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Argentina: Loma Negra has ignited its new 2.7Mt/yr kiln line at the LAmal cement plant in Olavarra. The Clarn newspaper has reported that the new second line expands the plants capacity by 40%. The cost of its construction was US$350m.
Chief executive officer Sergio Faifman called the projects completion a milestone in the companys history. He said, I would like to thank everyone who was working on the site: Loma Negra employees, Sinoma and contracting companies. We have had and gone through economic and social difficulties and it is thanks to the efforts of all that we are here today. With effort and commitment, dedication and teamwork, you can go a long way.
Argentina: The Ministry of Internal Trade has secured an agreement from national building materials producers, including Loma Negra and Cemento Avellaneda, to restrict the price of building products such as cement. The Clarn newspaper has reported that average building materials prices rose by 85% year-on-year in May 2021, nearly double the inflation rate. The primary cause is a rise in domestic construction. Currency effects have further increased the cost of building due to the dollarization of materials such as steel.
The ministry previously negotiated concerted price reductions in September 2020 and December 2020. Minister for Internal Trade Paula Espaol urged building materials producers to maximise their capacity utilisation to meet demand and protect the domestic market.
India: The South India Cement Manufacturers Association (SICMA) has assured the public that it is collaborating with the Tamil Nadu government to implement concessionary cement prices for lower income homebuilders. The Business Standard has reported that the association and government aim to keep cement available to all. Domestic cement production capacity utilisation has been reported as low as 60% during the second wave of Covid-19 in the country with a 35% month-on-month production drop in April 2021. Increased input costs caused a price rise in the first quarter of the 2022 financial year. Cement prices are reportedly forecast to remain high in the medium term.
Denmark/UK: FLSmidth has signed a global commercial partnership with UK-based carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) Carbon8 Systems to accelerate the cement industrys carbon neutrality path. The supplier said that CCU is an essential part of its MissionZero pledge to enable zero-emission cement production by 2030. The new partnership will use its global network to extend Carbon8 Systems reach in the cement industry. The partnership started in June 2021 and the companies intend to release more details on the commercialisation of the arrangement at a join webinar in October 2021.
Carsten Riisberg Lund, Cement President for FLSmidth said, The cement industry is pursuing every possible solution to reduce its environmental footprint. CCU is one such technology, with a massive potential, that has reached commercial maturity in recent years. He added FLSmidth will work closely with Carbon8 Systems to accelerate the implementation of its technology and we will draw upon our in-depth know-how, our products and our global presence. This agreement is a significant leap forward in our joint efforts to deliver on the sustainability ambitions for the global cement industry.
India: The National Green Tribunal has received a complaint from the Jaintia Students Union (JSU) challenging the Meghalaya Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes approval of Star Cements Brishyrnot quarry expansion plans. The Sentinel newspaper has reported that the student organisation demanded the cancellation or suspension of environmental clearance for the expansion pending proper processes. It claims that the ministry failed to meet the necessary requirements for a public hearing. It allegedly did not receive no-objection confirmation from all affected local groups.
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Pakistan: Bestway Cement and Reon Energy have commissioned a 14.3MW captive solar power unit at the formers integrated cement plant at Farooqia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The unit is part of a 50MW project deal that is planned to install solar units at the cement producers plant at Farooqia, Chakwal, Kallar Kahar and Hattar, according to the Pakistan Observer newspaper. Energy generated at the new solar plant at Farooqia is expected to reduce energy costs and reduce reliance on the national electricity grid.
Pakistan: Cherat Cements board of directors has approved plans for a US$215m integrated cement plant at Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakthunkhwa. The company has already invested US$8.24m in acquiring land and leases for the plant. When commissioned in mid-2024, it will have a capacity of 11,000t/day.
Pakistan: Adani Enterprises has incorporated Adani Cement as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Pioneer newspaper has reported that the new company will produce various classes of cements. However, it is yet to start business operations.
Pakistan: Bestway Cement has provided details of its upcoming 7200t/day-capacity Paikhel cement plant in Mianwali district, Punjab province. China-based Sinoma International Engineering Company will supply engineering, procurement and construction for the plant. The plant will have a 9MW waste heat recovery (WHR) plant.
Pakistan: Descon Engineering says it has been awarded the construction contract for Maple Leaf Cements new 7000t/day production line at its integrated Iskanderabad plant. Line 4 is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2022. China-based Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry was awarded the equipment and engineering contact for the project in April 2021. Descon Engineering previously contributed towards the work on Line 3 at the unit in conjunction with Denmark-based FLSmidth in 2019. No value for the order has been disclosed.
Pakistan: Lucky Cement and China-based China Sinoma Energy Conservation have signed a deal to upgrade the waste heat recovery (WHR) units on both production lines at the integrated Pezu cement plant. When the project is completed it will increase the output to 14MW from 10MW at present. No value for the order has been disclosed. Sinoma supplied the plants original WHR units in 2017.
Pakistan: The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) says that the countrys installed cement production capacity will reach 99Mt/yr within the next few years, with most of the planned work to be completed by mid-2023. The Dawn newspaper has reported that producers are launching new cement plant projects and expanding existing plants with a total new capacity of 18Mt/yr. Upon completion, the current projects will increase domestic cement production capacity by 43% to 99Mt/yr from 69Mt/yr. 94Mt/yr of the new capacity is situated in Northern Pakistan and 5.0Mt/yr in Southern Pakistan.
Pakistan: Lucky Cement has reported a 303% increase year-on-year in its unconsolidated profit after tax (PAT) in the first nine months of the 2021 Pakistan fiscal year, a reporting period that ran from 1 July 2020 to 31 March 2021. Its PAT for the period was US$72.6m, compared to just US$18.9m in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Lucky Cements net sales for the nine month period came to US$306m compared to US$208m a year earlier. Its net sales for the January-March 2021 quarter increased to US$111m form US$71.6m in the same period of 2020.
Pakistan: House of Habib subsidiary Thal Limited has invested US$11.0m to establish a polypropylene woven bag plant in Hub, Balochistan. Germany-based Windmoller & Holscher will supply the plant. The Business Recorder newspaper has reported that it will have a capacity of 90m bags/yr.
Chief executive officer Syed Umair Ahmed said "Thal Limited also has a paper production capacity of 250m bags/yr and with a polypropylene woven bag production capacity of 90m bags/yr we will be able to cater to not only the local market but also grow our export business."
Pakistan: DG Khan Cement recorded a consolidated net profit after tax of US$18.5m in the first nine months of the 2021 financial year, compared to a US$12.0m loss in the corresponding period of the 2020 financial year. Net sales rose by 8% year-on-year to US$213m from US$198m. Cement sales volumes fell by 5% to 4.09Mt from 4.32Mt.
The company praised Pakistans smart lockdown as a mitigating factor of the damaging effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Clinker production was 94% of capacity, compared to 101% in the first nine months of 2020. Total kiln operational days fell by 8% to 813 from 883. Depending on on-going outbreak conditions, the company forecast continued momentum gains in housing and infrastructure. It expects to commission a new waste heat recovery (WHR) power plant in the fourth quarter, reducing costs.
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Cambodia: China-based Conch International Holding subsidiary Conch KT Cement has announced plans for a new 2.0Mt/yr integrated cement plant in Kampong Speu province. The Phnom Penh Post newspaper has reported the cost of the proposed plant as US$263m. It will generate up to 500 jobs, according to the producer. The company also operates the 2.0Mt/yr Ratanak Mondol cement plant in the province that started operation in mid-2018. It says that the new plant will lower domestic cement prices, reducing the demand for imports.
2700 people are employed across Cambodias five cement plants. National installed cement capacity is currently 8.0Mt/yr. The Cement Manufacturers Association of Cambodia reports that production grew by 7% year-on-year to 7.9Mt in 2020.
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Germany: Aumund has taken over all customer support services for KoWey conveyors and bucket elevators. The company assured customers that it would be there anytime, worldwide to provide services, spare parts, conversions or support for their KoWey products.
UK: Archaeologists have completed the excavation of a 52-grave cemetery dated to 3rd century Roman Britain at Ireland-based CRH subsidiary Tarmacs Knobbs Farm quarry in Cambridgeshire. The company said that the find is remarkable for its high proportion of decapitated bodies (33%), indicating the proximity of an execution site. The graveyard is situated near a settlement on a peninsula in the Fens wetland area. The settlement itself is lost to the quarrying activities of the previous owner.
India: JK Cement has targeted a 10% year-on-year sales growth in its 2022 financial year, which ends on 31 March 2022. The Economic Times has reported that the company foresees sales growth due to the on-going government infrastructure investment push, minimal monsoon disruptions and pent-up cement demand following Covid-19-led disruptions. Cement chief operating officer Rajnish Kapur said that growth momentum from the end of the 2021 financial year will likely continue throughout the coming nine months, despite a Covid-19 led sales drop in the first quarter of the 2021 financial year.
The cement producer also expects that its new cement plant project at Panna in Madhya Pradesh is likely to be completed in the 2023 financial year due to Covid-19 related delays. The plant will bring its total cement production capacity to around 20Mt/yr from nearly 15Mt/yr at present once it is finished. The company is also considering acquisitions to further increase its capacity to 25Mt/yr by the mid-2020s.
India: The Kerala state government aims to establish 25% state ownership of the cement industry locally. The New Indian Express newspaper has reported that the policy aims to control rising cement prices. The government said that state-owned Malabar Cements and Travancore Cements will increase their cement production. The former has already lowered its cement prices, according to the administration.
India: The government of Andhra Pradesh will subsidise the purchase of cement for 122,000 new houses in rural Guntur district under its Housing for All scheme. The Hans India newspaper has reported that builders have laid the foundations of 14,000 of the properties, and will have completed a further 46,000 by the end of the working day on 9 July 2021. District revenue collector Vivek Yadav said that the administration will announce further housing projects under the scheme after builders complete 116,000 units.
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The top 10 cement companies in the world continue to lead the way as global cement production is growing at exponential rates. Some companies such as China National Building Materials (CNBM) have increased their cement production capacity 11 times over previous figures due to an expected increase in future market demand. Currently, global cement consumption volume is expected to reach 4.42 billion tonnes in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 2.96% by 2021. The largest factors driving growth in the global cement industry are due to increased market demand for construction activities and rising urbanization.
This post is to help readers understand who are the worlds largest cement companies? This article breaks down the top 10 cement companies in the world by annual cement production, potential cement production capacity, and revenue figures of the biggest cement companies. We will also breakdown the top countries by cement production. Expect to have the following questions answered:
Who is the worlds largest manufacturer? Swiss multinational company LafargeHolcim is the worlds largest cement manufacturer in the world with a cement production capacity of across 180 cement production plants. LafargeHolcim as founded in 2015 by the merger of cement companies Lafarge and Holcim. LafargeHolcim has a presence in over 70 countries and currently employs 72,452 across its multiple operations. The companys primary focus on cement, aggregates, ready mix and solutions.
Post-merger, LafargeHolcim brought in annual revenues of USD 27.76 billion. LafargeHolcim is currently headquartered in Jona, Switzerland, and ranks number 1 on this list of the top 10 cement companies in the world ranked by cement production and revenue.
Anhui Conch Cement is the worlds 2nd largest cement manufacturer in the world with a cement production capacity of 288 million tonnes across 32 of its plants. Anhui Conch Cement is the largest cement company in china and was founded in 1997 with headquarters currently in Wuhu, Anhui, China. The company is primarily owned by Conch Holding and last year produced 217.20 million tonnes of cement the 2nd highest cement produced behind only LafargeHolcim.
It is said that across its 94 plants, China National Building Material also has a cement production capacity of 406 million tonnes a year which would make it the largest cement manufacturer in the world based on production capacity. Still, the company ranked 3rd last year behind LafargeHolcim and Anhui Conch Cement in actual cement produced at 176.22 million tonnes.
CNBM is a public traded company, engaging in cement, lightweight building materials, glass fiber, and fiber-reinforced plastic products and engineering service businesses. In addition to ranking 3rd on this list of the top 10 cement companies in the world, CNBM is also the largest producer of fiberglass in Asia.
HeidelbergCement is the worlds 4th largest cement manufacturer in the world producing 121.11 million tonnes of cement last year across its 79 plants. HeidelbergCement is the largest cement company in Germany and the company currently employs 55,047 throughout its operations. The company is primarily known for manufacturing cement, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, and ranks 4th on this list of the top 10 cement companies in the world based on its cement production output, in addition to potential cement production capacity and annual revenues.
Cemex ranks 5th on the list of the top 10 cement companies in the world producing 87.09 million tonnes of cement last year, with an estimated cement production capacity of 93 million tonnes across its 56 cement production plants. Cemex is a Mexican multinational building materials company headquartered in San Pedro, near Monterrey, Mexico. The company is primarily known for manufacturing, producing, and distributing cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates in more than 50 countries.
Italcementi is an Italian multinational company, headquartered in Bergamo, Italy, and is the worlds 6th largest cement manufacturer on this list, producing 76.62 million tonnes of cement last year. The company claims to have a cement production capacity of over 77 million tonnes across 60 cement plants.
China Resources Cement is a leading cement manufacturer in Southern China. The company produced 71.02 million tonnes of cement last year and has an annual cement production capacity of 78.3 million tonnes across its 24 cement plants. By sales volume, China Resources Cement was the 2nd largest producer of cement last year in China.
Taiwan Cement is 8th on this list of the top 10 cement companies in the world. Taiwan Cement is a cement company headquartered in Taiwan. The company has an annual cement production capacity of 69 million tonnes from its six plants. Last year the company produced 63.72 million tonnes of cement making Taiwan Cement the worlds 8th largest cement manufacturer in the world.
Eurocement is the biggest supplier of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates in Russia. Last year Eurocement produced 45.18 million tonnes of cement garnering the company 9th place on this list of the top 10 largest cement companies in the world in 2020. Eurocement has a cement production capacity of 50 million tonnes with over 18 cement plants.
Rounding out BizVibes list of the top 10 largest cement companies in the world is Votorantim Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Latin America and the largest cement company in Brazil. Last year, the company produced 45.02 million tonnes of cement across its 41 cement plants. The company also claims to have a cement production capacity of 54.4 million tonnes a year.
This is BizVibes list of the top 10 largest cement companies in the world in 2020, ranked by a combination of revenue, actual cement production, and potential cement production capacity. LafargeHolcim, Anhui Conch Cement, and CNBM round out our list of the worlds largest cement companies in 2020 going by actual cement produced last year. Leading cement manufacturers are also starting to get to the next level, such as CNBM increasing its potential cement production capacity to 406 million tonnes a year, increasing their cement production capacity 11 times from previous figures.
The following is the complete list of the top 10 cement companies in the world by total production capacity in million tonnes. These companies are starting to increase their cement production capacity in large numbers to meet the future demands of the industry. CNBM leads the way, increasing its production number by over 11 times from previous figures.
China is the worlds largest cement producer at 2500 million tonnes of cement produced last year. India and the USA round out the top 3 at 280 and 83.3 million tonnes of cement produced annually. China produces more cement than 2nd to 10th ranking countries combined making the country the best destination to get cement produced.
The top 10 cement companies in the world are increasing both production and cement plants due to rising demand in the industry. The biggest players seem to be in China as some companies are increasing the number of plants they operate exponentially. The outlook for the global cement industry looks very promising and led by the worlds largest cement companies. The future of the cement industry as it currently stands seems like its shifting to production in China. Connecting with Chinese cement companies seems like a smart choice in the industry.
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