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FAL 2018

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www.cementamericas.com • Fall 2018 • CEMENT AMERICAS 11 CEMENTSCOPE SOME THINK A MARGIN OF ERROR IS ACCEPTABLE. WE THINK DIFFERENT. The BEUMER fi llpac® R is a fi lling system with a diff erence. Using revolutionary microprocessor-based weighing electronics with vertical fi lling impellers and the bag discharge system including a check weigher, it delivers entirely new standards of precision and performance: automatic optimisation; 300-6,000 bags per hour; individual bag tracking and latest PMS generation; we know what it takes to streamline your end-of-line productivity. For next generation packaging solutions that make a diff erence, visit www.beumergroup.com Besuchen Sie uns! PACK EXPO, Chicago, USA 14. - 17. Oktober 2018 South Building, Stand 1415 ing between $1.5 billion and $2 billion of assets. "We will also implement actions to achieve $150 million in cost savings as an opportunity to continue improving our profitabil- ity. Furthermore, we will reduce total debt by $3.5 billion by the end of 2020, and return capital to shareholders through an annual cash dividend starting in 2019," he added. U.S. operations have proved top performers in the Cemex portfolio this year. Cement, ready mixed and aggregate sales reached $989 million in the second quarter, up 9 percent year- over-year. "Our operations in the U.S. indicate a strong sequen- tial growth in volumes resulting from strong demand and pent- up activity after adverse weather conditions in the first quarter, as well as improved pricing dynamics," said Gonzalez. Royal White, Penna Join WCA The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that Hous- ton-based Royal White Cement and Penna Cement of India are the latest additions to its international membership, which now spans 38 countries. Both companies join as corpo- rate members.   "We are delighted to welcome [Royal White Cement] to our expanding global network," said Norman Greig, WCA secretary general. "The United States is the world's third biggest cement producer and we are looking forward to working together with such an important local player to promote and strengthen the goals of the global cement industry." Royal White Cement was established in 1999. The produc- er has an annual capacity of 500,000 tons and supplies white cement to customers throughout the United States from seven locations. "As the international cement market continues to evolve, with emerging markets in particular becoming more influential in the global ecosystem, there is a clear need for a worldwide organization to represent the sector as a whole and bring together players from all across the globe," said Marcel Fadi, CEO and president of Royal White Cement. Commenting on the news, Penna Cement's Director of Mar- keting Krishna Srivastava, said: "We are glad to be part of the World Cement Association, which will help us to benchmark against the best companies in the world to improve our envi- ronmental sustainability and energy conservation." The company was founded in 1991 and today holds a cement capacity of 10 Mtpy. Penna Cement is a leading Indian cement brand and serves a clientele ranging from small house owners

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