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Asia Cement to purchase additional stake in Chiahui Power

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Electric Power Development Co, also known as J-Power, is planning to sell its entire stake in  Chiahui Power to Taiwan’s Asia Cement for TWD5.37bn (US$183m). The share sale is subject to the approval of Taiwan’s authorities. Asia Cement, by purchasing the 39.97 per cent share, will raise its stake in Chiahui Power to 99.7 per cent. J-Power initially acquired the Chiahui Power shares from Asia Cement in 2002 and invested around JPY8bn (US$7m) into the firm, making it its lar...

Asia Cement Corp sees 32% decline in revenue

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp has posted a 32.2 per cent decline in revenue to TWD13.14bn (US$439.2m) in the first quarter of 2020, compared with TWD19.39bn in the year-ago period. Net profit also fell 74.6 per cent YoY to TWD743.77m from TWD2.93bn in the 1Q19.

Asia Cement launches 25kg bags

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement has started the production of cement in 25kg bags, according to Esmerk Russian News. The smaller pack size is suitable for small construction works and minor repairs. Bags are made from multilayer microcreped paper with a density of 80gm/m 2 .

Asia Cement records 83% revenue surge in 2018

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s Asia Cement has announced a 82.8 per cent YoY increase in revenue in its preliminary unaudited results for the 2018 period, rising to KRW843.3bn (US$754.1m) from KRW461.2bn. Operating profit surged 49 per cent to KRW79.3bn from KRW53.2bn. However, 2018 net profit dropped 67.8 per cent to KRW17.84bn, compared with KRW55.38bn of the year-ago period.

Asia Cement Corp sees 167% rise in 2Q net profit

14 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan's Asia Cement reported a 37.6 per cent increase in revenues to TWD22.425bn (US$728.2m) in the April-June 2018 quarter from TWD16.298bn in 2Q17. Pretax profit was up by 174.9 per cent from TWD2.469bn in the 2Q17 to TWD6.788bn in 2Q18 while net profit surged by 167.9 per cent to TWD4.33bn in the 2Q18 from TWD1.616bn in the year-ago period.

Taiwan cement producers forecast profits from Chinese operations

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan and Asia Cement are expecting to experience a profitable year, on the back of price hike in China and increasing pressure on cement manufacturers on the mainland who cannot meet Bejing's stricter environmental regulations. Taiwan Cement Corp is forecast to generate net profit of TWD16.48bn (US$556.1m) for the whole of this year, a 117 per cent surge from TWD7.6bn last year, Taishin Securities Investment Advisory Co said. Taiwan Cement's revenue is forecast to grow 21.6 per cent a...

Asia Cement invests in green wind energy

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement Corp announced yesterday that the company is partnering with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop an offshore wind farm that could be in operation before the end of 2020. The TWD60bn (US$2.05bn) Hsinchu Offshore Wind Power Project is a 450MW off the Taiwan coast. Asia Cement President, Kun-Yen Lee, said, the cement producer would cover TWD20bn-30bn of the development costs, in line with the 20-30 per cent self-financing ratio of most wind projects. The loc...

Restructuring to re-energise South Korean market

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

South Korea's cement market took a further step towards consolidation this week when Asia Cement acquired Halla Cement for US$723m. This added 7.6Mta to Asia Cement's capacity and made it the third largest cement producer in the country. Asia Cement fought off bids from three other interested companies to secure the former Lafarge business and initially six investors had expressed an interest to buy Halla Cement. 
 "Upon acquiring Halla Cement, Asia's share in the local market would ...

Asia Cement acquires Halla Cement

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has sold Halla Cement, a South Korean cement producer, to Asia Cement for US$723m. Halla Cement, formerly known as Lafarge Halla Cement, operates an integrated main plant and three slag cement plants, with a capacity of 7.6Mta. With its acquisition, Asia Cement will become the third-largest cement player in Korea with a 19 per cent market share. "The Korean cement industry is consolidating, and Halla Cement has a leading market positio...

Asia Cement to restrict Sincheng mining activities

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement is to reduced its mining operations in Hualien County, Taiwan, by 40 per cent amid widespread criticism at the company’s mining activities at the Sincheng site. The company said it would restrict its mining operations in Sincheng Township to about 250ha, 150ha less than the 400ha that the government has approved. It has also agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on its mining operations if necessary, once a proposed revision of the Mining Act passes the legislat...