Aalborg Portland Holding, Denmark, a part of the Cementir Group, Italy, has appointed Piero Corpina (47) as Head of the Nordic & Baltic region and CEO of Aalborg Portland A/S and Unicon A/S. He will join the company on January 2, 2017.
The Nordic & Baltic Region includes Aalborg Portland A/S, a central pillar of the business community in Denmark and the world’s largest exporter of white cement, Unicon A/S with 80 plants in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and a number of subsidiaries in Poland, Russia, Iceland, UK, France and the US.
Cementproducenten Aalborg Portland finder det meget positivt, at regeringen foreslår en udfasning af PSO- afgiften, som siden 2011 er blevet mere end 3-doblet til nu i 2016 at belaste Aalborg Portland alene med cirka 46 millioner kroner:
– Det er et stærkt tiltag. Udfasningen af PSO-afgiften er den største vækstpakke nogensinde ift. at fremme konkurrenceevnen for de energiintensive virksomheder. Vi vil nu kunne igangsætte betydelige ny- investeringer i produktionen i Aalborg, siger Managing Director Michael Lundgaard Thomsen fra Aalborg Portland.
Bygge- og anlægsinvesteringerne i USA stiger kraftigt, og Aalborg Portland sejler lige nu den særlige hvide cement i fast rutefart fra Aalborg til den amerikanske østkyst.
Øget amerikansk byggeaktivitet er godt nyt for Aalborg Portland, der er storeksportør af hvid cement til Nordamerika. Den såkaldte Construction Spending voksede sidste år med 5,7 procent til 291 milliarder dollars, og seneste tal viser en stigning på 4,5 procent sammenlignet med samme periode sidste år.
Aalborg Portland Holding A/S køber den belgiske cementkoncern Compagnie des Ciments Belges S.A. for EUR 312 millioner svarende til 2,3 milliarder kroner. Købet øger koncernens aktiviteter med godt 20 procent og løfter omsætningen til mere end 8 milliarder kroner.
Aalborg Portland Holding, der er moderselskab for en række cement- og betonvirksomheder i blandt andet Norden, USA, Tyrkiet, Egypten, Malaysia og Kina, tager nu et markant væksthop gennem et af koncernens hidtil største opkøb.
Today, Aalborg Portland Holding A/S presented the consolidated financial statements for 2015 which, in spite of a net sales growth of DKK 138m to DKK 6,537m, showed a fall in earnings before tax (EBT) by DKK 98m to DKK 919m as a consequence of difficult market conditions in Turkey, the continuing economic downturn in Norway, and other factors.
In September, the Danish Government proposed a Budget Bill 2016 which promised a phase-out of the NOx tax already in 2016. With the Government’s final Budget Bill, which was decided on 19 November, the NOx tax was, however, only reduced.
Aalborg Portland warmly welcomes the Government’s Budget Bill 2016 regarding phasing out of the NOx tax already from 2016.
– It is indeed very good news and a very positive message for us as energy-intensive business that the Government proposes a removal of a Danish special fee which none of our competitors are subject to. It is a strong signal that the Government has confidence in the investment climate in the energy-intensive production in Denmark, says Michael Lundgaard Thomsen, Managing Director.
Søren Holm Christensen, Finance Director in the Nordic & Baltic Region of Cementir Holding, has been appointed new Managing Director for Unicon A/S in Denmark as of 1st September 2015.
Søren Holm Christensen takes over the reins of Unicon from Jesper Knudsen, who has decided to take on a position as CEO of EL:CON after nine years of employment, including six years as Regional Director.
Aalborg Portland has now published its 2014 Environmental Report, including green accounts and work environment report for its Danish cement activities
In 2014, Aalborg Portland continued the planned activities set out in its action plans in order to meet its overall environmental, energy and work environment targets.
Our efforts have resulted in reducing and adjusting our consumption of electricity and fuel in line with the Danish Government’s objective to intensify efforts to save energy and desire to make use of waste and residual products, with greater emphasis on resource efficiency in what is known as a circular economy.
The Aalborg Portland Group: Strong results in 2014 as a result of foreign investment
In 2014, the Aalborg Portland Group reached net sales of EUR 858.4m against EUR 670.8m the previous year. Profit for the year was EUR 109.0m against EUR 76.2m the previous year.
The progress in 2014 is mainly related to the subsidiary Cimentas in Turkey that is represented in the consolidated financial statements for full-year 2014, whereas in 2013, Cimentas was only included from 1 October. Furthermore, Cimentas has achieved full capacity utilisation at three of four cement plants. The Aalborg Portland Group owns 85% of the Turkish cement company.
Den 16. oktober var det 125 år siden Aalborg Portland blev grundlagt.
Historien om Aalborg Portland går tilbage til 1889, da købmanden Hans Holm og de tre ingeniører Frederik Læssøe Smidth, Poul Larsen og Alexander Foss grundlagde Aalborg Portland Cement Fabrik A/S på herregården Rørdal – øst for Aalborg. De havde næppe nogen forestilling om, at den virksomhed, de etablerede, skulle strække sig mere end et århundrede frem i tiden, men faktum er, at vi nu holder 125 års jubilæum.
Jubilæet markeres med en reception for vores samarbejdspartnere,
der i øvrigt afholdes på 10 års dagen for Cementirs overtagelse af Aalborg
Onsdag, den 29. oktober 2014, kl. 14.00 – 17.00,
på fabrikken i Aalborg, Rørdalsvej 44, Aalborg Øst.
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The progress in 2013 is mainly based on the development in the emerging markets outside Denmark where cement is required for new infrastructure projects, industries and housing for a growing population. Except in Norway, there is weak or no growth in the Nordic region. The Danish levies continue to pose a considerable challenge in the Danish market.
On 1 November, Michael Lundgaard Thomsen joined Nordic Cement, Aalborg Portland as Managing Director. Michael Lundgaard Thomsen has since 2003 been employed by Siemens Flow Instruments. First, he functioned as a Global Operations Manager and later from 2006 as the CEO of the company.
Previously, Michael Lundgaard Thomsen has been Director of Production at Sauer-Danfoss, Factory Manager at Linak and Supply Chain Manager at Danfoss Fluid Power.
Australian-born Duncan Herfort, who has been a member of the research environment at Aalborg Portland for years, is now being recognised for his work by being awarded the most significant and prestigious distinction in the field of research into cement and cement manufacturing.
HRH Crown Prince Frederik and the Minister of Environment Ida Auken visited Aalborg Portland on Monday 16 September. The tour also included a visit to other organisations in North Jutland, such as DESMI Ocean Guard, Siemens and Barsmark and Alfa Laval.
The corporate website of Aalborg Portland – www.aalborgportland.com – which was launched earlier this year has been nominated for the award ‘corporate website of the year’ in the marketing competition, Årets Brøl 2013.
As the only cement producer in Denmark Cementir Holding was represented at the 14th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials (EMABM 2013). The seminar was held in Helsingør, Denmark from June 10th to June 14th with 71 international participants from industry, consulting engineers, research institutes and universities.
ERMCO (European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization) is an European association to promote and defend the specific interests of ready-mixed concrete.
Progress for the Aalborg Portland Group – but dramatically increasing Danish taxes are a serious challenge for investment and growth.
Aalborg Portland was the host of CEMBUREAU’S General Assembly held in Copenhagen 4-6 June 2012. The theme session was “Sustainable use of resources: how it will affect the bottom line”.
Cementir Holding Group, through its fully owned subsidiary Aalborg Portland A/S, signed a strategic agreement with the Australian Group Adelaide Brighton Limited, the second cement and ready-mixed concrete producer in Australia as well as a leading company in the construction materials, lime producing, engineering, infrastructure and resource sectors.