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Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

JSW Cement partners with new investors to accelerate growth

29 July 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based JSW Cement has entered into definitive agreements to raise up to INR15.000bn (US$201.2m) from two global private equity investors, Apollo Global Management Inc (through its managed funds) and Synergy Metals Investments Holding Ltd.     The transaction is a structured private equity deal wherein compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS) are being issued to the investors and the conversion of such CCPS into common equity of the company will be linked to the company’s ...

Fitch rates West China Cement's proposed US$ notes as 'BB'

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has assigned West China Cement's (WCC) proposed US dollar senior unsecured notes a rating of 'BB'. The proposed notes will be issued by WCC and guaranteed by WCC's existing subsidiaries, other than those organised under the laws of China. WCC plans to use the proceeds of the proposed notes for refinancing and general corporate purposes, including potential investments. Fitch highlights that WCC maintains a strong position in Shaanxi province, with a market share of around 25 ...

Pakistani cement and construction FDI down in FY19-20

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has released foreign direct investment (FDI) data for June 2020 and the FY2019-20. FDI surged by 45 per cent MoM to US$174.8m in June while for the full financial year, FDI soared 88 per cent to US$2.561bn from US$1.362bn in FY18-19. China transferred the highest net FDI of US$843.1m, Norway US$402m and Hong Kong US$190.7m. However, the increasing FDI trend is yet to reflect in the country's construction and cement sectors, which still lag behind other indus...

First sustainable credit to the Mexican cement industry agreed

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

BBVA Mexico has formalised a sustainable credit for MXN2.2bn (US$88.7m) over a five-year term to Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. According to the bank, it is the first sustainable credit in the Mexican cement industry and also the first of this year. The producer is expected to use the funds to modernise its production plants in Hidalgo and Oaxaca to reduce energy and water consumption, thereby making its production more efficient and reinforcing its commitment to the environment. The credit...

Holcim El Salvador sets record production figures in 2019

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador produced over 1.2Mt of cement and 710,000Mm 3 of concrete in 2019, representing record production figures, and plans to maintain this positive performance in 2020. The company also co-processed around 26,000t of waste in 2019, up from 20,000t in the previous year. Elsewhere, Holcim is also considering reopening its Maya cement plant, which was closed in 2008 due to low domestic demand. These plans would require an investment of US$20m. In the meantime, the company is ...

FDI into Pakistani cement and construction falls

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan has received a net total foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$1.34bn during first six months of July and December of FY19-20 compared to US$796.8m received in same months of the previous year. This represents an increase of 68 per cent YoY, mainly due to a high inflow from Norway, China, Japan, Malta, USA and other countries between July and December 2019, according to data of the State Bank of Pakistan.   However, this increasing trend of FDI was not reflected in the country's con...

Ban on new cement plants lifted for Punjab

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has announced that the government for Punjab, India, has lifted a ban on the cement industry after 12 years. The minister revealed this while presiding over a meeting that was held to review investment in the cement industry and installation of new plants in the province, according to the Business Recorder. Mr Iqbal noted that months were spent in getting a no objection certificate (NoC) for setting up new industries. A ...

LafargeHolcim plans EUR10m investment in Kujawy

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will be investing EUR10m in its Kujawy cement plant in Poland. The company will be launched a new product on the market as well as increase the use of alternative fuels (AFs) at the works. At present Cementownia Kujawy’s AF rate is between 80-85 per cent, or around 190,000t, but Lafarge plans to increase this to 90 per cent by 2021. To date Lafarge has invested around EUR100m in the Kujawy cement works, which produces approximately 2Mta of cement.

Cemex invests in building materials delivery start-up

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, the venture capital business of Cemex, has announced it has invested in GoFor Industries, a logistics marketplace for on-demand delivery of building materials and equipment for the DIY and construction industries. GoFor Industries is a start-up company founded in 2016 with operations in the USA and Canada. By 2020 GoFor is expected to expand to 20 major market areas in the USA. Gonzalo Galindo, CEO of Cemex Ventures, said, “With this investment, we seek to improve a criti...