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Bolivian economic downturn leads to pricing war

19 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The economic slowdown in Bolivia is driving cement companies into a pricing war, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The cost of a 50kg bag of cement has fallen to BOB46 (US$6.66) from BOB75 over the past five years as cement producers vie for market share. Currently, in Santa Cruz, Itacamba sells its cement at BOB44-45/bag while Fancesa’s product is priced at BOB45-46/bag. Itacamba has multiplied its supply by five after opening a new factory in Yacuses in 2017. Fancesa’s second p...

SOBOCE to invest further in El Puente

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) is expanding the production capacity at its El Puente cement plant to meet the current and future cement demand in Tarija. The modernisation of the works represents an investment of BOB49m (US$7.1m) to date and started with the installation of a new crusher, pre homogenisation, raw material storage and transport as well as a new 10MW electrical substation. The cement producer will invest a further BOB25m in new bagging and dispatch s...

Soboce well prepared for upturn Bolivian market

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian cement market remains dynamic and will receive a boost from the announcement that GDP will rise by 4.7 per cent, said Juan Mario Ríos, general manager, and Claudio Rodríguez, chairman of the board of Soboce. However, the company notes that while the competition in the market has intensified, it considers to be in a good position due to the US$85m investment made in new grinding systems and an expansion that lifts capacity from 1.6Mta to 2.9Mta. Since 2015 Grupo Gloria has...

Bolivia: Soboce receives new kiln

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement company Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) has received a vertical kiln, the first to will installed in Bolivia, as part of Illimani LP12 project. An FLSmidth OK 36-4 mill will also be fitted into the firm's Viacha factory. The plant currently produces over 0.9Mta of cement but will see a capacity raise by 136 per cent to 2Mta. The project is 45 per cent complete and represents a total investment of over BOB550m (US$80.17m). The new equipment will be in use by the 2H...

FLSmidth announces new orders in the Americas

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has announced three new orders at cement plants in Canada, Colombia and Bolivia.  Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd, owned by HeidelbergCement, has awarded a contract to FLSmidth for an OK™ 30-4 cement vertical mill to meet the increasing demand for cement in Canada. The mill will be installed at Lehigh Hanson's existing Edmonton cement plant located 13km from downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Additional scope of supply includes a cement powder cooler, related...

Peru: Soboce approves BOB487.2m to continue growth

23 November 2015, Published under Cement News

An extraordinary shareholders meeting of Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) has approved to reinvest BOB487.2m (US$790.9m) and raise its paid-up capital to continue its investment plans and growth in the domestic market. As a result, Soboce’s paid-up capital will more than triple from BOB196.6m to BOB683.8m. The company’s net profit in the year ended June 2015 reached BOB141.4m, representing a 13.5 per cent fall YoY.

Bolivia: Soboce income falls 49% in FY14-15

22 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Soboce profits fell 48.8 per cent YoY from US$31.46m to USS16.12m in the period April 2014-March 2015. The result due to a rise in costs, heavy rains and the payment of a US$7.41m fine for alleged anti-competitive practices. Sales volumes and prices have remained stable, according to the company. "The projection of revenues for the current administration depends on the growth in domestic demand for cement. We expect that economic indicators have performed well accompanied with a good clima...

Bolivia: Soboce raises bagged cement price

08 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement produced by Bolivia’s Soboce increased 4.5 per cent or BOB2.50 to BOB58.50 in La Paz and by BOB3 to BOB58 in Oruro. Soboce has said the rise would bring the price in line with other parts of Bolivia. However, building companies attribute the advance to an increase in salaries at the cement producer this year.

Peru's Gloria Group acquires control of Soboce, Bolivia

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian conglomerate Gloria Group has acquired an outstanding 51.35 per cent stake in Bolivia's largest cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) for US$300m. Gloria previously held a 47 per cent stake in Soboce, once the flagship of magnate and former presidential candidate Doria Medina, with US$280mn in annual sales. Mr Medina, who lost to President Evo Morales in the October presidential elections, opposed Mr Morales' move to nationalise Soboce's 30 per cent stake in cemen...

Bolivia: FLSmidth to supply new Soboce plant

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) for the supply of equipment and machinery for a cement plant in Bolivia. The cost of the project is estimated at US$180m and will include the construction of a 0.8Mta cement plant in Yacuses, Puerto Suarez, that is expected to be fuelled by natural gas. Álvaro Andrade, national project manager, and Felix Salek, regional manager SOBOCE, indicated that during the construction phase up to 600 people for the developme...