Cement News: International

28 June 2006

Steel Authority of India has identified Jaiprakash Associates as joint venture

Steel Authority of India has identified Jaiprakash Associates as the strategic partner for setting up a 2Mt slag-based cement unit at its Bhilai Steel Plant. In an intimation to exchanges, the company

28 June 2006

Birla Corp Q4 net up 76 per cent

Birla Corporation Ltd has posted a net profit of Rs 125.76 crore for the year ended March 31, 2006, a 45 per cent growth over the previous year. Its turnov

28 June 2006

Pakistani cement firm shows interest to invest in Sudan

A Sudanese minister discussed with a Pakistani firm delegation potential of investing in eastern Sudan where the company is interested to establish a factory.

28 June 2006

Vladimir Reg govt accepts offer to build $110 mln cement plant, Russia

The government of Russia’s Vladimir Region has accepted a proposal by the Czech Republic’s ZVM Industry to build a US$110m cement plant in the region with an annual output of 1Mt, the regi

Titan sees FY local demand slowing, Greece 28 June 2006

Titan sees FY local demand slowing, Greece

Titan Cement said in a presentation to brokers that it sees growth in local demand for the rest of the year, but at a slower pace than that in the first quarter. However it expects very strong demand

28 June 2006

Heidelbergcement eyes stake in Mysore Cements

Germany’s Heidelbergcement AG is close to buying a stake of around 30% in Mysore Cements Ltd for INR2.5bn, the Economic Times reported Wednesday, citing sources close to the development.

Hanson to strengthen its European slag operations? 27 June 2006

Hanson to strengthen its European slag operations?

Fresh from taking over the Civil and Marine in March this year (with this UK-based company noted as the UK’s largest supplier

27 June 2006

Cemex to invest in new Latvian cement plant

Cemex plans to invest US$160m in the construction of a new cement plant in Latvia to prevent cement deficit on the Latvian market of construction materials, reported the Latvian business daily Dienas

27 June 2006

VNCC to offer shares by 2007

The Viet Nam Cement Corporation (VNCC) currently holding 46 per cent of the nation’s cement market, expects to complete equitising all of its subsidiaries by the end of 2007, according to direct

27 June 2006

Holcim Romania raises workforce development

Holcim Romania will invest Euro 600,000, up 30 per cent year-on-year, in programmes aimed at the personal and professional development of its employees, it was reported on June 26, 2006.

27 June 2006

Ilam cement plant investment

According to Tehran Times some Euro 25m will be invested in a development plan that is aimed to increase the production capacity of the Ilam Cement Plant. According to the plant’s managing director Mo

27 June 2006

CRH wins the opening Uniland round

CRH appears to have won the opening round in its court battle with the board of Corporacion Uniland, the Catalan cement group 26.3pc owned by the Irish building materials giant. The Commercial Court

27 June 2006

Cemex: bet high – bet low?

The recent Cemex 20-F filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission in early June-06, highlights some interesting financial background notes of this international cement and building materials g

26 June 2006

Cement plants to be expanded to meet demand

The Vietnam National Cement Corporation (VNCC) will accelerate its expansion of some cement plants to meet the increasing demand, a VNCC official said. The target plants include Hoang Thach 3, But So

26 June 2006

Cement sector builds on market demand, India

The constantly increasing cement prices seem to prove that the demand for construction material shows no sign of flagging, reports the Times of India.

26 June 2006

Pavilion Technologies strengthens presence in China

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in model-based software, today announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, to meet manufacturers’ growing demand for solutions that boost manu