In line with its commitment to satisfy its customers by making its products available across the country, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, has begun its pet project, Lafarge Logistics Project, with a programmed acquisition of 1,000 state-of-the-art trucks to enhance its logistics system. According to a statement by the company, the project’s inauguration was held at its Ewekoro plant, where 75 brand new Mack trucks were unveiled by Omooba Gbenga Osinowo, Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry. Samy Abdelkader, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge WAPCO said, "Our newly acquired trucks will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our company’s logistics network of distribution nationwide, as we are gearing towards the inauguration of the 2.5-metric-tonne Lakatabu plant at the end of the second quarter of this year." Abdelkader added that the new logistics arrangement was in partnership with some reputable banks and transport companies, including TSL Limited, Rembam Nigeria Limited, K K Logistics, ABC Transport Company and Safe Wheelers Limited.
Sustainable solutions by Ambuja Cement, ACC
Ambuja Cement and ACC the cement and building material companies of the diversified Adani Group announced solutions to an array of customer concerns while keeping environment sustainability at its core. Examples of this are the concrete mix proportioning solution; designed to optimise the proportions of aggregates, sand and water in concrete mixes considering their unique properties. This helps the company optimise the resources thereby minimising wastage. The company also developed an in-house modular curing solution, also known as zero-water curing. This technique helps concrete slab curing without excessive use of water. This has helped save about 39 million litres of water across multiple sites.
Fornnax adds 430HP secondary shredder to it’s R-series line-up
Fornnax technologies showcased the R4000-HD tyre shredder at the IFAT expo 2023, where the company got a platform to interact with industry professionals from domestic as well as overseas markets and demonstrate the technological prowess of their machine. The R4000-HD is a powerful machine designed to make secondary shredding and steel separation more efficient and profitable.
The machine saves electricity and man-power and due to its design features it is built to make maintenance procedures easier and also lower the wear and tear to the equipment, thus lowering operating cost. It can process various materials from types, cables, e-waste and aluminium scrap. It is built to last 20-25years. With all its features and sturdy built, it is one of the most powerful secondary shredding machines in the industry.
Udaipur Cement Works Limited doubles its clinker capacity
A subsidiary of the well known JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd., Udaipur Cement Works Ltd. (UCWL) recently announced the expansion of its clinker facility taking its current capacity from 1.5MTPA to 3 MTPA at Udaipur. The company, by the end of financial year 2023-24, plans to exceed twice the current capacity from 2.2 MTPA to 4.7 MTPA. The capacity expansion has been funded through a mix of equity and debt; the company recently successfully completed its rights issue of INR 450 crores.
They have two brands under their portfolio ‘Platinum Heavy Duty Cement’ and ‘Platinum Supremo Cement’.
Also known for their commitment to renewable energy and environment sustainability, they have the first and only of it’s kind floating solar power plant of 1MWp at it’s mines, fulfilling 50% of their electricity needs.