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A fragile but positive outlook

While South America’s cement markets may have been considerably affected by the economic downturn, the Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragu...
Articles - 05 December 2016

Guatemala: Cemento Regional enters the market

Cemento Regional has started operating a plant in Escuintla, Guatemala, which has capacity to produce 8000 bags of cement per day with its new Cemengal Plug&Grind ® Classic grinding plant. Ce...
News - 14 November 2016

Guatemala: Fitch affirms Cementos Progreso IDRs, Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Cementos Progreso SA's (Cempro) Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BB+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Cempro's 'BB+' ratings reflect the company's leading position in...
News - 25 September 2015

Guatemala: protests over new plant

The construction of Guatemala’s newest cement plant for Cementos Progreso has led to disturbances and protests that has resulted in several fatalities and casualties, according to The Associated P...
News - 22 September 2014

Cementos Progreso to construct new plant, Guatemala

Guatemala’s largest producer, Cementos Progreso, plans to spend US$720m on the construction of a new cement plant, according to local news reports. The greenfield plant will be constructed in th...
News - 02 September 2013

Cementos Progreso begins building San Gabriel works

Cementos Progreso started construction on its new plant in San Juan Sacatepéquez, 30km of the capital, in northeastern Guatemala. It is expected that construction of the 2.2Mta plant will take...
News - 22 July 2013

Guatemalan residents protest against new local plant

Guatemalan residents are protesting against a factory under planning by Cementos Progreso in San Juan Sacatepéqyuez, some 30km northwest of Guatemala City, according to local press. Members of ...
News - 12 July 2013

Holcim reduces stake in Siam City Cement, sells minority shareholding in Cementos Progreso

Holcim has announced that it has reduced its stake in Siam City Cement Ltd (SCCC) of Thailand and has sold its minority shareholding in Guatemalan producer Cementos Progreso, contributing CHF375m ...
News - 21 December 2012

Talks on new Guatemala-Honduras venture

Honduran President, Porfirio Lobo Sosa has begun talks with representatives from a Guatemalan cement producer on the possible establishment of a cement factory in Honduras. Cementos Progreso, G...
News - 16 January 2012