India Cement & Construction Materials

Extending the CW Group's leading cement sector research platform and combining it with CemWeek's global industry tracking, the India Cement & Construction Materials magazine is squarely focused on the Indian market. The magazine is ideal for India's decision makers, influencers as well as foreign companies that need to understand and follow the industry's rapidly evolving dynamics. Don't be left behind.

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21/08/2015

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 25

CW Group is pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of India Cement & Construction Materials magazine. The 25th issue covers some of the most important events and trends that are shaping up the current and future industry landscape in the region. Here are some of the topics covered in the latest edition of the magazine.

Features

  • Solutions for limestone crushing plants, provided by Larsen & Toubro
    As the composition of mineral deposits can vary widely – even every few miles, a good layout design can reduce (even eliminate) wastage, facilitate operation and maintenance, and improve productivity and performance at reduced costs. Larsen & Toubro provides equipment selection and designing to meet both nature’s unpredictability in limestone deposits and the buyer’s appetite for more productive and more efficient operations on a sustained basis.
  • High hopes for Bangladesh cement market
    An analysis of the Bangladeshi cement industry which outlines the country’s optimistic outlook, as well as its high dependence on foreign support, which is crucial for the achievement of promised and planned projects. The government’s plans, the growing real estate market and the rising levels of income are likely to drive the growth of the cement market, as long as foreign cooperation raises to the level of commitments made so far.
  • Global Heidelberg Cement takeover of ItalCementi
    ICCM presents an in-depth coverage of the global Heidelberg Cement takeover of ItalCementi, with a special focus on the local implications on India’s cement industry. The feature story details the steps that the German group had been making in India in order to increase its market share, before the announcement of the global takeover, which solved some of Heildelberg Cement’s business objectives in the country.

Research & Analytics

  • Cement Volumes
  • Coal market update
  • Energy prices update

Construction & Building Materials

  • Infrastructure & projects
    India’s Ring Road to be converted to cement concrete

Departments

  • Editorial Letter:
    The global transaction of the summer, Heildeberg Cement’s takeover of ItalCementi, supports the German group’s plans to increase market share in India
  • Numbers in Brief
    Cement companies performance 2Q2015
  • Analyst Recommendations
    Latest Broker Recommendations

Cement

  • Market and Competition
    Cement demand in India projected to grow
  • M&A and Finance
    Ultratech cement plans to raise funds for loan refinancing
  • Projects and Expansions
    New cement plant starts operations in India
  • Volume and Pricing
    Firm cement prices in the Indian market despite monsoon
  • People
    Director of India’s Ultratech Cement resigns
  • Regional Update
    Pakistan sees its cement sales decline
  • Equipment Highlights
    New liquid ring vacuum pumps launched
 

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17/06/2015

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 24

The CemWeek platform is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal. The new issue covers major developments in the Asian and South East Asian region, ranging from the market developments and technical analyses to the expert recommendations on the cement business.

One of the main topics detailed by the new edition of the ICCM Journal is the impact of lower crude oil prices on the Indian cement industry, with a focus on the petcoke market, which has reported increased savings led by lower costs for energy. The feature details the fluctuations in prices over the past few months, and the diversification of petcoke sources as new producers in the Middle East start shipping the product. Indian interest in imported petcoke (fuel grade petroleum coke) was held up, and end-users have been looking to cover cargoes for the upcoming monsoon season although their price expectations remained low. All the details are available in the new issue of ICCM magazine.

This edition of the journal also features an in-depth overview of the available packaging solutions. Wrapping, shrinking, or stretching, that has been the question for producers, big and small, as each solution may have its own advantages, depending on production scale and other technical factors. ICCM magazine also describes cost-related issues for each of these solutions.

The new issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal brings the latest updates on the regional cement market, on new projects and expansions, as well as on equipment, volume, pricing, and finances. Analyst recommendations are quoted extensively in this issue of ICCM, with clear indications as to how cement and related stocks are expected to fare in the following weeks to months. Don’t miss out the market data snapshot for an overview of the ups and downs of the Indian and regional cement industry.

   

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22/04/2015

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 22-23

The CemWeek platform is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal. The new issue covers major developments in the Asian and South East Asian region, ranging from government initiatives to industry regulations and market analyses.

One of the main topics detailed by the new edition of the ICCM Journal are the Indian coal auctions and their impact on the cement industry. After the “coal scam” scandal that took over the Indian industrial sector, the auctions for the allocation of coal blocks and mines by the government are expected to become the norm in the industry. The details of the process are laid out in the new issue of the magazine.

This edition of the journal also features an in-depth overview of the Indian cement market, which shows strong signs of sustained growth in the next five years, according to the new 1H2015 Quantitative Update to the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report. The expectations are fostered by the plans of the new government elected in May of 2014, which has embarked on an ambitious infrastructure focused development trajectory. ICCM magazine describes the projects of the Indian authorities and looks into their achievements so far.

While analyzing the growth prospects for the Indian market, the new issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal is proud to announce the expansion of CW Group’s presence in the country, after the opening its new branch office in Mumbai. The magazine has all the details about the advisory projects and research reports conducted by the new office. Don’t miss out the details about the new senior experts who have joined the Indian CW Group branch and all the latest information about the cement industry.

   

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18/02/2015

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 21

The CemWeek platform is delighted to announce the availability of the latest issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal, the magazine focused on Asia and South East Asia.

Issue 21 of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal presents the latest update of the Global Cement Trade Price Report recently released by CW Research. With a strong focus on India, this report highlights India’s trading activities.

Another important topic covered in this issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal is Risk Management in Construction Contracts, a three parts article presented by Er. Ashis Kumar Chakraborty. The first part of this article defines risk, states what are the vital points that may lead to loss, but also the cost of risk, among others.

In addition, India Cement & Construction Materials Journal is proud to present an article from our partner Claudius Peters regarding innovation in clinker cooler manufacturing.

As you are already accustomed to, do not miss the in-depth analysis of the cement market, as well as the energy market presented by CW Research, as well as regional updates, news on projects and expansions, and the latest news on mergers and acquisitions.

   

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15/10/2014

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 20

In this issue of the India Cement Construction Magazine Journal we bring you an article written by Er. Ashis Kumar Chakraborty on optimum capacity in the Indian cement industry. Er. Ashis Kumar Chakraborty is a Mechanical Engineer and Advisor - Group Corporate Affairs & Chief HRM & Business Excellence for Murli Cement.

Moreover, this edition brings 2 additional feature. The first one dedicated to the recent expansion plans announced by Zuari in India and the second, the evolution in the usage of fly ash in India.

CW Research also presents an in-depth analysis of the cement market, as well as the energy market, in the Research & Analytics section as well as regional updates, news on projects and expansions, and the latest news on mergers and acquisitions.

   

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26/09/2014

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 19

In this issue we share CW Research’s Global Cement Volume Forecast Report for the second half of the year. The report shows that cement markets which underperformed in the past are recovering, whilst markets which were defined by continuous growth will be tempered.

This issue also highlights key findings from CemWeek’s 2014 India Cement Sector Sentiment Survey, indicating some key feedback from the Indian cement sector. Shree Cement’s latest move towards expanding its capacity is also one of our focuses in the issue. The company recently purchased a grinding unit from JP that will reinforce its position in the north Indian market.

Issue 19 of India Cement & Construction Materials also brings to you the latest results of CW’s research, as well as regional updates, news on projects and expansions, and the latest news on mergers and acquisitions.

   

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04/07/2014

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 18

The latest issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal is now available! Issue 18 is proud to present an exclusive interview with Mr. G Jayaraman, Executive President of Birla Corporation Ltd.

Our special guest speaks of the future of the Indian cement industry and presents his detailed view on the evolution. Moreover, this interview offers a glimpse into the technologic world of cement plants, as well as on the use of the alternative fuels in India.

The last part of the Life Cycle Assessment article written by Dr S N Pati, former Joint Director of National Council for Cement and Building Material is among the features of this issue. The third and last part of the article draws the major conclusions of this topic.

The third feature of Issue 18 of India Cement & Construction Materials Journal is a presentation of our partner Lohia, that focuses on the latest developments in terms of products the company made.

India Cement & Construction Materials Journal, issue 18, also brings you the latest information in the research section, written exclusively by the CW Group analysts, and highlights the most important news in sections such as: Market & Competition, Volume & Pricing or the latest moves when it comes to people.

   

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09/04/2014

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 17

The latest issue of India Cement & Construction Materials journal is now released. Issue 17 covers the most important story in the industry in past years: the Lafarge – Holcim merger. If it materialized, the transaction will fundamentally redraw the global map of the industry and the impact would be seen not only in the cement segment of course, but also in the ready-mix and aggregates segments, as well as in the wider supply-chain.

Furthermore, this issue also introduces two African countries that for decades have had a tensioned relationship: Senegal and Mauritania.

The third feature of this edition of India Cement & Construction Materials presents the methodology of the LCA, in the second part of the “Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry” study that Dr. Pati, former Joint Director at the National Council for Cement and Building Materials, has shared with our magazine.

Also, do not miss the latest updates in cement and energy markets from the CW Research team, as well as the most important news updated from India and around.

   

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26/02/2014

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 16

CW Group is pleased to announce the release of the India Cement & Construction Materials Journal 16th issue.

The first issue of 2014 will enjoy a content refresh and new developments with compliments and support of Dr. Surjya Narayana Pati, former Joint Director at the National Council for Cement and Building Materials, but also Mr. SNM Khan and Mr. Pradeep Kumar.

Their contribution, experience, and collaboration with India Cement & Construction Materials Journal will be presented in a special feature of this edition.

Dr. Pati has been a front runner for incorporating the concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the Indian cement and construction industry for sustainable and green development and has been noted in various publishing projects. Our main feature in this issue titled “Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry” presents Dr Pati analysis and findings on LCA.

Furthermore, the ICCM also covers the latest report released by CW Research, the 1H2014 Global Cement Volume Forecast Report (GCVFR). The report predicts that global cement demand will pause in 2014 at 3.9 percent YoY, following a stronger-than-expected 2013. In 2013, global cement demand expanded 6.6 percent to 3.99 billion tons on surging Chinese demand.

Finally, the CW Group’s team of analysts focuses on the wider South-East Asia industry context to highlight the market trends for cement, both in India and the neighbor countries.

   

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20/12/2013

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 15

CW Group is pleased to announce the release of the India Cement & Construction Materials Journal 15th issue. With this, we end 2013 and get ready to enter next year with renewed optimism and hope for a bright 2014, full of new possibilities and developments.

Some of our CW Group executives participated as speakers in the Solid Fuel Summit (SFS) and the 2nd edition of Cement Business & Industry (CBI) India and South East Asia conference, organized by GMI Global in Mumbai, India last October. This edition brings you the conference highlights and a featured article written by Mr. E Ravishankar, Senior Manager of the Strategy Division department at UltraTech India, who participated as a speaker in the CBI India and South East Asia conference.

The last feature sets Myanmar in a warm light, presenting the economic, construction and cement opportunities the country now has following the establishment of a civilian government after decades of military regime.

To close the year, the staff at ICCM sends our readers best wishes for the holiday season and a blessed New Year.

   

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07/10/2013

India Cement & Construction Materials, vol 1 / issue 14

The September / October issue of India Cement & Construction Materials journal shares CW Research's views on the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report recently released. This report indicates that cement markets around the world seem to be stabilizing, even as much Europe is further downgraded and some emerging markets disappoint. Also featured is the deal made by the Jaiprakash Associates to sell cement plants. The company announced it has reached an agreement with UltraTech to sell its Gujarat cement units. Finally, the CW Group’s team of analysts focuses on the wider South-East Asia industry context to highlight the market trends for cement, both in India and the neighbor countries.

   

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