02 March 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - February 2015

As China’s cement producers brace themselves for a sharp deceleration in demand in 2015, Anhui Conch will be keeping a close eye on its developments in Indonesia. Volumes in China grew by just 2.8 per cent in 2014, compared to 10 per cent in the previous year. Indonesia, however, is ex...

02 March 2015

Cementos Argos - February 2015

Cementos Argos has reported a 58.8 per cent rise in profit in 2014, coming in at COP291bn (US$145m), compared to COP183bn in 2013. The growth, which was driven by domestic sales, is expected to continue in 2015 due t...

02 March 2015

Dangote Cement - February 2015

Dangote Cement has sent a team of experts to Nepal to study the feasibility of opening a cement plant there. The team is reportedly looking into sites in the Makawanpur and Dhading Districts where the company intends...

03 February 2015

PPC - January 2015

PPC’s earnings in the six months to the end of March 2015 could tumble by between 25 and 45 per cent YoY, according to a recent company trading statement. Despite positive cement sales, consolidation of Safika Cement...

03 February 2015

China National Building Material Co Ltd (CNBM) - January 2015

Shanshui Cement, in which CNBM has a 16.67 per cent stake, has been revised from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’ by Fitch Ratings. The revised rating is reportedly due to the company’s steady average selling price of cement i...

03 February 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - January 2015

Shares in Anhui Conch Cement soared late last month following the announcement of a restructuring plan. Under the plan, the 51 per cent equity in Conch Holdings currently held by Anhui Investment will be directly tra...

03 February 2015

Dangote Cement

Nigeria’s construction industry is urging Dangote Cement to put into effect the promised cement price cuts, as announced in November last year. Despite the company revealing plans to reduce cement prices by as much a...

03 February 2015

PT Indocement - January 2015

Buoyed by strong demand from Indonesia’s infrastructure sector, PT Indocement expects its cement sales to rise by 5-6 per cent in 2015. With work already underway on its new 4.4Mta brownfield plant, which is due to b...

03 February 2015

Semen Indonesia - January 2015

PT Semen Indonesia has revealed plans to spend IDR7-9trn on capital expenditure in 2015, up by IDR3trn on 2014’s figure. Around IDR5trn has been earmarked for two new plants, one in Rembang in Central Java, which is ...

03 February 2015

Cementos Argos - January 2015

For the second year running, Cementos Argos has been recognised for its sustainability efforts by clinching the Silver Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s 2015 Sustainability Yearbook. RobecoSAM is a private organisatio...

03 February 2015

UltraTech Cement - January 2015

Following its acquisition last month of two cement plants and related power assets from Jaiprakesh Associaties Ltd in Madhya Pradesh, UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced further expansion plans including two greenfiel...

02 February 2015

CRH - January 2015

CRH spent around EUR190m on 21 acquisitions during 2014 and raised some EUR350m from 16 disposals during the course of 2014. The biggest deal was the divestment in November of the 50 per cent interest in Denizili ...

02 February 2015

Votorantim - January 2015

In the US, Brazil-based Votorantim is considering investing some US$130m in its Charlevoix, Michigan, cement works to raise its capacity from 1.3Mta to 2Mta. Alternatively, it may choose to re-open its Dixon, Illinoi...

02 February 2015

Cemex - January 2015

Cemex completed the purchase Holcim’s activities in the Czech Republic and two of Holcim’s Spanish cement works and its sale of its cement, concrete and aggregates assets in western Germany along with 59 batching pla...

02 February 2015

Lafarge - January 2015

Lafarge is negotiating with CRH to sell of its assets in Germany and certain assets in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Brazil and Réunion.

02 February 2015

Holcim - January 2015

Holcim completed the purchase of Cemex’ cement and aggregates assets in western Germany along with 59 batching plants in Germany and a further six in The Netherlands, while disposing of its activities in the Czech Re...

06 January 2015

CRH - December 2014

CRH has agreed the sale of its clay and concrete activities in Great Britain and its Glen Gery clay operations in the USA for  GBP414m (EUR522m) to Bain Capital Europe, while retaining property assets valued at aroun...

06 January 2015

Votorantim - December 2014

Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos has announced that the Toral de los Vados cement works is set to increase shipments by some six per cent in 2014 to 0.67Mt. Of this, exports will account for around 185...

06 January 2015

Buzzi Unicem - December 2014

Buzzi Unicem completed the acquisition of Uralcement from Lafarge on 1 December. The addition of the 1.1Mta wet-process works at Korkinho at a cost of EUR104m gives the Buzzi Unicem subsidiary Dyckerhoff a second wor...

06 January 2015

Italcementi - December 2014

The Italcementi subsidiary Suez Cement is investing EUR68m (US$84m) in 2015 in its Helwan and Tora II works to convert them to burning coal and waste-derived fuels. In addition, towards the end of 2014, Suez Cemen...