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UltraTech marches on...

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Despite the recent challenges being faced by the Indian cement industry, the country’s largest producer, UltraTech Cement, has continued to press ahead with its expansion plans given expectations for long-term domestic demand growth potential. In the last year alone, it has commissioned five cement projects to help meet the country’s infrastructure and housing requirements with new facilities established closer to consumption hubs. UltraTech Cement has employed the best available tech...

Supplying Africa

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Nigerian cement industry is developing at breakneck speed, with a drive that reaches beyond the country’s borders. At the forefront of this trend is locally-based Dangote Cement. Speaking at the Cemtech Middle East and Africa Conference held earlier this year, CEO DVG Edwin highlighted the company’s track record and its plans to expand its operations not only in Nigeria, but further afield in other west and central African markets. Dangote invested heavily in truck haulage and mod...

Holcim's Asian advance

12 June 2013, Published under Cement News

It wasn’t until the 1990s that Holcim truly stamped its mark on the South Asian market. Since then it has rapidly increased its exposure there and now has extensive plans to boost its capacity as the region enjoys a construction boom. Ambuja Cements Ltd, in which Holcim has a 50.3 per cent stake, is investing heavily in new capacity to maintain its 10 per cent share of the Indian cement market South Asia is a relatively new market to Holcim. Having dipped its toe in the regio...

PPC's East African promise

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd, southern Africa’s leading cement manufacturer, has increased its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa with its latest acquisitions in Ethiopia and Rwanda. With the two acquisitions, PPC’s sights are currently set on the east as the company aims to increase revenue streams from outside its traditional regions of South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to 40 per cent by 2016. By PPC Ltd, South Africa. PPC expands its African footprint: current and future focus areas PP...

Helping the UAE to thrive

19 March 2013, Published under Cement News

With a raft of new development projects recently announced in the United Arab Emirates on the back of renewed investor confidence, the future for the local construction industry looks promising over the next few years. With a new 4.5Mta works at Al Ain, the UAE’s Arkan Building Material Company is poised to play a significant role. Arkan Building Material Co explains. Arkan Building Materials Co's new Al Ain cement works is part of an integrated building materials portfolio that wi...

AfriSam gears up

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is preparing for future demand by making investments in a variety of expansion projects designed to boost its internal capacity. The company has also re-engineered its entire product portfolio to meet expected market developments and avoid shortages. AfriSam offers a view into its future development. AfriSam will install a new kiln at its Dudfield operation to increase clinker production In line with this vision AfriSam has submitted Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA...

Tightening belts at CRH

09 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The Irish building materials company CRH Plc plans to make €300m in savings between 2013-15 by focussing on reducing energy costs, rationalising capacity and continuing its acquisitions programme. At 7Mta clinker capacity, the Shuangyang cement plant in Jilin province is the largest in northeastern China and part of the 26 per cent CRH-owned Yatai Cement With over 700 acquisitions to-date, growth through vertical integration has become synonymous with the success of Irish con...

Development and interaction

20 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos will play a significant part in the building of the new Brazil as a producer of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete. The company continues to expand its cement capacity at home and abroad, while it is strongly driven and directed by its sustainability goals and desire to improve its energy efficiency and carbon management. Votorantim’s Rio Branco do Sul plant, Paraná state Votorantim Cimentos, which has been carrying out operations in the business of b...

The leading majors

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

As a prelude to ICR’s annual performance review of the top six global cement majors, we provide an overview of some of the key themes to have emerged in 2011. We also take a look ahead to next year as Camargo Corrêa’s asset swap with Votorantim will bring changes to the top of the cement leader chart and, elsewhere, the future international expansion of state-owned producers in China, Vietnam and Indonesia could also be on the cards. Holcim narrowly lost its position as the world’s l...

The leading majors

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

As a prelude to ICR’s annual performance review of the top six global cement majors, we provide an overview of some of the key themes to have emerged in 2011. We also take a look ahead to next year as Camargo Corrêa’s asset swap with Votorantim will bring changes to the top of the cement leader chart and, elsewhere, the future international expansion of state-owned producers in China, Vietnam and Indonesia could also be on the cards. Holcim narrowly lost its position as the world’s l...