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TÇMB re-elects chairman and announces export success

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB) has re-elected Dr Tamer Saka as its chairman, with Dr Saka having already served in the role since July 2019. Following his re-election, Dr Saka highlighted the successes of the country’s cement export industry in 2019. "The total export of clinker and cement in 2019 increased 68 per cent and realised as 23Mt. The total export value of the Turkish cement sector became US$877m, with a 44 per cent increase YoY. We are exporting to more than...

Medcem's Tunisian investment

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Hanacem Tunisia is a subsidiary of Medcem Global, the sole cement and clinker exporting company for Turkey-based Eren Holding. To support export operations Medcem constructed the Hanacem grinding plant in Gabès, Tunisia, given that the country serves as a regional hub and platform to north African target markets. By Hanacem Tunisia, Tunisia. Hanacem Tunisia’s 0.6Mta grinding is situated in the Gabès industrial zone, Tunisia Medcem’s integrated flagship cement facility is situate...

Turkey sees 30% decline in cement sales for the 11M19

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement sales fell 30 per cent YoY in the first 11 months of 2019, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). The result has been linked to a slowdown in the housing market, with sales declining seven per cent YoY to 1.15m units in the 11M19. Cement production increased 2.8 per cent YoY in November 2019 to 5.3Mt, with house sales also advancing 54 per cent YoY during the same period.

New-look Limak Anka

27 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The new-look Limak Anka integrated cement plant in Ankara, Turkey, was launched with modern production technologies and minimal environmental impact in mind. By employing the latest-generation equipment, optimising performance and applying industry best practice, the plant’s fresh approach has led to an exemplary track record in terms of meeting national and international standards. By Limak Cement Group, Turkey. The state-of-the-art Limak Anka integrated works in Turkey has a cement ...

OYAK to merge five companies on Istanbul Stock Exchange

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkey's leading cement group, OYAK Holding is merging five cement companies traded on the Istanbul Stock Exchange. OYAK Group is an industrial and financial conglomerate owned by the Turkish military's pension fund. It's decision on the merger was made "to create synergies in line with our strategic plans and our targets for the cement sector," OYAK said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange late on Monday. OYAK Group said talks between its units had begun on the merger in line wi...

TCMB support first Concrete Roads Congress

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The first Concrete Roads Congress and Exhibition was recently held in Ankara, Turkey, at the KGM Halil Rıfat Paşa Conference Hall. The conference was led by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and with technical support from the General Directorate of Highways (KGM), the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB) and the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPAVE), under the theme of ‘Superstructure Solutions for the Benefit of Society’. Dr Tamer Saka, chairman of the TÇ...

Shares of Turkish cement firms plummet

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkish Cement firms have seen a sudden drop in share prices after Turkey's military begin operations in Syria and the EU shows no interest in financing the resettlement housebuilding for 2m Syrian refugees. Last month Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced his plan to create the zone along the Syrian-Turkish border where the Ankara government envisages the creation of 140 villages and 10 towns to accommodate up to 1m people. Earlier in the week, Turkish cement companies saw th...

Turkey: rebalancing for growth

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the recent decline in Turkey’s economic growth the domestic cement industry set about to improve its production efficiency and foster sustainable development in a sector that continues to expand as it looks forward to sustained cement demand at home and in its export markets. By Dr Tamer Saka, Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Turkey. Exports are key in supporting capacity utilisation rates in the Turkish cement industry with shipments as far afield as the USA an...

Çimsa: building on success

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Çimsa is Turkey’s leading cement exporter and the second-largest producer of white cement in the world. Building on this success, Ülkü Özcan, CEO, explains how the company is strengthening its export network and white cement capacity, and has set its sights on innovation and digitalisation. By building on its capacity to export to global destinations and increasing white cement capacity, Çimsa aims to enhance efficiency and maintain healthy growth. Innovation and digitalisation are...

OYAK targets British Steel bid

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement producer OYAK has become the front runner in the bidding to buy British Steel. The Turkish pension fund has been talking with the UK government to takeover British Steel via Ataer Holding, a wholly owned investment vehicle of OYAK, reports the Financial Times. OYAK is already a diversified company with businesses in cement, agriculture, mining and energy and a joint venture with Renault. British Steel has been in liquidation since May 2019. OYAK could use slag as a byprodu...