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Quarterly results propped up by steep price increases

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The latest quarterly results reveal that cement producers are increasingly turning to price rises to offset the ongoing jump in energy costs, while they struggle to maintain margins. In addition to price increases, companies are reviewing their energy portfolios, fuel types and accelerating the shift to alternative fuels. In Indonesia PT Indocement  saw its energy costs reach 50 per cent of total production cost in the third quarter of 2022, prompting the company to implement three price...

InterCement posts 17% sales increase in 3Q22

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

InterCement has reported cement and clinker sales of 5.494Mt in the third quarter of 2022, up 1.2 per cent on the same quarter a year earlier (3Q21: 5.428Mt). Total sales over the 3Q22 advanced by 16.5 per cent YoY to US$492m, driven mainly by a solid volume performance in Argentina and healthy pricing across all locations. Total EBITDA improved by 2.7 per cent YoY from US$122m in the 3Q21 to US$126m in the 3Q22, while adjusted EBITDA was up 2.1 per cent from US$127m to US$130m. Cost pr...

InterCement records total cement and clinker volumes of 20.1Mt in 2021

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

InterCement ’s total cement and clinker volume reached 20.1Mt in 2021, an increase of six per cent in comparison to 2020, while in 4Q21 volumes were at solid 5.1Mt, stable when compared to 4Q20. In Argentina cement industry remained on a strong pace during the quarter, with Loma Negra volumes up four per cent YoY.     Brazilian volumes, although declining by 3.7 per cent YoY, remained on a healthy level, backed by solid demand as result of strong backlog from housing sector and posit...

Natal Portland Cement secures five-year loan

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

As part of Natal Portland Cement’s (NPC) strategy to enhance its capital structure and investments opportunities, company CEO  and Chairman, Matias Cardell has announced the approval of a five-year loan by Standard Bank totalling ZAR500m (US$32.1m). “This transaction shows recognition from the largest South African bank on NPC’s solid results and our ability to generate sustainable cash flows," added Mr Cardell. “Thanks to the turnaround process we began in 2019, we have shown that man...

InterCement's cement volumes remain stable in 3Q21 at 5.4Mt

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

InterCement reports that its total cement volume remained at a solid 5.4Mt in the 3Q21, reflecting stability YoY due to the sizeable comparison base of last year, when post pandemic pent-up demand enhanced the base.     The cement industry in Argentina remained on a strong pace, with Loma Negra volumes up   eight per cent YoY, helped by some recovery of bulk segment. Argentine volumes expanded by 8.4 per cent versus the 3Q20.  InterCement’s Brazilian volumes sold reached 2.5Mt, despite...

Holcim Brazil asset sale expected

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim (Holcim group) is understood to be considering the sale of its assets in Brazil and CSN Cimentos, Cimentos Mizu and Cement Apodi (Titan Cement joint venture) are believed to be among the potential bidders. A report by Reuters says, Holcim would be looking for proceeds if US$1-1.5bn from the sale. Reuters spoke to two people said to be in the know about the potential sale and bidders. The sale is likely to see several of the named Brazilian cement producers set to acquire par...

Cachapuz Bilanciai Group wins L'Amali order

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

SLV Cement, Cachapuz's IT Logistics solution for the cement sector will be implemented at the Loma Negra L' Amalí cement plant. This solution has already been implemented in the factories of Lomaser and Olavarria. Cachapuz is proud to be a partner of Loma Negra, an InterCement Group company, taking part in its digital evolution and growth

Loma Negra sells majority stake in Yguazú Cementos

27 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina-based Loma Negra (Intercement) has sold its 51 per cent majority stake in Paraguay’s Yguazú Cementos. The value of the deal was not announced, but the company had been valued at US$80m. The buyer was a local shareholder company ConcretMix (owned by Grupo Bogarín), according to a note sent to Argentina’s National Securities Commission. Loma Negra is expected to use the funds from the transaction to pay its debt with local banks. In 2000 Intercement founded Yguazú Cementos in partn...

Taking Loma Negra to the next level

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

InterCement subsidiary Loma Negra has been in the process of expanding its L’Amalí cement plant in Argentina, including a new 5800tpd state-of-the-art kiln, two vertical roller mills as well as a complete system for bagging and palletising. Construction work has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the project team is now looking forward to completing this ambitious investment that will take L’Amalí to the next level. By Loma Negra, Argentina. Loma Negra’s L’Amalí 2 project ...

South Africa needs to overcome alternative fuel challenges

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa still has barriers it needs to overcome to make alternative fuels more accessible for cement producers. While Natal Portland Cement (InterCement group) has redesigned parts of its production process to accept several waste types, in other countries the group has a much higher alternative fuel usage. InterCement has achieved 50-70 per cent AF usage in some of its facilities, but in South Africa this is more difficult. Inland for EnviroSer which supplies liquid hydrocarbon to th...