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Acquisition of Holcim Philippines may reduce cement prices

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Philippine’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has stated that it expects San Miguel Corp’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in Holcim Philippines to result in lower prices of locally-produced cement. "We can expect more synergies in their operations, more economies of scale which will hopefully bring down their cost, prices. But we still expect some segmentation of the market because we all know that the Eagle brand is always lower than Holcim. Just like in any industry, d...

LafargeHolcim signs agreement to sell Philippine operations

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with San Miguel Corp for the sale of its 85.7 per cent share in Holcim Philippines for an enterprise value of US$2.15bn. The deal is expected to close in the 4Q19 and is subject to regulatory approval, according to a press release. The proceeds of this transaction will allow the company to improve its debt ratio by approximately 0.3 times. Following the divestment of its operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, it has exited the...

Bulacan plant wins tax incentives for new kiln line

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has secured tax incentives for its new kiln line in Bulacan province. The Board of Investments approved the company's application to register as a new cement producer for its Bulacan Line 3 project which will raise the cement capacity of the company to 2.478Mta. The tax incentives include income tax holidays of up to six years from commercial operations for pioneer companies and four years for non-pioneer firms. The Bulacan Line 3 project is part of a US$300m investment ...

Big Asian producers in the frame for Holcim Philippines acquisition

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

China's Anhui Conch Cement Co and Japan's Taiheiyo Cement Corp have been invited to the next round of bidding for LafargeHolcim's Holcim Philippines Inc, along with Eagle Cement Corp. Shares of Holcim Philippines have risen more than 50 per cent since January 2019, giving the cement maker a US$1.3bn market value, says Bloomberg. Holcim Philippines has also attracted interest from China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd and Hongshi Group Co, reports Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Holcim Philippines In...

CMR Philippines wins Holcim Lugait order

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Automation and control systems specialist CMR Philippines has won the contract to supply and install new power monitoring technology at Holcim Lugait cement works in Misamis Oriental, Philippines. The project covers the development, delivery, installation, testing and networking of the electrical installation for a major new upgrade of power monitoring capabilities.   Current and voltage transformers are be supplied as part of a comprehensive package of engineering support that also sees C...

Eagle Cement denies reports of Holcim Philippines acquisition

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Eagle Cement Corp has released a clarification statement denying reports that it had submitted a bid for Holcim Philippines this week. The statement reads: "By way of clarification and response to the exchange, we advise that [the] company is not involved in any discussion for the acquisition of Holcim Philippines ("Holcim"). However, we further advise that Mr Ramon S Ang, chairman of the company, expressed on several occasions interest in the assets of Holcim." Holcim Philippines has also...

Holcim Philippines reports 5% fall in net profit

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported a five per cent fall in 2018 net profit to PHP2.55bn (US$49.3m), compared with PHP2.69bn of the previous year. However, the company also noted a three per cent YoY rise in net sales to PHP35.62bn. EBITDA in 2018 declined 10 per cent to finish at PHP4.89bn. The profit decrease has been attributed to higher interest expenses from short-term loans to fund its ongoing expansion projects. "In 2018, we faced higher production and financing expenses, but we succe...

Holcim Philippines completes La Union expansion

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported the completion the expansion project at its plant in La Union, Luzon, increasing capacity to 1.8Mta from 1Mta previously. The company completed the installation of new grinding equipment and storage facilities two months ahead of schedule. "With our expansion and efficiency initiatives, we can better provide a reliable supply of high-quality cement to help our partners advance the region's development," said John Stull, Holcim Philippines president and CEO....

LafargeHolcim could seek up to US$2.5bn for its Philippines business

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Shares of Holcim Philippines have been rising steeply as LafargeHolcim is believed to be considering the sale of its Philippines business unit to further reduce group debt. LafargeHolcim is undergoing a strategic review of its southeast Asian operations following the sale of its Indonesian business. The company could seek a value of US$2.5bn for the assets it holds in the Philippines, according to Bloomberg. LafargeHolcim's CEO, Jan Jenisch, said in May that the company’s southeast Asia bu...

Holcim Philippines amends its Articles of Incorporation

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has given Holcim Philippines Inc (LafargeHolcim group) approval to amend its Articles of Incorporation to provide technical support for ready-mix cement plants. "The amendment will enable Holcim Philippines to provide technical support to ready-mix (RMX) plants and contractors on various quality control, optimisation, solutions development and skills upgrade," said Holcim Philippines. The change in the company's secondary purpose will not effect its c...