Lafarge to increase capacity in the Philippines

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Philippines: Lafarge Republic plans to increase its production capacity by roughly 1Mt/yr starting in 2013 to meet strong public and private sector demand for cement in the Philippines.

The firm, whose production capacity was reported at 7.7Mt/yr in early 2011, said it will be refurbishing its grinding plant in Danao, Cebu and the mill at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, yielding a capacity of 650,000t/yr in Visayas, as well as another 200,000t/yr in Luzon and 100,000t/yr in Mindanao.

"Based upon the strong demand growth for building materials during the first half of 2012 and our understanding of the order backlog of construction projects for the leading construction companies, we expect another year of sales and earnings growth in 2013," said Dong H Lee, country chief executive of Lafarge in the Philippines.

Last modified on 29 August 2012


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