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Shree Cement commissions New Bihar cement plant

20 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has commissioned a 2Mta grinding plant called the 'New Bihar cement plant', which is located at Aurangabad in the state of Bihar, India. The company has recently commissioned its Bangur cement grinding unit. The new plant has capacity of 3.6Mta and is located at Village Rohi Udaipur Udasar, Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. Currently, Shree Cement's manufacturing operations are located in six north and eastern India states.

UltraTech and Dalmia Bharat highest bidders in Binani Cement deal

19 February 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement and Dalmia Bharat-Bain Piramal Resurgence Fund consortium are leading the bids for Binani Cement, according to Indiainfoline. Both partieshave submitted bids of approximately INR60,000m (US$927.9m). For the final decision to be made by the creditors, both the bidders are asked to furnish additional details pertaining to their bids. In addition, UltraTech is required to provide information on a Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty. In 2016, CCI imposed a penalty of ...

Shree Cement commissions grinding unit

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has commissioned a new grinding unit in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. The new facility has a capacity of 3.6Mta. In the 3Q17 the company reported a net profit increase of 41.6 per cent YoY to INR3.33bn (US$52.1m) and 23.1 per cent growth in net sales to INR22.96bn.

Indian cement sees growth in industrial production table

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement industry shows recovery in production during the current financial year contrary to last financial year. According to the Indian Economic Survey 2017-18, which tracks output of the country's eight core industries, the domestic cement sector saw a production growth of 0.6 per cent during the period April-November 2017-18. This compares to -1.2 per cent in FY16-17 (April-March) after recording a growth of 4.6 per cent in FY15-16. The eight core infrastructure supportive ...

CCI finds six companies have formed a cartel

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

In a preliminary investigation, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found that six cement companies have formed a cartel. Although this enquiry focussed on the northeast region it will widen to other locations, reports the Business Standard. "In fresh investigations, six large cement manufacturing firms have been found to be forming a cartel," said a source close to the development. In 2016, 11 companies and the Cement Manufacturers Association were issued a total penalty of ...

Prism Cement posts increase in net profits

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has posted its results for the quarter ended 31 December 2017. The company reached a net profit of INR148.5m (US$2.31m), compared to a loss of INR470m in the year-ago period. The total net sales of the company advanced to INR12.96bn from INR12.34bn, according to Reuters.

Mangalam records 8% revenue increase

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based Mangalam Cement has submitted its results for the quarter ending December 2017, which feature a 46 per cent YoY decrease in net profit to INR27m (US$420,126) from INR58.5m. However, revenue has increased eight per cent to INR2.92bn from INR2.7bn of the year-ago period. The company has also received approval to construct a 11MW waste heat recovery unit at its plant in Morak, Rajasthan, according to Reuters.

India Cement cracks down on fixed costs

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

India Cements reported a net profit of INR152.4m in the quarter ended 31 December 2017, which represents a 35.6 per cent decrease QoQ from INR236.7m, according to the Business Standard. In 3QFY16-17 net profit reached INR353.4m. India Cements was able to contain the loss by controlling fixed costs. The company closed down the infrastructure division and partially shut down its shipping division. Changes were also made to its accounting policy. Total overheads fell to INR770m from INR1...

Birla reports 13% rise in revenues, sees net loss narrow in 3QFY16-17

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp reported a consolidated net loss of INR-218.4m (US$-3.4m) for the quarter ended 31 December 2017, when compared to INR-412.9m in the equivalent period a year ago. Revenue from its operations was INR13.893bn, up 12.7 per cent YoY from INR12.324bn in the 3QFY16-17. EBITDA increased 7.9 per cent YoY from INR1.417bn to INR1.528bn in the quarter ending 31 December 2017. The company attributed the 3Q loss to the “non-availability of railway rakes, as these were diverted for ca...

Sri Chakra Cement slides into loss

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Sri Chakra Cement, based in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has reported a net loss in INR-19.1m (US$ 297,038) in 3QFY17-18 ended 31 December 2017 when compared with INR81m in the previous quarter. The company’s net revenue declined by 8.7 per cent to INR519.7m in the October-December quarter. In 3QFY16-17 net revenues reached INR568.9m. Operating expenses during the 3QFy17-18 increased by 14 per cent to INR528.4m from INR463.7m YoY while other income more than tripled from INR...