Independent Cement Consultants

We are a team made up of specialists from the cement industry. The knowledge and experience, accumulated over many years of the professionals who accompany us, are the best guarantees for our clients of the efficiency and success of our work.


From our strategically located offices in Portugal and Brazil, we offer the most efficient technical advice, the best products, services, technologies, and solutions that allow our clients to achieve operational excellence.

Our partners

How can we contribute to your cement factory?

We collaborate, together with your team, to improve the performance of production operations, maintenance, processes, quality control, logistics, environment, health, and safety.

We train your work team to develop solid operational and maintenance skills (commissioning, recycling, continuous improvement, etc.). We implement, optimize and audit operations, processes, manufacturing projects, to reduce and optimize your operating costs.

How can we boost your products and services?

We create value propositions for your industrial products and services, increasing your participation as a supplier to the cement industry. We have the largest global network of contacts in the cement industry and we share it with your supplier company.


Our independent posts have the largest viewing and reaction audience on social media. We have flexible marketing and partnership strategies that are tailored to your needs.

How can we support your projects?

We represent and advise quarry mining assets for cement and lime industrial projects, worldwide, as well as acquisitions/sales of industrial assets, OPEX and CAPEX.


We advise, optimize and support the implementation of technological processes in raw materials and alternative fuels, reduction of polluting gases, optimization of the consumption of thermal and electrical energy. Recommendation of new technologies.

Juan Ortega

Juan Ortega

Operational Specialist

Industrial consultant, with more than 20 years of experience in the global cement industry. He worked for important cement companies in Latin America. Operational specialist with an emphasis on rotary kilns and mills. He participated in the start-up of cement factories, training of new field and control room operators, elaboration of operational and safety procedures.


Every day, it publishes, on the LinkedIn social media, about the entire cement production chain (machines and processes). It currently has more than 32,000 followers, creating the largest and most active independent network in the global cement industry.
Leader and founder of ICC – Independent Cement Consultants.

João Butkus

João Butkus

Technical Director

Executive with over 35 years of experience in large companies in the cement (Apodi/Titan and Holcim), food (Nestlé) industries in Brazil and abroad. Skillful negotiator for business intermediations. Well-developed in industrial senior management; factory management and maintenance management. Able to structure, develop and manage multifunctional and multicultural teams with a focus on operational excellence.


Strong background and experience in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Support and implementation specialist of Industry 4.0 projects (AI-Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning).

Roberto Almeida

Roberto Almeida Jr.

Process and Safety Specialist

Chemical Engineer and Specialist in Environmental Engineering and Processes, has more than 20 years of experience in the cement industry, having worked on optimization routines for crushing, grinding, rotary kilns, and industrial processes.


Specialist in Health and Safety has extensive knowledge and experience in safety based on risk analysis (RBPS-Risk-Based Process Safety) and audits of management systems.


Specialist in research and development technical specifications for alternative fuels, and residues coprocessing.


Consultant, trainer, and speaker of Safety and Environment Engineering.

Abílio Galli

Abílio Galli

Raw Materials and Chemistry Specialist

Chemical Specialist with 41 years of experience – emphasis on research, new product development, chemical control of raw materials, cement, concrete, and mortars. Pioneer in the research development of alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR) in Brazil. Expert in the development of special cement with emphasis on cement for oil wells.


Professional highly recognized for his excellent results in operational optimization, cost reduction, and energy consumption through chemical processes. One of the best quality control specialists for the cement industry in Latin America.

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    Ceará - Brasil

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