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Paraguay: INC expects to close year with PYG25bn in cash

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) expects to close this year with around PYG25bn (US$4.4m) in cash and a positive balance, according to its President, Jorge Méndez. He added that various projects undertaken at the plant – such as conversion from a fuel oil-based to a 100 per cent petcoke firing programme at Vallemí and the planned modern palletiser at Villeta – will enable the cement producer to increase output and decrease production costs.

August brings 12% sales boost for INC

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) saw its sales increase 12 per cent YoY in August as it sold 1,286,339 bags of cement in the country. In August 2016 the cement producer sold 1,148,529 bags. In the year to date, 8,745,627 bags were sold. In 2016 INC sales reached 13,202,803 and the company expects to surpass this figure this year. While INC President, Jorge Méndez, is confident the company will meet such forecasts, he commented that in April and May bad weather affected cem...

Paraguay: INC to increase distribution points

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) expects to increase its number of distributors following the rise in producttion in the second half of this year, according to its Managing Director, Jorge Méndez. Commercial Director, Derlys Ortiz, said the company would add 113 distributors to its current 332. The selection process for the new distributors will start this week and is expected to run until 15 June. The expanded distribution network will allow the company to reach the country...

Paraguay: INC welcomes Senate move on cement use

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The president of Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC), Jorge Méndez, has welcomed the approval granted by the country’s Senate of a bill that establishes the use of domestic cement in road construction. Mr Méndez said if the initiative is also passed in the National Congress and accepted by the government, it will contribute to the growth of the country not only in terms of benefits to its citizens, but will contribute to maintaining the country’s currency stock as the cement wi...

Paraguay: INC undergoes maintenance work

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan cement company Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will carry out maintenance work in Villeta for six days, suspending production there from 20 June 2016. The cement producer does not  expet the maintenance work to affect cement supply. The firm is still going head with a number of projects that will save it a substantial sum each year, reports Esmkla.

Paraguay: INC expects annual sales up US$60m due to new mill

15 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) expects to see annual sales up by US$60m following the commissioning of its new mill in 2H16, according to CEO, Jorge Méndez. At present, the company sells around US$90m in bagged cement. Assembly of the new mill, which is manufactured by Sinoma of China, will be carried out by local company Engineering SA. The project represents an investment of US$11.5m. “In a few weeks’ time, the mill will embark in China and arrive in the middle of the y...

Paraguay: INC kiln out for fuel conversion

18 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will switch off its kiln in July to carry out a three-month fuel conversion at its Vallemi plant, according to Jorge Méndez, INC’s CEO. It is expected that the kiln will be fired up again in October, using petcoke instead of the current fuel oil. At present the company is preparing a call for tender to clinker suppliers for the delivery of around 180,000t of clinker. This would enable the cement producer to continue the production of 50,000...

Paraguay: cement price spikes 20%

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

In the past few weeks the price for a bag of cement in Paraguay has spiked to PYG56,000 from PYG45,000, up 20 per cent. The price rise has been attributed to technical issues with the kiln of Industria Nacional del Cemento and is expected to fall once the have been resolved.

Paraguay: INC’s kiln returns to normal service

10 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that its kiln at the Vallemi works is back up and running since Tuesday after a six-day stop due to technical issues. At present the company is carrying out a fuel switch that will see the plant operate with petcoke, forest waste and coal among others. The change in fuel will allow INC to save over US$22m. The cement producer said around 40 per cent of the work oj the project has been carried out to date.

Paraguay: INC expects to use up 20% biofuel

05 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that subject to satisfactory analysis results, the cement producer will be including biofuel in its fuel mix. A series of tests is currently being carried out by the Engineering Faculty of the National University of Asuncíon (UNA). Jorge Méndez Cuevas, CEO of INC, said the company could substitute fuel oil with up to 20 per cent biofuel.