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UltraTech Cement quarterly net profit falls 16.3%, India

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement on Monday announced a 16.3 per cent YoY fall in quarterly profit, which it attributed to an increase in railway freight costs and diesel prices. The company reported standalone profit of INR7.26bn (US$134.26m) for the January-March quarter. Net sales rose one per cent to INR53.89bn and combined cement and clinker sales of grey cement were almost flat at 11.13Mt for the quarter. Fortunately, there was some respite as coal prices softened during the quarter. Brokerage firm J...

VAS Template successfully implemented at Lafarge Emirates Cement

17 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Fritz & Macziol has reached another important milestone in the rollout of the logistics system VAS with the final acceptance at the Lafarge Emirates cement plant, UAE. The launch was realised in a short time using a template, which has been specially modified to Lafarge's processes. The cooperation between Lafarge and the Fritz & Macziol project team made a critical contribution to this fast implementation. "We were able to start the further optimisation process with the demonstrably test...

Lafarge Ciment Moldova opens rail terminal to serve southern market

10 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Ciment Moldova has opened a new terminal to help better serve the southern market of the Balkan country. Previous deliveries from the plant in Rezina to the south were carried out by truck, travelling a distance of over 200km. However, with the new Comrat terminal, bagged cement will be transported by rail and stored, and thereafter be delivered to local distributors and sold to end-users. “With this terminal we will make sure that our products are available to all, all year long an...

Cemex UK wins Gold Status for fleet system

03 April 2013, Published under Cement News

From over 1900 companies, Cemex UK is one of 10 companies to achieve Gold Status in the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) run by Transport for London (TFL). Cemex has been a member of the scheme since 2008 and has cement tankers, aggregate tippers and readymix concrete trucks delivering vital building materials to construction projects in London. FORS, a voluntary certification scheme, is a method of recognising fleet operations in the Capital that meet with the required standa...

AfriSam receives positive response to new sales initiative, South Africa

25 February 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer AfriSam has received a positive response from members of several rural communities to a pilot initiative that is seeing the cement giant sell its cement products out of “retail outlet” containers in these outlying areas. Grant Neser, sales and marketing executive at AfriSam, explained in a statement that “this initiative is a product of the customer value management (CVM) project currently being implemented in AfriSam". CVM can be described as a philosophy...

Sanghi Industries 2QFY13 sales up 26%

22 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Industries reported a 26 per cent rise in turnover for the second quarter of the year ended 31 December to INR286.3 crore. According to reports in the Business Standard of India, Sanghi Cement's net profit rose to INR21.6 crore in the second quarter as against a net profit of INR3 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. For the first half of the year, net profit stood at INR 39.8 crore against a net loss of INR 34.3 crore in the first half of the last year. Comme...

Amrit Cement India launches new plant, India

29 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Amrit Cement India Ltd (AMIL) has launched its 1Mta cement plant in northeast India. Situated in the Jayantia Hills, Meghalaya, the new cement works will serve the northeastern market, the Economic Times (ET) of India reported. The facility is also equipped with a 10MW captive power plant. AMIL has an ambitious plan to install 5Mta of cement capacity by 2015-16 through capacity additions in the northeast and through new volumes in Nepal and Bihar, for which initiatives have already bee...

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...

Cemex awards CCTV order to VUE, UK

25 January 2013, Published under Cement News

UK-based vehicle CCTV firm, VUE, has won a contract to supply vehicle CCTV systems to Cemex UK, as part of the company’s ‘Cyclist safety’ strategy. Cemex operates more than 400 vehicles which transport cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. The company has been playing a leading role in improving safety awareness among cyclists and has made numerous safety improvements to its fleet of vehicles, including additional signage, mirrors and proximity sensors. The latest phase o...

UltraTech 3Q hurt by subdued demand, higher freight costs

21 January 2013, Published under Cement News

India’s largest cement manufacturer UltraTech Cement reported a 2.6 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal as a slowdown in construction activity continued and the company was hit by higher freight costs. For the October-December period of FY12-13, UltraTech reported a net profit of INR6.01bn (US$111.7m), down from INR6.17bn a year ago. The company said domestic sales of grey and white cement were subdued at 9.62Mt and 2.62Mt, respectively. Freight and ...