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UltraTech boosts capacity and reports third quarter results

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech completed the acquisition of Century's cement business, with the Scheme of Demerger  effective from 1 October 2019. With this acquisition, UltraTech's cement manufacturing capacity stands augmented to 117.4Mta, including its overseas capacity. This makes UltraTech the third-largest cement company in the world, outside of China. It is also the only company in the world to have a capacity of over 100Mta in a single country, outside of China. The quarter ended 30 September 2019 witn...

Shree Cement sees fivefold profit jump in 2QFY19-20

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer Shree Cement has seen its profit surge fivefold to INR3.133bn for the quarter ended 30 September 2019 (2QFY19-20). In the year-ago period, the company posted a consolidated net profit of INR637.7m, according to a company filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. The consolidated total income of the company increased to INR30.308bn, up 4.3 per cent when compared with INR29.072bn in the 2QFY18-19.

Dalmia sees 5% hike in 2Q revenues

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Cement reported consolidated revenues of INR22.85bn (US$322m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2019 (2QFY19-20), up 5.2 per cent when compared with INR21.73bn in the year-ago period. The company posted a consolidated profit of INR360m for the quarter ended 30 September 2019. In other news, the company said it plans to become a pan-India players with the acquisition of Murli Cement in Maharashtra and a a new plant in Rajasthan. This would enable Dalmia Bharat to enter the Mah...

Shiva reports 2Q loss at INR62.2m

21 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based Shiva Cement Ltd has reported net sales of INR57.2m (US$806,037) in the 2QFY19-20 as compared to INR106.8m in the 1QFY19-20. When compared with the 2QFY18-19, sales increased 28 per cent from INR44.7m. In addition, the company posted a net loss of INR62.2m in the second quarter, when compared with INR41.3m in the first quarter of this financial year. However, net loss was up 5.3 per cent when compared with INR5.91m in the 2QFY19-20.

ACC shows 45% increase in profit for the 3Q19

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) saw its consolidated net profit rise 44.7 per cent YoY to INR3.03bn (US$42.25m) in the 3Q19, on the back of a three per cent climb in net sales to INR34.64bn. Operating EBITDA was up 26 per cent YoY to INR5.57bn from INR4.44bn. However, consolidated cement sales volumes fell two per cent to 6.44Mt from 6.54Mt in the 3Q18. In the 9M19 net profit increased 40 per cent YoY to INR11.04bn, compared with INR7.88bn in the year-ago period. Net sales advanced six per cen...

Blackstone enters race for Emami Cement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Blackstone Group Inc (KKR & Co) are reported to be contemplating a bid for Indian conglomerate Emami Group and Emami Cement Ltd. Bloomberg reports that TPG Capital is also considering a bid for Emami Cement Ltd and may seek a partner for the project. Emami Group has picked Arpwood Capital Ltd and Credit Suisse Group AG to supervise the sale of the cement unit, seeking a valuation of about US$1bn. The company operates three cement manufacturing plants in India and is setting up another one...

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Mining of plastic wastes at a dumpsite in Thailand. Image credit: Kå...

GuarantCo files a petition for insolvency against Calcom Cement

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Mauritius-based GuarantCo has filed a petition for insolvency against Calcom Cement India (Dalmia Cement (Bharat)), regarding an alleged non-payment of around INR1bn (US$14m). GuarantCo, a financial creditor of the cement manufacturer, filed the insolvency petition against the company at the Guwahati bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), according to The Financial Express. According to the petition, there was a total...

India's fuel shift to plastic waste is coming

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India is making a concerted effort to divert more inorganic waste to the cement manufacturing industry as a fuel. Last week, CemNet reported that the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) had expressed a commitment to tackle greater disposal of single-use plastics by the cement sector, which could see a reduction of 15-20 per cent of fossil fuel usage by the industry. Currently, waste fuel in India's cement plants only accounts for approximately 10 per cent of fuel consumption. Out of a t...

India's average cement prices rise in September

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

All-India average cement prices increased around 3.2 per cent YoY to INR305-310/50kg bag (US$4.29-4.36/50kg bag) in September 2019. In particular, the improvement was led by a recovery in southern India which saw prices rise by 1.9 per cent YoY and 4.8 per cent MoM. While average cement prices in the trade segment remained broadly resilient in September 2019, demand momentum was negatively impacted by a protracted monsoon season and a slowdown in government spending, according to Business...