March 27, 2006 08:00 ET

Buzzi Unicem Elects Pavilion Technologies to Increase Operating Efficiency; One of the World's Largest Cement Producers to Reduce Energy Costs and Increase Production

AUSTIN, Texas--(CCNMatthews - Mar 27, 2006) -

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in model-based software, today announced an implementation agreement with Buzzi Unicem, an Italian cement company and the world's largest cement producer. As part of the agreement, Buzzi Unicem will deploy Pavilion's Pavilion8 kiln control solution on a kiln at its Robilante operations plant. The solution will enable Buzzi Unicem to improve product quality and enhance production, while further increasing the company's use of secondary fuels.

"Our Dyckerhoff subsidiary realized significant benefits with Pavilion's solutions and we are confident Buzzi Unicem will achieve similar gains at our Robilante plant," said Dott Luigi Buzzi. "Pavilion's guarantee of satisfaction through its ValueFirst™ program, coupled with its excellent track record in the cement industry, provides a formula for success in helping Buzzi Unicem create value through operational efficiency."

Buzzi Unicem selected Pavilion's Pavilion8 kiln control solution after achieving successful results at multiple operation sites at Dyckerhoff AG, a German subsidiary company. The Robilante project affirms Pavilion's ability to address the needs of cement manufacturers throughout Europe.

"As one of the world's leading cement producers, the agreement with Buzzi Unicem further demonstrates Pavilion's status throughout Europe as a true leader in cement industry solutions, and we are pleased to add them to our customer roster," said Ralph Carter, CEO, Pavilion Technologies. "Pavilion's advanced process control technology delivers improved performance with measurable results better than anyone else in the industry and leaders are taking notice."

About Pavilion's Cement Solution

Pavilion's cement solution addresses the most difficult challenges facing cement manufacturers including increased customer demands, high energy costs, strict environmental limits and the use of secondary fuels. Based on Pavilion's innovative and proven model-predictive control technology, the cement solution delivers optimization across key areas of the production process including the vertical raw mill, kiln and cement mill. In addition, Pavilion provides environmental compliance monitoring and reporting and production performance management. These applications leverage the company's strong domain expertise and the powerful Pavilion8™ software platform for modeling, control, monitoring, analysis, visualization, and integration. As a result, customers achieve faster time-to-value and greater long-term value than alternative solutions.

About Buzzi Unicem (

One of the largest cement manufacturers in the world, with a capacity of 40.5 million tons, Buzzi Unicem boasts 43 cement plants, 471 ready-mix concrete plants, and 39 terminals around the globe. Buzzi Unicem is an international, multi-regional group, focused on cement, ready-mix and aggregates industries. The company excels through its long-term vision of the business and dedicated management. Leveraging its high quality and environmentally friendly assets, Buzzi seeks to create value through lasting, experienced know-how and operating efficiency.

About Pavilion Technologies (

Pavilion Technologies' model-based software drives profitability for leading manufacturers like Cemex, Dyckerhoff AG, Glacial Lakes Energy, NOVA Chemicals, Nestle, SABIC Europe and TOTAL Petrochemicals. Based on the most powerful predictive modeling software in the industry, Pavilion's solutions improve production processes to facilitate quick response to market demands, continuous reduction of costs, consistent achievement of quality targets, and enhanced environmental quality. With a commitment to delivering the highest ROI in the industry, Pavilion's ValueFirst™ customer engagement methodology ensures Predictable Results. Guaranteed®.

Pavilion and Pavilion Technologies are registered U.S. trademarks of Pavilion Technologies, Inc.

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