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Semen Indonesia eyes further Asian expansion

15 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Vietnam-based cement producer Thang Long Cement in 2012, Semen Indonesia is now setting its sights on expanding into Bangladesh as well as completing a deal in Myanmar this year. “We will probably acquire grinding mills in Bangladesh [...] but not this year,” Semen Indonesia corporate secretary Agung Wiharto told the Jakarta Post. Wiharto also said that Semen Indonesia is looking to acquire a cement company or establish a joint venture i...

Semen Indonesia anticipates double-digit 2014 sales increase

03 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia expects an 11 per cent sales increase this year as the country’s leading producer enhances its distribution network to better serve expected increases in demand. The company said in a statement that sales might reach 31Mt this year, compared to 27.9Mt in 2013. Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia president director, said that the company is establishing its packing plants closer to customers to reduce costs and expand its sales network. In addition to 21 packing plants, the comp...

PT Semen Padang orders new line, Indonesia

31 December 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang, part of the Semen Indonesia Group, has ordered a new cement production line with a capacity of 8000tpd from FLSmidth (Denmark), worth EUR40m (DKK 300m), according to a press release from the Danish equipment manufacturer. The plant is located in Indarung, just outside the city of Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia.   The order comprises equipment for the main part of the production line, including a raw mill, coal mill, preheater, kiln, burner, clinker cooler and silo equipme...

PT Semen Indonesia

20 December 2013, Published under Cement News

For the second time PT Semen Indonesia has received the Gold award from the government’s Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) programme. The award was given in recognition of the company’s focus on environmental management including reducing emissions, air pollution and carbon intensity, and the use of biomass, such as rice husks and sawdust, as alternative fuel.  Elsewhere, Thang Long Cement JSC, which is 70 per cent owned by PT Semen Indonesia, has exported 30,000t of bulk ...

PT Semen Indonesia

02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia has posted a 15.2 per cent rise in net profits in 9M13 to IDR3.91trn (US$352m), compared to the same period last year. This comes despite higher costs including a 31.5 per cent jump in revenue costs to IDR9.55trn and an equal rise in selling expenses to IDR1.59trn. Net income was up 18 per cent in 9M13 with gross income jumping 21 per cent to IDR5.1trn. With Indonesia’s economy predicted to grow by 5.9 per cent this year, the government plans to boost infrastructure inc...

Semen Indonesia sets 2014 capex target at IDR6trn

28 November 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia said it requires IDR6trn (US$508m) capital expenditure for expansion in 2014, the company’s president director has said. Speaking to local media, Dwi Soetjipto, said Indonesia's largest cement producer had between IDR4trn-5trn. “The available capex currently does not include expansion plans in Myanmar and Bangladesh. To do that, we need a total of IDR6trn,” Dwi Soetjipto, said as quoted by Kontan.co.id. Soetjipto added that Indonesia's largest cement producer currentl...

Semen Padang plans new packing plant, Indonesia

28 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia group company Semen Padang plans to build a new packing plant at a site close to Pulau Baai port in Bengkulu at a cost of IDR100bn (US$920,000). "We have already earmarked IDR100bn to build a packing factory for Semen Padang near the Pualu Baai port in Bengkulu in 2014," the company's marketing director Benny Wendry told the Jakarta Post. The project is pending approval from the board of directors. Should the green light be given, the project should start early next year and...

Semen Indonesia sees robust sales rise

14 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has announced that its sales increased to 18.5Mt in the first nine months of the year, 15.6 per cent higher than the same period of last year including a notable rise in exports. Most sales derived from holding company Semen Indonesia (9.5Mt), followed by its subsidiaries Semen Padang (5Mt) and Semen Tonasa (3.95Mt). Sales increased by 17.5, 6.6 and 24.2 per cent respectively compared to the January-September period of 2012. Semen Indonesia exported as many as 268,200t,...

Semen Indonesia to launch new packing plant

20 September 2013, Published under Cement News

A new packaging terminal being built by Semen Indonesia in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, will be ready in the next quarter and forms part of a strategy to position the company closer to end-markets and reduce logistical costs.  Around 80 per cent of the plant’s construction had been completed by August and the new plant is expected to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to company president director Dwi Soetjipto. The new US$10.4m facility will have a 600,00t silo and i...

Semen Indonesia sees 16% YoY rise in Jan-Aug 2013 cement sales

17 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia reported a 16 per cent increase in cement sales for the first eight months of this year to 16Mt, as the country's largest producer sees market share increase on the back of new volumes. Domestic shipments increased by 15 per cent YoY to 15.8Mt while exports rose 373 per cent to 191Mt. Dwi Soetjipto, president director of Semen Indonesia, said the rise in sales was also supported by operations of two new lines, Tuban IV and Tonasa V. Over the Jan-August 2013 period, the ...