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Japanese cement producers help reduce plastic waste

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan's cement companies are investing to use more plastic waste as fuel to produce cement. Taiheiyo Cement plans to employ new technology for efficiently making coal from plastic and deploy dedicated equipment at nine works in Japan. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Osaka Cement is pouring CNY10bn (US$93.6m) into environmental efforts, including handling plastic waste, by FY22. Japan shipped 1.5Mta of plastic waste abroad until 2017, according to Ministry of Finance data. This fell to 1.01Mt i...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement reports 40% increase in profit

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Sumitomo Osaka Cement has reported a 40 per cent YoY rise in net profit to JPY10.92bn (US$101.63m) for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2020, compared with JPY7.8bn in the FY18-19. Sales were down 2.4 per cent to JPY245.1bn from JPY251.06bn, but operating profit advanced 13.8 per cent YoY to JPY16.1bn in the FY19-20. The company’s profit was reportedly supported by its cement and building materials segments.

Sumitomo Osaka Cement sees 55% increase in net profit

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Sumitomo Osaka Cement has seen a 54.5 per cent YoY increase in net profit to JPY7.7bn (US$70.05m) for the nine-month period ended December 2019. Total sales saw a 3.3 per cent decline to JPY181.9bn, while operating profit rose 6.6 per cent to JPY10.7bn. For the full year ending March 2020, net profit is expected to advance 37.2 per cent YoY to JPY10.7bn and sales to decrease 2.4 per cent to JPY245bn.

Japan: finding new ways

19 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Since the last decade of the 20th century, Japan has been stuck in a deflationary economic spiral, but now a fragile growth is emerging. While the country finds new ways to prosper and can look forward to hosting the Olympic Games in 2020, public investment is not expected to provide the fast track to prosperity. Cement producers will find most support in private investment and exports, which are resuming their upward trajectory. As it upgrades its transport network, replacing one pio...

Going alternative in Japan

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

With Japanese cement demand falling over the past 20 years, Sumitomo Osaka Cement has constantly evolved its cement manufacturing processes. As a result, the company’s Ako integrated cement plant stepped up its use of alternative fuels and raw materials as part of its efforts to reduce costs and the impact of plant emissions. By Tetsuo Yokobori, Sumitomo Osaka Cement, Japan. Sumitomo Osaka Cement has carried out many improvements at its Ako plant, Japan Sumitomo Osaka Cement (SO...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement reports 4.4% rise in 1H net profit

08 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co saw a 4.5 per cent YoY fall in revenues from JPY115.65bn (US$1.11bn) to JPY110.44bn in the first half ended 30 September 2016. While its pretax profit also decreased over the one-year period, from JPY11.25bn to JPY10.43bn, the company was able to report a 4.4 per cent YoY rise in net profit from JPY7.67bn  to JPY8.01bn in April-September 2016. For the full-year 2016, Sumitomo expects to achieve revenues of JPY230bn while pretax profit is forecast at JPY22.5bn ...

Sumitomo Osaka 1.4Mt coal consumption in 2015

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement manufacturer Sumitomo Osaka Cement reported that it had consumed 1.41Mt of coal for the fiscal year 2015 (year end 31 March 2016). This figure is a 2.7 per cent YoY decrease from the fiscal year 2014, when consumption reached 1.44Mt. Petcoke consumption for the same period was 0.1Mt, up 19 per cent from 0.08Mt from fiscal year 2014.

Japan: Sumitomo Osaka Cement operating profit seen rising

28 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Sumitomo Osaka Cement's group operating profit is expected to jump 13 per cent for the April-September half on rising sales and declining coal prices, according to a Nikkei earnings preview report. The profit of around JPY10bn (US$82.1m) would be a record for the half, surpassing guidance of JPY9.1bn. Sales likely grew three per cent to around JPY115bn, edging above guidance of JPY113bn, according to the newspaper. The report said domestic demand for cement used in public works...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement reports strong quarterly rise

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Japan's Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co Ltd reported a 26.8 per cent YoY rise in operating profit to JPY4.43bn (US$35.7m) over the April-June quarter. Sales during the period climbed to JPY56.78bn, up six per cent over the same quarter of last year. Earnings per share rose to JPY7.68, up from last year's JPY5.69 for the same quarter. The cement producer has announced it is to raise capacity at its Kochi plant in western Japan by some 0.2Mta, with completion scheduled for 2017.

Japanese producers increase exports

13 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producers have increased export levels in a bid to help offset a slowdown in domestic consumption due to a slump in housing investment. According to the Japanese Cement Association, the country’s exports rose by four per cent to 9.11Mt in 2014, marking the first increase in six years. A Nikkei Report stated that Japanese cement makers are heightening exports to tighten the supply-demand balance. Local producers had initially expected domestic demand would increase due to ...