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Insee Cement wins two green awards

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement (Siam City Cement group) secured two prizes for fostering green production processes and a culture of environmental sustainability, at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2017. Insee Cement’s Ecocycle received a Bronze award in the solid waste management category and the Puttalam cement plant also was awarded the Bronze in the Chemical Industry Sector. Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd CEO, Nandana Ekanayake, said: "We are delighted that Insee has been recognised by the Centra...

Tokyo Cement makes settlement over brand name

24 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC agreed to a settlement over a suit filed against Ruhunu Lanka Cement (Pvt) Ltd in the Commercial High Court of the Western province, Sri Lanka. Tokyo Cement alleged infringement with regard to the similar trade names of the brands that the two companies distributed under. The plaintiff’s company, Tokyo Cement, distributes under various brands including Tokyo Super, Mitsui and Nippon. The company stated that it was in joint venture with Japan’s Mitsui Mining...

INSEE lay foundation stone for Galle grinding station

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The foundation stone has een laid for INSEE Cement's new vertical mill that will be the main part of the company's US$14m grinding plant in the port of Galle, Sri Lanka. INSEE Cement CEO, Nandana Ekanayake, said: "The new plant will be the first vertical cement grinding plant in the southern province and also for the company. It is the company’s first big investment since the acquisition in Sri Lanka by Siam City Cement Public Company. This is another milestone in our ambitious mission to...

Loesche receives compact grinding plant order from Siam City Ltd (Lanka)

28 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche is supplying a Compact Cement Grinding (CCG) plant for Siam City Cement Ltd (Lanka) which will be used in the Galle harbour area on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, as part of an expansion of the Ruhunu cement plant. A wide variety of cement types can be produced with the 0.5Mta CCG plant, which consists of a vertical roller mill. With this mill, clinker and granulated blast furnace slag are ground into Portland limestone cement and Portland slag cement with a throughput of up to 60t...

INSEE Cement opens its first executive leadership programme

21 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement in Sri Lanka recently joined up with the country's Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), to launch its first Executive Leadership Development Programme (ELDP). The inauguration was held at the PIM education buildings, attended by the CEO and Directors of Insee Cement and PIM, faculty members of PIM and the selected participants of Insee Academy’s ELDP. The objective of the ELDP programme is to transform Insee Cement’s functional leaders into business leaders. This mean...

Ube Industries increases stake in Tokyo Cement

28 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Ube Industries' Singapore subsidiary Ube Singapore Holdings has acquired a further 10.62m shares in Sri Lanka-based Tokyo Cement Company Lanka Plc, for LKR764.6m (US$5m), a stock exchange filling said. As at 31 March 2017, Ube Singapore Holdings held a share of over two per cent (4.4m shares) in Tokyo Cement. With this new acquisition its shareholding has increased to over 10 per cent.

Vietnam April exports up 6.7%

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported more than 1.9Mt of cement and clinker, reflecting an export value of US$67.4m, according to the country’s Customs Department. This represents a YoY increase of 6.7 and 7.6 per cent, respectively. In the first four months of the year, the country exported 6.7Mt of cement and clinker, up 12.8 per cent YoY. In terms of value a 7.9 per cent rise to US$235m was reported. Bangladesh and the Philippines were the largest importers, accounting for 37 and 32 per cent, respectively o...

Tokyo Cement inaugurates second biomass power plant

11 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Sri Lankan cement producer Tokyo Cement has officially opened its second biomass power plant at Trincomalee in the presence of country president Maithripala Sirisena, Daily News (Sri Lanka) reported. The Tokyo Eastern Biomass Plant began construction in 2015 with an investment of over LKR2.5bn (US$16.3m). The plant will contribute 70GWh per year to the national grid, generated using industrial and agricultural waste sourced through community trade. In total, the plant will produce 160,...

Sri Lanka: INSEE Cement launches INSEE Academy

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd (SCCL) launched the INSEE Academy on 23 March in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The INSEE Academy as an initiative by SCCL to accelerate the growth of 'home grown talent' to take senior roles within Sri Lanka and other group companies. The Academy’s motto is 'Inspire.Instill. Ignite', aims to 'Inspire' employees to be better, 'Instill' values and 'Ignite' a passion for excellence and is a virtual training academy with a strategic focus on five key areas. These areas incl...

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.