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Siam Cement Group enters JV for new ACC plant

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam Cement Group (SCG) has entered into a joint venture (JV) with India’s BigBloc Construction (BCL) to build a greenfield plant to manufacture aerated autoclaved concrete (AAC) blocks and AAC panels. The JV, known as Siam Cement BigBloc Construction Technologies, is 52 per cent controlled by BCL and 48 per cent controlled by SCG. The new works marks an investment of INR650m (US$7.9m), according to Financial Express, and will be located in the Kheda district, near Ahmed...

Thailand looks to Philippines for exports

07 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The Philippines government has decided not to extend a tax on imports of cement. The levy on imported cement was first introduced on 22 October 2019 for three years. In the first year the tax was PHP250/t (US$4.5/t), which then fell to PHP245/t in the second year and PHP200/t in the third year. With the tax due to expire on 21 October 2022, the Philippine Tariff Commission began an enquiry in February this year as to whether the tax should be extended or not. According to rules set out by...

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...

Siam Cement sees sales advance 8% in 3Q22

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam Cement Group (SCG) has reported sales of THB142,391m (US$3774m) in the third quarter of 2022, up eight per cent from THB131,825m in the same period a year earlier. According to the company, the increase has been driven by higher product prices. Net income over the same timeframe fell from THB6817m to THB2443m, while basic earnings per share from continuing operations declined from THB5.68 to THB2.04.  In the opening nine months of 2022, sales came in at THB447,419m, ...

TPI Polene posts 2Q22 sales growth of 21%

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

TPI Polene posted a 21 per cent YoY growth in sales in the 2Q22 to THB12.5bn (US$346.2m) and 24 per cent growth in revenues to THB13.6bn, partly thanks to forex gains. Overall, the lower volume sales in some product categories were offset by price adjustments compensating for input costs that have been rising since late 2021. For the 1H22 sales reached THB25bn up 29 per cent YoY.   The company’s gross profit and core operating margins, at 28.6 and 22 per cent respectively, were still l...

Thai cement demand up 11% in May

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic sales of Portland cement in Thailand increased 10.9 per cent MoM to 2Mt in May 2022 but when compared with May 2021, sales were down 16 per cent, according the Office of Industrial Economics. In the January-May 2022 period domestic sales declined 6.6 per cent YoY to 10.4Mt. Exports Exports in the first five months of 2022 declined 6.6 per cent YoY to 10.4Mt. Clinker exports increased 32.2 per cent yoY to 3.3Mt while exports of blended cement were up 24.2 per cent YoY to 68,300t. ...

Siam Cement plant catches on fire

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

PT Siam Cement Group ( SCG) factory on Jalan Palabuhan II, Sukabumi Regency, Thailand, has caught fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known. A number of vehicles and firefighters entered the factory area to extinguish the fire. There were no casualties in the incident. The President Director of PT Semen Jawa and PT Tambang Semen Sukabumi, Somchai Dumrongsil, confirmed the fire outbreak.

Asia Cement’s SWAP

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The trend for longer bags in baghouses requires cement plants to review their bag cleaning systems. Gas filtration specialist CTP Team recently installed its advanced SWAP technology at Asia Cement’s Pukrang plant in Thailand, which has improved the efficiency and reduced the cost of its bag cleaning system. By Roberto Binago, CTP Srl, Italy. Figure 1: SWAP technology compared with traditional bag cleaning technology In the cement sector, baghouses equipped with long bags are in...

SCG looks to recover from disrupted markets

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

SCG, a leading conglomerate from Thailand, found COVID-19 disrupted its markets at home and abroad in 2020-21. Its FY21 results continued to be impaired by the Omicron variant, but the company is pushing ahead with its Green Choice programme of investments and remains optimistic that it can benefit from the improved economic forecasts for domestic construction growth in 2022. SCG's FY21 results reported a four per cent decline in grey cement demand in Thailand. Residential, commercial a...

Siam City Cement Group signs biodiversity MoU with IUCN

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have extended their partnership for another three years by formalising a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 plan, targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal of the partnership is to avoid and minimise biodiversity loss to the maximum extent possible. Ov...