Cement News tagged: Corporate

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%

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%

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe sees revenue advance 104%

07 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.

Belarusian Cement Co sees sales rise 105% in 5M20

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co produced 1.835Mt of cement in the January-May 2020 period, an increase of 104.7 per cent YoY. Total domestic sales also advanced 112.1 per cent YoY. Belarusian Cement Mill dispatched 656,600t of cement (up 3.6 per cent YoY), including 407,800t of domestic sales (up 13.8 per cent). OAO Krasnoselskstroymaterialy reportedly sold 568,300t of cement in the 5M20, climbing 110.2...

Jordanian Cement Factories files for insolvency

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Jordanian Cement Factories Co has announced that it will file for insolvency on the back of adverse financial conditions, worsening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Jordan Times.  As a result, the company has partially halted sales, collection and production. The company’s management had worked on a road map to restructure the company to increase sales, production a...

Alcoa will not renew lime supply contract from AdBri subsidiary

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton’s subsidiary, Cockburn Cement has been advised by Alcoa that it will not renew its lime supply contract, which is due to expire on 30 June 2021. The contract generates around AUD70m (US$48.57m) in annual revenue for the group, according to the Financial Review. "We are disappointed with Alcoa’s decision to displace locally manufactured product with imports from multiple sou...

Titan Global Finance Plc makes EUR250m notes offering

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Global Finance Plc, subsidiary of Titan Cement International SA, has made a EUR250m notes offering that will mature in 2027, with a 2.75 per cent coupon per annum. The orders in the book were above two times the nominal amount of the issue and the application will be made to the Irish Stock Exchange plc, trading a Euronext Dublin. The closing date is set for 9 July 2020. The proceeds of...

Najran Cement Co fully repays loan for WHR project

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Najran Cement Co has fully repaid the remaining amount of a SAR45m (US$12m) existing loan, which was used to finance the company's waste heat recovery project. The credit facility was originally supposed to be repaid in three instalments due on 31 December 2020, 31 March 2021, and 30 June 2021, according to a bourse filing. Following this transaction, the company now has a SAR355m loan t...

Malaysia’s CMS sees 64% drop in net profit

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Malaysia-based Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) reported a 32.5 per cent drop in revenue to MRY282.5m (US$65.9m) in the first quarter of 2020. Its cement segment saw revenues fall by 17.9 per cent to MRY120.2m and was the least-affected part of the business. Profit before tax declined 57.1 per cent YoY to MYR32.7m with the cement segment being the only one to record a profit. CMS’s cement busine...

Andhra Cement January-March net sales down 85% YoY

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India-based Andhra Cement has reported standalone net sales of INR109.5m (US$1.44m) in January-March 2020, down 85.4 per cent when compared with INR749.4m in January-March 2019. In the January-March 2020 quarter the company posted a net loss of INR-543.8m while EBITDA was INR113.2m.

Raysut Cement targets east African expansion

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman's Raysut Cement plans a five-fold increase in its cement production capacity, says Joey Ghose, Raysut Cement's CEO. The expansion would see Raysut Cement increase production from 5Mta to 26Mta in the next few years. The expansion would be accomplished through a mixture of joint ventures, acquisitions and greenfield cement projects, added Ghose. Expenditure would amount to US$65-78m in t...