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Panyam Cement prepares to restart operations

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Panyam Cement, based in Andhra Pradesh, has received approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to begin operations once more. The NCLT approved the resolution plan for the defunct company, while its new management (RV Consulting Services Company and Sagar Power Ltd) are set to invest INR1bn (US$13.47m) to clear the loans of the previous management and a further INR1.5bn for fresh capital.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India appoints a new CEO

25 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Rajesh Kamath will head thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India, the plant engineering group company of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (BU Uhde) in India.   Kamath takes over the reins   from the CEO & Managing Director PD Samudra, who superannuates at the end of June 2021, after heading the company from 2014 as the first Indian, since its incorporation as an Indian company in 1977.   The official handover was formalised in an online meeting of the company’s key account Cust...

NCL Industries announces expansion plans

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced an INR3bn (US$40.4m) expansion and modernisation plan to boost its total cement capacity to 3.6Mta by 2022. The project includes setting up a 0.66Mta grinding unit near Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, at an investment of INR2bn and modernising its plant in Mattapalli, Telangana, at a cost of INR1bn. "We will be replacing the old ball mills with vertical roller mills for grinding that will enhance capacity by 2000tpd and help boost overall capacities from t...

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infrastructure guarantees safe and environmentally-friendly final treatment of the collected waste. Co-pr...

JSW Concrete is established in Mumbai with its first unit

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement, a part of US$12bnn JSW Group, has announced its entry into ready-mix concrete   business under the brand name 'JSW Concrete'. It has set up its first production unit in Chembur, Mumbai, and has plans to expand the business to other locations.   "The RMC business foray follows the green products ethos of JSW Cement and will launch unique eco-friendly concrete for use in various commercial construction projects," the company statement said. JSW Cement is now aiming to o...

India: further challenges ahead

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s cement demand declined by less than initially anticipated in 2020 and producer profitability was supported by a better-than-expected economic recovery, stable cement prices and greater cost efficiencies. However, GDP growth has been precarious and as the pandemic takes a concerning turn, 2021 may be no less challenging in terms of market dynamics and maintaining cost discipline. A pick-up in government-led infrastructure projects resulted in incremental cement demand Ind...

Cement prices rise in Tamil Nadu

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in India’s state of Tamil Nadu have reportedly climbed over the past few months. Builders in the state have claimed a 13 per cent price hike from INR460 (US$6.27)/bag in May to INR520/50kg bag in June, according to The Hindu. Research firm Emkay has also stated there has been a 20-22 per cent rise in prices in the state from FY20 to FY21. Real estate developers are noting that this will have an impact on the total cost of projects. "When it comes to construction there are tw...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch CorroSafe

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has launched Concreto CorroSafe, which is a corrosion-resistant concrete that extends the life of buildings. The advanced concrete mix design is reinforced with corrosion-resistant admixtures that act as inhibitors towards water seepage and rusting, protecting the lifespan of the structures, says Nuvoco Vistas. It is specially designed to increase the density and durability of the concrete mix.   Speaking on the product, Prashant Jha, who leads the Ready-Mix busine...

JK Cement reports 39% rise in revenue

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has reported a standalone net profit of INR633.4m (US$8.65m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR2.3m in the year-ago period. Net revenue also advanced 38.9 per cent YoY to INR20.52bn from INR14.77bn in the 4QFY19-20. The company’s operating profit reached INR4.39bn, up 26.8 per cent from INR3.46bn in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Star Cement reports 10% rise in revenue

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has reported a 9.8 per cent YoY rise in revenue to INR6.03bn (US$82.53m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR5.49bn in the year-ago period. Net profit remained largely consistent at INR853m from INR858.3m. The company also reported a 6.7 per cent YoY fall in revenue to INR17.2bn for the FY20-21. Net profit declined 34.5 per cent to INR1.87bn from INR2.86bn. Star Cement also commenced production at a new 2Mta grinding unit in Siliguri, West Bengal, in J...