Cement News tagged: Corporate

ENCI's Maastricht plant to close at the end of August

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The ENCI (HeidelbergCement) cement works in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is due to shut down at the end of this month, according to Dutch News. Limestone quarrying stopped in 2018 and raw materials have since been delivered to the plant by ship. High maintenance costs have also contributed to the factory becoming loss-making. The quarry is currently being redeveloped as a nature reserve. ...

VDZ to move to new premises

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

For more than 60 years, Germany's cement association Verein Deutscher Zementwerke eV (VDZ)'s research institute in Düsseldorf has been the home and focal point not only for many generations of its employees but also for the representatives of the cement industry. Now, in the first week of September this year, VDZ will move into new premises, a step which will provide a new, long-time perspecti...

Birla Corp to expand Durgapur grinding unit

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Birla Corp, owned by MP Birla Group plans to expand the existing capacity of its grinding plant at West Bengal’s Durgapur by installing an INR725.7m (US$9.69m) cement grinding unit. The company said that the demand of premium slag-based cement in the eastern region is expected to be robust and therefore, it would require extra grinding capacity. "The board of directors of the company ...

East African Portland Cement meets distributors amidst falling demand

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) of Kenya is enhancing dealer and distributor incentives to push cement sales during the pandemic. CEO, Stephen Nthei, met with distributors in a tour of Nyandarau county to set a strategy and look to understand the challenges facing distributors and customers. "COVID-19 has had quite an impact in sales of cement. But we are seeing a bounce bac...

Southern Province Cement reports 48% surge in net profit

Southern Province Cement reports 48% surge in net profit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement Co reported a 48.4 per cent surge in net profit to SAR135m (US$36m) in the 2Q20, against SAR91m in the second quarter of 2019. Sales also advanced 22.8 per cent YoY to SAR339m from SAR276m.

Qassim Cement sees 21% rise in net profit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Qassim Cement saw a net profit of SAR85.5m (US$22.8m) in the second quarter of 2020, up 21.3 per cent YoY compared to SAR70.5m in the year-ago period. Sales also increased 8.3 per cent YoY to SAR167.4m from SAR154.5m.

Dalmia Bharat posts 24% YoY increase in net profit

Dalmia Bharat posts 24% YoY increase in net profit

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Bharat has reported a 23.7 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net profit to INR1.88bn (US$25.08m) for the quarter ending June 2020, compared with 1.52bn in the year-ago period. However, revenue from operations declined 22.2 per cent to INR19.74bn from INR25.37bn. "Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the company once again delivered a strong performance and achieved an EB...

Mangalam Cement commissions 11MW WHR plant

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Mangalam Cement has fully commissioned its 11MW waste heat recovery unit at its plant in Morak, Rajasthan. It had initially put 5.15MW of capacity into operation on 15 January 2020 with the remainder set to be commissioned in the 4QFY19-20. However, this plan was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan Cement Corp announces 3% revenue decline in July

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp has seen a three per cent YoY decline in revenue for July 2020, falling to TWD10.18bn (US$346m) from TWD10.49bn in July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, revenue has decreased 6.8 per cent YoY to TWD62.6bn from TWD67.2bn.

City Cement reports 12% increase in net profit

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s City Cement saw a 12.2 per cent rise in net profit to SAR36.2m (US$9.65m) in the second quarter of 2020, compared with SAR32.25m in the corresponding period of last year.  The higher profits have been attributed to a growth in sales and other revenues, alongside a decline in costs. The company also reported a 44.8 per cent increase in net profit after zakat to SAR106.66m for...

JK Lakshmi sees 13% rise in net profit

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Lakshmi Cement posted a 12.9 per cent increase in net profit to INR446.4m (US$5.96m) for the 1QFY20-21, compared with INR395.4m last year. However, it noted that sales volumes were severely impacted by lockdown restrictions. Sales saw a 21 per cent decline to INR8.25bn from INR10.42bn in the 1QFY19-20. EBITDA was also down 14 per cent YoY to INR1.52bn. The company noted the im...

Argos achieves revenues of COP2.1trn in 2Q20

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

From April to June 2020, Argos, part of Grupo Argos, reported revenues of COP2.1trn (US$553.5m), which represents a contraction of 9.1 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year. These figures were caused in part by lower volumes associated with lockdowns and the mandatory closings of operations in many markets. Argos partially offset the decrease in volumes thanks to the resilience ...

SCG sees dip in Vietnam's revenue from sales

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has seen its revenue from sales in Vietnam drop five per cent YoY to VND13.1trn (US$564.6m) in the first half of 2020, according to Vietnam News. The figure accounted for 8.8 per cent of SCG’s total revenue during the six-month period. In the 2Q20, its revenue from sales in the country reached VND7trn, equivalent to 40 per cent of the total revenue from...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement posts 11% revenue fall

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Sumitomo Osaka Cement has reported a 11.2 per cent YoY fall in revenue to JPY52.35bn (US$495.7m) in the quarter ending 30 June, against JPY58.92bn in the corresponding period of last year. Net profit also declined nine per cent YoY to JPY1.92bn from JPY2.11bn. Sumitomo Osaka Cement is Japan's third-largest cement producer. The company operates around 10.5Mta of cement capacity and...

South Valley Cement sees net loss widen 7% in 1Q20

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s South Valley Cement Co saw its net loss widen seven per cent YoY to EGP41.39m (US$2.59m) in the first quarter of 2020, against an EGP38.45m net loss in the 1Q19. The announcement comes after the company reported a total net loss of EGP316m for 2019.

Caribbean Cement sees 2% increase in revenue

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement has seen a two per cent YoY increase in revenue to JMD4.8bn (US$32.62m) for the second quarter of 2020. Earnings before tax climbed 55 per cent to JMD1bn from JMD0.7bn in the 2Q19, while net income surged 41 per cent YoY to JMD0.5bn. “While it is still very early to fully evaluate the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our operations, we believe that this event has...