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YTL Cement to consolidate Malaysian cement businesses

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

YTL Cement (YTL Corp) has signed an agreement to sell its entire cement and RMC operations in Malaysia to its 76.98 per cent subsidiary Malayan Cement for a MYR5.16bn (US$1.25bn) cash and stock deal. The deal will see Malayan Cement acquire 12 companies from YTL Cement. YTL Cement’s shareholding in Malayan Cement is expected to increase to approximately 78.58 per cent upon completion of the agreement and the ongoing private placement of up to 85m new Malayan Cement shares. "YTL Cement wil...

YTL Cement completes divestment of China subsidiary

05 May 2021, Published under Cement News

YTL Cement (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of YTL Corp Bhd, has finalised the disposal of its 100 per cent equity interest in Zhejiang Hangzhou Dama Cement Co Ltd (Dama Cement), according to local press reports.   Dama Cement owns a cement plant in Lin’an district, Zhejiang Province, China. YTL Cement invested in the company in 2007 and has seen aggregate returns of about CNY1.3bn (US$200.8m), said a statement. The price of the disposal was undisclosed.   “This is an ideal time for us to make an e...

APMC's Rawang plant to close for upgrade programme

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Associated Pan Malaysia Cement (APMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malayan Cement, reportedly released the majority of its employees a few weeks ago, according to The Edge. Furthermore, company operations reportedly stopped last year, after YTL Cement acquired 51 per cent of Malayan Cement. In a response to a request for clarification from The Edge Malaysia, YTL Cement stated: "APMC’s Rawang plant, the nation’s first and oldest cement plant, will be undergoing a MYR200m (US$45.89m) rejuv...

Malayan Cement shareholders approve RPTs with YTL Cement

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Malayan Cement, formerly Lafarge Malaysia, has obtained minority shareholder approval for MYR1.87bn (US$460m) worth of related-party transactions (RPTs) with its new controlling shareholder, YTL Cement, according to The Edge. The shareholders had previously voted down plans for MYR3.51bn worth of RPTs with YTL Cement last September. The new mandate will reportedly allow Malayan Cement to deal with YTL Cement on the sale and purchase of materials such as clinker, cement, aggregates, san...

WCA welcomes YTL Cement as a corporate member

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

YTL Cement of Malaysiahas joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as a corporate member. The WCA now has a network of 75 members representing 34 countries. YTL Cement has a state-of-the-art 1Mta plant on the east coast of the Malaysian peninsular with additional overseas operations with Jurong Cement in Singapore and Zhejiang Lin'an Jin Yuan Cement Co Ltd in China.

Lafarge Malaysia shareholders vote down RPTs with YTL Cement

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Minority shareholders of Lafarge Malaysia have voted down a plan to enter into recurrent related party transactions (RPTs) with YTL Cement, estimated to be worth about MYR3.5bn (US$837.92m). The proposal was rejected by 76 per cent of the shareholders, according to a bourse filing. The RPTs would have allowed Lafarge to deal with YTL on the sale and purchase of clinker, cement and pulverised ash, and also fees for services and rental of properties in Johor and Singapore.

LafargeHolcim

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed the sale of its 51 per cent-owned subsidiary Lafarge Malaysia to YTLCement Berhad for US$396m, a 43 per cent premium to the latest share price before the deal was announced. The sale includes the 91 per cent-owned subsidiary Holcim Singapore Pte Ltd. Lafarge Malaysia operates three integrated cement works and two grinding centres. Completion of the deal was achieved on 17 May 2019. In the first quarter Lafarge Malaysia lost MYR32.07m (US$7.64m), compared with a loss ...

YTL Corp sees cement revenue fall 4% in 9MFY19

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

YTL Corp Bhd released disappointing results for the 9MFY19 for its cement division. Cement revenue was down by four per cent YoY, but earnings were up 96 per cent YoY. The Malaysian company reported lower a sales volume impacting its top line. YTL Cement's margins improved significantly given the higher selling price and lower operating expenditure. The recent 51 per cent acquisition of Lafarge Malaysia will reflect a small loss in contributions in 4QFY19. The acquisition is expected to im...

Lafarge Malaysia announces new managing director

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia has announced the appointment of Michael Yeoh Sock Siong as managing director of the company effective from 31 May. The company stated that he has been repositioned from the previously-announced role of executive director to MD. Members of the Yeoh family, which controls the YTL group, joined the Lafarge Malaysia board two weeks ago after its acquisition by YTL Cement.

Lafarge Malaysia reduces net loss in 1Q19

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia successfully reduced its net loss to MYR32.07m (US$7.64m) in the 1Q19, compared with MYR68.73m of the year-ago period. However, revenue saw a minor 1.5 per cent YoY fall to MYR538.7m from MYR546.8m, with the decrease attributed to lower cement sales caused by market conditions. The company noted that key infrastructure projects will help reduce the domestic cement industry’s overcapacity, but market conditions are expected to remain challenging. "There is still healthy ...