcim automate Logistics Services with help from Schenck Process’ LOGiQ Software.

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