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Siam Cement plans to expand Vietnam operations

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) will invest US$2m to expand its Vietnam operations next year with a total capacity of 100,000tpa. Pramote Techasupatkul, President of SCG Cement, told local press that now is not the right time to build a new cement plant in the country due to the cement surplus issues it is currently facing: “However, we have still drawn up the plan to expand the production of high-quality white and grey cement in Vietnam in the near future,” he said. SCG Cement in March...

Siam Cement on Vietnam acquisition trail

05 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCL is looking for an opportunity to acquire a cement business in Vietnam, Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon according to Dow Jones reports. Cement companies in Vietnam are currently struggling with excess supply and this provides an opportunity for Siam Cement to seek a potential acquisition there, Mr Kan told reporters on the sidelines of a symposium.

Siam Cement outlines Southeast Asian expansion plans

26 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has outlined further details of plans to expand its cement presence in Southeast Asia. According to reports in The Nation, the group is to invest THB11bn to set up a cement plant in West Java, Indonesia with a capacity of 1.8Mta which is scheduled to commence operations in 2015. The board has also approved a THB5.5bn (US$ 357m) investment to increase capacity of the group’s Kampot Cement plant in Cambodia by about 0.9Mta, with the additional output expecte...

Siam Cement doubles cement sales forecasts

25 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Pcl has doubled its forecast for cement sales growth this year. The company is expected to benefit government projects and the private property sector, and growth should continue in 2013, Reuters reported Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon as saying. "Cement demand is expected to reach 35Mt this year, which is the highest since 1996," Kan told reporters, referring to the year before the 1997 Asian financial crisis. The company recently announced that it plans to spend THB11bn on a...

Siam Cement net profit down, approves investment, Thailand

24 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCL said Wednesday its third-quarter net profit fell 13 per cent from a year earlier, mainly because of higher expenses and cost of sales. Meanwhile, its board has approved THB16.5bn (US$53.6m) worth of cement investments to increase its footprint in Southeast Asia. The company posted a net profit of THB6.42bn (US$208.8m) for the three months ended 30 September, compared with THB7.38bn in the same period a year earlier, its filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand showed. Sa...

Siam Cement awaits Myanmar investment law to proceed with plant

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group of Thailand is waiting for Myanmar to pass its foreign investment law before proceeding with plans to build a 5000tpd cement plant in the country. Speaking to the Bangkok Post, Pramote Techasupatkul, president of SCG Cement said: "The proposed Myanmar factory is waiting for the authorities there to implement the new foreign investment law as well as for our project proposals to be approved.” Myanmar recently delayed the implementation of the long-awaited foreign inve...

Siam Cement sees 10% rise in domestic demand, Thailand

14 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) expects domestic cement consumption to be double than its earlier forecasts for 2012 as demand is on the path of recovery. Kan Trakulhoon, the president and chief executive, said capacity utilisation at SCG, the country's largest cement maker, this year will be on a par with last year at 18Mt or 78 per cent of its overall production level. He said the company aims to achieve maximum cement production capacity of 23Mt within the next three years thanks to recover...

Siam Cement’s board approves investment budget, Thailand

30 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s leading industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group said its board has approved plans to invest about THB150-200bn (US$4.8-6.4bn) over the 2013-17 period. Most of the investments will be spent in Southeast Asia and existing projects. Speaking to reporters, CEO Kan Trakulhoon, said: "The board has approved the investment budget at the minimum of THB150bn. If we get a good deal (acquisition), we can extend the budget to THB200bn." Kan added that the company plans to announce an ...

Thailand: Siam Cement Group signals Asean logistics expansion

21 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) says its logistics unit will cover Asean and southern China within five years, partly through mergers and acquisitions. Kan Trakulhoon, president and CEO, said the expansion will accommodate growing regional trade under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) from 2015. SCG has also spread its investments across Southeast Asia, and logistics support is needed wherever it operates, he said. "We've already started with Cambodia, Vietnam and southern China. Indonesia is...

Siam Cement plans Indonesian investment

26 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest conglomerate, has announced plans to invest around THB10bn (US$315m) to build a cement plant in Indonesia, President and Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon said Wednesday. The planned investment is part of the company's five-year investment budget worth around THB200bn, Fox Business Reports, which is due to be proposed to the company's board for consideration in August, he said.