Asia / Oceania
CMS Cement embarks on expansion to meet growing demand
May, 23 2012
(Malaysia) -- CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) Bhd is planning to expand its business to meet the growing need of cement in the state.
The company plans to make an initial investment of RM150 million for the expansion.
Cahya Mata Sarawak is a leading conglomerate and a major private-sector player in Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia.
CMS Group Managing Director Datuk Richard Curtis said, “We are still doing the actual costing but when the programme is done, we are optimistic of coping with the increasing demand from the state and particularly from construction activities in its regional development corridor which is the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)”.
Sarawak has an annual cement requirement of 1.66 million metric tonnes. The demand in the region has been growing at a rate of 10-15% every year.
The company plans to expand its Kuching and Buntulu plants to increase its production to 2 million metric tonnes of cement by 2013 or early 2014. It will also add a new production line to its Mambong clinker plant to boost raw material production from 650,000 metric tonnes to 800,000 metric tonnes by middle of this year.
The company has recently inaugurated the RM22 million Sibu Bulk Cement Terminal at upper Lanang road.
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