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Cemex confirms decision to close Ferriby plant

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following consultations with employee representatives and Unite the Union, Cemex has confirmed that it will be mothballing its South Ferriby plant in north Lincolnshire, UK. Approximately 110 employees who are currently based at the plant will be affected, with the majority of redundancies said to be taking place in July, according to a statement. However, customers will continue to be supplied from the company’s existing cement network. "Cemex remains committed to the UK and its Europe...

APMC's Rawang plant to close for upgrade programme

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Associated Pan Malaysia Cement (APMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malayan Cement, reportedly released the majority of its employees a few weeks ago, according to The Edge. Furthermore, company operations reportedly stopped last year, after YTL Cement acquired 51 per cent of Malayan Cement. In a response to a request for clarification from The Edge Malaysia, YTL Cement stated: "APMC’s Rawang plant, the nation’s first and oldest cement plant, will be undergoing a MYR200m (US$45.89m) rejuv...

Siam City to wind down production at Saraburi

17 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam City Cement will begin to close its Saraburi plant from 1 May as cement demand falls due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Nation: Thailand. The company has reportedly seen a reduced amount of orders and therefore will wind down production and labour at Factory 1 from 1 May. However, it is expected to move employees to other plants or allow them to leave by mutual consent.

Société de Ciment de Bizerte halts cement sales

14 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Société de Ciments de Bizerte announced a temporary stop to cement sales until 19 April. The company said it had not seen a single case of coronavirus in its employees but would halt sales as a precaution. Government-owned Société de Ciment de Bizerte operates a 1.5Mta plant on the northern Tunisian coast.

Cemento Sur licence temporarily suspended

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemento Sur has had its operating licence temporarily suspended by the mayor of the District Municipality of Caracoto in Puno, Peru, because it was operational during the country’s state of emergency, according to Onda Azul.  “We have closed the door of the Cemento Sur company, he said, while specifying that the Ministry of Production issue an authorisation to the company so it can circulate regularly. “To avoid the operation of the company we have blocked its accesses,” said the authority...

Mexican cement plants to close due to coronavirus

02 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s National Cement Chamber (CANACEM) has announce that cement plants are ceasing operation. However, cement companies will carry out dispatches until 3 April and halt supplying public works and 62,000 hardware stores from 4 April onwards. The measure has been taken due to the spread of COVID-19. "It is necessary to carry out technical, operational and administrative actions in each of the plants whose activity will be suspended in order to be able to completely stop operations in a s...

Bangladesh construction and cement sectors meet COVID-19 challenges

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi cement and construction industries have been directly and indirectly affected by the ongoing measures taken by the country's government to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The country, which has been on holiday since 26 March, is likely to see its time off extended by five additional days to 9 April as a result. This is expected to impact the cement supply chain and continue to disrupt the implementation of large projects, according to local media reports.   Th...

DG Khan suspends operations at Kofli Sattai and Khairpur plants

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

In view of the measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 including the current lockdown by the authorities, Pakistan-based cement producer DG Khan will temporarily suspend the plant operations at Kofli Sattai, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Khairpur, Chakwal, in Punjab, with immediate effect, said the company in a Pakistan Stock Exchange filing. The two plants have a total production capacity of 4.22Mta. State support Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that he is against the c...

NPC goes into lockdown to stop spread of coronavirus

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based NPC, part of the InterCement group, has announced the shutdown of its industrial operations and commercial activities following the 21-day complete country lockdown announced by the country’s government to halt the spread of COVID-19. The company expressed in a letter its support for the government’s actions and encouraged the community to follow the lockdown rules and was confident it would overcome the challenge together. NPC operates 1.8Mta of cement capacity  in a...

Attock temporarily closes doors amid COVID-19

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry has been impacted by measures taken by federal and provincial governments to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange in accordance with Section 96 of the Securities Act, 2015 and Clause 5.6.1(a) of P5X Regulations: “In view of the prevailing lock down announced by the Governments of Sindh and Balochistan in order to control the spread of COVlD-I9, the management of Attock Cement Pakistan...