International

24 November 2014

Kenya’s ARM Cement defines further expansion plans

ARM Cement Ltd says it is investing in the construction of new plants and upgrading existing units across east Africa as competition in the region increases. The plan is to see several upgrade projects completed over the next two years, including a new grinding facility in Tanzania, bo...

21 November 2014

Cherat Cement looks to expand capacity, Pakistan

Pakistan-based cement producer Cherat Cement has reportedly decided to install a new production line with a production capacity of over 1.3Mta, according to a report in The News International (Pakistan). Citing Abi...

21 November 2014

Lawyer defends Semen Indonesia's Rembang plant, Indonesia

Noted lawyer Adnan Buyung Nasution, who is legally representing PT Semen Indonesia, is trying to bring together stakeholders to realise the construction of a cement plant in Rembang, Central Java. "We hope that thos...

21 November 2014

Algeria: Société Saoura Ciment to launch Ben-Zireg construction in 1Q15

Construction on the Ben-Zireg cement works will be started in the first quarter of 2015, said Abdelkader Bouaichaoui, CEO of Société Saoura Ciment, a subsidiary of Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie (G...

21 November 2014

Ecuador monthly sales up 4.61%

Ecuador cement sales during October 2014 reached 602,748t, up 4.61 per cent compared to the previous month. Accumulated sales over the first 10 months of this year were 5.381Mt, according to the latest data from do...

21 November 2014

Egypt: National Cement Company to invest in coal usage

Egypt's National Cement Company will invest at least EGP150m (US$20.9m) to convert from the use of gas to coal, according to the company's CFO, Ahmad Saad. Speaking in an interview with Al-Mal newspaper, Mr Saad ...

20 November 2014

Peru: exports offset domestic sales slip

Peru’s cement market remained stable in October as domestic sales slipped slightly from 967,000t in October 2013 to 965,000t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, local producers saw a more...

20 November 2014

Shree Cement gets go-ahead for Bihar plant, India

The state government of Bihar has approved Shree Cement’s plans for a new cement plant in the Aurangabad district. Informing about the Cabinet decision, B Pradhan, Principal Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat told...

20 November 2014

Cement Association of Canada applauds government's renewed Gas Tax Fund

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) applauds the Government of Canada and the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the...

20 November 2014

Sibirsky Cement anticipates 2015 sales decline

Russian concrete producer Sibirsky Cement expects its sales to decrease by per cent YoY in 2015, First Vice President Gennady Rasskazov told reporters. “We are making budget plans for next year, but I think that it ...

19 November 2014

Vicem October sales up 19% YoY

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) said it sold 2.09Mt of cement and clinker in October, rising 18.9 per cent from a year ago. Of the volume, 1.65Mt of cement and clinker were sold in domestic m...

19 November 2014

Competition Commission clears Shree acquisition of Jaiprakash unit

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has approved a proposal of Shree Cement to acquire Jaiprakash Associates' 1.5Mta grinding unit in Haryana, saying the deal will not raise anti-competition concerns.  ...

19 November 2014

Mozambique: Cimentos da Beira awards Ambrian subsidiary purchasing contract

Ambrian PLC said Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ambrian (Singapore) Pte Ltd has entered into an agency agreement with Cimentos da Beira Ltda. Under the agreement the company is to be exclusively appointed...

19 November 2014

Holcim names new Area Manager for Africa Middle East

Dominique Drouet, CEO of Holcim Morocco, has been appointed Area Manager for Africa Middle East and member of Senior Management of Holcim Ltd, effective 1 January 2015. He will assume this responsibility in addition ...

19 November 2014

Cemex: helping to build a Greater Britain

In the past 18 months, Cemex has been an integral part of some of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK with a direct impact on its residents’ quality of life, from an airport terminal, to upgrading Lo...

21 November 2014

Holcim: 2015 expected to be "solid year"

Holcim expects 2015 to be a “solid year” for the group as it aims to achieve substantial improvement of its results. In a statement released ahead of today's Holcim Investor and Analyst Day 2014, the Swiss cement ...