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Sri Lanka: Kankasanthurai Cement Factory to reopen

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Kankasanthurai Cement Factory (KCF) in Sri Lanka is to be reopened following its closure some years back due to unrest in the north of the country. Previously, UAE-based Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co expressed interest in reviving the Kankesanthurai Cement Factory with a US$100m investment. In 2011-12 a high-level decision was taken to amalgamate Sri Lanka Cement Corporation (SLCC) with Lanka Cement Ltd (LCL). Both companies planned to resume bagging operations at Kankesanthuraid. Minist...

Tokyo Cement recommences clinker imports from Japan

18 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Sri-Lanka based Tokyo Cement Group has recommenced clinker imports from Japan for the exclusive use in its ‘NIPPON-PRO’ cement. Dashantha Udawatte, Group Marketing Manager at Tokyo Cement told Lanka Business Online: “We at Tokyo Cement having identified the demand for a high performance cement tied up with a leading Japanese manufacturer to import clinker with high specifications. Tokyo Cement recently launched the NIPPON-PRO brand to meet the demand of Class 1 contractors who have undertak...

Sri Lanka: Tokyo Cement launches skyscraping brand

18 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Group has launched its Nippon Cement-Pro brand. This is a new brand of high-performance cement specially formulated for high-rise buildings/skyscrapers and large-scale projects that require high quality and ultra-strong concrete. With buildings that require more than 30 floors becoming a norm as a result of Sri Lanka's expanding economy, Nippon Cement Pro, offers contractors, city developers and consultants who are constructing condominiums, hotels and city centres, a high-str...

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement celebrates four consecutive years of zero LTI

03 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Sri-Lanka based Lafarge Mahaweli Cement celebrated four consecutive years of zero lost time injuries (LTI) with a special event for employees. The company attributed this victory to the global best practices in health and safety, which has been made a core practice for all their employees and contractors. Congratulating its employees and contractors who helped Lafarge in its health and safety journey, Anurag Kak, Managing Director of Lafarge Mahaweli Cement, said: "This victory comes with...

Sri Lanka: Holcim village inaugurated by President

22 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's President Maitripala Sirisena inaugurated Holcim Village in Akmeemana, Galle, this week. The initiative was constructed and conceived by Holcim under its Sustainable Development Project and following its pledge for Livable Communities. Akmeemana Holcim village consists of 14 households and is the fourth settlement of its kind. The project cost the firm LKR14m (US$99,971). The Galle project has been constructed following similar projects in Medirigiriya, Eluwankulama and Puttal...

Tokyo Cement adds to shipping fleet, Sri Lanka

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement  announced the addition of a fifth vessel, 'MV Mohar', to its fleet of cement carriers. The 22,000t, pneumatic bulk cement carrier was inaugurated by chief guest Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation and guest of honour Upul Jayasuriya, chairman, Board of Investments, Sri Lanka. Speaking at the launch event, SR Gnanam, Tokyo Cement Group managing director, said:  "Logistics is an integral part of our business, and the increase in local demand has required u...

Talks to recommence operations at the KKS factory, Sri Lanka

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Working Director of Sri Lanka Cement Corporation (SLCC) and Lanka Cement Plc, Reyyaz Salley, has been in talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, Wigenswaran, regarding recommencing operations at the Kankasanthurai (KKS) cement factory. SLCC is currently in the process of compiling a proposal to restart the factory which is 90 per cent complete. Once the country's general election is over, the completed proposal will be submitted to the President to request per...

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement concludes Health & Safety awareness month, Sri Lanka

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement concluded its 2015 health and safety awareness month, with a number of themed activities held at the company's works located within Sri Lanka's Colombo port. Staying in step with Lafarge's global best practices on secure operations, the theme for this year's safety month at Lafarge Mahaweli Cement was: 'Keep Learning - Committed, Open, Uncompromising' with special emphasis on zero accidents and a firm commitment towards engaging and caring for one another. Speaking ...

Dalmia Cement increases exports to Sri Lanka

16 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement is increasing its exports to Sri Lanka through channel partner Smart Dragon Lanka Pvt Ltd, the company said in a statement. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd currently supplies cement to the Sri Lankan market from their plant located in Dalmiapuram, Trichy District (Tamil Nadu). The plant has 21 silos, making it convenient to store all varieties of cement adequately, the company notes. R Sanjay, Assistant Executive Director, Institutional Sales - Dalmia Cement, commented: ...

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement on track with housing programme, Sri Lanka

13 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is on schedule with its ‘Savi Piyasa’ housing programme and has now partnered with nine leading brands in the construction sector and two commercial banks to add value to its technical assistance scheme for individual home builders. Under its ‘Building better cities’ initiative Lafarge is targetting housing programmes that are accessible to everyone and infrastructures that stand the test of time and protect the environment, as well as bridges, roads and airports th...