About Us - Press Release - CEMEX recognizes suppliers' innovation
September 29, 2015
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today the winners of “INTEGRATE your ideas”, the company’s Global Sourcing Suppliers Innovation Program. From a pool of 22 international participants, CEMEX selected three ideas mainly for their innovation, potential financial contribution to the company’s operations, ease of implementation, and degree of scalability in different countries.
The ideas submitted by suppliers were critically examined through a two-stage assessment. First, 53 Global Procurement executives and Procurement country heads conducted an in-depth review of the concepts presented. Second, a group of 20 experts from several areas across CEMEX performed a thorough analysis of the proposed solutions.
GE Industrial Solutions (USA)
Idea: “Electrical Products Bundle for Construrama Stores”, bundles for sale at CEMEX distribution network, including electrical products: safety switch, load centers, and breakers. The solution is presented as a complete and integrated offer for clients in one convenient place.
Idea: “Integrated Solution for CO2 Capture”, through a bag filter system with algae in saltwater that is able to treat a cement plant’s process gas when exposed to sunlight and is then transformed into ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. This idea was developed in partnership with Algenol, a worldwide industrial biotechnology company.
Idea: “Zebra Stripe Linings”, a refractory arrangement that combines the elasticity of a spinel-bonded system with the high thermal load capacity and coating adhesion of a direct-bonded dolomite system to improve refractory life in a kiln’s lower thermal zone region.
“As part of CEMEX’s forward-looking business strategy, we continually strive to improve our processes through innovative ideas. By capturing our suppliers’ innovation, we identify better solutions for our customers, and strengthen our relationship with all of our stakeholders,” said Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico, Global Procurement and Global R&D.
About the Winners
Industrial Solutions, a GE heritage business, provides customers across various industries with end-to-end product and service solutions that ensure the reliability and protection of the electrical infrastructure, from the power station to the end point and the sustainable power technologies in between. The company has supplied CEMEX for more than 20 years. For more information about GE Industrial Solutions, please visit: www.geindustrial.com.
For the past 30 years, Redecam has offered highly engineered air pollution control solutions for the Cement & Lime, Metals & Mining, Coal & Oil Power, Waste-to-Energy & Biomass Power, and Biomass & Pulp and Paper industries. Its solutions help customers all over the globe meet their air emission reduction targets in a rapid and cost-effective manner. The company has served as a supplier to CEMEX for over 20 years. For more information about Redecam, please visit: www.redecam.com.
Magnesita is the third-largest producer of refractory products in the world and a leader in integrated solutions with refractory products. The company relationship has served as a supplier to CEMEX since the early 90’s. For more information about Magnesita, please visit: www.magnesita.com.br.
The “INTEGRATE your ideas” awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 29, at CEMEX Corporate Headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. Attending the event were Ricardo Moreno Díaz, General Manager Mexico, Horacio Perez, Channels Director Mexico, Sergio Marines, Sales Director Mexico, and Claudia Anaya, Market Manager Mexico, Central America & Caribbean of GE Industrial Solutions; Giuliamaria Meriggi, Global Sales Director, and Clive Brown, Head of Sales Cement, of Redecam Group; and Ernesto Cantú, General Manager Mexico and Joel Filius, Sales & Technical Market Manager of Magnesita, who received the awards on behalf of their companies. Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico, Global Procurement and Global R&D, and Carlos Sucre, CEMEX’s Global Procurement Director, were also present at the ceremony.
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