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Republic Cement to increase capacity by up to 25%

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement has announced plans to expand capacity by up to 25 per cent next year on the back of increased demand for cement products. "Our capacity is hovering around 7.5Mta. We will increase it by close to 25 per cent by next year," said Nabil Francis, president, Republic Cement. The president of the company added that the plans were a reaction to the government’s call to reduce dependence on imports. "The local industry needs to continue to invest and to modernis...

Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil Francis, director of Republic Cement. In April 2018 Nestlé globally announced a commitment that 100...

Republic Cement launches Kapit-Balay masonry cement

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement producer Republic Cement introduced its Kapit-Balay masonry cement to the market at its Partners’ Night at the Maayo Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu. Kapit-Balay cement is a Type S high-strength masonry cement optimised for ease of application and adhesion. It is suitable for plastering, brick or block laying and filling. With a lower clinker-to-cement ratio due to its light micro-materials, its production delivers a cement with a lower carbon footprint. 

Republic Cement CEO elected head of ECCP

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The President of Republic Cement, Nabil Francis, has been elected as the new head of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). "At Republic Cement, we recognise the hard work and the many good things that the Chamber has done over the past years and I look forward to continuing this during my term," said Mr Francis. Mr Francis will be replacing Guenter Taus, who will be leaving the chamber after three years since he is no longer part of any ECCP member company. "We a...

Republic Cement contracts Aboitiz Construction for Bulacan and Cebu

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH subsidiary, Republic Cement and Building Materials, has called in local affiliate Aboitiz Construction to help realise its projects in Bulacan and Cebu, Philippines. Under the contract, Aboitiz Construction will have to complete within 11 months the structural and mechanical works in the Bulacan and Cebu sites. The cement producer is also looking into improving cement and clinker capacity for its plants in Teresa and Batangan as well as cement production in Iligan. "Our investme...

Philippines set to test all cement imports

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement import rules have been changed in the Philippines, according to the Manila Bulletin. All cement importation will now have to undergo stricter testing procedures designed to determine whether the cement meets the standards required under Philippines law, irrespective of whether it has undertaken pre-shipment inspection or not. Previously, an attempt had been made to give green lane privilege to local cement manufacturers. However, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has r...

Philippines: gearing for growth

30 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Philippines are gearing for growth, outlining new plant projects to ensure they are prepared to address the demand of anticipated public and private infrastructure spending. Cement demand in the Philippines has taken off in recent years, largely due to government infrastructure investment as well as industrial and commercial sector activity. Domestic cement consumption in 2016 amounted to just under 26Mt, up 6.6 per cent YoY despite a slowdown in the fourth quarter ...

Republic Cement outlines capacity development plans

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Republic Cement group, a joint venture between CRH and local conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures, has announced plans to invest an initial US$300m for its capacity development activities, the Manila Bulletin reports. The first phase of these activities, targeted for completion by 2019, focuses on increasing the capacity of all its integrated plants in Luzon and Mindanao, both in terms of milling and clinker production, to increase cement capacity by 3Mta.  Moreover, iimpro...

Philippines: cement sector faces full proceedings on anti-competitive practices

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is set to up its investigation of alleged violations of competitive practices in the local cement industry. The country's anti-trust authority said it found reasonable grounds to proceed to a full administrative investigation into the cement industry. The investigation is in response to the affidavit-complaint filed before the commission by Victorio Dimagiba, a former trade undersecretary who now serves as president of consumer advocacy group Lab...

Philippines: new cement developed for rehab projects

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Building Materials Inc and Republic Cement, Philippines, have developed a new cement called ‘Kapit-balay’, designed specifically for use in rehabilitating houses. Kapit-balay is a high-performance premium pozzolan cement with fly ash for a dense concrete structure. President of Republic Cement, Renato Sunico, said, “This product [has been] developed for renovation of disaster or [homes] destroyed by typhoons and earthquakes.” It has already been used in projects for communities in Bohol, ...