• Dangote gives distributors 150 free trucks to boost cement distribution

    Nigeria: Dangote Cement has rolled out over 150 new trucks to ease the distribution and availability of cement across the country. The move also aims to help distributors service their customers, deliver products in a timely manner and also take distributors and businesses 'to th

  • Estanda completes new ball mill for Saudi Arabian company

    Estanda has successfully completed the commissioning of a cement ball mill for a cement manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia. The project was carried out on cement mill line 2, (CM2, 5.0m dia., 2 chambers), which operates in parallel with cement mill line 1, which was previously

  • Cimpor sells minority stake in subsidiary

    Cimentos de Portugal, SGPS, S.A., a subsidiary of Cimpor, has announced the sale of a 16% participation of Yguazu Cementos (Paraguay) for the amount of US$35 million. This reflects a 14x EBITDA multiple. Following the conclusion of the operation, Cimpor will continue to hold a pa

  • Final ruling on dumping of Pakistan cement in South Africa

    The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has completed its investigation into the alleged dumping of Portland cement from Pakistan. After considering all interested parties' comments and taking into account the information from the exporters and importers

  • The Concrete Initiative: Solutions for Europe’s Future – part two

    Environmental challenges With buildings accounting for 40% of the EU's total energy consumption, there is clearly much that can still be done in this arena. There are also other environmental impacts that need to be tackled, including resource efficiency and recycling. Efficiency

  • The Concrete Initiative: Solutions for Europe’s Future – part one

    Introduction Concrete. The second most widely used substance in the world after water, deeply rooted in our daily lives, providing the infinitely mouldable ‘liquid stone’ for long-lived, solid foundations and the backbone of mankind’s built environment. And yet, in spite of

  • CRC opens new production line

    On 18 December, China resources Cement (Fengkai) Limited, a subsidiary of China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd., announced that it had begun the operation of its fifth NSP clinker production line. The line has a production capacity of 1.55 million tpy. It is situated in Fengkai Co

  • President of Sinoma meets CRH CEO

    On 18 November, Mr. Peng Jianxin, the President of Sinoma-Ltd. met with Mr. Watkins John, the new Chief Executive Officer of the China Region of CRH. Both sides exchanged views on the current situation in China's regional cement industry, the prospects for the international marke