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Nigeria's cement market shows no let-up

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Nigeria is pushing its production full-throttle as cement demand begins to race ahead. Dangote Cement is revelling in high 1H18 sales volumes and competing cement companies are building new capacities to increase their market share. "Our first-half performance was very strong and driven by an excellent recovery in Nigeria, where our sales volumes increased by nearly 14 per cent and revenues by more than 18 per cent," said Joe Makoju, Dangote's Group CEO. Dangote Cement's total sales...


04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's subsidiary Lafarge Africa has bought out the minority shareholders in Ashaka Cement and has issued 85.26m shares as part of a share exchange agreement.

Nigeria: Ashaka Cement sees 27% profit drop in 2016

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

In its audited results Ashaka Cement reported revenues slipping to NGN17.351bn (US$56.8m) in 2016 from NGN17.145bn the previous year. Profit before tax fell from NGN3.209bn in 2015 to NGN2.663bn in 2016. Profit after tax saw a 27 per cent decrease from NGN2.76bn in 2015 to NGN2.01bn one year later. The company applied for a voluntary delisting from the Nigerian Stock Exchange following a violation of the stock exchange’s requirement of a free float deficiency provision of 20 per cent ...

Nigeria: Ashaka Cement signs NGN11bn coal power agreement

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement plc has signed a NGN11bn (US$35m) contract with China-based RUNH Power Corp Ltd for the construction of a 16MW lignite-fired coal power plant at its cement plant in Gombe State, Nigeria.  The power plant will be operated by firing coal from Ashaka Cement-owned local coal mine reserves located in Maigana, 140km distance from the cement works. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the facility would enable the cement plant to reduce its reliance on the national grid and diesel-...


02 July 2015, Published under Cement News

As part of the joining up with Holcim, Lafarge is acquiring Baring’s 14 per cent stake in Lafarge India for EUR270m. Lafarge’s subsidiary Ashaka Cement reported a 53.5 per cent drop in first-quarter profits to the end of March to NGN886m (US$4.5m) as insurgency disrupted operations and a prolonged rainy season reduced demand. The turnover in the perion decreased by 29.8 per cent.

Ashaka impacted by insurgency, lengthy rainy season

16 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based Ashaka Cement Plc’s first-quarter profit fell by 53.54 per cent to NGN889.01m (US$4.5m) in the first three months of this year as insurgency disrupted operations and a lengthy rainy season weakened demand. Revenue over the Jan-March period declined by 29.84 per cent to NGN4.56bn. Ashaka Cement's operations have been disrupted by Boko Haram as the company is located in Gombe State in the north of the country. Cost of sales reduced by 11.74 per cent to NGN2.93bn in 2015 ...

Ashaka 1Q pretax profit down 59%, Nigeria

13 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Nigeria's Ashaka Cement first-quarter pretax profit fell 58.8 per cent to NGN1.16bn (US$5.8m) from a year ago, the company said on Monday. The decline was partly attributed to a fall in sales and a contraction in gross margin. Revenue fell to NGN4.56bn during the three months to end-March, down from NGN6.5bn in the previous year, the local unit of Lafarge Cement said in a stock exchange filing.


06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa is offering to buy out the 41.39 per cent minority in Ashaka Cement. Lafarge Africa is obliged to make the offer as it has become the new majority shareholder in Ashaka Cement following the September merger of Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria and Lafarge Industries South Africa. The offer is 57 Lafarge Africa shares for every 202 shares held plus NGN2 in cash and has been recommended by the board of Ashaka Cement. Separately, Lafarge Africa has agreed to purchase Flour Mills of...

Ashaka Cement appoints new CFO, Nigeria

03 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement Plc announced Bruno Bayet as new Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the company. In a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Nigeria-based cement producer said Mr Bayet was appointed following the resignation of Yusuf Lamuwa. The position is effective as of 1 September 2014.


03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary Uralcement to Buzzi Unicem for EUR104m and the proceeds will be used to reduce Lafarge's net debt. In May, Lafarge commissioned its Ferzikovo works in Russia, which is better placed for serving the more vibrant Moscow market. Lafarge is selling its 47 per cent stake in its Mexican associate Cementos Fortaleza to the majority shareholder Elementia less than two years after the jointly-owned company was formed. The industria...