Cement News tagged: Corporate

Taiheiyo Cement to acquire Denka cement business

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp is reportedly acquiring the cement business of Denka Co Ltd in March 2023. Denka has decided to exit the cement sector due to rising production costs. The company operates one integrated cement plant with 2.69Mta of cement capacity in Omi , Niigata, Japan. According to research company Nomura, Denka currently has a thee per cent share of the Japanese cement market,...

Al Jouf posts 74% fall in profit in 9M22

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Al Jouf Cement Company has reported a 35.1 per cent YoY increase in revenue in the third quarter of 2022. Revenue advanced from SAR54.9m in the 3Q21 to SAR74.1m in the same period this year. Compared to the 2Q22 revenue has improved by 49.84 per cent from SAR49.5m. Net profit after Zakat and tax in the 3Q22 came in at SAR5.94m, up 43.5 per cent YoY. According to the company th...

Wagners forecasts revenue of AUD220m in 1HFY22

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Australia-based Wagners Holding Company Ltd has issued a market update for the six-month period to 31 December 2022 (1HFY23). According to the company, the update is based on current assumptions and estimates and is subject to the market conditions not materially changing. Revenue for the period is forecast to reach AUD220m (US$142.2m), up AUD49m compared to the AUD171m seen in the 1HFY22...

Airvault modernisation underway

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The first stone of the Ciments Calcia cement plant modernisation project at Airvault , France, was officially laid on 5 October 2022 in the presence of Jon Morrish, general manager of parent company HeidelbergMaterials ’ western and Southern Europe, Bruno Pillon, president of HeidelbergCement France, Emmanuelle Dubée, prefect of Deux-Sèvres and many local personalities. The Airvault 2025...

GCC posts 18% hike in 3Q net profit

GCC posts 18% hike in 3Q net profit

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

GCC reported an 11.8 per cent YoY increase in sales to US$352.8m in the July-September 2022 period from US$315.4m in the year-ago period. EBITDA in the 3Q22 advanced by 6.6 per cent YoY to US$117.4m. Meanwhile, the consolidated net profit of GCC increased by 18.4 per cent YoY to US$69.5m in the 3Q22 when compared with US$58.7m in the 3Q21. “Once again we achieved an extraordinary performance...

China Shanshui Cement revenue falls 6.5% in 9M22

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd has announced consolidated operating revenue of CNY16,494m (US$2285m) in the first nine months of 2022, down 6.5 per cent from CNY17,571m in the same period last year. Profit attributable to equity shareholders came in at CNY1023m in the 9M22, compared to CNY1780m in the first nine months of 2021. Profit over the same period fell from CNY1862m to CNY1041m.

HeidelbergCement Bangladesh sees rising sales cost in 9M22

HeidelbergCement Bangladesh sees rising sales cost in 9M22

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd, owned by HeidelbergMaterials, announced its financial results for the 9M22 period on 18 October. It posted a loss of BDT241.3m (US$2.3m0 during this period compared to the profit of BDT558.5m earned in the corresponding period in the last year, according to the company’s regulatory filing to the local bourse. The company's net sales/revenue increase...

Eastern Province Cement sees revenue fall 11% YoY in 9M22

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province Cement Co (EPCCO) has posted revenue of SAR531m (US$141.6m) in the first nine months of 2022, down 11.3 per cent on the SAR598.5m seen in the same period a year earlier. Net profit after zakat and tax over the same timeframe fell 42.8 per cent from SAR159m to SAR91m. The fall in profit was attributed to lower cement sales, higher selling, general and admini...

Sika requests "fast track" remedy from CMA

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Sika AG and MBCC Group have asked the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to consider a “fast-track” remedy to address concerns that their merger could harm the construction industry in the UK. In November 2021 Swiss firm Sika agreed to buy the German-based MBCC Group in a GBP4.5bn (US$5.1bn) deal. Sika and MBCC are the two largest UK suppliers of chemical admixtures used in the produc...

Obajana to reopen, Kogi State Government to court

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

An agreement has been reached between Kogi State Government and Dangote Group to reopen the Obajana cement plant in Nigeria. Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the National Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. “Government is committed to the provis...

Fauji Cement revenue up 27% YoY

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) has posted consolidated revenue of PKR14,700m (US$66.7m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. This compares to PKR11,577m in the same period a year earlier, marking a 27 per cent YoY improvement. Operating profit over the same timeframe has risen from PKR2859m to PKR3555m, while profit before tax has advanced from PKR2766m to PKR3315m. Earnings...

Asian Paints enters JV for new white cement plant

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Asian Paints is joining forces with Riddhi Siddhi Crusher & Land Transport, based in Fujairah, and Associated Soap Stone Distributing Co Pvt Ltd (ASSD) to set up a white cement and clinker plant in Fujairah, UAE. The joint venture will be a 60:40 partnership between Asian Paints and Riddhi Siddhi & ASSD, according to Coatings World. The initial capacity of the new facility will be 265,000tpa w...

Usje posts 41% net profit drop in 9M22

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementarnica Usje , the North Macedonian subsidiary of Titan, reported a drop in net profit by 41 per cent to MKD621.2m (US$9.9m) in the first nine months of 2022 when compared with the year-ago period. The company’s operating expenses increased 46 per cent YoY to MKD4.1bn in the 9M22 on the back of higher material costs, which were up 78 per cent to MKD2.5bn. Operating revenue expanded by...

SDCC profit hampered by fuel costs in 2QFY22-23

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Shree Digvijay Cement Co Ltd (SDCC) has reported revenue from operations of INR1620.1m (US$19.6m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022 (2QFY23), compared to INR1538.8m in the same period a year earlier. Over the same timeframe, EBITDA fell from INR285.2m to INR171.7m, while profit after tax tumbled from INR134m to INR59.6m. In the 2QFY22-23, power and fuel expenses stood at INR...

Ambuja Cements posts 68% decline in profit in 3QFY23

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has posted a 68 per cent fall in standalone net profit in the 3QFY23 ended 30 September 2022. According to Mint, net profit for the three-month period came in at INR1380m (US$16.67m), compared to INR4410m in the same period last year. Net sales advanced by 14 per cent from INR31,930m to INR36,310m. EBITDA in the 3QFY23 came in at INR3040m, significantly impacted by the rise...

Continental Cement produces lowest carbon PLC to date

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement Company LLC , a subsidiary of Summit Materials , has produced a 20 per cent Portland limestone cement (PLC), the lowest carbon PLC to date, as part of a research project for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the National Road Research Alliance. The research project evaluated the performance of low carbon cement products for use in future transportation...