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Asia Cement anticipates pick-up in Thai demand

10 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based producer Asia Cement said it expects a pick-up in demand from late this year and into 2015 due to the government’s stimulus package and the launch of infrastructure projects. The Italcementi-group company forecasts Thai consumption for full-year 2014 to be on a par with last year’s figure of 34Mt. A five per cent increase is projected for next year. Managing director of Asia Cement, Roberto Callieri, told the Bangkok Post that while Asia Cement had faced challenging times s...

Asia Cement (China) first-half profit rises

07 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) said its profit attributable to owners for the six months ended 30 June 2014 rose 49.7 per cent YoY to CNY383m (US$62m). Revenue increased by 23 per cent YoY to CNY3.91bn. The gross profit margin on revenue rose to 24 per cent from 18 per cent. The growth in net profit was mainly attributable to the increase in sales volume and average selling price of Asia Cement's products versus the comparative period of last year. Cement and clinker sales rose 14 per cent YoY to ...

Asia Cement completes Sichuan Lanfeng acquisition, China

01 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) Holdings has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent holding in Sichuan Lanfeng Cement at a consideration of CNY968m (US$156.7m) on Wednesday. Sichuan Lanfeng becomes an indirect non-wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. The 100 per cent equity is held by Asian Cement unit Sichuan Yadong Cement.

Asia Cement targets increased market share

17 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement Corp said it plans to boost its market share in the provinces of Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan and Jiangsu, the company disclosed at its annual shareholders’ meeting. Through mergers and acquisitions, it aims to increase market share to above 30 per cent in five major Chinese cities: Wuhan, Nanchang, Jiujiang, Chengdu and Yangzhou. The Taiwanese producer is looking to acquire factories in Wuhan that can produce 568,000tpa of cement and plants in Nanchang with a capacity of 240,000tpa...

Asia Cement (China) reaches Sichuan purchase deal

18 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) Holdings Corp, the Chinese unit of Taiwans second-biggest cement maker, has reached a share purchase deal with Sichuan Lanfeng Cement Co. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Asia Cement (China) said it had acquired 100 per cent of the equity interest in Sichuan Lanfeng for CNY2.005bn (US$322.25m) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sichuan Yadong Cement Co.Upon the completion of the acquisition, Sichuan Lanfeng will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Sichuan...

Asia Cement unit plans to buy Sichuan cement plant, China

04 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) said its non-wholly-owned subsidiary Sichuan Yadong Cement entered into a framework agreement with the existing shareholders of Sichuan Lanfeng Cement to acquire their entire equity interest in Sichuan Lanfeng and thus indirectly the entire equity interest in Sichuan Lanfeng's wholly owned subsidiary, Sichuan Lanfeng Building Materials. The target companies principally engage in the business of manufacture and sale of cement, concrete and related products in Sichuan. ...

Asia Cement (China) seeks M&A activity, strategic alliances

17 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement’s China subsidiary is seeking mergers and acquisition opportunities, as well as the creation of strategic alliances, to raise production capacity and boost its competitive edge. Asia Cement (China) will target cement producers in China, including small and medium-sized firms in different regions. In early January, Asia Cement and its Chinese subsidiary singed a strategic partnership with Anhui Conch and China Conch Venture Holdings to explore opportunities in sharing green te...

Asia Cement attributable profit surges

14 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) said its profit attributable to owners for the year ended 31 December 2013 surged 108 per cent YoY to CNY823m (US$133.8m). Its basic and diluted earnings per share were CNY52.9 cents. The revenue was CNY7.33bn, an increase of 9.7 per cent from a year earlier. Gross profit rose 44.1 per cent YoY to CNY1.62bn, a gross profit margin of 22 per cent, up from 17 per cent in 2012. The increase in gross profit was mainly attributable to the increase of production capacity...

Anhui Conch and Asia Cement sign strategic partnership deal

08 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch and Taiwan producer Asia Cement have signed a strategic partnership to explore overseas markets and share expertise in environmentally-friendly technologies. The two companies are yet to divulge the details of their planned co-operation. However, it is understood they will explore opportunities in sharing green technologies, management expertise, market and product expansion and cost control. They will also tap possibilities for Anhui Conch to enter the Taiwan market and joi...

Korean cement hit by USD19m losses as rail strike ends

31 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The Korean railroad workers union called an end to its 22 day strike on December 30, leaving the domestic cement industry to count its losses. The cement industry relies on railway transportation for more than 30% of its transportation needs. The cement companies estimate that their combined loss for the 22 days of strike would be KRW20bn (USD19m), according to a report in the Korea Economic Daily. This was far worse than the strike in 2009 which lasted just eight days. The Korea Cement As...