Cement News tagged: Corporate

Yanbu Cement appoints new chairman

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co has appointed Fahd Bin Soliman Al Rajhi as chairman of the board, reports Reuters.  Mr Al Rajhi served since 2017 as deputy chairman of the Saudi-based cement producer and is also vice chairman of Sahara International Petrochemical Co.

Ambuja Cements reports 12% increase in net profit

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements reported a 12 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net profit to INR5.54bn (US$73.73m) for the quarter ending 31 March, with sales volumes falling 10 per cent to 5.77Mt. The company also noted that its greenfield expansion project at Marwar Mundwa, Rajasthan, is on schedule and expected to commence operations by next year. Elsewhere, Ambuja Cements is set to digitise its...

Southern Province Cement names new CEO

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement has named Aqeel Futis Kadasa as its new CEO, effective from 12 July 2020. The appointment follows the resignation of Safar Mohammad Dhufayer on 11 July. Mr Kadasa began working for Yamama Cement and then the Saudi Electricity Company before joining Southern Province in 1997, where he later became deputy CEO for industrial services.

Solusi Bangun Indonesia reviews its capex after challenging 2Q20

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia-owned Solusi Bangun Indonesia (SBI) is reviewing its capital expenditure plans for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bisnis. "The current conditions are still very dynamic, which depends on the corona virus which is still ongoing. Many government projects, such as from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), have not been running because of it ...

Taiwan's producers report positive June results

Taiwan's producers report positive June results

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Universal Cement Corp has reported a 28.2 per cent YoY rise in its revenue to TWD453.56m (US$15.39m) for June 2020, compared to TWD353.93m in the year-ago period. In the first half of the year, the company saw revenue increase 8.8 per cent to TWD2.59bn. Elsewhere, Chia Hsin Cement Corp saw a 27.5 per cent advance in revenue to TWD166.77m from TWD130.82m in June 2019. In the 1H20, rev...

SLK Cement unifies assets

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff Korkino Cement has completed its merger with SLK Cement, as part of parent company Buzzi Unicem’s reorganisation of its Russian assets under the unified SLK Cement brand. According to SLK Cement’s CEO, Andrey Immoreev, the company will continue to improve its production process, product and client service. SLK Cement currently includes the subsidiaries of Sukholozhskcement, Omsk...

Tangshan Jidong Cement reports fall in net profit

Tangshan Jidong Cement reports fall in net profit

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s Tangshan Jidong Cement has reported its results for the first half of 2020. The company saw its net profit fall around 30.3-34.3 per cent YoY to CNY0.98-1.04bn (US$139.82-148.38m) in the 1H20. In the first half of last year, the company announced a net profit of CNY1.49bn.

Competition Commission to hold public consultation on Ohorongo Cement sale

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Namibia Competition Commission has advised that members of the public can contribute their views on the proposed sale of Ohorongo to West China Cement. Members of the public will be invited to a conference on the matter as the acquisition is likely to create a monopoly in the cement industry in Namibia, as West China Cement also has a majority stake ion Cheetah Cement which is the sole co...

Steppe Cement sells 0.76Mt of cement in 1H2020

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement of Kazakhstan reports that it sold 764,752t of cement in the 1H20 for KZT13,677m (US$33.24m), down from 780,315t for KZT10,079m in 1H19. This represents a decline of two per cent in volume and three per cent in turnover. The average price of cement in the 1H20 was KZT17,884/t, excluding VAT, compared to KZT18,042/t in the 1H19. The ex-works price declined to KZT14,727/t from KZT...

Maweni Limestone upgrades kiln line

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement’s Maweni Limestone subsidiary has ignited the kiln and begun trial production at its recently-upgraded 0.75Mta plant. Huaxin Cement acquired the Tanzanian company in May this year and began work on the kiln line on 1 June. The grinding section of the facility is not expected to be upgraded. Subject to developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Huaxin is now planning to sen...

Lucky Cement sees 33% rise in June revenue

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Lucky Cement has posted a 32.6 per cent rise in revenue to TWD360.6m (US$12.25m) for June 2020, compared to TWD272m in the year-ago period. In the first six months of the year, revenue advanced 28.3 per cent YoY to TWD2.23bn from TWD1.74bn.

UltraTech Cement's subsidiary to sell entire stake in Shandong Binani Rongan Cement

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has announced that its Krishna Holdings subsidiary will sell its entire stake in Shandong Binani Rongan Cement Co for a value of US$120m. "Krishna Holdings Pte Ltd, incorporated in Singapore and a subsidiary of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary UltraTech Nathdwara Cement Ltd, has informed that it has entered into a binding agreement for divesting its entire equit...

ACC Ltd's net sales rise 6%

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (LafargeHolcim) held its 84th AGM on 6 July via video conference and reporting its net sales in 2019 increased by six per cent to INR153.43bn (US$2.04bn) and its premium range of cement products delivered strong double-digit volume growth. ACC's ready-mix concrete business with a total of 90 plants continued to record strong growth of 12 per cent in volume terms and 13 per cent reven...

HeidelbergCement revaluates business units with impairment test

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, HeidelbergCement AG has reviewed the business prospects of all significant local business units of the group, and has carried out an impairment test on its asset portfolio in the 2Q20. The audit leads to an impairment of goodwill and tangible fixed assets shown in the consolidated balance sheet totalling around EUR3.4bn (US$3.8bn) before tax. Regionally, the i...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe sees revenue advance 104%

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe saw its profit for 2019 rise to US$178m, while volumes remained flat YoY at 323,000t. Gross profit increased 251 per cent to US$496m from US$141m in 2018. Kumbirai Katsande, chairman of the company, attributed the improved margins to agile pricing and disciplined cost management. The company saw its revenue advance 104 per cent YoY to US$919m in 2019, compared to US$4...

South Valley Cement posts net loss in 2019

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s South Valley Cement Co reported a net loss of EGP316.35m (US$19.7m) in 2019, against a net profit of EGP10.19m in the previous year. In the first nine months of 2019, the company had seen its net loss widen to EGP173.9m from EGP16.8m in the 9M18.