Country Report: Cement Industry Production, Investment Grow in Bolivia

By Mauro Nogarin The political instability that was experienced in 2020 created a very negative impact on the Bolivian economy that, added to the effects of the pandemic, significantly slowed down all those industrial activities vital for the country’s development. The entire productive sector such as the hydrocarbon, mining and construction industries suffered considerable losses. Only in October, when new…

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Taking Total Control

Virtual Server Solution In Plant Control System Upgrade At Cementos Argos Cartagena. By Mark S. Kuhar When Cementos Argos decided to upgrade the control system at its Cartagena cement plant in Colombia, they started on an unexpected journey. A journey that would end with the implementation of a virtualized high-availability automation system to host a number of FLSmidth’s software products…

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Country Report: Cement Production in Mexico is Stable

By Mauro Nogarin According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2021, the Mexican economy is expected to have a growth of 5% due to an increase in manufacturing exports and benefiting from the economic recovery of the United States. Although on one hand there is a strong boost in external demand, with the export of manufactures,…

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Country Report: The Cement Market in Peru Continues to Grow

By Mauro Nogarin Although the political situation in the Peru is complicated after the removal of President Martin Vizcarra, the World Bank improved economic growth for this year to 8.1%. This trend confirms that the political uncertainty of the last two years was an obstacle to economic growth that generated a considerable reduction in the execution of public works.

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