Cement News tagged: Corporate

Carthage Cement posts 16% drop in 1H revenues

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Carthage Cement has seen its revenues fall 16 per cent to TND102m (US$37m) in the 1H20 due to the stoppage of its operations between 28 March and 28 April 2020. Exports by the company dropped 92 per cent from TND12.4m in the 1H19 to TND1m in the first six months of 2020. However, exports to Italy restarted in June. Domestic sales slipped by one per cent YoY despite the stop in ...

Holcim Philippines expected to remain within group

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the lapse of sale agreement with San Miguel Corp earlier this year, Holcim Philippines is now expected to remain within LafargeHolcim, according to the company's CEO, John Stull, in an annual meeting on Wednesday. "We are very pleased to know that we are no longer in the sales process and we're very excited about the future working with one of the largest and most successful compani...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh reports 6% increase in PAT

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has seen its profit after tax advance 6.2 per cent to BDT843m (US$9.94m) in the first half of 2020, against BDT794m last year. The company has noted the remarkable nature of the results, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter the cement producer saw revenue drop 41.3 per cent from BDT4.498bn in 2Q19 to BDT2.641bn in the 2Q20. Operating...

Dangote Cameroon appoints new MD

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Cameroon appointed Bertrand Thaïs Mbouck as new managing director, succeeding Abdullahi Baba. In addition to postings within the group, Mr Mbouck has also served as investment adviser at Cemac since January 2018 and held posts at Senegal-based SUWA between 2012-15.

Qatar National Cement reports 32% fall in profit

Qatar National Cement reports 32% fall in profit

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement has reported a 31.8 per cent YoY decline in net profit to QAR68.3m (US$18.76m) for the first half of 2020, compared to QAR100.1m in the year-ago period. The company also saw revenue fall 23 per cent YoY to QAR290.6m from QAR377.3m.

Summit Materials announces 2Q results and new CEO

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Summit Materials saw a 24.5 per cent rise in operating income for the second quarter of 2020 to US$100.1m from US$80.4m in the year-ago period. Adjusted EBITDA also advanced 14.1 per cent YoY to US$160.2m from US$140.5m. Cement sales volumes declined 6.3 per cent YoY in the 2Q20, while prices were up 1.2 per cent. "Despite economic uncertainty, Summit experienced resilient demand ...

Twiga sees 33% rise in net profit for 1H20

Twiga sees 33% rise in net profit for 1H20

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement (Twiga) has reported a 33 per cent YoY increase in net profit to TZS34.94bn (US$15.05m) in the first half of 2020, against TZS26.19bn in the 1H19. "Despite strong competition in the cement manufacturing industry and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, [we] delivered a strong operational result compared to [last year]," said Hakan Gurdal, chairman. The company a...

Taiwan Cement and Oyak fined for JV notification failure

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined Taiwan Cement and Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumo (Oyak) for failure to notify the establishment of their joint venture, Dutch Oyak TCC Holdings BV, in 2018. SAMR considered the transaction to be notifiable in China, as Taiwan Cement and Oyak both had control over the joint venture and it met the turnover threshold, reports Lexology....

SCAEK completes first stage API certification

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK) has succesfully completed the first phase of the American Petroleum Institute audit to certify petroleum cement as a new product manufactured by the cement producer. The first step was originally planned for last March but was then postponed to July 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company was awarded the API label in July 201...

ACC reports 40% fall in net profit

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 40 per cent YoY decline in consolidated net profit to INR2.71bn (US$36.2m) in the first quarter of FY20-21, compared to INR4.55bn in the year-ago period. Total sales also fell 38 per cent YoY to INR25.2bn from INR40.59bn in the 1QFY19-20. Standalone revenue was down 37.3 per cent YoY in the June 2020 quarter, decreasing to INR26bn from INR41.49bn la...

Eagle Cement Corp will pursue expansion plans

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Eagle Cement Corp will pursue its expansion plans despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Expansion-related capital expenditures will continue while spending for non-critical projects and activities "will be trimmed," said Eagle president and CEO, Paul Ang. "Our strong financial position will allow us to weather this health crisis battering the economy without giving up major compon...

Orient Cement evaluates COVID-19 impact on operations

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Orient Cement Ltd estimates that it lost around 225,000t of cement sales towards the end of the FY19-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have an impact of up to INR300m (US$4m) on its EBITDA. However, the company also noted that it doesn't anticipate any challenges in meeting its financial obligations going forwards.  

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions relocates Asia Pacific cement business HQ to Vietnam

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

thyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has moved is Asian-Pacific headquarters to Hanoi in Vietnam. The company has more than 80 employees in its Vietnam office with further regional offices in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. "Considering that Vietnam is the largest market in terms of cement production in our dynamic and growing Asia Pacific region," says Pablo Hofelich, CEO of...

Holcim Argentina appoints new commercial director

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has named Victor Mariaca as new commercial director. Mr Mariaca held previously commercial positions within Holcim, including regional commercial manager. He has also led commercial development at Grupo Herdez and Clorox in Mexico. "I am very happy to assume this new position, I hope I can contribute my experience to help the company achieve its objectives in this great co...

Argos delivers masks and biosafety kits

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been delivering 23,000 face masks to construction and hardware customers throughout Colombia as well as biosafety kits to business customers. The biosafety kits consist of thermometers and floor charts, for social distancing, and a digital application to monitor health conditions at points of sale to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "At Argos we have the firm intention of being the ...

Eagle Cement Corp aims to complete Bulacan expansion in 2020

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Eagle Cement Corp is now looking to complete its 2Mta Bulacan plant expansion before the year ends, following delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "This plant was supposed to have been turned over and commissioned this second quarter of this year. But because of the pandemic, management is committing to deliver this plant by end quarter of this year," said John Paul Ang,...