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Holcim Philippines to construct waste heat facility

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines will construct a waste-to-energy  facility to reduce the demand for coal as a cement plant fuel in Davao City. Roland Van Wijnen, chief operations officer of Holcim Philippines, said that the facility will include structures and buildings which are aimed at storing more rice husks, identified as a viable fuel alternative for the cement plant. The plant consumes about 600t of coal to power its cement plant, and only about five per cent are alternative fuel. “Coal eats up...

New order for Fritz & Macziol Asia from Holcim, Philippines

02 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Fritz & Macziol Asia, Inc in Manila was recently awarded with the implementation of Fritz & Macziol’s dispatch and logistics solution VAS® in all four Holcim cement plants and in one terminal in the Philippines. “With automated truck weighing process, we will be able to spend more time in value-adding processes and spend more time with our customers and business partners,” said Holcim Philippines Logistics Head Rey Cervera. The VAS® solution delivers seamless integration of logistical ...

Philippine cement prices edge towards peak levels

31 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement prices are edging up to highs last seen in 2010 of PHP215-220/40kg bag due to higher input costs and increasing demand. Data from the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry showed that the price of cement is PHP205/40kg bag for the Republic and Rizal brands, higher than the PHP185-190 price range in May 2011. “We have managed to increase prices but current level is still lower by 3-5 per cent compared to 2010 suggested retail price due to high input costs and in...

Philippines: Holcim to reopen Batangas grinding station

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is reopening its grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, next year because of the strong local demand for cement. Holcim said it is optimistic that demand for cement will continue to flourish, especially with the government's infrastructure projects and boom in housing. Upon its reopening in 2013, the grinding plant with an existing capacity of 7.7Mta Holcim will spend around PHP400m (US$9.4m) to rehabilitate the factory with an additional 0.5Mta capacity. The Mabini pla...

Holcim Philippines forecasts moderate 2012 growth

27 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines expects to achieve growth of 5-6 per cent this year, chief operations officer Roland van Wijen has said, following a challenging 2011. Last year the company reported a 47.1 per cent decline in net profit from PHP3.84bn to PHP21.62bn due to weak demand and higher production costs. Sales, meanwhile, dropped nine per cent to PHP21.62bn. Speaking to the Philippine Star, Van Wijen said:  “Last year was a challenging year for us because the reduced government spending mean...

Holcim Phillippines expects sales recovery

06 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc expects sales to recover this year on positive economic indicators alongside an anticipated early-spending boost in the run up to the 2013 elections, reports the Business Mirror of the Philippines. Holcim Philippines Chief Operating Officer, Roland van Wijnen, told the newspaper that 2012 sales volume could grow five percent with an “upside potential.” “We look positively toward the first six months,” said van Wijnen. Holcim Philippines reported earlier that 2...

Weak demand and high input costs hit Holcim Philippines earnings

24 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines posted a net earnings of PHP2.03bn, down 47.27% from the PHP3.85bn it earned in 2010 as weaker cement demand and higher input costs impacted revenue but said it is cautiously optimistic for the year ahead. The company said cement consumption fell after a very strong market in election year 2010. Simultaneously, continuous rises in coal and electricity hiked the company’s energy costs per ton by 14 per cent. “The environment in 2011 was certainly tough, but I believe ...