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South Korean cement output slashed as truckers strike

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week the South Korean government stepped in with a presidential executive order to force striking cement truck drivers in the country to go back to work. Some 76 teams of government officials began conducting on-site investigations with police to order 2500 cement transport workers to return to work. The striking truckers are demanding a certain guaranteed level of wages and resorted to collective action to try and see their demands met.  About 7000 people rallied in 16 regions across...

PT Semen Bima orders thyssenkrupp Polysius crusher

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been awarded a contract with a client in Central Java, Indonesia consisting of the supply of the new titan® Double-Shaft Hammer crusher. After buying the first crusher (stationary) in 2019, PT Semen Bima decided to select thyssenkrupp Polysius once again to supply a second crusher for its new quarry extension, which will significantly increase its crushing capacity. The crushing system will be a semi-mobile version to enable the customer to relocate t...

Yutong and SCG Cement Group sign MoU

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Thailand’s first 5G+ autonomous driving smart green mine project has been signed between Chinese vehicle company, Yutong Mining Equipment, and SCG Cement of Thailand.   The signing of the first green smart mine project in southeast Asia is an important achievement for Yutong Mining Equipment in the overseas market. Under the terms of the MoU, Yutong Mining Equipment will provide high-quality products and strong service support, joining hands with...

Semen Tonasa commissions new palletising system for Celukan Bawang

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Tonasa, part of Semen Indonesia Group, has commissioned BEUMER Group to supply a palletising system for 40kg and 50kg bags for its Celukan Bawang plant on Bali, Indonesia. At the plant employees currently stack the 40 and 50kg bags on pallets, which are then fed into the packaging system. A forklift truck takes the palletised and packaged stacks and loads them onto the loading spaces of the trucks. The current system is very time-consuming and physically very strenuous and the new...

Vietnam market expands 5% in October

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam saw a five per cent increase to 5,376,495t in October 2022 when compared with October 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM reported a four per cent uptick YoY to 1,805,791t while other VNCA members increased their deliveries at the same rate to 1,200,704t. Vietnam’s other producers saw a five per cent advance YoY to 2,370,000t in October 2022. However, exports halved to 2,106,653t in October 2022 when compared with...

Polysius name and brand returns to Indonesia with new office

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

On 15 November 2022, PT thyssenkrupp Polysius Indonesia held its new office inauguration at Tempo Scan Tower, 28th floor, JI.H.R. Rasuna Said No. 3-4, Jakarta, Indonesia. The inauguration ceremony was conducted in the presence of Lukas Schoeneck, regional CEO of Business Unit Polysius in Asia Pacific, as well as Ridwan Setiawan, country manager in Indonesia, who will lead the new office.   Speaking at the event, Mr Schoeneck commented, “With this new office, we are celebrating the ret...

INFORM to open new office in Singapore

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

INFORM is expanding its international sales activities and services. With INFORM Software Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, the optimisation expert is expanding its presence in Asia. The partner organisation will take over sales and consulting as well as providing support for INFORM software for this region. With the new location in Singapore, opening on 23 November 2022,  the software company is continuing on its international expansion journey. "We are further expanding our global network...

Semen Indonesia improves 9M net profit and carbon performance

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Indonesia-based PT Semen Indonesia Group (SIG) posted a net profit of IDR1.65trn (US$105.7m) in the January-September 2022 period, up 18.9 per cent from IDR1.39trn in the 9M21. In the cement division, sales reached IDR22.678trn while other revenues reached IDR7.506trn. The group’s revenue in the nine-month period reached IDR25.28trn, a minor decrease of 0.2 per cent when compared with IDR25.330trn reported in the 9M21. The cost of revenue was at IDR17.94trn, up from IDR17.655trn in the y...

Cement carrier sinks off the coast of Taiwan

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A search for 12 missing crew members continues off the coast of Taiwan after their cement carrier sank. The 10,000dwt Xing Shun No 1, built in 2014, sank on Monday, 31 October, on the east side of the Changhua channel in the Taiwan Strait. The Panama-flagged ship had 17 seafarers on board. Five seafarers who abandoned the vessel were successfully rescued, and the remaining 12 were still alive at that point, having made it to the lifeboats. Taiwanese authorities said two empty lifeboa...

Vietnamese cement market expands 25% in September

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches in Vietnam surged by 25 per cent YoY to 4,631,353t in September 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales were up 30 per cent YoY to 1,598,940t while other VNCA-affiliated cement companies reported a 59 per cent surge to 1,132,413t in September 2022 when compared with September 2021. Other cement producers in Vietnam saw dispatches rise more modestly at nine per cent YoY to 1.9Mt. The cement ass...