Merger of Cementizillo into Buzzi Unicem
On 1 July 2018, the merger of Cementizillo SpA and Cementeria di Monselice SpA into Buzzi Unicem has become effective.
About 1 year ago, Buzzi Unicem acquired full ownership of the Zillo group, a historic industrial group founded in 1882 by the Zillo family of Monte Xillo, taking over the cement division (2 integrated cement plants) and concrete division (about 40 batching plants), operating in North-East Italy.
Located in the province of Pordenone, the Fanna Plant is a state-of-the-art facility with efficient thermal and electrical systems, a high level of automation (Siemens PCS7), a permit to use alternative fuels, and a kiln capacity of about 2,200 tons/day. The Company benefits from a large quantity of good quality raw material reserves located a few kilometers from the cement plant.
The Monselice Plant is located in the province of Padova and with about 1,900 tons/day it has a slightly lower capacity than Fanna, but it is just as efficient. The plant is well organized and clean, has a very stable kiln operation, and produces excellent clinker of consistent quality. For several years it had the distinction of being the first plant in Italy to use Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce NOx emissions. The raw materials for this plant come from a greater distance, but still at competitive cost and of excellent quality.
Almost 450,000 m3 of ready-mix concrete were sold in 2017, including approximately 60,000 m3 through associated companies. The batching plants mainly cover three different markets: the central and coastal regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the "motorway" section between Brescia and Verona in Lombardy, besides a few plants between Mantova and Parma.
In 2017 the Zillo group sold almost 900,000 tons of cement and over 250,000 tons of clinker. Produced at the two plants at optimized costs, logistics and customer service, these quantities were reached using more than 70% of the total clinker production capacity, which is among the highest rate in the sector in Italy.