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Semen Indonesia eyes Papua plant construction

17 September 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia is considering the possibility of constructing a cement plant in Papua to meet demand potential in the country’s eastern-most province and reduce distribution and logistic costs. Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia president director, told local press that the plant would either be located in Jayapura or Manokwari, the two largest cities in proximity to a limestone quarry. "We hope the study can conclude soon so that we can include the investment needed for the plant in o...

Hope invests GBP3.6m in new Mercedes-Benz truck fleet

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent supplier of construction materials, is bolstering its 300-strong concrete mixer fleet with 36 new Mercedes-Benz trucks involving an investment of GBP3.6m (EUR4.5m).   The trucks are Euro 6 compliant, built to the latest diesel engine emission legislation from the European Commission.   The state-of-the-art Arocs 3236 8x4 B11 4-axle mixer trucks, each equipped with a McPhee mixer system, represents a huge investment by the firm and de...

Ciments Calcia opens new distribution centre in Paris

14 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia opened a new distribution centre in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, France, on 4 July 2014, designed by Vib Architecture. The centre consists of two 20m dia silos that rise to a height of 37m. A third cylinder, which has a cut-out design includes a lift and a wrap-round metal staircase. The facility, which was cast in slipform, took three weeks to build. 

CMA warns of rail freight hike

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) of India has urged the Railway Board to withdraw the 6.5 per cent rail freight hike, claiming that the cement industry cannot absorb the additional burden of INR100/t (US$1.7) that the hike will bring. CMA representatives told the Railway Board that the 6.5 per cent hike, scheduled to come into effect on 25 June, would further discourage movement of cement and input materials by rail. “In the last two-and-a-half-years, the overall transportati...

Maple Leaf signs rail transport agreement, Pakistan

11 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan Railways has signed an agreement with local cement producer Maple Leaf to transport cement from Daud Khel to Karachi. Railways GM (Operations) Anjum Pervaiz and Maple Leaf representative Saeed Sehgal signed the agreement on Monday. Initially, the agreement has been signed for a period of three years. The freight trains utilised for carrying cement would bring coal on the way back from the port city and provide to different power plants in Punjab and Sindh, said a statement issue...

Cemex opens new Spanish distribution centre

04 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex opened a new distribution centre on Tuesday in Rubi, a city located 25km from Barcelona. Cemex Spain CEO, Jaime Ruiz de Haro, and Rubi Mayor, Carme Garcia cut the ribbon during the official inauguration of the new facility. The center will distribute cement and other materials, allowing the company to serve new customers and markets. "We are the top producer of white cement in the world and the No 3 producer of grey cement, and centres like this allow us to get closer (to our c...

Steppe Cement 1Q14 market update, Kazakhstan

18 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd said it sold 198,607t of cement in the 1Q14 for KZT2486m (US$13.7m), compared to 166,121t of cement for KZT2272m in 1Q13, representing an increase of 20 and nine per cent, respectively. The company reported that the Kazakhstan cement market remained broadly similar compared to the same period of 2013, although the weather was colder this year compared to last. Steppe Cement's market share increased from 15 per cent in 1Q13 to 17 per cent in the first three months of the ye...

India: Reliance Cement extends its sales reach

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Reliance Cement Company has expanded its footprint in the domestic Indian market by launching sales of its product in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Commenting on the developments, Arvind Pathak, CEO Reliance Cement, said, "Jharkhand is one of the most important cement markets in the Eastern India. The demand in the state is expected to grow exponentially due to upcoming power and steel plants and other mineral based industries. Reliance Cement is well positioned and equippe...

Sanghi Industries invests in capacity expansion, shipping and distribution capabilities

31 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Industries Ltd (SIL) is to expand its production by 30 per cent, and is set to acquire ships and establish terminals to improve logistics.   The company is to raise cement capacity from 2.6Mta to 3.5Mta by the end of 2015 at its Abdasa plant in the Kutch district of Gujarat. “Currently, clinker production is higher than cement production at our plant. To correct the mismatch, we are investing INR100 crore in increasing the grinding capacity,” Alok Sanghi, director of Sanghi Industries...

Semen Indonesia inaugurates Banjarmasin packing plant

07 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has inaugurated a new cement packing plant in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, taking the company’s total number of packing facilities to 23. The plant is estimated to have cost IDR120bn (US$10m), the company said in a statement posted on its website on Thursday. It has a cement silo equipped with two lines capable of packing 2200 bags per hour, the statement said. The new facility will also be equipped with a port that can unload at 300tph which is set to begin operations in...