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Itacamba launches new distribution centre

04 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Itacamba has announced the launch of a fourth distribution centre to help efficiently serve cement demand requirements in the country’s La Paz Department. The new distribution centre is strategically located on the premises of the Exprinter Bolivia Logistics Complex, in the Senkata area of the city of El Alto, enabling the company to promptly meet local consumption needs. Itacamba has existing distribution centres in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Montero, Cocha...

Gas supply for Ecebol Potosí plant ready for transport to site

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Phase II expansion of the Sucre-Potosí Gas Pipeline in Bolivia has been completed and will result in an increase of gas transportation capacity by up to 13.6mft 3 /d, which represents an increase of 32 per cent. This will enable a sufficient supply of gas to the new 1.36Mta cement plant of Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) in Chiutara, Potosí. “This project has an investment of US$5.8m and will contribute to the national cement production, in this way it will supp...

Itacamba appoints new general manager

17 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos -owned Itacamba Cemento SA has appointed Marcelo Morales as its new general manager with effect from 1 January 2023. Mr Morales previously served for seven years as administration and finance manager at Itacamba. A Brazilian national with a Master’s of Business Administration degree, he has worked for more than 15 years in the cement industry.

Bolivian cement market expands 6% in 10M22

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement sales increased by 5.6 per cent YoY to 3.1Mt in the January-October 2022 period, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In the 10M21 demand reached 2.9Mt. “Speaking of annual values, in 2019 it [sales] closed with 3,956,990t. In 2020 with just 3,031,190t,” said Marcelo Alfaro, general manager of the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH).  In terms of cement sales, 2019 was a record year. “In 2021 with 3,613,144t and it is estimated th...

Fancesa suspends deliveries to Santa Cruz

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has suspended deliveries to Santa Cruz due to blockades and mobilisations following the arrest of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, according to Correo del Sur. The conflict, which has seen clashes with police and blockages, has severely challenged the company’s ability to supply cement to the local market. "Given the permanent blockades and mobilisations that prevent the normal transit of motorised vehicles, bound for Santa...

SOBOCE invests in the future

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

As Bolivia’s economy slowly recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE) accelerates its digital transformation process to meet market demand more effectively. By Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA, Bolivia. Sunnier times for the Bolivian cement industry? (Pictured: SOBOCE’s El Puente plant) Bolivia’s economic recovery and particularly the construction sector’s revival is not yet at full speed with the restart ...

Votorantim Cimentos' regional results in 2021 reach almost record levels

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos reported close to record growth in all regions for its performance in 2021 with total cement sales of 37.2Mt across all regions. “Our business strategy and recent acquisitions, combined with our resilience and operational excellence led us to achieve sales growth in all regions and to close the year with record results,” said Marcelo Castelli, global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos had net revenue of BRL10.3bn (US$2.1bn) in 2021, a ...

Votorantim Cimentos reports net profits of BRL1.6bn in 2021

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended 2021 with net profit of BRL1.6bn (US$337m), an increase of 244 per cent compared to 2020, primarily due to better operating results with growth in sales in all regions where the company operates and gains related to the consolidation of acquisitions made in North America and Spain. Global net revenue was BRL22.3bn, an increase of 33 per cent compared to 2020, as a result of the combination of favourable pricing dynamics, especially in Brazil and North America, ...

Bolivian demand down 14% in October, up 8% in November

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement market contracted by 13.8 per cent YoY to 329,982t in October 2021 but when compared with October 2019, the decline in demand was 13.1 per cent, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. However, domestic cement sales were up 7.7 per cent to 369,238t in November 2021 when compared with the previous year and by 30.3 per cent when compared with November 2019. In terms of production, domestic producers reduced output by 7.5 per cent YoY in October 2021 to 361,070t an...

Yacuses steps up

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since the commissioning of its integrated Yacuses cement plant in Bolivia, Itacamba Cemento has put several measures in place to improve the quality of its cement while reducing the impact of the plant on the environment. By Itacamba Cemento SA, Bolivia. Since launching in 2017, Itacamba Cemento’s Yacuses plant has made significant operational improvements, resulting in a more efficient plant with reduced environmental impact Founded in 1997, Itacamba Cemento SA is located in...