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Cemex hikes cement price 20% in Mexico

02 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex increased its price for grey cement in Mexico by 20 per cent YoY in 1Q17. It represents the largest first-quarter increase in at least a decade and twice the seven per cent rate of inflation. No reasons were disclosed for the rise in prices. In addition, the company also announced a 4.3 per cent increase in investments to US$730m this year.  "One of our highest priorities is to recover our investment grade, so we continue to make significant progress in this quarter, from our 20...

Cemex reports jump in net profit

28 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex reported a jump in net profit to US$336m in the 1Q17 from an income of US$35m in the same period of last year, as the Mexican major as the cement maker continued to sell assets and reduce debt. On a like-for-like (LFL) basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by six per cent during the 1Q17 to US$3.1bn versus the comparable period in 2016. Operating EBITDA on a LFL basis increased by two per cent during the quarter to ...

LafargeHolcim launches Disensa in Mexico

27 April 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its franchise brand Disensa in Mexico. With the opening of retail stores for construction materials, the company expects to consolidate its presence in the self-construction segment. The cement producer plans to open 200 stores in 2017 and run a total 600 outlets by 2020. LafargeHolcim’s Regional Director of North America, Pascal Casanova,  explained in a statement that "Disensa relies on the economic conditions offered by Mexico and bets on the national mar...

Elementia invests US$250m in Mexican cement plant

24 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Elementia anounced it will invest US$250m in the expansion of its Tula cement plant in Hidalgo, Mexico. The project will see capacity at the works rise to 1.5Mta. The contract for the design, equipment supply, construction, installation and commissioning of the 3000tpd clinker plant was awarded to Fives FCB via its subsidiary Trituradora. The expansion is expected to be completed in mid-2017.

Mauricio Doehner new president of Mexico’s cement association

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Mauricio Doehner has been appointed as new president of Mexico’s cement association, Cámara Nacional del Cemento (Canacem). He replaces Billy Álvarez of Cruz Azul. The appointment is for one year with the option to re-elect him for a second period. The new president will focus on positioning cement more as an infrastructure option, promoting the use of alternative fuels, transportation efficiency and reducing environmental impact, the agency said. Mr Doehner is Executive Vice President...

Sika opens new cement plant in Coatzacoalcos

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Sika announced the opening of a new mortar cement factory in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. The new plant will also start production of concrete additives previously owned by the company in Villahermosa, Tabasco, according to a company statement. "The new production site in Coatzacoalcos will strengthen our position in one of Mexico's four major business centres,” said José Luis Vázquez, Sika's regional manager for Latin America, in a statement. "From here, we can provide construction p...

Cemex will not supply border wall

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Cemex says it will not participate in construction of President Donald Trump's border wall. The company has been viewed as a potential beneficiary of President Trump’s plans, but Cemex has come under intense pressure at home to boycott the multi-billion-dollar project. According to the US General Services Administration's Federal Business Opportunities website, Cemex has not registered as a potential government contractor for the border barrier. Last week, company spokesma...

Cemex retains 9.5% of GCC

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV said that some of its underwriters did not exercise their over-allotment option to acquire shares in Mexico’s Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV. As a result, Cemex retains a direct stake of 9.47 per cent in GCC. Originally, Cemex aimed at offloading 23 per cent of GCC but only managed to sell a stake of 15.6 per cent, equivalent to 51.75m shares at MXN95 (US$4.83)/share. This shareholding also included a green shoe option and Mexico’s market leader was expected to ...

Cemex will ‘gladly’ supply materials for Trump border wall

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex board Chairman, Rogelio Zambrano, has stated that Cemex would be happy to give estimates for the supply of cement to companies building the US-Mexico border wall, Reuters reports. Last Friday the US government said that it would release a request on or around 6 March, inviting companies to submit designs for the new wall. "If one of our clients asks us for a quote for materials, we have the responsibility to do it," a Cemex spokesman said but added that no such request had yet be...

Mexico: Elementia 4Q16 and 12M16 results

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Elementia announced its financial and operating results for the 4Q16 and 12-month period ended 31 December 2016 with net sales increasing by 36 per cent in 4Q16 and 12 per cent in 12M16, reaching US$5.45bn and US$19.09bn, respectively. Company EBITDA rose 48 per cent in 4Q16 and by 20 per cent in 12M16, reaching US$986m and US$3.59bn, respectively. During the 4Q16, the Mexico cement division increased EBITDA by 29 per cent. To date investments in the expansion of the cement division’s...