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Peru's cement producers see impact of COVID-19 crisis

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The energy demand of Peruvian cement mills has reportedly fallen more than 90 per cent in recent weeks due to lower utilisation rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "They have temporarily suspended their operations and that of their subsidiaries. Plants are running to a minimum, just a few furnace maintenance issues," said Flor Felices, analyst at Intéligo SAB. The impact of the coronavirus on the construction industry has reduced cement demand. As a result, Unacem has projected...

Connected manufacturing

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The abundant and growing quantity of operational data and events collected in real time opens the door for improvements across the cement manufacturing process instead of only in specific areas. Operational data from existing devices and sensors that support automation and control systems can help increase asset availability, reduce energy costs and improve process efficiency. However, this is just the start of the potential offered to the industry by new technologies based on operational da...

Unacem 2Q net profit doubles to PEN97m

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Consolidated revenues of Peru-based Unacem increased 8.3 per cent YoY to PEN1.041bn (US$308.3m) in the second quarter of 2019 as a result of higher cement and ready-mix volume sales in Peru, higher prices in the USA, increased energy generation and the incorporation of seven newly-acquired ready-mix sites in Chile, said the company. Consolidated EBITDA in the 2Q19 advanced 4.4 per cent PEN302m when compared with the 2Q18 while the second-quarter EBITDA margin slipped to 29 per cent from 30...

Peru’s judicial power ratifies fines for Unacem

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement production Unacem and its distributors saw a UIT1614 (PEN6.7m – US$2m) fine imposed by Indecopi in 2014 for anticompetitive practices, ratified by the country’s Third Chamber of Constitutional and Social Transitional Law of the Supreme Court.  The supervising body had sanctioned the companies Unacem, La Viga, A Berio & Cia, Manufactures of Commercial and Industrial Steel and 17 natural persons for "unreasonably and unjustifiably refused to sell cement Sol (manufactured by U...

Unacem reports 6% rise in sales but 48% drop in net profit

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has reported 4Q18 sales of PEN507.8m, up 5.6 per cent when compared with sales of PEN481m in the equivalent period of the previous year. Operating profit increased by 16 per cent to PEN121.6m in the 4Q18 from PEN104.8m in the 4Q17. However, after financial expenses of PEN-101.3m, financial income of PEN3m, net exchange differences of PEN-32.7m and income tax expenses of PEN682,000, the quarter’s net profit reached PEN-10.2m. In terms of Unacemen’s dispatches, these rose by...

Unacem shareholders to discuss merger with Inversiones Andino

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem reported that its general meeting of shareholders will evaluate the proposal between the company and the Investment and Administration Trade Union, Inversiones Andino and Inmobilaria Pronto. The cement company explained that the main objective of the merger is to consolidate in Unacem the knowledge, strategies, experiences, specialisations, rights and other assets developed and managed by the three societies that would be absorbed. It also seeks to extinguish the contract...

Unacem reports 38% rise in 3Q net profit

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem has reported revenues of PEN497.9m (US$147.7m) in the 3Q18, down 0.8 per cent from PEN501.8m in the 3Q17. Gross profit remained largely stable at PEN187.1m during the quarter, but operating profit rose seven per cent to PEN128.8m from PEN120.4m in 3Q17. Net profit in 3Q advanced to just under PEN49m, up 38 per cent from PEN35.5m in the year-ago period. In the first nine months of 2018, Unacem saw its revenues rise by 5.7 per cent from PEN1.382bn in 9M17 to P...

Unacem buys Cementos Portland for US$28m

15 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has acquired Cementos Portland for US$28m from Cementos Bío Bío and Votorantim. Unacem, which operates 8.3Mta of production capacity at two plants at Atocongo and Condorcocha, informed the Superintendency of the Stock Market (SMV) that on 10 October, it had carried out "a transfer of 100 per cent of the shares representing the capital stock of Cementos Portland for the total price of US$28,095,802".

Unacem’s profit down 53% in 1Q18

17 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem reported a 53 per cent fall in net profit to PEN157m in the first quarter of 2018. Unacem’s domestic dispatches decreased 0.6 per cent YoY to 1.199Mt. However, revenues increased by 1.1 per cent YoY due to a higher price realisation. Cost of sales went up 2.2 per cent when compared with 1Q17 as a result of higher maintenance costs, lowering the gross margin to 41 per cent in 1Q18 from 43 per cent in 1Q17. The company’s EBITDA expanded by 15 per cent...

Unacem acquires seven Chilean concrete plants

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem has purchased, via its Unión de Concreteras (Unicon) subsidiary, a 100 per cent stake in Hormigones Independencia, part of the Chilean Hurtado Vicuña group. The US$22.2m transaction, paid for by own funds and a bank loan, covers seven concrete plants located throughout Chile, in La Serena, Rancagua, San Felipe, Concón, Quilicura, San Fernando y Chillán. The acquisition is the second by Unicon in less than a year. In July 2017, the company bought Ecuado...