Lafarge Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Lafarge Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Supermix Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) was incorporated in Malaysia as a joint venture between Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Group (APMC) and two Japanese companies; UBE Indusctries Ltd and Yuasa Trading Co. Ltd.
APMC is wholly owned by Malayan Cement Berhad (MCB), a company listed on the Main Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Full acquisition of APMC by MCB, APMC has then adopted the name Malayan Cement Berhad. With the acquisition of Kedah Cement Berhad, MCB now controls more than 50% of Malaysia's current cement manufacturing capacity.
Supermix Concrete acquired Pengkalen Concrete Sdn Bhd and its subsidiaries, namely Pengkalen Concrete East Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Pengkalen SMJ JV Sdn Bhd. With the inclusion of Pengkalen Concrete Sdn Bhd into our stable, Supermix Concrete then operated with 41 batching plants in Peninsular Malaysia and 2 batching plants in Sarawak.
Blue Circle Industries PLC, were acquired by Lafarge. After Lafarge acquired Blue Circle, Malayan Cement Bhd is now known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Bhd.
We are now the number one cement manufacturer in the world and number two in the world in Aggregates & Concrete. With this merger, we have 15 billion euros in annual sales with 85,000 employees in 75 countries.
Lafarge Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd acquired certain fixed asset from KRC and Kenneison Brothers Construction Sdn Bhd. The fixed assets comprise of 59 mixer trucks, 4 dry mix batching plants and other equipments. Following the acquisition, LCM intends to continue to operate one plant at Batu Caves. LCM is seeking alternative project based location for the other three plants at Sg. Long, Bandar Dwi-Tasik, Cheras and Meru, Klang.
In the Aggregates and Concrete division, Lafarge has over 1,141 ready-mixed concrete plants and 597 aggregates quarries worldwide. Aggregates & Concrete division has 21,000 employees in 27 countries. They produce 240 million tonnes of aggregates and 39 million m3 of concrete in year 2005.
Sound operational, management and financial practices throughout the recent economic downturn have resulted in Lafarge Concrete being in strong financial position such that it is now able to take advantage of any upturn in concrete demand.
Lafarge Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has an overall staff strength of 314 personnel.