International

03 May 2005

Orascom to double Algeria cement output

Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries’ (OCI) Algerian subsidiary expects to almost double its cement output by June to meet rising demand, a senior executive said on Monday. "We

03 May 2005

Semen Cibinong Q1 net loss up 31 per cent

Indonesia’s PT Semen Cibinong said its first quarter to March net loss widened to 138.94 bln rupiah, up 31 per cent from its net loss of 105.67 bln rupiah a year earlier because of higher operating ex

29 April 2005

7.8Mt of cement produced in 1Q05, Russia

Output of cement in Russia stood at 7.8Mt in January-March 2005, up three per cent from the figure posted in the same period 2004. Eurocement produced about 1.9Mt of cement in the first quarter of 200

29 April 2005

Asia Cement to invest US$600m in China Ops

Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp said it plans to spend over US$600m on building cement plants along the Yangtze River to meet demand in China over the next ten years, the Commercial Times reports.

29 April 2005

Chumpol to end 13-year reign at Siam Cement, Thailand

Siam Cement president Chumpol NaLamlieng said yesterday he would take early retirement at the end of year, bringing to a close his 13 years at the helm of the country’s largest industrial conglo

29 April 2005

Slovak Holcim (Slovensko) posts EUR 1.8m , Slovakia

Slovak building materials producer Holcim (Slovensko) posted a loss of 72m Slovak crowns (US$2.4m) for 2004.

29 April 2005

Cemento Argos Q1 profit jumps 201%, Colombia

Colombia’s largest cement producer Cemento Argos posted a COP130bn (US$55.6m) net profit in the first quarter of this year, up 201% from 1Q04, the company said.

29 April 2005

Increased costs impact Cementos Lima’s Q1, Peru

Peru’s largest cement producer Cementos Lima posted a 23.3mn-sol (US$7.15m) net profit in the first quarter of this year, down 11.7% from 1Q04, the company said.

29 April 2005

Cartel Office authorises acquisition of Teutonia, Germany

HeidelbergCement obtained authorisation from the Federal Cartel Office to purchase the majority share in the Lower Saxony cement company Teutonia Zementwerk AG, Hanover.

28 April 2005

Pavilion Technologies launchesPavilion8

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control and environmental compliance solutions, announced today the availability of Pavilion8(TM), an integrated software suite that enables p

28 April 2005

SLA ban on cement spotlighted at Trinco tsunami event

Speaking at a cultural event Wednesday organized by the Provincial Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs to mark the fourth month after tsunami disaster, Mr.Puratchi, Head of the Trincomalee Dist

28 April 2005

Panel to study cement issues

A committee has been formed at the behest of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce to look into the causes of the ongoing cement shortage in Qatar and recommend ways to prevent such crises in future.

28 April 2005

RaK Cement agrees to raise capital to Dh 440m - UAE

The extraordinary general assemby of the Ras Al Khaimah Cement Company agreed today to raise its capital to Dh 440 divided into 440m shares. Board Chairman Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sharhan said the company

28 April 2005

Thailand: India-based NIIT in IT alliance with cement maker Holcim

New Delhi-based NIIT Technologies has announced that it is scaling up its information-technology alliance with global cement-maker Holcim Group, The Nation reports.

28 April 2005

China group to build world’s biggest clinker factory

The China Anhui CONCH Group plans to invest three billion yuan ($US362 million) in building three production lines, each with a daily capacity of 10,000 tons of cement clinker in Chizhou,

27 April 2005

Polimix invests R$70m in new cement plant

The Brazilian Polimix Concretos is investing R$70m until the end of 2006 in a cement plant with a capacity of 1.2mil mtpy in Rio Branco do Sul (Parana) to supply the domestic market.