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Huaxin sales increase 30 per cent since Holcim investment, China

11 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim has said that its  Holcim said that its joint venture Hubei Huaxin Cement has seen annual sales growth of 30 per cent since it invested in the company.??Holcim entered the Chinese market in 1995, a report by China Daily states. In 1999, the company made a strategic investment in Huaxin Cement, in Hubei province, and became the company's largest shareholder in 2008. Currently, Holcim holds about 42 per cent of Huaxin's shares. Last year Huaxin Cement benefited from government inv...

Haver & Boecker acquires Newtec Bag Palletizing

31 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Haver & Boecker Holding GmbH has taken full control of Newtec Bag Palletizing by acquiring 100 per cent of its shares from the Newtec International Group SA. Newtec Bag Palletizing is a manufacturer of automatic palletising systems with headquarters in Illzach, France. It has over 1200 references, mainly in the chemical, agricultural and building materials industries. Newtec Bag Palletizing will be an independently operating Group company. This acquisition significantly strengthens the Hav...

Vision Holding raises stake in Pioneer Cement, Pakistan

25 May 2012, Published under Cement News

British Virgin Islands based - Vision Holdings Middle East Limited announced on that it will acquire 60,145,081 (26.47%) ordinary shares of Pakistan-based cement producer Pioneer Cement, at an offer price of PKR6.34 per share. Earlier it had held 21.61% shares in Pioneer. An official of Pioneer Cement told CemNet that Vision will gradually acquire 80-90% shares in due course to take control of the cement producer. By acquiring further shares in the Vision intends to improve Pioneer...

West China acquisition of Fuping Cement positive – Moody’s

10 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Moody's commented that West China Cement's (WCC) acquisition of Fuping Cement is credit positive for WCC (Ba3, negative). Fuping Cement owns a 2Mt cement production plant in Zhuangli town in Shaanxiand a 35% interest in Shifeng Cement which has a 2Mt plant in Caocun town, also in Shaanxi. WCC is also still completing the acquisition of a 65% interest in ShifengCement, which began in March 2012. Moody's said the issuance of HK$620m worth of new shares to acquire capacity will enhance its...

Fives Pillard strengthens its position in Indian combustion market

10 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The Fives group has acquired CBL Combustion Systems, an Indian company specialising in the design and supply of combustion equipment used mainly in the energy (burners for industrial boilers and thermal power plants) and minerals (cement) sectors. CBL, which markets its offer both on the basis of its own technologies and those of Fives Pillard, has adopted the name of Fives Combustion Systems Pvt Ltd and the Fives group’s visual identity. Fives Combustion Systems, headquartered in Mumbai, ...

Readymix agrees to Cemex buy-out offer, Ireland

09 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Shareholders of Irish cement maker Readymix have voted to sell the 38 per cent share of the company not owned by Cemex to the Mexican cement major. At a meeting to vote on the deal, some 97.56 per cent of shareholders agreed to the 25 cents per share offer which had been increased from 22 cents per share. Readymix will now apply to the High Court to confirm the date for the court hearing to sanction the scheme. It is expected that the court hearing will be held on May 8. Cemex made an ...

Athi River Mining: East Africa expansion

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based cement producer Athi River Mining (ARM) earlier this week reported a significant rise in 2011 cement sales on the back of new domestic cement capacity. The company is now nearing completion of the first of three projects in the Tanzanian market and has secured additional funds for expansion as it seeks to harness increasing demand in the promising East Africa region. I n 2011, group turnover rose 37% YoY to KES8.2bn (US$99m) as cement sales increased 72%. This was helped by “t...

YTL plans more acquisitions, Malaysia

30 March 2012, Published under Cement News

YTL Corp Bhd, the best performer on Malaysia’s benchmark index this year, may buy power, cement or property assets in Asia in the next six months to expand its business in the region, according to managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh said. The utilities and construction group had identified targets and might make a purchase in the second or third quarter, Yeoh, 57, said in an interview on Tuesday, declining to be more specific. The company might boost dividend payouts to the highest lev...

Athi River pretax profit rises, Kenya

28 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based firm, Athi River Mining, posted a 23 per cent rise in 2011 pretax profit to KES1.36bn (US$16.4m), the company said while net profit came in at KES1150m. Turnover rose 37 per cent to KES8.2bn while cement sales increased 72 per cent helped by the commissioning of new capacities which came on-stream in late 2010. EBITDA rose 31 per cent from KES1.6bn in 2010 to KES2.2bn last year but operating margins were down two per cent in 2011 mainly due to the “rapid increases in cost of...

TCC International reports 38% rise in revenues

26 March 2012, Published under Cement News

TCC International Holdings Limited together with its subsidiaries reported a 38.6 per cent rise in revenues on the back of exceptionally strong demand during the low season in the first half of 2011 and increase in product average selling price. For 2012, it plans to consolidate its position further through organic and vertical integration. Revenue increased from HK$8.1bn (US$1bn) in 2010 to HK$11.26bn in 2011 while net profit reached HK$2.88bn from HK$1.53bn the year before. The group...