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INSEE Sri Lanka appoints new CEO

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Gustavo Navarro has been appointed as the new CEO of INSEE Cement Sri Lanka. Mr Navarro took up the position on 1 September after Nanndana Ekanayake relinquished the CEO duties after three-and-a-half years in the position. Mr Navarro was previously CEO for Holcim in Serbia and Russia as well as CEO for CRH's Romanian subsidiary.

Sri Lanka sees production rise 26% in July

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s cement production in July rose 26.3 per cent YoY to 413,000t from 327,000t last year, according to the Daily Mirror. Total domestic cement production increased 4.1 per cent to 2.056Mt during the 7M20, against 1.976Mt in the comparable period of 2019. Cement imports in July stepped down to 422,000t from 430,000t in the year-ago period.Total cement imports for the January-July period also declined 33.7 per cent YoY to 1.936Mt from 2.921Mt. However, total consumption in July a...

Sri Lanka cement production and imports see sharp rise in June

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production and imports recovered in June by 42.6 per cent YoY, according to Central Bank data. In June cement imports also grew by a record 58.9 per cent YoY to reach 404,000Mt, overtaking domestic cement production, which increased by 28.3 per cent YoY to reach 370,000Mt. June was the first month of this year to record a positive growth in cement imports. Sri Lanka’s domestic cement production and imports had fallen by over 40 per cent YoY since March this year. In ...

INSEE ramping up output at Galle plant

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement will be ramping up production at its Galle cement plant to support the local economy’s fast recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said in a statement that over the years, local cement manufacturers have contributed immensely in enriching the national economy through value additions that support the employment opportunities, up-skilling of local construction professionals through continuous training and education provided across all levels of stakeholders along with ...

Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) Plc sees 23% fall in turnover in 4QFY20

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) PLC said the group recorded LKR8.4bn (US$45.1m) turnover for the 4QFY20, which represents a 23 per cent reduction when compared to 4QFY19. The company recorded LKR4.9bn turnover for the 4Q20, which is 36 per cent reduction when compared to 4QFY19. The company has ensured production, distribution, and sales of products and services across the island with limited stoppages during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, retail and construction sites within the Western provinc...

Coronavirus impacts Pakistani cement trade

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The exports of clinker and cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and rest of the world have been impacted by the lockdown, curfew and other measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in these countries. This was disclosed by Irfan Amanullah, senior general manager, Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL), during a presentation of Cement Sector Outlook, organised by BMA Capital in Karachi.   He attributed the disruption due to a number of reasons and said no exports were be...

Sri Lanka looks to lift curfew and open factories

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's Government is considering the easing of the month-long curfew on the island from this week. Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Pavithra Waniarchchi, announced that all clusters of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka had been successfully detected and that the government was keen to gradually restart industry to protect the national economy. Senior Economist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Colombo, Professor HD Karunaratne, said: "We are importing raw material from China and ...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka wins awards

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, through public announcement disclosed that being the country's leading cement manufacturer successfully, it won the award for 'Best Construction Brand' for the Ninth consecutive year at the 14th annual SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards ceremony recently. It further adds, the first and only cement in the country to receive the SLS 1253 certification. The company was earlier presented with the green award from the Green Building Council for sustainable materials and product...

UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) brings retail cement price into line with other producers

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) has passed on the benefits of the VAT reduction and removal of the national building tax (NBT), on 1 December 2019, to customers and has lowered the retail price of its 50kg bag of cement to LKR950 (US$5.23). UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt)'s price drop now comes into line with the earlier price change announcement by State Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Welfare, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa on 15 December 2019, when retail prices fell by LKR100 for a 50kg bag...

Sri Lanka sets maximum retail price for cement

30 December 2019, Published under Cement News

A special gazette notification has been issued by the Consumer Affairs Authority declaring the maximum retail price of locally manufactured cement in Sri Lanka at LKR1005 (US$5.53) per 50kg bag. The maximum retail price of a bag of cement that has been imported in bulk will be LKR950 per 50kg bag, and the maximum retail price of a bag of imported cement is LKR930.