02 October 2018

Vicat - September 2018

Vicat is in discussions that might lead to the acquisition of all or part of the privately-owned Brazilian cement group Cimento Planalto SA, generally known as CIPLAN. CIPLAN was established in 1968 and currently has come 1100 employees. Its Sobradinho works has a capacity of 1.6Mta...

02 October 2018

Votorantim - September 2018

Votorantim Cimentos saw its first-half turnover improve by 14.9 per cent to BRL5738m (EUR1177m/US$1428m), while the cement sales advanced by 18 per cent to BRL4191m (EUR890m). The aggregates turnover rose by 52.9 per...

02 October 2018

Buzzi Unicem - September 2018

Buzzi Unicem has signed an agreement with Grupo Ricardo Brennand to purchase a 50 per cent stake BCPAR. This will involve a capital outlay of BRL700m (EUR144m), half of which will come in the form of a capital increa...

02 October 2018

Cemex - September 2018

Cemex USA has acquired a limestone quarry at Chico, Texas, 45 miles from Fort Worth. The 122ha site is believed to have a further 25 years of supply and the acquisition will bring the number of Texan quarries up to f...

02 October 2018

HeidelbergCement - September 2018

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Suez Cement Co, which came with the purchase of Italcementi, has agreed in principle to sell the El Minya white cement works to Emaar Industries Company. The El Minya works was complete...

02 October 2018

LafargeHolcim - September 2018

LafargeHolci­m’s Kenyan subsidiary Bamburi Cement has announced a first-half turnover of KES18,556m (EUR151.08m), an easing of 0.2 per cent, while the trading profit fell by 56.2 per cent to KES1200m (EUR10.21m) and ...

26 September 2018

Anhui Conch - September 2018

In the opening six months of 2018, Anhui Conch reported a 43.36 per cent increase YoY in revenue to CNY45,742m (US$6655m), in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Profit attributable to equity...

26 September 2018

PT Indocement - September 2018

PT Indocement recorded a one per cent YoY increase in cement sales in August 2018, in line with national cement consumption growth. Sales that month came in at 1.6Mt with total sales for the first eight months of the...

26 September 2018

UltraTech - September 2018

UltraTech, part of the Aditya Birla Group, has been busy buying up capacity across India, making it one of the country’s most acquisitive companies. Its spending spree means it now holds around 40 per cent of the wes...

26 September 2018

Cementos Argos - September 2018

For the sixth year in a row, Cementos Argos has been named as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The index is designed to recognise good practice by companies in terms of economic, environmental a...

26 September 2018

Dangote Cement - September 2018

Dangote Cement has welcomed Brice Houeto as its new country director in Ghana. He succeeds Tor Nygard who has retired after two and a half years at the helm. Mr Houeto joins Dangote from Lafarge Cement Guinea where h...

26 September 2018

PT Semen Indonesia - September 2018

In August 2018 PT Semen Indonesia sold 20.67Mt of cement, up four per cent compared to the same period a year earlier. Domestic sales came in at 16.93Mt while exports reached 1.99Mt during the month, an increase of 4...

26 September 2018

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - September 2018

China National Building Materials (CNBM) has reported a 22 per cent YoY increase in revenue in the opening half of 2018. Revenue for the six-month period came in at CNY95,228m (US$13,889m), while profit attributable ...

26 September 2018

PPC - September 2018

PPC Zimbabwe has contacted its customers and stakeholders to confirm that the current cement shortage being faced by the country is temporary. “The cement industry in the country has the capacity to produce over 2Mta...

03 September 2018

Vicat - August 2018

Vicat's 1H18 turnover improved by 2.7 per cent to EUR1281m, or by 9.6 per cent on a comparative basis.  EBITDA advanced by 4.5 per cent to EUR197m, or by 12.3 per cent on a comparative basis. The margin improved from...

03 September 2018

Buzzi Unicem - August 2018

Buzzi Unicem's first-half turnover declined by 1.2 per cent to EUR1337.4m. EBITDA came off by 5.7 per cent to EUR227.4m. Group cement deliveries improved by 3.8 per cent to 12.9Mt, but ready-mixed concrete deliveries...

03 September 2018

CRH - August 2018

CRH's first-half turnover edged ahead by 0.8 per cent to EUR11,944m and EBITDA was up by 0.9 per cent to EUR1130m. The underlying trading profit eased by 2.5 per cent to EUR592m. After a net interest charge four per ...

03 September 2018

Cemex - August 2018

Cemex Latvia sold 0.97Mt of cement in 2017, generating at turnover 34.6 per cent higher at EUR78,067m, following an 18.5 per cent drop in the previous year. The share of exports rose to in excess of 70 per cent, whil...

03 September 2018

LafargeHolcim - August 2018

LafargeHolcim has acquired Metro Mix LLC, a ready-mixed concrete producer in Denver, Colorado, which last year produced a turnover of some US$30m from two batching plants, employing in excess of 50 people. Lafarge...

24 August 2018

Cementos Argos - August 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, Cementos Argos reported a 1.4 per cent increase in revenue YoY to COP2.184trn (US$726bn). EBITDA over the same period fell 11.2 per cent to COP328bn, on the back of the US$24m fine impo...