International

08 June 2005

Votorantim goes abroad

According to the chairman of the Brazilian industrial company Votorantim, Antonio Erminio de Moraes, the expansion of the group abroad is totally necessary and the acquisition of cement assets in the

08 June 2005

Cemex Venezuela sees boost from government housing

Cemex Venezuela , plans to boost Venezuelan sales as much as 18 per cent by supplying a new low-cost product to government housing programs, Cemex executives said Tuesday.

08 June 2005

Strong demand tightens cement supplies, USA

Strong demand for cement again this construction season is resulting in tight supplies in some areas of the country, according to a report released by the Portland Cement Association.

07 June 2005

Chinese kiln repair accident

Nine people were seriously burned in a cement plant accident in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, Monday evening, and six of them were still in danger, doctors said Tuesday. All of the injured

07 June 2005

Shuaiba Paper opens plant in Pakistan

Kuwaiti paper bag manufacturer Shuaiba Paper Products has opened the Nishat Shuaiba cement paper bag factory in Pakistan, it was reported on June 6, 2005. The plant was set up in partnership with Pak

07 June 2005

Westport reopened for business

Holcim’s New Zealand’s maritime problems look to be over after Westport harbour was reopened yesterday for ships laden with cement. The harbour had been closed to cement

07 June 2005

Concret-Mix, Camargo to build US$17m mill

Paraguayan construction company Concret-Mix will team up with Brazilian cement firm Camargo Corrê Cimentos to build a US$17m cement mill in Paraguay, local press reported. The mill, which will be bu

07 June 2005

Taiheiyo Cement to buy RMC’s Arizona plants

Taiheiyo Cement Corp will spend around US$15.9m to purchase the ready-mixed concrete and aggregate operations that RMC Group runs in the US state of Arizona. The deal, to be completed by year-end thr

07 June 2005

Irish CRH To Go On With Swiss Expansion

Irish cement and construction materials group CRH plans to continue its expansion in Switzerland via acquisitions. However: "The expansion opportunities are limited due to the strong market position o

06 June 2005

BSP to forge JV for cement

Bokaro Steel, India, has decided to forge 50:50 joint ventures for setting up cement and power plants here at a total investment of Rs 2,800 crore. The company, the first among SAIL plants to foray in

06 June 2005

US construction group calls for action

The Associated General Contractors of America has called on the country’s commerce secretary to intervene in what it called an increasingly dire supply for cement in the United States before maj

06 June 2005

Boral eyeing Cemex stake in Gresik

Austrialia’s Boral Ltd is among the potential foreign investors looking at acquiring Mexican cement maker Cemex SA’s 25.53 per cent stake in Indonesia’s largest cement company PT Sem

06 June 2005

Garadagh taxation questions

Garadagh Cement does not accepts claims of Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan, however, it is ready for dialogue with it on this issue. As Garadagh Cement spokesman Uwe Koehler has stated, on 25 May he

06 June 2005

Higher May shipments in India

Associated Cement Companies has improved cement despatches by 8.3 per cent to 1.524Mt in May 2005 as against 1.407Mt in May 2004. Production improved by 12 per cent to

06 June 2005

INC surpasses 2004 earnings

Paraguay’s state-owned cement maker Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) posted earnings of 3.42bn guaranís (US$548,296) at end-April this year, far surpassing the nearly 1.5bn guaranís in the w

06 June 2005

Brazilians to invest in Paraguay cement

A group of Brazilian entrepreneurs, representatives of Brazilian cement maker Camargo Correa Cimentos and the local diversified holding company Votorantim, will invest between $15m and $17m in the con