04 February 2019

Vicat - January 2019

Vicat subsidiary Sinai Cement is to invest up to a further EUR30m to meet the increasing demand for the company’s products. In Brazil Vicat has completed the purchase of a 64.74 per cent interest in Cimento Planalto, which operates a 3.2Mta cement works near Brasilia, nine ready-mix...

04 February 2019

Cemex - January 2019

Cemex is to expand its terminal on Tampa Bay in Florida, USA, to handle cement, fly ash and limestone. In addition, it plans to build a ready-mixed concrete plant on the site.

04 February 2019

HeidelbergCement - January 2019

HeidelbergCement has sold, or agreed the sale of, a number of assets. These include a 50 per cent interest in Ciment Quėbec, land in the Cairo area that used to have a cement works and a minority stake in Syria.  The...

04 February 2019

LafargeHolcim - January 2019

The sale of the 80.6 per cent stake in Holcim Indonesia to Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, has been completed, taking Semen Indonesia’s share from 35.7 per cent of the national capacity to 49.5 per c...

31 January 2019

PT Indocement - January 2019

Two of PT Indocement’s cement plants have received 2018 Green PROPER ratings for their environmental efforts. The factories in question are the Palimanan and the Citeureup plants. PROPER is a programme conducted by t...

31 January 2019

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - January 2019

Sinoma International, which merged with China National Building Materials (CNBM) last year, has been given the go-ahead to construct a US$1bn cement plant in Tanga. The Tanzanian Investment Centre granted permits to ...

31 January 2019

Cementos Argos - January 2019

Cementos Argos has supplied 22,978m 3 of concrete, equivalent to around 400 mixer trucks, to the La Zurza wastewater treatment plant in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The plant, which will be the larges...

31 January 2019

PPC - January 2019

This month has seen South Africa’s Competition Tribunal once again turn its attention to alleged cartel activity in the cement industry. The Competition Commission previously argued in 2008 that PPC, AfriSam, Lafa...

31 January 2019

PT Semen Indonesia - January 2019

Semen Indonesia has instructed BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank’s Singapore branch, Maybank, MUFG Bank and Standard Chartered as the lead arrangers for a US$1.28bn, two-year bridge loan to support its acquisition of Holcim...

31 January 2019

UltraTech - January 2019

UltraTech has posted a 19 per cent YoY increase in its net sales in 3QFY19 with consolidated sales coming in at INR92,580m (US$1.29bn), compared to INR77,790m in 3QFY18. Over the same period, profits before interest,...

31 January 2019

Anhui Conch - January 2019

On 3 January 2019 Anhui Conch entered into a cement sale and purchase agreement with Jiangsu Conch Building Materials, a non-wholly-owned subsidiary of Anhui Conch. Under the contract, which runs until 31 December th...

31 January 2019

Dangote Cement - January 2019

Dangote has placed several orders with the Aumund Group for its projects in Nigeria and Senegal. For the Obajana Line 5 and Okpella plants in Nigeria, both 6000tpd, Aumund is supplying a total of six belt bucket elev...

03 January 2019

CRH - December 2018

CRH has completed the third phase of its share re-purchase programme announced on 25 April 2018.   The fourth, and final, phase has just begun and will finish by 29 March 2019.  When completed, CRH will have spent...

03 January 2019

LafargeHolcim - December 2018

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing US$245m in a contract to build a new production line for Holcim Philippines at the latter’s Davao works. The project includes a 6000tpd clink...

04 December 2018

Titan - November 2018

Titan's turnover declined by 1.8 per cent to EUR1101.9m in the first nine months of 2018 and EBITDA were down by 8.2 per cent to EUR196.9m, while in the third quarter EBITDA were ahead by 3.2 per cent to EUR74.7m. Th...

04 December 2018

Cementir - November 2018

Cementir's turnover for the first nine months of 2018 rose by 4.8 per cent to a re-stated EUR893.18m (US$1019.5m) thanks to the full consolidation of Lehigh White Cement from the second quarter of this year and a hig...

04 December 2018

InterCement - November 2018

Intercement’s Argentine subsidiary Loma Negra saw turnover in the first nine months decline by 8.3 per cent to US$613m, while in local currency terms there was a 42.3 per cent increase to ARS15,422m. EBITDA came off ...

04 December 2018

Votorantim - November 2018

The Votorantim Cimentos nine-month turnover improved by 20.2 per cent to BRL3787.9m (US$985.9m). The trading profit jumped from BRL149.4m to BRL560.9m. The net interest charge declined by 43.3 per cent to BRL221.1m a...

04 December 2018

Buzzi Unicem - November 2018

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months was up by 0.2 per cent to EUR2137.4m (US$2438.7m), but ignoring exchange rate movements the increase would have been 1.6 per cent. Net debt at the end of September wa...

04 December 2018

CRH - November 2018

In its autumn trading statement, CRH said that its underlying turnover in the first nine months improved by one per cent in Europe, by four per cent in the Americas and by three per cent in Asia, giving an overall in...