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Bestway's CEO takes seat in UK House of Lords

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

British-Pakistani businessman Lord Zameer Choudrey has formally taken his seat in the House of Lords with a pledge to use his position to work towards improving trade relations between Pakistan and the UK.   As the Chief Executive of Bestway Group, Lord Choudrey manages Bestway Cement Ltd, United Bank Ltd and MAP Rice Mills, aside from owning Bestway Wholesale in the UK, Well Pharmacy, real estate investments, and a string of retail outlets, plus ethnic food and beverage import and distribut...

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...

Vicat advances in most areas, other than Egypt and Switzerland

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Vicat's 1Q18 turnover showed 3.9 per cent improvement to EUR573m, which represents an underlying advance of 10.8 per cent at constant parameters and exchange rates. The cement turnover grew by 2.5 per cent to EUR290m, as cement shipments advanced by 6.5 per cent to 5.21Mt. Before inter-sector eliminations, the cement turnover amounted to EUR342m, a two per cent improvement. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 2.9 per cent ahead at EUR215m, which represents an underlying recovery of n...


04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

In its autumn trading statement, CRH said that its pro-forma turnover in the first nine months improved by two per cent in Europe and also by two per cent in the Americas, while declining by nine per cent in Asia, giving an overall increase of two per cent to around EUR20,700m, with a third quarter increase of three per cent. EBITDA was ahead by around three per cent in Europe and by four per cent in the Americas, but falling by some 45 per cent in Asia, giving a two per cent advance at the ...

UltraTech Cement

29 April 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has reported a drop in its quarterly net profit for the fourth quarter ended 31 March, 2015. Profit has slipped to INR6.15bn from INR8.38bn in the same period last year. This includes a tax provision reversal of INR960m and an additional INR500m provision for deferred tax. Combined cement and clinker sales for its Indian operations over the quarter came in at 11.81Mt, a drop of three per cent YoY. During the quarter, the company has commissioned a 2Mta clinker plant in Rajas...