Welcome back to INTERCEM’s dedicated news web page for cement industry executives.

During the necessary hiatus from face-to-face events across the globe, INTERCEM still wants to play our part in helping cement executives all around the world share best practice, and the latest market updates electronically. To do this, we are restarting the news service on our website and will also be using this platform for think pieces and analysis - all free of charge. 

 

For 35 years INTERCEM has been bringing industry leaders together in destinations across the globe for face-to-face networking and presentations on the latest industry trends, market forecasts and technological developments presented by some of the most knowledgable, respected and internationally-recognised figures working both inside and outside the cement sector. INTERCEM meetings have been a go-to resource for a generation of cement industry leaders across the world providing insight, analysis and data to assist decision-makers in both their day-to-day work and their long term business planning. 

 

Through boom and bust, trade wars, actual wars, crashes, crises, mergers, monopolies, globalisation, digitisation and much, much more, INTERCEM has assisted in the dissemination of information across the sector – no matter the size of your operation, market share, or background. On this news page, we will continue in this tradition, democratising information and inviting leading industry figures, including many of those familiar to regular conference attendees, the opportunity to share essays and ’Think Pieces’ on topics of importance to executives across the cement industry supply chain. As such, we would like to hear from you, your suggestions for content, or if you would like to contribute a news story or short article.

 

The COVID 19 pandemic has come at an already very difficult moment for the cement industry - with an overcapacity glut across many international markets - and it is likely to make a significant impact on the sector for some time to come. Without in any way acting in an anti-competitive manner, leaders of our industry need to share best practice information and support each other through these times. Through many different crises over the past 30 years, INTERCEM has been a place for us to do that face-to–face, and I hope that now with modern technology we can find ways to do this electronically.

 

BRAZIL - Votorantim sees a 3% rise in revenue

BRAZIL - Votorantim sees a 3% rise in revenue

While the economy, in general, struggled to grow only 1.1% last year, the Votorantim Group has nothing to complain about. Its consolidated net income skyrocketed 113% compared to 2018, and totalled R$4.9 billion.

SOUTH AMERICA - Votorantim Peru, Argentina hit by coronavirus

SOUTH AMERICA - Votorantim Peru, Argentina hit by coronavirus

Votorantim SA, one of Brazil's biggest diversified holding companies, said on Thursday it is seeking to preserve cash after coronavirus-related lockdowns partially halted operations in Peru and Argentina and as cement sales have slowed.

SWITZERLAND - LafargeHolcim pulls guidance, launches virus plan

SWITZERLAND - LafargeHolcim pulls guidance, launches virus plan

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, LafargeHolcim has taken the necessary measures to protect the health of its employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We are closely monitoring all markets according to the evolving situation and to the guidance provided by the authorities in each country.

UK - Breedon Group Coronavirus update

UK - Breedon Group Coronavirus update

Breedon Group plc, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, issues the following update on the steps being taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

INDIA - Dalmia Bharat suspends cement production across plants

INDIA - Dalmia Bharat suspends cement production across plants

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd on Thursday said it has suspended cement production across all its plants in the country to ensure social distancing and protect the workforce from being infected with the coronavirus. Dalmia Bharat operates across nine states and it has 12 manufacturing units with a combined annual capacity of 26.5 million tonnes, a company official said.

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