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Vietnam's new Master Plan

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is having to rebalance its cement output with expected market demand. While there have been limitations on the creation of new plants, there is now strong evidence for the government to encourage the construction of larger plants while phasing out the less economical smaller units. By Hai Khieu, StoxPlus, Vietnam. Vietnam is seeking to rebalance its cement and clinker supply to demand. This could take a decade to implement, says StoxPlus The overheated expansion of Vi...

Thailand: SCG improves customer convenience

09 June 2016, Published under Cement News

SCG Cement-Building Materials, a unit of Siam Cement Group, has revamped its key online and offline customer contact points as part improving its customer services. "The main purpose is to enhance convenience for our customers, rather than for sales," said Nithi Pattarachoke, vice president for the domestic market of SCG Cement-Building Materials. Previously, SCG only manufactured and sold its products to its customers, but in recent years it has started to pay attention to the whol...

Cemex

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has completed the sale of its operations in Thailand and Bangladesh to Siam City Cement for some US$53m. These operations consist of an integrated cement works near Bangkok with a capacity of 0.6Mta and a grinding centre at Nagarangonj in Bangladesh with a capacity of 0.52Mta.

SCG forecasts regional capacity will hit 292Mta by 2018

20 April 2016, Published under Cement News

In a presentation to investors earlier this month, Siam Cement Group (SCG) disclosed that it expects capacity in Thailand and nearby markets will reach 292Mta in two years' time, up from 251Mta in 2015. Production capacity is set to expand in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. This comes against a backdrop of existing overcapacity – in 2015 domestic consumption in the six countries was 168Mt, implying a utilisation rate of 67 per cent. Demand growth in Thailand a...

Thailand: Italcementi to keep ASEAN base

11 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Thailand will continue to be Italcementi Group's production base in ASEAN and its base for expanding into Myanmar after HeidelbergCement acquires Italmobiliare's 45 per cent stake in Italcementi in July, group Chief Executive Officer, Carlo Pesenti, said in an interview with The Nation. "Since Italmobiliare and HeidelbergCement signed an agreement regarding the sale to HeidelbergCement of Italmobiliare's 45 per cent stake held in Italcementi in July last year, we have discussed the poli...

Cemex divests of Bangladesh and Thailand units, potential sale of minority stake in Philippine assets

11 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its operations in Bangladesh and Thailand to Siam City Cement Co for approximately US$53m. Meanwhile, Cemex's Philippine subsidiary has presented an application to Philippine authorities for the potential sale of a minority stake of assets in the southeast Asian country. Bangladesh and Thailand divestitures Proceeds obtained from the Bangladesh and Thailand transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for ...

Fitch affirms Siam Cement at 'A(tha)', Outlook Stable

10 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Ltd has affirmed The Siam Cement Public Co Ltd's (SCC) National Long-Term Rating at 'A(tha)', National Short-Term Rating at 'F1(tha)' and its senior unsecured debentures at 'A(tha)' with a 'Stable' outlook. Fitch notes that SCC's strong operating cash flow led to an improvement in credit metrics in 2015. EBITDA increased to above THB70bn (US$1.98bn) which saw FFO (Funds From Operations) net-adjusted leverage reduce to 2.5x. "Whilst this is below the positive rating ...

Thai SCG approvals proposals to buy out Vietnam tile firm

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) plans to wholly acquire Vietnam’s ceramic tile manufacturer. Siam Cement Group (SCG) has approved the proposal of its wholly owned subsidiary SCG Building Materials to acquire the remaining 15 per cent stake of Prime Group and related assets for THB2.19bn (US$61.24m), the Nation newspaper reported. SCG in December 2012 closed a deal to acquire an 85 per cnet stake in Prime Group, the largest ceramic tile in Vietnam, for THB7.2bn (~US$240m). SCG saw revenue up seven ...

Siam Cement posts 29% rise in 4Q net profit

27 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Plc posted a 29 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net profit as better earnings from its chemical unit outweighed weakness in cement and the building materials business. For 2015 Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate posted a 35 per cent rise in net profit of THB45.4bn (US$1.27bn) due to strong chemical earnings, while its sales fell 10 per cent to THB439.6bn due to lower chemical prices, it said in a statement. Last week Bualuang Securities cautioned that the Cement-Bui...

Siam Cement Group eyes Vietnam expansion

26 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Thailand's Siam Cement Group plans to expand its operations in Vietnam, especially in the cement and  petrochemical sectors. "Our target is that we must have a cement factory here, but by when we still cannot say. We're studying if we should invest on our own or through a joint venture," Dhep Vongvanich, SCG's Vietnam executive director, told The Nation newspaper. Meanwhile, Vongvanich added that SCG would continue with the construction of the US$4.5bn Long Son integrated petrochemical...