23 February 2006

Lafarge benefits from strong 2H

Lafarge said full year operating profit was Euro 2.357bn, up seven per cent on the year and up four per cent at constant prices. For the 2H period operating income was up 17 per cent. Net profit was E

22 February 2006

Falcon Cement Company Bahrain

Falcon Cement Company has recently appointed India-based ERCOM Engineering Company to develop the design of the new cement plant which will cover an area of more than two million square feet in the Hu

22 February 2006

Cemex Venezuela unit reopens

The Venezuelan unit of Mexican cement company Cemex (CX) reopened its administrative offices Tuesday after the Seniat tax authority shut them on Monday for bookkeeping irregularities, said a company e

22 February 2006

Higher Cement Prices in Ethiopia

Incremental increases in cement prices over the last few months helped boost gross profits of the state-owned Mugher Cement Factory by 46 percent, sources disclosed to The Daily Monitor. The factory

22 February 2006

Law & order concerns Karachi

Dr. Muhammad Aslam, President of Lasbella Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern over law and order situation in Hub since past few weeks during which bomb blasts in various localities of Hub have

22 February 2006

Semen Gresik expects infrastructure surge

PT Semen Gresik, Indonesia’s largest cement maker, expects sales this year to rise on the back of an expected surge in national infrastructure investment, a senior company executive said Tuesday

21 February 2006

Lithuania’s Akmenes raises sales

Akmenes Cementas, Lithuania’s only cement manufacturer, posted 6.173 million litas (Euro 1.8m) in sales for January, a surge of 47.3 per cent from the year-earlier figure of 4.19 million litas.

21 February 2006

Eurocement Group produces more cement

Eurocement Group produced 22.5Mt of cement last year. The Ukrainian enterprises of the Holding produced 2.8Mt of cement. Last year it was approved and started the realisation of technical re-equipmen

21 February 2006

China’s output of cement in December 2005

China produced 101,860,800t of cement in December 2005. The output in January-December reached 1,038,300,000t, up 11.6 per cent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

21 February 2006

Mardin Cimento to build new clinker unit

Turkish cement, clinker and ready-mixed concrete producer Mardin Cimento will start the construction of an additional clinker production facility, worth Euro 45m in March 2006, Mardin Cimento CEO Kema

20 February 2006

More expansion planned by NCF Dhubai

National Cement Factory , an Abu Dhabi-based cement company which is linking up with Holcim to build a new grinding plant in Abu Dhabi is also studying the feasibility of setting up a new clinker fact

20 February 2006

Lone Star distribution plant approved

After a five-year legal battle, Lone Star Industries was issued a permit Friday to build and operate a riverfront barge facility to load cement in Sayler Park. The Louisville District of the US Army C

20 February 2006

Indian bagging expertise

The Rs 200-crore Karur KCP Packaging company is one of the leading producers of extensible sack kraft paper, polypropylene bags and paper bags from southern part of the country. A major part of the co

20 February 2006

Indonesia Jan cement consumption flat

Domestic cement consumption reached 2.24Mt in January, flat from a year ago, while exports fell 16.4 per cent year-on-year to 209,554t, the Indonesian Cement Association said. West Java, the biggest

20 February 2006

Improving prices in China filtering through

Helped by higher prices at home and some improvements in China, Taiwan’s cement firms with plants in mainland China, including Taiwan Cement Corp, Asia Cement Corp and Chia Hsin Cement Corp, wil

17 February 2006

Peru Cement Sales climb in January

Peruvian domestic cement sales increased to 382,167t in January 2006, up 14.17 per cent year-on-year, data of the Peruvian association of cement producers Asocem showed on February 15, 2006. Peruvian