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Honduras sees cement price increase

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of bag of cement in Honduras has edged up HNL10 in the last few days, making civil works and access to housing for the local population more expensive, according to La Tribuna. A 46kg bag of cement now costs HNL210, up from HNL200 last month, in the capital Tegucigalpa’s shops, said Silvio Larios, executive director of the Honduran construction chamber, CHICO.

Honduran price hike cancelled

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The HNL10 (US$0.41) increase in the price of cement in Honduras, effective from 1 January 2022, has been cancelled following an agreement between private firms committee, Cohep, construction companies, cement firms and the Honduran government. ANDI, CHICO, Cementos del Norte, Cementos Wang Peng and Ultracem agreed to maintain the price of cement to its pre-2022 level.

Honduran cement price rise alarms construction industry

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Members of the Honduran Chamber of the Construction Industry (CHICO) have demanded that the cement industry explains the reasons for a HNL10 (US$0.41) price increase for a bag of cement in the domestic market. "We hope to see what solid substantive arguments will be presented by the cement companies when I understand that an agreement had been reached to leave said increase on stand-by, taking into account what the Honduran people are experiencing," said Osmín Bautista, who heads up the ch...

Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

Honduran cement prices frozen until end of 2021

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of a cement bag in Honduras will remain the same until 31 December 2021, according to the country’s Secretary of Economic Development (SDE), the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) and the Honduran Chamber of Industry and Construction (CHICO). The head of the SDE, María Antonia Rivera, said that "the most important thing is to maintain the stabilisation of the price that was applied on November 30, which will be maintained for 30 days and we are going to create the wor...

Solar power to Piedras Azules

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required for the nearby Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras Argos, a cement company ...

Argos launches ECO Multiproposito in Honduras

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producer Argos has launched its ECO Multiproposito cement in Honduras. The product is a general-purpose cement that thanks to sustainable production processes lowers CO 2 emissions by 40 per cent. Energy for the production process at the company’s Comayagua plant is sourced from a solar power array that it inaugurated at the start of 2020. The new product is said to be the first environmentally-friendly cement sold in the country, reports Esmerk Latin American News.

Cementos Argos reopening Colombian plants

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it will be partially reopening its operations in Colombia to supply the public works that were given the go-ahead by Decree 531 of April 2020. The Rioclaro works in Antioquia as well as a limited number of concrete plants will open, in line with health and safety guidance defined by the authorities, according to Valora Analitik. "The company is ready to scale up its operation in the country once the activity of construction of buildings and the commercialisation of...

Ultracem takes seven per cent of Honduran market

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Honduras’ third cement producer Ultracem has gained seven per cent market share in its first year of operations, according to La Tribune. The Colombia-based producer has focussed its entry into Honduras on the north and central regions of the country. Ultracem Honduras manager, Ismael Ballestas, said that the company’s entry had a price-regulating effect on the market and that the company is increasingly positioning itself in the market. “We have exceeded the growth expectations we had ...

Cementos Argos

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have joined forces to reduce waste going to landfill in Honduras. Dinant is a family-owned consumer products manufacturer founded in Honduras in 1960 with products sold across Central America and the Dominican Republic. Dinant and Argos have signed an agreement for post-industrial waste generated from Dinant’s production processes to be co-processed at Argos’ Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreement will establish the tec...