Venezuela: Cemento Andino operates at 86% of capacity

Venezuela: Cemento Andino operates at 86% of capacity
Published: 02 September 2014


Despite production issues, Venezuela's Cemento Andino is running at 86 per cent of its production capacity and is therefore expected to meet its production targets for 2014, according to its production manager, José Artigas. When compared with last year's figure, output has increased by 26,000t.

"We have had problems with the acquisition of some parts, especially with imported orders: filter media are to come, often from overseas suppliers, and paid for with foreign currency. However, we are very happy to maintain a target of 85 per cent," said Mr Artigas.

In November the cement works will undergo a maintenance stop, but sources at the plant said that production levels would not be affected.