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Cementos Argos 2Q16 US results remain strong

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

For the second quarter Cementos Argos' cement volumes decreased by 1.9 per cent, totalling 3.5Mt, as a result of a challenging market environment in Colombia. These results were compensated by the US regional division, where Cementos Argos grew 16.3 per cent. In the ready-mix segment the company sold 3Mm 3 , up 1.1 per cent from the previous year. Cementos Argos registered double-digit growth in revenues, EBITDA and net income, driven by the US, Caribbean and Central America operations an...

Seizing opportunities

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has expanded rapidly over the last decade from a local Colombian company to a multinational cement, concrete and aggregates player, competing successfully in a global business environment. ICR speaks with Cementos Argos’ CEO, Juan Esteban Calle, about the company’s continued rise. Juan Esteban Calle, CEO of Cementos Argos By the end of 2015 Cementos Argos had transformed its operations to encompass nine integrated cement plants in Colombia, three in the US and one...

Cemex Latin American Holdings sees improved cement volumes in Colombia

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' first-half turnover fell by 10.1 per cent to US$672.1m, while EBITDA came off by 4.4 per cent to US$226.1m. At the trading level there was a 4.3 per cent reduction to US$183.5m. After a net interest charge 27.6 per cent lower at US$29.4m, the pretax profit emerged 16.5 per cent higher at US$165.4m. The net attributable profit rose by 22 per cent to US$100.6m. Net debt at the end of June was 8.6 per cent lower than a year earlier at US$984m, giving a gearing lev...

Cementos Argos

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement producers, such as Cementos Argos, will be encouraged by the signing earlier this month of a bilateral freetrade agreement between Colombia and South Korea. The agreement is designed to serve as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific markets for Colombia and a bridge to Latin America for Korean businesses, according to the Korean International Trade Association. With Colombia’s growing population and an economy expanding at over four per cent each year, South Korea sees itself...

Cementos Argos

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

A boom in infrastructure projects in Colombia is driving a flurry of activity among its cement producers to increase capacity and upgrade existing facilities. Among these is Cementos Argos, which is currently constructing a new 1.4Mta plant in Sogamoso, Boyaca. The company has also awarded a contract to KHD Humboldt Wedag for three Pyrojet burners for coal and gas firing at its Yumbo factory in Cali. The Pyrojet burner represents the latest in technology advances for KHD burners and will ...

Colombian cement market contracts 5% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement deliveries in May slipped 5.3 per cent YoY in May, totalling 1.129Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane. Output from Colombian cement factories fell 6.4 per cent to 1.057Mt. In the year to date, domestic dispatches remained stable at 5.056Mt while in the June 2015-May 2016 period increased 4.5 per cent to 12.808Mt.

Colombia's market expands 5.9% in April

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia rose 5.9 per cent to 1.05Mt in April 2015, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane. Cement production in April reached 1.1Mt, up five per cent YoY and the highest output for April in the past eight years. By region, the department of Córdoba saw the highest increase in cement demand at 27.8 per cent, followed by Risaralda, with 20.8 per cent. Antioquia was reporting a variation of 9.5 per cent. Bolivar and Cesar recorded falls of 17.4 and 18.5 ...

US performance gives Cementos Argos strong 1Q16

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

In the 1Q16 Cementos Argos reported an income of COP2.2trn (US$720.1bn), up 334 per cent compared to the same period in 2015. EBITDA ascended to COP425bn, a 38 per cent increase, while the EBITDA margin increased 60 basic points to close at 19.2 per cent. In March the company paid two loans acquired in 2015 with Banco de Crédito del Perú, totalling COP100bn. With this transaction, Grupo Argos' debt was COP1.55trn. The US regional division had outstanding performance thanks to better ...

Cementos Argos reports 1Q16 EBITDA up 38%

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos reports that 1Q16 volumes across all regional divisions represent healthy dynamics in all the markets where the company is present, especially in the US, where cement dispatches increased 47 per cent. For the 1Q16, cement volume increased 6.4 per cent to 3.5Mt. Ready-mix sales reached 2.8Mm 3 , an increase of 10.5 per cent. “The obtained results augur us a good performance for the 2016 and confirm us that the geographic diversification, expansion and consolidation of our bu...

Colombia: Cementos Argos will process 2.5m tyres at its Bogotá plant

13 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Following an agreement with the local government of Bogotá, Colombian cement manufacturer Cementos Argos will recycle 2.5m used car tyres to fuel its cement production. According to the president of Cementos Argos, Juan Esteban Calle, the company's Planta Rioclaro factory is capable of processing 20,000tpa of tyres, which amounts to 1.5m units. Calle also added that Cementos Argos is willing to handle 65 per cent of this type of waste management in Colombia, which not only provides en...