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Kenya: EAPCC issues profit warning

26 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) expects its profit to fall by more than a quarter in the financial year ending June 30 citing year-earlier gains on land sales, Reuters reported yesterday. "The unrealised fair value gain on investment property and the gain on disposal of land will not recur this financial year," EAPCC said in a statement. The company's pretax loss widened to KES745.02m (US$7.33m) in the first half on higher finance costs and foreign exchange losses. EAP...

EAPCC appoints new chief operating officer

28 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has appointed Albert Sigei as chief operating officer, effective 24 August 2015. Sigei will be responsible for production operation, production engineering, supply chain management, sales and marketing. He joins EAPCC from Lafarge, Nigeria, where he was vice-president of business support and ready-mix operations. EAPCC has recently undertaken an investment project at its cement plant in Athi River, Kenya, centred on improvements to the cl...

East African Portland Cement posts pretax loss

03 March 2015, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) posted a first-half loss after a maintenance shutdown of its packing and clinker units. The company reported a pretax loss of KES124m (US$1.36m) for the six months to end of December, against a profit of KES171m in the same period in 2013. The firm, which also operates in Uganda, said it hopes to regain its market share in the industry after completing a plant refurbishment in the second quarter of this financial year. "Despite the growing competiti...

Kenya: new appointments at EAPCC

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Former Capital Markets Authority (CMA) chairman, Kung’ Gatabaki, has joined the East African Portland Cement (EAPCC) board as one of two new directors nominated by the global conglomerate Lafarge, stepping into the shoes of former Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni, who held the position for eight years. Prof Sarone ole Sena, the chairman of the Eldoret University Council, has also joined the EAPCC board. The two new directors were appointed in a special board meeting. Mr Gatabaki, who serve...

Kenya: EAPCC begins Athi River upgrade project

11 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has started the upgrade of its Athi River plant in Kenya as the company aims to improve reliability, increase production and enhance energy efficiency. Joseph Kombo, head of production at EAPPC said the upgrade is focussed on the kiln and packing section of the cement works. "In the packing plant, we are upgrading the mechanical and electrical components of the packers as well as improving the bag conveying system all geared towards improved...

Kenya: EAPCC swings to full-year loss

27 October 2014, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement posted a net loss of KES386m (US$4.32m) for the year ended June 30, due to price competition, high staff costs and the weakening shilling. The Kenyan cement producer posted a net profit of KES1.7bn a year earlier. The company said its administrative costs had gone up by KES700m following a restructuring of its management, staff compensation and an increase in staff gratuity, Reuters reported.

Kenya: Lafarge under competition probe

16 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s antitrust authority may force Lafarge SA to sell some of its domestic interests if the cement maker is found to be flouting domestic competition rules, according to Bloomberg reports. The Competition Authority of Kenya is probing Lafarge’s influence on Kenya’s cement industry through its 59 per cent stake in Bamburi Cement Co and 42 per cent shareholding in East Africa Portland Cement Co (EAPCC). The findings will be published next month, Director-General Francis Kariuki said in an ...

EAPCC issues profit warning

16 May 2014, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co Ltd (EAPCC) expects profit for its full year through June to fall by more than 25 per cent, it said on Friday. The company blamed rising competition in the sector and high staff costs for the forecast. "These challenges have had an adverse effect on sales revenues whilst staff and other unavoidable costs were incurred," EAPCC said in a statement.

Tande's term as MD of East African Portland Cement extended, Kenya

25 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Kephar Tande's term as managing director of East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has been renewed for a further three years. Industrialization and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed confirmed the extension of Tande’s tenure, effective from November 2013. "I wish to thank the cabinet secretary and president, Uhuru Kenyatta, for the re-appointment. I am committed to fully implementing the strategy that the company has embarked on to raise its market share and to ensure...

EAPCC pretax profit hit by rising costs

27 March 2014, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) said on Wednesday its pretax profit more than halved for the six months ended December due to rising administration and sales costs. Portland's pretax profit fell to KES171m (US$2m) from KES376.5m in the same period in 2012. The Kenyan firm, which also operates in Uganda, said its total revenues rose 0.4 per cent to KES4.57bn, while cost of sales increased 1.4 per cent to KES3.25bn. Administration and selling expenses rose to KES1.26bn from KES1b...