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Chile’s CBB lays out investment plan

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

In its AGM Chilean cement producer CBB has highlighted the recent inauguration of its Arica cement plant in northern Chile and presented the company’s further investment projects. Representing an investment of US$20m, the company plans a 0.2Mt cement plant in Arequipa, Peru, with an option to expand the unit at a later date. "We are very satisfied with both projects, part of the Transforma 2021 Strategic Plan, as it allows us to strengthen our position in the markets of northern Chile and...

Cementos Bio Bio announces new plant in Peru

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Chile's Cementos Bio Bio has announced that it will invest approximately US$20m in the construction of a new grinding plant at the Port of Matarani in southern Peru. The plant's cement capacity is initially expected to reach 200,000tpa, however this could be doubled in a second stage of development. The project has already received the required permits and therefore, the company expects to begin construction work this year, with operations expected to begin in 2020. According to Cementos...

Unacem buys Cementos Portland for US$28m

15 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has acquired Cementos Portland for US$28m from Cementos Bío Bío and Votorantim. Unacem, which operates 8.3Mta of production capacity at two plants at Atocongo and Condorcocha, informed the Superintendency of the Stock Market (SMV) that on 10 October, it had carried out "a transfer of 100 per cent of the shares representing the capital stock of Cementos Portland for the total price of US$28,095,802".

Cementos Bío Bío sells Peruvian subsidiary

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Cementos Bío Bío has sold its Peruvian subsidiary, Cementos Portland, in a transaction valued close to US$14m, according to La Tercera. The departure means that it will no longer be participating in a project with Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos to construct a plant in Lima, which has reportedly faced a number of difficulties concerning market rivals. A further two projects that the company had planned in Peru, one concerning cement and the other lime, will remain unfulfilled after th...

Cementos Bío Bío to start production at Arica grinding plant

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Cementos Bío Bío is expected to start production at its Arica grinding facility by September of this year, according to Economía y Negocios. Guido Sepúlveda, manager of the company’s cement sector, confirmed that the plant will supply the markets of Tarapacá and southern Peru. "It is very important for us to get to Arica, an area we were attending from Antofagasta, and we are currently in the process of building the plant, and then starting the assembly work," he said. The wo...

Cementos Bío Bío launches 2021 strategic plan

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

As cement demand in Chile remains muted and the cement industry is restructuring its operations, Cementos Bío Bío is launching its “Transforma 2021” strategic programme. The plan is to develop improved commercial, operational and innovation capabilities and enable the company to maintain its status as a key player. “This transformation that we carry out challenges the traditional model for one that manages to turn the company into a company of the future that sustainably faces the current...

Invesa raises Bío Bío stake

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following the launch of a public offer to buy 54,208,259 shares in Cementos Bío Bío (CBB) last month, Inversiones y Desarrollos (Invesa) has confirmed it has increased its stake in the Chilean cement producer to 39.5606 per cent. Invesa paid CLP847 (US$1.40)/share for the recently-bought 0.0448 per cent stake. In November it had acquired a 13.1 per cent share in CBB from Brazil-based Votorantim for around US$46m. Taking into account the shares held by other businesses of the Invesa fam...

Invesa to consolidate Bío Bío majority

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Inversiones y Desarollos (Invesa) officially launched a public offer to acquire 54,208,259 shares in Cementos Bío Bío. In November Invesa acquired a 13.1 per cent stake in the cement producer from Brazil-based Votorantim for around US$46m, increasing its total share to 39.51 per cent. Taking into account the shares held by other Invesa businesses, the group would raise its stake in Cementos Bío Bío to 79.48 per cent. Including the public offer, Invesa will have spent a tot...

Cementos Bío Bío seeks improvement with innovation index

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Bio Bío (CBB) of  Chile has begin a collaborative project with Innspiral, the first accelerator of corporate innovation in Chile and Latin America. The aim is to engender innovation on a corporate level using an innovation intensity index. The cement company will formalise the measurement of its innovation performance, using an Innovation Intensity Index (i3), created by Innspiral. As a result, CBB will become the first of its industry in Latin America to measure the contribution...

Votorantim gets cold feet in Chile

01 December 2017, Published under Cement News

This week saw a change in the stakeholder share in Chilean producer Cementos Bio Bio with Brazil-based Votorantim selling 13.1 per cent of the shares in the company to the Briones family. The divestment leaves Votorantim with an approximately 3.6 per cent stake in the Chilean cement producer, while the Briones family sees its interest increase to 39.52 per cent. The move signals that Votorantim is looking to extract itself from a market that no longer appears attractive to the Brazilian ma...