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LafargeHolcim acquires Romanian precast concrete company

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with ORESA to acquire Somaco, a Romanian precast concrete producer. Somaco has leading positions and operates five precast concrete plants and one plant for aerated blocks in Romania. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim: "This is our sixth bolt-on acquisition this year and we are delivering on our commitment to further develop our Solutions and Products business segment as part of Strategy 2022 – 'Building for Growth'. The acquisition enables LafargeHolci...

NCLT approves Dalmia's acquisition of Murli Industries with conditions

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has received approval from National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Mumbai regarding its offer to save Murli Industries from liquidation. However, the assembly has outlined certain conditions for the deal. The liquidation value of Murli’s assets is INR2.31bn (US$33.6m) while Dalmia has offered INR4.02bn for the acquisition of its 3Mta cement manufacturing business in Maharashtra. The offer will see banks receive INR3.8bn out of the INR27.83bn due, according to Th...

Indocement prepared to make plant acquisition in 2019

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa has noted that it is ready to make a cement plant acquisition this year if the opportunity arises.  "Indocement is in a position that is ready to make an acquisition if there is indeed a cement manufacturer with a strategic location that will be sold," said Antonius Marcos, director and corporate secretary. Mr Marcos explained that by acquiring a strategic cement plant, it could create a positive synergy and will continue to consider all opportunities availa...

Pioneer Cement backtracks on Galadari Cement acquisition

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement Ltd (PCL) has withdrawn its interest to buy a local cement production facility that is under construction. Abid Wahab, company secretary of PCL in a written communication to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) communicated that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that signed with Galadari Cement (Gulf) Ltd (GCGL) in Oct 2017 to acquire later has been terminated. No reason was disclosed for this change of heart after more than one-and-half years since signing agreement to acquire...

IMP Automation Group boosts FLSmidth mining portfolio

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the approval of the competition authorities, IMP Automation Group has now officially become a part of FLSmidth. With the acquisition, first announced in February, FLSmidth completes its portfolio of automated laboratory solutions for the mining industry. "With the closing of the deal, we can now start the next phase in our product evolution. The benefits of the joint portfolio are immediately available to our customers, and our pipeline is strong. We are confident that our produc...

Vicat announces stake in 2170 to develop low-carbon cements

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat has approached 2170, a subsidiary of Burgundy-based JPS Granulats, to accelerate the development of low-carbon cements. The French cement producers has announced it would buy a stake in the capital of 2170, which prides itself on being the first French producer to receive the NF Hydraulic Binder certification in February 2018 for the production of blended cements. "Vicat has always favoured short circuits throughout the territories. The synergies deployed between our two companies wi...

YTL executives appointed to Lafarge Malaysia board while CEO resigns

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Yeoh Khoon Cheng has resigned as CEO of Lafarge Malaysia although he will stay on as the group’s executive director. In addition, Lafarge Malaysia Vice Chairman, Martin Kriegner, and non-independent and non-executive directors John William Stull and Datuk Tan Pei Ling have also resigned. In a separate move, several YTL Corp Bhd executives have been appointed to the company’s board. YTL Corp Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, and Managing Director, Datuk Yeoh Seok Kian, have bee...

Sagar Cements completed Jajpur acquisition

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based Sagar Cement has completed the acquisition of its 100 per cent stake in Jajpur Cements Private Ltd (JCPL). The company will now start the process of establishing a 1.5Mta greenfield grinding plant in Jajpur, Odisha. In December, Sagar Cements’ board had approved the investment of INR1.08bn (US$15.6m) in JCPL in a phased manner and to set up the INR3.08bn plant in Jajpur. The new unit is expected to be completed by March 2021.

Transaction of major stake in Dandot Cement is completed

30 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Co Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that Calicom Industries has acquired 63,542,787 shares of the company. Earlier, the company had reported that it received an intention from Calicom Industries to acquire control and 63,542,787 voting shares (67 per cent of paid-up capital) of the company. The buyer is expected to invest in the modernisation of electrical equipment at its facilities. In the FY18 capacity utilisation at Dandot Cement stood at 44 per cent and...

UltraTech

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

In the quarter ending 31 March 2019, on a standalone basis, UltraTech Cement saw its domestic net sales increase by 18 per cent YoY to INR103.34bn. The domestic sales volume jumped 16 per cent YoY with the clinker capacity at Manavar, Madhya Pradesh, now operating at 100 per cent utilisation. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax came in at INR23.53bn, compared to INR18.14bn in the same period a year earlier. Variable costs during the quarter advanced by three per cent YoY on the back...