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Thatta Cement signs joint venture agreement with Cementia

10 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Thatta Cement has signed a joint venture agreement with Cementia Holding for a new grinding plant in Sri Lanka. Cementia, based in Switzerland, is part of the Lafarge group and specialises in the trade and seaborne delivery of clinker, cement and cementitious products. “We wish to inform that today M/s Thatta Cement Company Limited (THCCL) has executed a Joint Venture Shareholders’ Agreement with Cementia Holding AG (Lafarge), Switzerland, in connection with ...

Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

13 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's executive vice president of Energy and Strategic Sourcing, Peter James Hoddinott, has visited the group's operations in Pakistan to review its latest sustainability achievements and explore export potential. During the visit, which took place over 6-8 March 2013, Mr Hoddinott toured the Lafarge Pakistan Cement (LPC) plant which is located at Kalar Kahar, district of Chakwal, Punjab province. He commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the group’s guiding principle of sustainab...

Starlinger & Co GmbH opens office in Indonesia

20 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Starlinger has opened an independent regional office in Surabaya, Indonesia, to enhance sales and service support for customers in Southeast Asia. Starlinger, whose headquarters are based in Austria, said in a statement yesterday, that 'PT Starlinger SEA' has been founded in response to the growing woven packaging market in Southeast Asia and is operating as an independent company. The new Indonesian unit will handle sales and service activities of both business areas of Starlinger, t...

Lucky Cement first-half boosted by higher prices, Pakistan

29 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s leading cement producer Lucky Cement has recorded a strong rise in profit for the first half of the current fiscal year, driven by higher selling prices. Profit for the first six months of FY12-13 rose 42.15 per cent rise to PKR4.29bn (US$44m). Cement prices during the period rose 13 per cent to PKR465/bag (US$4.76) in the south zone and eight per cent in the north to PKR438. Additional  increasing income and declining financial charges supported the company's bottom-line. G...

Semen Indonesia inaugurates Papua packing plant

29 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia (formerly Gresik) has inaugurated a new packing plant in West Papua, Indonesia. Situated in Sorong and involving an investment of IDR162trn, the new terminal has a capacity of 2200 bags per hour with a cement bulk capacity of 120tpa. The plant is supported by a jetty capable of handling vessels of 10,000dwt.  “This will further strengthen the company's existence and business expansion in Papua. This is part of our strategy to get closer to consumers”, the company said in a...

Penna Cement plans packaging unit, India

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Penna Cement Industries is planning a 1Mta cement packaging unit at Panvel, district of Raigad, Maharashtra, India. Land acquisition is currently underway and the project is planned for completion in 18 months. Penna Cement has a total installed cement capacity of 7Mta spread across four facilities: Talaricheruvu, Anantapur (1.8Mta); Boyireddypalli, Andhra Pradesh (2Mta); Ganeshpahad village, west Andhra Pradesh (1.2Mta) and Tandur, central-west Andhra Pradesh (2Mta)

Cimentos de Moçambique to invest in storage and bagging facilities

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique, part of the Cimpor group, plans to invest in a new silo and bagging facility at its Nacala-Porto plant in Nampula province, according to local press reports. The company’s director, Marcelino Manhera, said that the company plans to construct a 1000t silo as part of the announced investment. It will also buy a new bagging machine to equip its plant with modern technology to increase the speed of bagging the cement produced at the unit with a nominal capacity of 750tpd...

125-year success story

29 October 2012, Published under Cement News

On the auspicious occasion of Haver & Boecker’s 125th anniversary, International Cement Review speaks with Dr Reinhold Festge, the company’s managing partner, on the history of the packaging, automation and materials handling specialist and its future development. Dr Reinhold Festge, managing partner, Haver & Boecker ICR: Can you explain the current structure of Haver & Boecker and the extent of its international reach?   Dr Reinhold Festge (RF): The structure of Haver &...

Haver Technology Days

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

At the end of August 2012, Haver & Boecker’s machinery division hosted the Haver Technology Days at the A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. The meeting for company employees, representatives as well as customers focussed on providing clear, first-hand information on the company’s latest strategic and technical innovations and also marked the 125th anniversary of Haver & Boecker’s founding. Now in its jubilee 125th year, Haver & Boecker in still expanding its technology and its abi...

Starlinger opens new representative office in Uzbekistan

12 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Starlinger & Co GmbH, Austrian manufacturer of machinery for woven plastic packaging production and plastics recycling, has opened a representative office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The office, opened in May 2012, is headed by Yuldosh Kazakov, who joined Starlinger in 2009 and is chief representative for the region. The strong economic growth in Central Asia during the past years has also had a positive effect on the textile packaging industry. “Starlinger sees a strong potential for growt...