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India: UltraTech concludes Jaypee deal

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has struck a deal to obtain the cement assets of Jaypee Group with a last-minute increase in acquisition price on Monday. UltraTech will purchase Jaypee Group’s cement operations, that have a total capacity of 17.2Mta spread across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, for INR161.9bn (US$2.4bn). In addition to existing cement operations, UltraTech will also acquire the 4Mta grinding unit that is currently being constructed in Utt...

Sagar Cements acquires grinding unit from Toshali Cements

30 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements announced the acquisition of a grinding unit owned by M/s Toshali Cements Pvt Ltd for INR600m (USD8.88m). The assets consist of one grinding unit located at Bayyavaram, Vizag district, Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 181,500tpa. Post acquisition, the company proposes to invest INR60m (US$0.89m) to increase the capacity of unit to 300,000tpa. The acquisition will enable the company to save its logistic cost and to introduce slag cement to cater markets in Visakhapatnam, V...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) plans to become a shareholder in Eurocement Group, Russia’s leading producer of construction materials. The deal, which was signed in China on 25 June, is believed to be worth US$5bn. According to local press reports, the input of funds is destined for modernising Eurocement’s existing plants along with the construction of new dry-process production lines. Eurocement currently operates 19 cement plants across Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan with a c...

CRH reported to carry out due diligence on HeidelbergCement's US assets

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based building materials giant CRH is reportedly among bidders for the US assets put up for sale by HeidelbergCement to appease competition authorities over its Italcementi acquisition. CRH and US company Summit Materials are among bidders chosen to carry out due diligence for US$600m of US assets, according to Bloomberg. In April CRH’s CEO Albert Manifold had already indicated that the group was interested in the Germany-based cement producer.

Semen Indonesia to sell 49% stake in unit

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's largest cement producer, Semen Indonesia, plans to sell a 49 per cent stake in one of its units to help fund the company's future expansion, according to Investor Daily quoting the firm’s Finance Director, Darmawan Junaidi. The strategic investor will hold the stake for a limited period, tentatively 10 years. However, which subsidiary's stake will be sold remains currently undisclosed. Semen Indonesia has four subsidiaries – PT Semen Gresik, PT Semen Padang, PT Semen Tonasa and...

India: Five bidders still in running for Lafarge

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The Financial Express reports that Lafarge India has reduced the number of bidders vying to acquire its assets to a shortlist of five: Cemex, Anhui Conch Cement, JSW Cement, Piramal Enterprises and the Nirma Group. Of the five, only JSW Cement has a significant presence in the Indian market, although Piramal and Nirma both operate in other sectors in the country. Lafarge India’s assets amount to a capacity of 11Mta and include mining rights. The six plants included in the sale are loca...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Following an 82.8 per cent drop in its net profit in 2015, China National Building Materials (CNBM) has reported a further 44.6 per cent contraction in net profit attributable to the owners for the three months ending 31 March 2016. Again the fall is being blamed on the national slowdown in both infrastructure and real estate as the Chinese economy continues to cool. The news comes hot on the heels of the Chinese government announcement to spend CNY4.7trn (US$720bn) on over 300 transport ...


29 April 2016, Published under Cement News

According to PPC, cement consumption in South Africa reached 13Mt in 2015, up 7.7 per cent on the previous year. The growth is attributed to strong demand from the construction sector, particularly projects involving new power stations and hydroelectric plants. The opening quarter of the year saw the fastest sales growth YoY with 15.6 per cent. The second quarter was far more subdued with 1.5 per cent but was followed by more than seven per cent expansion in the last two quarters of the year...

PT Indocement

29 April 2016, Published under Cement News

According to PT Indocement, its new plant in Citeureup, West Java, is due to be operational in 3Q16. The company has set aside IDR2.3trn (US$173.4m) from its 2016 capex to finish the IDR6.5trn project, with the remaining capex reportedly being used for maintenance activities elsewhere. Meanwhile, the company has acquired a stake in marine transport services firm, Lintas Bahana Abadi through its subsidiaries Bahana Indonor and Indomix Perkasa. The deal, which is worth US$2.1m, is expected ...

CRH interested in HeidelbergCement US and Belgian units

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

CRH has expressed an interest in acquiring HeidelbergCement’s US and Belgian assets. The Germany-based company is expected to divest in such units to comply with the requirements set by competition authorities for its acquisition of Italcementi. "US cement is of interest to us and we're fully aware of the asset that may spin out of the potential acquisition," Mr Manifold said. "With regards to Belgium, it's a prime asset and certainly it would make a good fit with our businesses, providin...