Cement News tagged: Corporate

CRH Romania posts 15% turnover increase in 2019

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH Romania reported a turnover of RON1.1bn (US$257.45m) in 2019, a 15 per cent YoY increase compared to the previous year, according to data published on Ministry of Finance's website. The company's profit exceeded RON100m, while the number of employees remained flat at around 720. The company has two cement factories in the country.

Lafarge Cement appoints new Cookstown plant manager

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement (Aggregate Industries) has appointed John Mulgrew as the new plant manager of its renowned Cookstown cement plant in Northern Ireland. Mr Mulgrew succeeds Russell Larmour who, after nearly 40 years with the company, will be retiring. He will report to Barry Hope, executive committee director of cement at Aggregate Industries. Mr Mulgrew has risen through the ranks of the compa...

PIC reduces shareholding in PPC

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC's largest shareholder, Public Investment Corp (PIC) has reduced its shareholding in the South African cement producer from 25 to 19.92 per cent. "The PIC’s disposal of shares in PPC on 28 May 2020 is part of rebalancing its listed investment portfolio in the ordinary course of the PIC’s business," said Deon Botha, the head of corporate affairs at the asset manager. PPC is in the process ...

Steppe Cement records net profit of US$9.7m in 2019

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has released its annual results for 2019 and records a net profit of US$9.7m. EBITDA increased to US$23.9m from US$21.4m in 2018 aided by higher prices. The Kazakhstan-based producer sold 1.715Mt in 2019, compared to 1.72Mt in 2018. The company's domestic cement sales grew by four per cent, while its exports fell by 29 per cent due to increased competition from new plants in Uzb...

Semen Indonesia Group sees 37% fall in May sales

Semen Indonesia Group sees 37% fall in May sales

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia Group (SIG) reported a 36.7 per cent drop in sales to 2,114,125t in May 2020 when compared with 3,338,768t in May 2019. Of this total Semen Indonesia, including SBI, saw sales decline by 38.5 per cent YoY to 1,936,752t (May 2019: 3,149,339t). The company’s domestic deliveries fell by 42.6 per cent YoY to 1,581,892t while exports were down 10.3 per cent to 354,860t when compar...

Raysut Cement posts loss in 1Q20

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement has posted an OMR4m (US$10.4m) loss after tax in the first quarter of 2020, compared to an OMR242,951 profit in the corresponding period of last year, according to Reuters. However, revenue advanced 11.3 per cent YoY to OMR25.6m from OMR23m.

Qena Cement's 1Q20 cement sales surge to EGP47m

Qena Cement's 1Q20 cement sales surge to EGP47m

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Qena Cement reports net profits surged to EGP47m (US$2.9m) in the 1Q20, compared to EGP12m for the same period of the preceding year. Standalone net sales revenues grew by 5.5 per cent in the quarter, while net debt shrank by 20 per cent, falling from EGP607m to EGP485m, compared to 1Q19. The group has successfully increased its consolidated net sales revenues by 2.6 per cent, marking EGP816m...

Taiwan's cement producers see mixed results in May

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp has reported a 5.7 per cent YoY fall in revenue to TWD10.29bn (US$347.6m) for May 2020, compared with TWD10.9bn in the same month last year. In the first five months of the year, revenue declined 9.3 per cent to TWD42.48bn from TWD46.86bn. Elsewhere, Universal Cement Corp saw its revenue for the month down 4.3 per cent to TWD403.1m from TWD421.3m in May 2019. However, in th...

Start-up of Fancesa project postponed to 1Q21

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a readjustment of the work schedule of the new plant being built in Sucre, Bolivia, by Fancesa as COVID-19 forced a 70-day quarantine upon the project. Start-up of the cement plant is now expected in the first quarter of 2021. While the project currently stands at 91 per cent completion, the remaining share of the work is the “most complicated”, according to...

Hsing Ta Cement sees 12% fall in revenue for May

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Hsing Ta Cement saw an 11.7 per cent drop in revenue to TWD706.9m (US$23.77m) for May 2020, compared to TWD800.4m in the same month last year. In the first five months of the year, revenue declined 9.2 per cent YoY to TWD2.64bn from TWD2.91bn in the year-ago period.

Sharjah Cement reports net loss in 1Q20

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement has reported a net loss of AED9.3m (US$2.5m) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to an AED802,000 net profit in the corresponding period of last year. The company’s consolidated revenue also fell 16.3 per cent YoY to AED128.16m from AED153.1m in the 1Q19. 

Fire at Mannersdorf cement works

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at Lafarge Zementwerke’s Mannersdorf cement plant in Austria at around 19h on Sunday, 7 June 2020. According to the company, the starting point was the fuel store and the fire spread to a conveyor system. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. Five people were working at the 1.1Mta plant, the largest in Austria, at the time and all were brought to safety. By 20.30h...

BUA Cement posts 25.1% rise in revenue

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has announced a 25.1 per cent YoY increase in revenue to NGN54bn (US$139.3m) in its financial results for the 1Q20. Profit before tax increased by 15.7 per cent YoY from NGN17.4bn to NGN20.1bn in the 1Q20, while profit after tax reached NGN19.8bn – a 26.2 per cent YoY increase from NGN15.7bn. Discussing the results, Yusuf Binji, Managing Director/CEO of BUA Cement, said the excell...

Saurashtra Cement shuts down kiln for maintenance

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Saurashtra Cement has shut down its kiln and all the relevant downstream equipment situated at its Ranavav plant, Gujarat, for maintenance operations. The maintenance programme is expected to last for around 35-40 days, but this will depend on the condition of the equipment. However, the cement grinding and packing operations at the plant will continue to operate to meet the cement ...

UltraTech Cement reduces capex plans to INR10bn in FY20-21

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has announced that it will be restricting its capital expenditure plans to INR10bn (US$132.42m) during the current fiscal year, following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The company's capital and financial resources remain entirely protected in spite of the adverse impact on its sales during the first two phases of the lockdown. The company's liquid...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR0.60 dividend per share at AGM

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement held its 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday with around 1000 people following the live transmission on the Internet. Prior to the AGM shareholders submitted a record 120 questions (previous year: 36 questions). For the 2019 financial year, HeidelbergCement shareholders will receive a dividend of EUR0.60/share (2018: EUR2.10). The total distribution to shareholders ...