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INSEE Cement adds import vessels to address cement scarcity in Sri Lanka

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement has added two more import vessels to its operations in order to increase cement supply across Sri Lanka, according to the Daily Mirror. "INSEE Cement continues to operate at maximum production capacity to ensure the Sri Lankan construction industry remains on its path to a successful recovery," said Gustavo Navarro, INSEE Cement’s CEO. "What the domestic market is experiencing is an artificial scarcity that was first created by importers refusing to release their stocks to...

Dalmia Cement plans new 2Mta plant

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement is planning to set up a new 2Mta grinding plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand, according to the state’s government. The company is expected to invest INR5.77bn (US$77.14m) in the construction of the plant, with work scheduled to begin this month and set to be completed within a year.

Star Cement posts 3% revenue increase

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has posted a standalone net profit of INR229.4m (US$3.07m) in the quarter ending 30 September, falling 39.8 per cent YoY from INR381.2m in the same period of the previous fiscal. However, net revenue saw a modest improvement of 3.4 per cent to INR3.98bn from INR3.85bn.

Lanwa Sanstha Cement to begin operations in 2022

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's Lanwa Sanstha Cement is now expected to commence operations in January 2022, when it opens a US$80m plant in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, Hambantota. The production capacity of the plant is estimated to be 3Mta, according to Daily News (Sri Lanka). "One of the highlights of the first-of-its-kind facility in Sri Lanka would be the emphasis on the latest technology, where all mixing will be carried out with latest European technology while many of the other equipme...

Dalmia Bharat sees 11% climb in revenue

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Bharat has reported a 10 per cent decline in net profit to INR2.09bn (US$27.93m) during the September quarter of FY21-22, compared with INR2.32bn in the year-ago period. “In spite of unprecedented cost-related headwinds across regions, our razor-sharp focus on operational efficiencies and execution has helped us contain our costs and deliver industry-leading performance,” said the company’s managing director, Puneet Dalmia. Consolidated revenue from operations was up 11.4 p...

Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) outlines measures taken to address cement shortage

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) has taken several immediate measures to address a cement shortage in the market, according to Dr Harsha Cabral PC, company chairman. Tokyo Cement is operating its plant in Trincomalee at the maximum installed capacity of around 170,000tpm and will continue to supply cement island wide at its highest output levels. In addition, the company has been importing 30,000t of bulk cement per month through the Tokyo Cement Colombo terminal. On a request made by t...

Ramco Cements announces 19% increase in revenue

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has posted an 18.7 per cent YoY increase in consolidated revenue to INR15.03bn (US$200.1m) in the quarter ending September 2021. The company was reportedly supported by better volumes and pricing in the light of strong cement demand. Net profit surged 111.8 per cent to INR5.16bn from INR2.44bn in the July-September 2020 period.

Orient Cement records 28% YoY revenue increase

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Orient Cement has recorded a consolidated revenue of INR6.13bn (US$81.63m) in the 2QFY21-22, up 28.4 per cent YoY from INR4.78bn in the comparable period of the previous fiscal. Net profit also climbed 63.4 per cent YoY to INR568.8m from INR348.2m.

Alamgir Kabir re-elected as president of the BCMA

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Alamgir Kabir, vice-chairman of MI Cement Factory, has been re-elected president of the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers’ Association (BCMA). Shahidullah, managing director of Metrocem Cement and chairman of Metrocem Group, and Zahir Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Confidence Cement, have also been re-elected as the first and second vice-president of the BCMA, respectively. “Working with the policymakers to flourish the cement sector as well as to keep the consumers’ interest up will ...

Attock Cement records 22% decline in revenue

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Attock Cement has announced a 21.6 per cent YoY decrease in consolidated revenue to PKR5.73bn (US$32.86m) in the quarter ending 30 September 2021, compared to PKR7.31bn in the year-ago period. Profit also fell 46 per cent YoY to PKR373.3m from PKR691.7m in the 1QFY20-21.