Cement News: International

01 August 2006

Strawberry pickers trigger higher cement demand

Romanian workers (including strawberry pickers) in Spain or Italy who returned to Romania in the first half of the year brought about a 20 per cent growth in cement sales of Carpatcement Holding, the

01 August 2006

JK Cement powers ahead

JK Cement Ltd, one of the leading cement players in India, has two plants at Nimbahera and Mangrol with an aggregate installed capacity of 4.0Mta and is one of the top five producers of grey cement in

01 August 2006

Cimpor gives priority to acquisitions in China

Cimpor is looking at acquisitions of factories in China, a market which it considers to be a priority for its international expansion, due to its high growth rates, the company has said. A source from

01 August 2006

China to restructure cement sector

China will restructure the cement industry by favoring selected cement producers, in a bid to sideline the least efficient companies, the China Securities Journal reported. Various regulators will me

No cement monopoly in Sabah, Malaysia 01 August 2006

No cement monopoly in Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) subsidiary, Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (CIS), said it is not monopolising the supply of cement in the Malaysian State.

31 July 2006

Iran’s largest cement plant to come on-stream

The largest ever cement plant of the nation is projected to come on stream in the second half of the current Iranian year.

Cement companies look at further investments, Indonesia 31 July 2006

Cement companies look at further investments, Indonesia

Some Indonesian cement companies are going to realize their investments to construct new plants in order to anticipate increasing market demands.

31 July 2006

Cimsa to build new production line, Turkey

Cimsa announced that it would extend its investment in Eskisehir facility. The company will build a new modern grey cement production line with TRY 80.25mn (US$53.5m

31 July 2006

Gresik to seek extra funds for new plant

PT Semen Gresik said it will seek Rp2.28 trillion (US$253m) in additional funds to build a new Rp3.5 trillion cement factory

31 July 2006

Century plans mega cement expansion

Century Textiles and Industries has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it is embarking on a Rs 790-crore expansion that would raise the cement capacity at its plant in Chandrapur district of Maha

31 July 2006

China’s cement output hits new high

China’s cement output in the first half of the year hit a record high for a six-month period, up 20.9 per cent from the same period last year to 540Mt, the Xinhua-run China Securities Journal re

28 July 2006

Madras Cements posts four-fold rise in net profit, India

Madras Cements Ltd has posted a net profit of Rs 78.85 crore for the quarter ended June 30, a 4.3 times jump over the Rs 18.06 crore reported in the corresponding period last year. Sales during the pe

28 July 2006

Construction of new plants, Indonesia

Indonesia’s PT Semen Gresik plans to build a IDR3.5 trillion new cement plant next year in an effort to boost long term sales, its finance director said.

28 July 2006

Heidelberg hungry for more in India?

Hot on the heels of its Mysore Cement acquisition, German major HeidelbergCement is now planning to further increase its presence in India

28 July 2006

Cement output boosted to new highs, China

China’s cement output in the first half of the year hit a record high for a six-month period, up 20.9 per cent from the same period last year to 540Mt, the Xinhua-run China Securities Journal re

28 July 2006

Cemex and Rajawali close deal, Indonesia

Cemex Asia Holding Ltd has handed over a 24.9 per cent stake in state cement maker PT Semen Gresik to the Rajawali Group concluding a US$337m deal.