In order to guarantee a constant, high-quality cement, control of the production at every stage is of the utmost importance, from the production of raw meal, the preparation of kiln feed and the production of clinker right through to the final mixing of the end product. At every stage the process control is driven by the analysis of chemical and mineralogical analysis. The latest demands on CO2 emission drive the use of alternative fuels and the production of blended cements. Here, chemical and mineralogical analyses of the intermediate and final products as well as fuels become even more important. This requires reliable and rugged solutions in order to steer the process in the most cost-effective way for the highest quality cement or concrete. PANalytical offers solutions that meet these demands and seamlessly integrate into the production process.