France-based Groupe SNEF continues to expand cement service offering with Ceprocim acquisition.

French Groupe SNEF has seen an impressive growth in the past decade and the company with its 9000 employees in more than 20 countries is now an important service provider to the cement, building materials and mining sectors. The Group has been active in these sectors for decades, and the first great step forward was made in 2006, when ICER and CATII - French companies specialized in electrical and automation engineering, supply and erection - joined the Group. Through the acquisition in 2007 of IMSAT, Romania, SNEF moved decisively into mechanical and structural engineering and contracting. With the newest integration of Ceprocim Engineering in the Group, the benefits to SNEF’s clients are considerable.

Ceprocim Engineering (CEL) has its head quarter in Bucharest, Romania, and with its 60 employees the company joined SNEF in February of this year. For more than half a century CEL has been performing heavy industrial design for cement plants and related industries in Romania, Eastern Europe and many parts of the world.

CEL is a specialized provider of engineering services to the world of cement with capabilities ranging from initial studies and concept design, over basic and detailed engineering to commissioning and technical assistance.

All engineering trades are covered and being an independent service provider the company is an ideal consultant to plant owners, able to facilitate all kinds of CAPEX project within strict budgets, high quality and tight time limits. The company has developed excellence in cement plant refurbishment and upgrading and the designers’ goal is to find an optimal balance between energy and raw materials consumption and plant maintenance costs.

Clients who have trusted SNEF Group include Lafarge, Holcim, Cemex, Heidelberg, Dyckerhoff, Vicat, Italcementi, Carmeuse, Reminex, Polysius, FCB and KHD. The below web-site reveals an impressive list of references in for example France, Romania, Russia, Poland Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, England, UAE, Qatar, Vietnam, China, Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroun, Gabon, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras and Mexico.

Groupe SNEF can through the diversity of its member companies provide a “one-stop” service to cement manufacturers and general contractors and suppliers. The group is committed to safety and quality in design and in execution, and it prides itself of flexibility of adaptation to customer needs, where no project is considered too small and no task too difficult.

Learn more on the homepage dedicated to the cement industry, www.cement.snef.com.

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