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Pacific Cement Expects 5pc Sales Growth

Pacific Cement Ltd is seriously looking into addressing this dust issue and we are not watching by Pacific Cement Ltd is expecting another successful year with a projected sale growth
15 Apr 2017 11:00
Pacific Cement Expects 5pc Sales Growth
Pacific Cement Ltd’s new overhead gantry in Lami.

Pacific Cement Ltd is seriously looking into addressing this dust issue and we are not watching by

Pacific Cement Ltd is expecting another successful year with a projected sale growth of 5 per cent by the end of June this year.

And the sales demand increases every year.

Last year it achieved 150,561 tonnes of cement sales, which is an increase of 45 per cent compared with the previous years. This was also a record for the company in its 60 years of operation.

 

Capital projects for improvements

Pacific Cement Ltd chief executive officer Sowani Tuidrola said they had just completed making changes to their over head gantry at their factory in Lami. It was estimated to cost $1 million.

“This gantry is a transfer point of cement into the silo’s which contains conveyor belts,” Mr Tuidrola said.

“We are currently waiting for one of our equipment that is attached to our existing mill. This piece of equipment that will arrive in July, is the trunnion gear which is being purchased from New Zealand for about $50,000.”

 

Export markets

Pacific Cement Ltd exports its products to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, PNG, Cook Islands and Wallis and Futuna.

Despite this, Mr Tuidrola said the bulk of the demand was from the local market.

The company is also looking to explore the New Zealand, Australian and Asian markets.

 

Current operations/future investments

Mr Tuidrola said their clinker discharge is through barging at the moment.

He said: “PCL is seriously looking into addressing this dust issue and we are not watching by.

“Two engineers from New Zealand have already conducted inspection on site for all our dust collecting systems and we are expecting their recommendations by mid of this month.”

He added the report would be analysed and distributed to the Board of Directors for approval, once improved than they would look into capital investment.

“Two engineers from India are looking two mechanical side of the factory, they are looking at the whole operation and suggest improvement on dust containment,” Mr Tuidrola said.

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