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Siam City sees weaker domestic demand

07 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Co recorded an 80 per cent decline in second-quarter net profit with the fall being attributed to rising costs and weaker demand in its home market of Thailand. Revenue during the 2Q17 rose by 39 per cent to THB10.8bn (US$324.4m) compared to the same period of last year but net profit fell to THB246m from THB1.2bn a year earlier. For the first half of the year, total revenue was up by 34 per cent to THB21.4bn. President and chief executive of SCC Siva Mahasandana said the ...

New Cambodian plant due for year-end completion

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong Insee Cement Cooperation is nearing completion of its new cement plant in Kampot province, Cambodia, according to local press reports. The US$262m factory with the capacity to produce 5,000tpd of cement is due to open by the end of the year, the Khymer Times reported. Chip Mong Group and Chip Mong Insee Cement signed a partnership agreement with China’s CITIC Heavy Industries Company to build the plant, construction of which began last year. Chip Mong Insee Cement Cooperation i...

Siam City to invest in Vietnam operations

06 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Vietnam Co Ltd will invest an additional US$30-50 in its Vietnamese cement plants in Kien Giang, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Dong Nai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in the next 6-12 months, the Saigon Daily Times reports. At a meeting between the company and HCMC authorities on Monday, Philippe Richart, general director of the company, said the Vietnamese economy would continue expanding in the future. In September 2016 LafargeHolcim announced that it is to divest of its V...

Insee Aggregates selects Metso to supply aggregate processing plant

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Aggregates, part of Siam City Cement Co, has selected Metso to supply a full-scope, state-of-the-art quarry processing plant for the Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand. The delivery covers all the advanced crushing and screening equipment, full electrical plant design, automation software and hardware, as well as related services and sustainable optimisation. The quarry has a large proven resource. After its completion, the plant will have an estimated production capacity of 2Mta. The in-...

Siam City Cement collaborates with NIIT Technologies

28 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Co (SCCC) of Thailand has partnered with global IT solutions organisation NIIT Technologies Ltd to build its future-ready IT infrastructure. Supporting the digital transformation for SCCC, NIIT Technologies has designed, delivered and is operating its private and public cloud infrastructure. SCCC’s digital journey is driven by INSEE Digital, its IT subsidiary started with INSEE Smart program. The program focussed on deploying Asia’s first SAP S4 HANA hybrid cloud IT infras...


04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed the sale of its operations in Bangladesh and Thailand to Siam City Cement for around US$53m. In Thailand there is an integrated works at Saraburi with a clinker capacity of 0.73Mta and a cement capacity of 0.85Mta. The Bangladesh operation consists of a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.55Mta. Cemex is also considering the sale of a minority stake in Cemex Holdings Philippines through a public offering and has lodged an appropriate application with the Securities & ...

Siam City Cement plans refinancing bond

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement, Thailand’s second-largest cement producer, has been on the road to meet fixed-income investors for a planned sale of THB13bn (US$377.8m) bond. The proceeds are expected to refinance maturing debt, including bridging loans for acquisitions in Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The company had obtained a THB18.9bn 12-month bridging loan to purchase a 65 per cent stake in Holcim Vietnam in January. That was in addition to a US$400m 12-month bridging loan raised in August to acquire Holc...

Vietnam: Thai acquisitions face tough competition

15 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Thai companies have spent around US$600m acquiring assets in Vietnam even as the country’s cement producers face shrinking export markets and tougher domestic competition, Vietnam Net reports. At the end of February, LafargeHolcim completed the sale of its 65 per cent stake in its Vietnamese subsidiary to Siam City Cement (SCC) for at least US$550m. With the purchase, SCC now has 6.1Mta of capacity and a 20 per cent market share in southern Vietnam. Siam City’s domestic rival Siam Ceme...

Sri Lanka: new CEO for Siam City Cement Lanka

13 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Nandana Ekanayake will assume duties as CEO of Siam City Cement Lanka Ltd as of 14 Match. Prior to joining Siam City Cement, Mr Ekanayake has held positions of Finance Director of Holcim (Vietnam) and Finance Vice President of Holcim Lanka Ltd.

Thailand: Siam City Cement to focus on malta cement

06 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Plc is looking to expand its production of malta cement to gain better returns from expected market growth driven by increased infrastructure spending in Thailand.  Siam City Cement forecasts that the domestic cement market will expand by 1-3 per cent this year and it is focussing on special grade 'malta cement' which is designed for types of road, railways and reservoirs, said Mr Kajornsak Manosupsak. The production of malta cement will give the company a higher p...