Cement News tagged: Corporate

Unacem 2Q net profit doubles to PEN97m

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Consolidated revenues of Peru-based Unacem increased 8.3 per cent YoY to PEN1.041bn (US$308.3m) in the second quarter of 2019 as a result of higher cement and ready-mix volume sales in Peru, higher prices in the USA, increased energy generation and the incorporation of seven newly-acquired ready-mix sites in Chile, said the company. Consolidated EBITDA in the 2Q19 advanced 4.4 per cent PEN30...

Argos Panamá submits EIS for Balboa clinker plant

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos Panamá SA has submitted an environmental impact study for its Balboa project to the country’s Environment Ministry. The new clinker plant will be built on a 18ha plot in Buena Vista, Colón province. The works will include limestone crushers, raw material grinding and clinker production equipment as well as conveyors, according to CentralAmericaData. The project represents an investment...

Arabian Cement record profit fall of 88% in 1H19

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co (ACC) of Egypt announced a fall in profits of 88.1 per cent to EGP25.3m (US$1.52m) for 1H19 compared to EGP212.77m in 1H18. Profits in 2Q19 dipped to EGP19.4m from EGP50.7m in 2Q18, but this was an imporvement on 1Q19 profts of EGP5.97m, down from EGP162m in 1Q18. Cement sales in 1H19 amounted to EGP1.6bn compared to EGP1.64bn in 1H18. ACC (Cementos La Union group) has...

SCG looks to increase use of blockchain solution

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) is looking to roll out its Procure to Pay blockchain solution for payment and procurement methods to 2400 suppliers by 2020, according to the Bangkok Post. Thammasak Sethaudom, vice-president for finance and investment, has said that the company must transform its operations to chase the fast-moving blockchain trend. "Our platform has helped suppliers reduce their pro...

Executive Director of Dongwu Cement resigns

Executive Director of Dongwu Cement resigns

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Peng Cheng has resigned as the executive director of China-based Dongwu Cement, with effect from 20 August 2019. According to a statement, Mr Cheng has resigned to focus on his other business commitments, which require more attention. The board thanked Mr Peng for his contributions during his tenure and noted that he will remain as the director of certain subsidiaries of the company after his...

Cemex Czech Republic reports net loss in 2018

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic reported a net loss of CZK307.1m (US$13.18m) in 2018, declining from a profit of CZK194.9m in the previous year. However, sales increased 70 per cent to CZK3.81bn, with more than 98 per cent generated on the domestic market. The results were positively impacted by a merger with Cemex Cement and Cemex Development, according to an annual report. "The company recorded a YoY ...

Tanga Cement sees 25% increase in revenue for 2018

Tanga Cement sees 25% increase in revenue for 2018

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Tanga Cement reported a 25 per cent YoY increase in revenue to TZS215bn (US$93.56m) for 2018, up from TZS172bn in the previous year. Gross profit rose 91 per cent to TZS56.2bn from TZS29.4bn. EBITDA surged 304 per cent to TZS34.4bn from TZS8.5bn, on the back of improved sales volumes, margins and operational efficiency, according to its annual report. Operating profit recovered fr...

Nepal's cement producers recommend barring FDIs

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s cement producers have recommended barring foreign direct investments (FDI) in the sector during a discussion with Matrika Prasad Yadav, the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, according to The Rising Nepal. "We will have become self-reliant in cement and by the end of 2020, we will have product surplus. Bringing in more FDI in large cement industry will be suicidal for the ...

Wagners' annual net profit drops by 49%

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Wagners in Australia has seen its annual net profit drop by 48.5 per cent to US$12.8m. The construction group blames its dispute with Boral for the poor business results. The building materials group has reported a 32 per cent fall in earnings from its core construction, materials and services business to AUD30.1m (US$20.38m) after its decision to stop selling cement to Boral. About 40 per ce...

Gebr Pfeiffer opens new CIS region subsidiary

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has opened a subsidiary OOO "Gebr Pfeiffer GUS" based in Moscow, Russia. The subsidiary will serve orders in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Uzbekistan. The new subsidiary has been established to be closer to the customers and thereby further intensify Gebr Pfeiffer's close contacts and long-term relationships. The team will be headed by General Director Alex Nickel and...

Power Cement suspends its older production capacity

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd of Pakistan has suspended a third of its cement output due to lack of demand and falling prices. Pakistan's second largest cement producer has close 3150tpd of its production at its Nooriabad Dadu plant, which it says is no longer viable with the high production costs. It is left with 7700tpd of newer operational capacity at Nooriabad Dadu, while FLSmidth is currently compl...

Lugait Cement plant upgrades to meet Mindanao's rising demand

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines, Inc (LafargeHolcim group) is preparing to start work on the modernisation of its Lugait Cement plant in Misamis Oriental as it expects continued growth in Mindanao demand. Mindanao's cement demand comes not just from the two primary cities of Davao and Cagayan de Oro, but also from Zamboanga, Dipolog, Butuan, and other secondary cities. "For so long, Visayas demand has al...

Shree Cement records 37% net profit increase

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has reported a six per cent YoY increase in consolidated revenue for the quarter ending 30 June, rising to INR33.54bn (US$470.4m) from INR31.63bn. Net profit surged 36.8 per cent to INR3.82bn from INR2.79bn. The cement segment saw an 8.5 per cent rise in revenue to INR31.15bn, compared with INR28.69bn in the year-ago period. While cement sales volumes contracted 13 per ce...

Overin Ltd acquires 100% ownership of PJSC HeidlebergCement Ukraine

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Overin Ltd (Cyprus) has brought the shares of PJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine to obtain a 100 per cent stake in the company. Among the plant bought by Overin Ltd are the 0.61Mta Dniprodzerzhynsk grinding plant, the 1.69Mta Amvrosiyivka integrated plant and the 1.5Mta Kryvyi Rih integrated plant. Overin Ltd had already secured the majority ownership of PrJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine in May 201...

Grasim Industries's net profits rise by 28% in 1QFY19

15 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Group) recorded a consolidated net profit rise of INR17,860m (US$250.4m) for the June quarter, up by 27.86 per cent, with strong performances from its subsidiaries UltraTech Cement and Aditya Birla Capital. The company’s total income increased by 12.72 per cent to INR19,091bn during April-June 2019, up from INR16,937bn. Revenues form the cement business during...

Suez Cement records EGP293m net loss in 1H19

15 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement recorded a net loss of EGP293.4m (US$17.69m) for the first half of 2019, down from an EGP238.2m profit in the year-ago period. Revenues declined 16.7 per cent YoY to EGP3.3bn from EGP3.96bn. Standalone losses widened to EGP590.5m, compared to EGP165.6m in the 1H18.