- Focus on the fast-growing, high-margin Sealing business.
- Divesting Distrelec and Nedis at a loss of some CHF 670 million with no impact on liquidity.
- Datwyler is evaluating value-optimising options for the sale of Reichelt.
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Taoufiq Boussaid joined Bekaert as Chief Financial Officer on 15 July 2019. He succeeded Frank Vromant who took on the role of CFO ad interim in November last year. Taoufiq Boussaid will be a member of the Bekaert Group Executive.
Salini Impregilo is ready to expand further in the United States, its biggest market by revenue, with a new commercial strategy. With an order backlog at the end of June exceeding $4 billion and new orders totalling more than $800 million including contracts that are new or in the process of being finalised, as well as best offers, the Group aims to increase its market share with new projects in the transport, water and tunnelling sectors.
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Normet’s board of directors has nominated Aaro Cantell as the interim CEO starting April 1st, 2019.
BHP Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, announced changes to the BHP Executive Leadership Team to reflect BHP’s simplified portfolio and transformation agenda.
Greg Hallett has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales Area North America. He will start in his new role March 1st, 2019. Greg is currently heading Sales Unit USA and will continue to be responsible for that role as well.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has called on the Federal Labor Party to commit to establishing its newly announced $23 million Australian Future Mines Centre in Queensland if elected.
The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the ongoing implementation of advanced digital technologies within the Gazprom Group.
Sika has opened a new production plant in Central America, located in Palin in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City. This move further expands the company's market position in the emerging countries of the region. The portfolio of locally manufactured products includes concrete admixtures, mortars, and liquid applied membranes, which will be used to supply the neighboring countries of Honduras and El Salvador as well as the domestic market.
Implenia adjusts outlook for 2018 financial year | Medium-term targets confirmed | Strategy review due for completion by end of February 2019
Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC, which includes a US plant manufacturing synthetic fibers for use in concrete reinforcement, sales operations in Sika's three geographical regions, and a strong brand. The acquired business is a perfect addition to Sika's concrete systems for high value-added solutions required in the construction of high-rise buildings and demanding infrastructure projects. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF 30 million.
Carey Smith named Chief Operating Officer
Salini Impregilo CEO Pietro Salini: "Africa needs a long-term vision to build infrastructure for the future."