Heidelberg Materials is continuing its progressive dividend policy: The Managing Board and Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on 11 May, to distribute a dividend of €2.60 per share for the 2022 financial year. Subject to the approval of the shareholders, this corresponds to an increase of 8% compared to the previous year’s dividend of €2.40 per share. Based on the HeidelbergCement AG share price as at 31 December 2022, the dividend yield is 4.9%.
Eastern Province Cement Co.’s board of directors decided to invite specialist companies to submit offers to establish a new production line to replace some of the obsolete lines at the current plant in Khursaniyah.
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Holcim acquires HM Factory, a provider of precast concrete solutions with net sales of CHF 18 million. Its solutions cover a wide variety of needs, such as walls, staircases and balconies. HM Factory is ideally positioned to capitalize on growth in industrial and residential construction. The company supplies Polish construction projects as well as exporting to Scandinavian markets.
Cemex unveiled today an updated brand in line with its ongoing evolution to help the world reach the next frontier of sustainable living, by becoming a more agile, innovative, and approachable company.
Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has entered into a long-term partnership with Dalmia Cement for supply of industrial wastes such as fly ash and spent pot lining for manufacturing low carbon cement. Under this partnership, Vedanta’s mega aluminium smelter at Jharsuguda will transport around 20 rakes of fly ash per month for 5 years to Dalmia Cement’s manufacturing units in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, and Assam, and supply SPL for 3 years to the company’s plant at Rajgangpur, Odisha. Vedanta Aluminium is a preferred supplier of high-quality fly ash to some of India’s leading cement producers, fostering industrial collaboration for production of low-carbon cement.
Holcim has acquired INDAR, a leading hardware wholesaler in Mexico with 2022 net sales of USD 71 million. With this acquisition, Holcim adds more than 10,600 additional hardware products to its range of solutions across its Disensa retail network. INDAR supplies hardware of over 80 leading brands, from roofing needs to tools and adhesives all the way to electrical and plumbing supplies. The acquisition includes INDAR’s nine distribution centers around the country, as well as its fulfillment center in Guadalajara.
Holcim announces that Beat Hess, Chairman of the company since 2016, has decided not to seek re-election to the Board of Directors at the AGM in May 2023. The Board of Directors intends to propose Jan Jenisch as the new Chairman at the AGM. Subject to the vote, he will succeed as the Chairman and continue as CEO of Holcim for a limited duration.