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Blue Circle has won government approval to build a new cement works at Snodland, Kent, to replace the existing Northfleet operation, with the creation of 180 jobs.
29-Nov-2001


Blue Circle Cement is seeking permission from the Environment Agency to use sanitised sewage pellets as a replacement for coal at its Cauldon Low works in Ashbourne.
22-May-2001


Blue Circle Industries, the cement maker, is to be acquired by Lafarge of France for £3.1bn, which will lead to about 500 job losses at Blue Circle's UK headquarters and at research centres in Greenhithe and France.
09-Jan-2001


Blue Circle has sold its 50% stake in Aalborg Portland, the Danish cement company, to its local partner for £120m.
01-Aug-2000


Blue Circle is selling its heating division to Baxi Partnership for £480m, and has also announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Heracles Cement of Greece for £388m.
11-Oct-1999


Blue Circle is acquiring Iligan Cement of the Philippines for £32m, as part of an ongoing expansion in east Asia.
21-Jul-1999


Blue Circle has acquired Calcemento International for £401m, which gives it a controlling stake in two Greek cement companies - Heracles General Cement and Halkis Cement.
01-Jun-1999


Blue Circle is to sell Brotje, its German wholesale heating business with 27 outlets, to GC Group for £41m.
13-Feb-1999


Blue Circle has sold its bathrooms division, which includes nine UK factories employing 2,200 people, to American Standard for £253m.
03-Feb-1999


Blue Circle is to acquire Kedah Cement, the Malaysian cement company, for up to £356m.
28-Oct-1998


Blue Circle Industries has sold its South African cement business to Lafarge of France for $240m.
22-Sep-1998


Blue Circle is to acquire Needler, the Canadian aggregates and concrete blocks company, for £17m in order to strengthen its position in Ontario.
17-Jun-1998


Blue Circle Industries has acquired the cement business of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile for £19m through its Empresas Melon subsidiary, and SQM will take a 14% stake in Melon.
21-May-1998


Blue Circle has sold its Blue Circle Incineration subsidiary to a management team for £3m.
20-Mar-1998


Blue Circle is planning to build a £180 cement works at Holborough in Kent as part of a programme to improve UK productivity.
16-Dec-1997


Blue Circle Industries has sold Ockley Brick to Chelwood Brick for £14.4m in order to focus more on its core cement business.
23-Sep-1997


Blue Circle Industries is acquiring St Mary's Cement Corporation of Canada for £164m.
25-Mar-1997


Blue Circle is planning to acquire St Mary's Cement Corporation of Canada for about £200m, in order to strengthen its North American activities.
22-Jan-1997


Blue Circle Industries has bought Venesta Cubicle Systems, the manufacturer of washroom products, for £5.5m.
03-Dec-1996


Blue Circle is planning a £180m cement plant in Kent as part of a £330m investment programme aimed at improving productivity.
22-Jun-1996


Blue Circle Industries is planning to build a new town at Ebbsfleet, Kent, with 3,200 homes, creating up to 20,000 permanent jobs.
31-Jan-1996