: Lafarge http://www.lafarge.com.my Lafarge, building better cities. @: Lafarge 2017 @: Lafarge 2017 : Lafarge /wps/themes/html/CommonFiles_my/img/logo_lafarge_en_int.gif /wps/portal/my : Lafarge Langkawi's Coral Reefs Get a Helping Hand http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1417591457485_ARMS/PR#1599450971&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>Langkawi's Coral Reefs Get a Helping Hand</strong></p> <p>Artificial coral reefs to boost fishing and eco-tourism industries</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Langkawi, Malaysia, 2 Dec 2014: Lafarge Malaysia Berhad and The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi, are moving forward with a full-scale deployment of the Artificial&nbsp;Reef Module System (ARMS) in the vicinity of Datai Bay, following the pilot deployment of&nbsp;five modules last year which are successfully attracting marine life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A total of 52 modules will be deployed, covering over 1,000 square-metre area with a&nbsp;maturation period of approximately 10 years. The initiative is aimed at regenerating the&nbsp;8,000 year-old fringing coral reefs, which are declining due to the 2004 Indian Ocean&nbsp;earthquake and tsunami, as well as ocean acidification caused by carbon dioxide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The modules have been designed to create maximum 'hiding spaces' for fish, in sustaining&nbsp;the underwater eco-system and preserving the biodiversity of marine species. They will allow&nbsp;juvenile fish in shallow waters to move further offshore and encourage reproduction, creating&nbsp;a sustainable local fishing industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bradley Mulroney, President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Malaysia said, "We are&nbsp;committed to the Langkawi community, home to one of our biggest plants for more than 30&nbsp;years. By building these modules, we and our Langkawi employees are proud to be part of a&nbsp;solution; sustaining the fishing industry which many of the locals are involved in, and<br />boosting eco-tourism industries, a key revenue generator for the island.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"It is Lafarge's global ambition to play a significant role in Building Better Cities. We want to&nbsp;contribute our solutions towards the sustainable development of towns and cities around the&nbsp;world. Therefore, we will continue to focus on refining the materials and design of the ARMS&nbsp;to ensure that it will attract more fish, and contribute to sustainable development."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The modules were created specifically for the unique nature of the existing coral reef fish&nbsp;species at Datai Bay by Dr Gerry Goeden, Consultant Marine Biologist at The Andaman, a&nbsp;Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi in partnership with Mr Kee Alfian, Reef Ecologist,&nbsp;Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"The ecological cost from the devastating effects of the Tsunami which occurred on 26&nbsp;December 2004 was great," said Christian Metzner, General Manager of The Andaman, a&nbsp;Luxury Collection Resort. "The fringing reef in front of The Andaman acted as a safety&nbsp;barrier, protecting both people and property by absorbing the force and energy from the&nbsp;waves, suffering enormous damage in the process."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"The reefs provide home and shelter to over 25% of fish in the ocean and up to two million&nbsp;marine species. They are also a nursery for the juvenile forms of many marine creatures. We&nbsp;have a wonderful opportunity to not only improve the environmental &lsquo;condition' of Langkawi's&nbsp;reefs and fisheries but to create educational, recreational, and research activities. Artificial&nbsp;reefs have been used for a long time in other parts of the world and it is a great step forward&nbsp;in marine conservation in Southeast Asia. Together with Lafarge Malaysia, we hope to&nbsp;create a truly global solution for a global crisis," he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Earlier, Lafarge Malaysia and The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, inked a Letter of&nbsp;Intent for academic cooperation with University Malaysia Terengganu. This will boost&nbsp;academic collaboration, training of staff and students, and promotion of joint publications,&nbsp;amongst others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong><br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards Building Better Cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregates quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of&nbsp;companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group</strong><br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More information is available on Lafarge's website:www.lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Starwood Hotels &amp; Resorts Worldwide, Inc.</strong><br />Starwood Hotels &amp; Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. We are a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis&reg;, The Luxury Collection&reg;, W&reg;, Westin&reg;, Le M&eacute;ridien&reg;, Sheraton&reg;, Four Points&reg; by Sheraton, Aloft&reg;, and Element&reg;. One of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG &reg;) allows members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Luxury Collection Hotels &amp; Resorts</strong><br />The Luxury Collection&reg; is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent d&eacute;cor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 80 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award winning&nbsp;properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel's distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS - MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1. ONG Ping Ping<br />Head of Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />016 662 0137<br />Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Cindy YOONG<br />Director of Marketing Communications<br />Starwood Hotels &amp; Resorts Malaysia Marketing Team<br />Tel : +603 2717 9850<br />Fax : +603 2717 9931<br />Mobile : +6016 2079961<br />Email : cindy.yoong@starwoodhotels.com</p> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:24:24 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1417591457485_ARMS/PR#1599450971&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-12-02T07:24:24Z Lafarge Malaysia, Felda Global Ventures and Local Agencies Test Emergency Response in Multi-Vehicle Crash http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1415588277116_MockDrill/PR#385480093&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">Pasir Gudang, 4 November 2014: A late morning multiple-vehicle crash along Jalan Pekeliling resulted in one fatality and sent four others to the hospital, three of whom were in critical condition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The five vehicle collision occurred as a car tried to overtake Felda Global Ventures' (FGV) 55-tonne transporter truck carrying crude palm oil (CPO). The car's driver swerved in front of the transporter, causing the truck to plough into the car.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A Lafarge Malaysia's truck carrying pulverized fuel ash (PFA) which was behind FGV's vehicle, knocked down a motorcyclist who was travelling between the two trucks. The impact hurled the biker into a stream nearby and his bike went under the truck. A car with two passengers then crashed into Lafarge Malaysia's truck.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The motorcyclist died at the scene. Three victims were in serious condition, one sustained minor injuries while three others escaped unhurt.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The collision also resulted in the spillage of CPO and PFA, a waste product, and brought traffic on the two-lane road, to a standstill.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Local emergency responders as well as Bomba's hazardous material team and truck arrived at the scene within minutes after the distress call made by both truck drivers from Lafarge Malaysia and FGV. While the police secured the area, the firemen and rescue teams extricated all five victims who were sent to the local hospital. The spillage was also rapidly cleaned up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Within 60 minutes after the collision, traffic resumed to normal and the curious crowd who gathered to watch the rescue operations dispersed after being informed that the crash was merely a mock drill exercise conducted by Lafarge Malaysia, FGV and 12 government agencies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Director General of Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya, Dato' Dr Tam Weng Wah who was present said, "I'm impressed to see how realistic the entire exercise is. By testing the systems in place, and fine-tuning them after such a drill, I am confident that every party involved today will be able to strengthen their level of preparedness to deliver timely and effective emergency response when required."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Vice President, Supply Chain &amp; Strategic Sourcing, Paul Yap said, "Emergency response is a very important factor in our company's health and safety procedures. We aspire to be one of the safest organisations in Malaysia, and our goal is to have zero fatalities for our employees and contractors," adding that the company has been conducting annual mock drills with local emergency responders in different towns across Malaysia since 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"This year marks another first for us as we are collaborating with FGV. We are appreciative of the support given by FGV and the government agencies who participated in the drill today," Yap also said.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FGV's Senior Vice President, Head of Transport &amp; Logistics, Wan Mohd Zain b Wan Ismail, said, "Emergency preparedness is also a key priority in FGV, and we are delighted to work with like-minded companies such as Lafarge Malaysia as well as the government agencies to test and review our response plan, and adopt best practises."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NOTES TO EDITORS</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards Building Better Cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregates quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Grou</strong>p<br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p><br />CONTACTS - MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1. ONG Ping Ping<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Head of Communications <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 0137<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet LIM<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 6525<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email: janet.lim@lafarge.com&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:00:52 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1415588277116_MockDrill/PR#385480093&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-11-04T03:00:52Z Lafarge Malaysia and MIROS Ink MoU to Improve Road Safety http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1410253309087_DSD/PR#562124288&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>&bull; Lafarge to share with MIROS data from its Global Positioning System (GPS) utilisation and collaborate on research and development<br />&bull; Effective road safety management system contributed towards Lafarge achieving 100 million kilometres without fatality and Lost Time Injury<br />&bull; MoU was signed in conjunction with the 10th year anniversary of Lafarge's Drivers' Safety Day</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">7 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur: Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge") and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. Under this MOU, Lafarge will share with MIROS data from its GPS utilisation in its trucks and collaborate on research and development to improve road transport safety in the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The MoU which was, signed by Lafarge President and CEO, Bradley Mulroney and MIROS Director-General, Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon, will see the two organisations working together, with the objective of improving road safety and driver behaviour on the road.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge is the first and only company in Malaysia to fully utilise a GPS system in its trucks carrying cement and raw materials. Through this system, Lafarge is able to track driver behaviour on the road, in particular speeding, continuous driving without breaks, harsh braking and late night driving. This GPS system is part of Lafarge's overall transportation management system which looks into the management of the vehicle, driver, load, contractor and journey.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bradley Mulroney said, "We embarked on our road safety journey 10 years ago with the commitment of making safety an integral part of the way we work. As a result, we recently celebrated 100 million kilometres without fatality and Lost Time Injury (LTI), a great achievement especially considering that our fleet of trucks travel a collective distance equivalent to going round the globe three times, daily."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"We are happy to share with MIROS our GPS utilisation and our experience. We hope that this will eventually lead to more companies adopting similar systems," he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With this MoU, MIROS will have the opportunity to use the data collected from Lafarge's fleet of 1,500 trucks to conduct research on Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers, especially on common health issues such as back pain, sleep apnoea and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The findings of this research can then be used to come up with solutions to help improve road transport safety.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor Dr. Wong commented, "This is very exciting for us as we are able to conduct extensive research on HGV drivers, and at the same time, we can also learn from Lafarge's experience in this area."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through its GPS system, Lafarge is able to track its drivers' behaviour. Drivers who are found to violate Lafarge's road safety rules are required to undergo training and counselling to encourage change in driver behaviour. This is part of Lafarge's greater commitment towards Health &amp; Safety.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"At Lafarge, Health and Safety is our top priority as we believe that it is the right of every personnel involved in Lafarge operations, be it employees, contractors or drivers, to safely return home every day," said Mulroney.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The MoU was signed at the Lafarge Drivers' Safety Day, an annual event organised for the company's transporters and transporters' drivers. The Drivers' Safety Day was first initiated in 2004, to recognise and reward outstanding drivers and transporters who consistently deliver Lafarge's products to customers across Peninsular Malaysia in a safe manner. 2014 marks the 10th year of this event to raise awareness on Health and Safety and to celebrate this milestone, Lafarge held its largest automotive and logistics exhibition to-date, in collaboration with Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) to showcase and raise awareness on logistics safety to the public.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The MAI-Lafarge Automotive &amp; Logistics Safety Exhibition 2014 which was held from 5 - 7 September 2014 at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Center showcased over 30 exhibitors comprising International and Local companies including suppliers of trucks, tyres, lubricants and safety equipment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:05:50 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1410253309087_DSD/PR#562124288&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-09-07T09:05:50Z Lafarge and PAM Unveils "Perfect" Walkway http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1407818669763_PadangMerbok/PR#1567608552&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>- Innovative solutions sponsored by Lafarge to build the 100-metre walkway<br />- Walkway features mural imprints by over 366 students from 19 countries</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />21 July 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge") and Malaysian Institute of Architects ("Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia - PAM") today opened the "ARCASIA Walk" at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur. The Director General of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, YBhg. Datuk Hj Mhd Amin Nordin Abd. Aziz, officiated the walkway which was sponsored by Lafarge using its materials and solutions. The colourful walkway feature mural imprints by 366 architectural students from 19 countries who participated in the ARCASIA Student Jamboree 2014 ("Student Jamboree") held in Kuala Lumpur from 23 to 29 June 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge said, "We chose to rebuild this 100-metre walkway at Padang Merbok as it is frequently used by the public for sporting activities. We used Hydromedia, our porous concrete, which is perfect for walkways as it prevents pooling of water, making it safe and pleasant for all users."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new walkway is built from a combination of Hydromedia, a porous concrete pavement solution which channels rain water through the pavement and hence, eliminates pooling of water at the surface making it safer for the people using the walkway, and Artevia which is a durable and low maintenance floor solution to make a beautiful walkway. Artevia comes in a variety of colours which reflects the "Colours of Harmony" theme of the Student Jamboree.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The students were in Malaysia for a week-long ARCASIA Student Jamboree 2014 which was held in conjunction with the 16th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA16) conference. The mural imprint activity was to commemorate the jamboree and it allowed the students to explore their creativity and inculcate teamwork amongst the participants.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ar Tan Pei Ing, President of ARCASIA 2013-2014 said, "PAM and Lafarge worked together on this activity as we are committed to architectural design excellence, and this is one of the platforms to let students think out-of-the-box, to explore new canvases and materials and have fun.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"We are also appreciative of Kuala Lumpur City Hall for giving us the location and their support given during the planning of the activity," she added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the second major collaboration between Lafarge and PAM. Last year, the two organisations held the inaugural PAM-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition with the aim of inspiring the future architects of tomorrow to come up with innovative and sustainable designs for affordable housing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong>NOTES TO EDITORS</strong></p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards building better cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group</strong><br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p><br />More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong>About Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM)</strong><br />PAM (PERTUBUHAN AKITEK MALAYSIA-MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS) is a Non-Profit Organization (NGO), the premier Malaysian association for Malaysian Architects which has approximately 5,500 members - members of PAM are architects and includes those with additional expertise as interior designers, property developers, and builders. PAM, being the national association for architects in Malaysia, who are also city and country planners, hold regular unique events: Exhibitions, Talks, and Architectural Design Competitions to discover and groom young creative talents, award Scholarships to deserving architecture students as well as hold the monthly Architect-Meet-The-Public Session.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The monthly Architect-Meet-The-Public Session is a free public service by PAM to help members of the public who may need advice regarding property and housing matters. It is part of PAM's community programme and contribution to communities and individuals who wish to have a one-to-one appointment to meet an Architect. Representatives from ACEM (Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia) will also be present to answer related queries at this session. PAM Membership offers many benefits, including business networking and learning opportunities in continuous professional development that support career advancement. Despite being busy with their own business and practices, PAM members are nevertheless also actively engaged in CSR and voluntary community activities locally and internationally. PAM wishes to brand new architect talents and outstanding architectural designs in Malaysia and the world to inspire others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS - MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1. ONG Ping Ping<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Senior Manager, Communications <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 0137<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet LIM<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 6525<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email : janet.lim@lafarge.com&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:44:25 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1407818669763_PadangMerbok/PR#1567608552&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-07-21T04:44:25Z Lafarge Malaysia Launches South East Asia's 1st Construction Development Lab http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1403511529144_CDL/PR#1803234939&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>LAFARGE MALAYSIA LAUNCHES SOUTH EAST ASIA'S 1ST CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT LAB</p> <p>- Demonstrates Lafarge's commitment to Building Better Cities in Malaysia<br />- Collaboration hub with stakeholders</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />23 June 2014, Petaling Jaya - Lafarge Malaysia ("Lafarge") opened its Construction Development Laboratory (CDL) today, the first in South East Asia, which demonstrates the company's commitment to Building Better Cities in Malaysia. The CDL, the sixth in the world, is strategically located in the Klang Valley and aims to promote construction efficiency by adapting innovative solutions to better meet local construction and building needs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge said that the Company is committed to contributing towards sustainable construction by providing the construction industry in Malaysia with solutions that can help promote construction efficiency. "The CDL will enable us to test, adapt and tailor innovative solutions developed by the Group's Research Centre. This will accelerate the development and delivery of offerings to better meet local construction needs."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Group dedicates more than RM500 million annually to research and development. The research is undertaken in Lafarge's Centre of Research located in Lyon, France, the world's leading research facility in building materials. It has more than 200 employees and a portfolio of more than 1,000 patents.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition, Lafarge expects to host experts from Lyon on a regular basis, who will be instrumental in the company's plan for technology transfer to Malaysia. Through the CDL, Lafarge is able to tap into its Group's global experience and technical know-how for the benefit of the local construction industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The CDL will also serve as a collaboration hub for Lafarge to work closely with its stakeholders to further understand the industry's local needs and challenges. Architects, developers, engineers and others can come together to participate in the development and testing of new ideas and solutions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The CDL houses three labs - a cement, a concrete and an aggregates lab, with state-of-the-art testing equipment for quality control and assurance of its products. It also has an open testing space for prototypes and demonstrations of new systems and structures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening of the CDL is the latest of a number of initiatives by Lafarge to contribute towards its ambition to build better cities. Last year, Lafarge signed a MoU with the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB) to provide training and development to construction personnel to raise construction standards. This was followed by the opening of its state-of-the-art, enclosed, ready-mixed concrete plant on Jalan Chan Sow Lin in March 2014. This environmentally friendly plant is the first and only plant in Malaysia that has the facility to reclaim concrete and is the answer to raising standards of concrete production, particularly in terms of quality, customisation and environmental protection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards Building Better Cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About Lafarge Group<br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p><br />More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p><br />CONTACTS - MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1. ONG Ping Ping<br />Senior Manager, Communications <br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />016 662 0137<br />Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet LIM<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />016 662 6525<br />Email: janet.lim@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:19:04 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1403511529144_CDL/PR#1803234939&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-06-23T08:19:04Z A Time to Give Thanks and Volunteer with the Community of Dovenby http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1395817925756_Dovenby/PR#961778154&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A TIME TO GIVE THANKS AND VOLUNTEER WITH THE COMMUNITY OF DOVENBY</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">18 March 2014, Sungai Siput, Perak - Employees of Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (Lafarge) participated in Sri Maha Mariamman Temple's annual celebration by contributing their time and effort. Lafarge also took the opportunity to make a small cash donation towards the celebration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The employees from Lafarge's Kanthan Plant located in Chemor set up a refreshment counter to offer drinks and snacks to devotees throughout the celebration. In addition, the employees installed a portable water browser to wet the surface of the road as a means to provide some soothing comfort to the devotees who walked bare-footed to perform their vows.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sekar Kaliannan, Plant Manager, Kanthan Plant, who represented Lafarge, also presented a donation of RM1,000 towards the temple's activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Lafarge Malaysia first set-up its cement plant in Kanthan in 1964 and this year marks our 50th year in operation. Our contribution to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple today is one of the many initiatives which we will be carrying out to celebrate our Kanthan Plant's Golden Anniversary this year," said Sekar.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards building better cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About Lafarge Group<br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. <br />More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1. Ong Ping Ping <br />Senior Manager, Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <br />Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />Email: janet.lim@lafarge.com</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:12:16 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1395817925756_Dovenby/PR#961778154&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-03-18T07:12:16Z Lafarge Malaysia Launches State-Of-The-Art, Environmentally Friendly Ready-Mixed Concrete Batching Plant in KL http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1394584590251_PRCSL/PR#1461776182&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Plant to set new standards in ready-mixed concrete production</p> <p>- Enclosed with environmentally friendly facilities will result in drastic reductions in noise and dust emissions<br />- The first ready-mixed concrete plant in Malaysia with the facility to fully reclaim returned concrete</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">10 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge") officially launched today its first enclosed ready-mixed concrete batching plant - a flagship facility for Lafarge located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre on Jalan Chan Sow Lin - at an event officiated by Kuala Lumpur's Mayor, Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal bin Hj. Talib.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The plant, covering 1.6 acres of land area has been designed and developed specifically to produce innovative, highly technical and customised concrete solutions for its customers. The plant is equipped with a fully automated batching system capable of producing 200m3 of high quality concrete per hour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Speaking at the event launch, Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge stated that the Chan Sow Lin plant marks a new chapter in Lafarge's history in Malaysia's growth and development. "This plant incorporates best-in-class standards of production and because it is enclosed, it drastically reduces dust and noise emissions, compared to other conventional ready-mixed batching plants."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The strategic location of this plant enables Lafarge to meet the construction demands of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. This facility is capable of producing highly technical concrete that is required in the more sophisticatedly engineered buildings and structures of today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his speech, Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal bin Hj. Talib commended Lafarge for its initiatives in championing higher standards within the ready-mixed sector. He said, "DBKL is pleased that Lafarge has taken the necessary proactive control measures and made the decision to construct an enclosed facility. Moreover, these new standards will be the benchmark for other concrete batching plants in Kuala Lumpur."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bradley Mulroney further commented, "We are deeply appreciative of DBKL for working together with us in setting new guidelines for ready-mixed concrete batching plants. This state-of-the-art facility demonstrates Lafarge's long-term commitment towards environment protection and sustainable development."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge's Chan Sow Lin plant is the only plant in Malaysia that has the ability to fully reclaim returned concrete by separating the sand, aggregates and water, which is then recycled back into the batching process. This addresses the issue of the disposal of excess concrete and reduces wastage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a 60-year heritage in Malaysia, Lafarge Malaysia has witnessed and supported the growth of the nation into the modern and industrialised country we see today. Lafarge is the largest building material producer in the country.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At a time where Malaysia is moving closer towards becoming a high-income and developed nation with a heavy focus on sustainability, Lafarge is answering the call towards elevating construction standards and sustainable development in Malaysia. This plant highlights environmentally friendly and sustainable features with production processes being enclosed, which means that dust and noise emissions into the atmosphere will be minimised. Another unique feature of this plant is that it will mechanically recycle unused concrete where water, sand and aggregates can be extracted - a cost effective solution on waste materials while making a positive impact on the environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards building better cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group</strong><br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. ONG Ping Ping<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Senior Manager, Communications <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 0137<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet LIM<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; 016 662 6525<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Email: janet.lim@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:37:51 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1394584590251_PRCSL/PR#1461776182&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-03-10T00:37:51Z Lafarge Malaysia Berhad Records Improved 2013 Financial Performance http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1393376408660_PAM/PR#1339231440&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>- Q4 revenue grows by 8.8% to RM750.57 million. Net profit grows by 22.3% to RM129.84 million.<br />- Yearly revenue increases by 4.1% to RM2.85 billion. Net profit improves by 10.5% to RM386.19 million.<br />- Fourth interim single tier dividend of 17 sen per ordinary share declared.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">25 February 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge") today announced that the company had improved its financial performance for both the fourth quarter and the financial year ended 31 December 2013. In its announcement, Lafarge has declared a fourth interim single tier dividend of 17 sen per ordinary share of RM1.00 each in respect of the financial year ending 31 December 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2013, the company's revenue grew by 8.8% to RM750.57 million, compared to the RM690.15 million in the corresponding quarter in 2012. Net profit for the quarter also improved by 22.3% to RM129.84 million compared to RM106.13 million in 2012. Earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter increased by 23.4% to 15.3 sen, compared to 12.4 sen in 2012.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge's revenue for the 12 months ended 31 December 2013 grew by 4.1% to RM2.85 billion, compared to RM2.74 billion in 2012. Net profit rose by 10.5% to RM386.19 million, compared to RM349.49 million in 2012, while EPS grew by 10.5% to 45.4 sen, compared to 41.1 sen in 2012.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The company attributed its significantly improved results to higher sales volumes in cement, concrete and aggregates in line with growth in market demand, better revenue contribution from the concrete segment and good cost management. Lafarge's results were further boosted by the fact that Lafarge was the preferred supplier for a number of technically challenging projects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Commenting on Lafarge's 2013 full year financial results, Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge said, "2013 was a good year for Lafarge as we reinforced our position as an organisation that provides innovative and sustainable solutions. This has fundamentally changed the way in which we do business and has allowed us to be more focused on our customers and market needs. We are optimistic about the continued growth in demand for building materials and solutions and believe that Lafarge's cement, concrete and aggregates businesses remain strongly positioned in these sectors."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With increasing demand by the construction industry in Malaysia for sustainable solutions, and with the building industry developing and working towards more sustainable and green practices, Lafarge will focus on further commercial differentiation through delivering more innovative and sustainable products and solutions as well as strive for continued industrial excellence. In March 2014, Lafarge will be officially launching its first fully enclosed ready-mixed concrete batching plant in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, setting the standards among other players in the country for its state-of-the art features and environmentally sound practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Moving forward, we foresee a positive outlook for the construction sector, driven mainly by the continued progress of Government-led investments and key infrastructure projects as well as on-going residential and commercial developments. Lafarge will continue to focus on product quality and providing innovative solutions to customers. At the same time, we work on maintaining efficiency in the overall operations, and in promoting sustainable construction in Malaysia - ensuring that sustainability remains integral to our operations," Mr. Mulroney added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #008000;">About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad is a major player of the Malaysian construction industry, contributing towards building better cities. Its solutions provide cities and townships with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Headquartered in the Klang Valley, Lafarge Malaysia has a network of facilities that include three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding station in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready-mix concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and is a parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #008000;"><br /><strong>About Lafarge Group</strong></span><br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Ong Ping Ping <br />Senior Manager, Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <br />Email: ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />Email: janet.lim@lafarge.com</p><p>Si comes obierit, cujus filius nobiscum sit, filius noster, cum ceteris fidelibus nostris, ordinet de his qui illi plus familiares et propinquiores fuerint, qui cum ministerialibus ipsius comitatus et episcopo ipsum comitatum praevideat, usque dum nobis renuntietur.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:02:40 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1393376408660_PAM/PR#1339231440&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2014-02-25T01:02:40Z Lafarge and CIDB Ink MoU, Contribute to Elevating Construction Standards in Malaysia http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1385534566679_CIDB_LafargeMoU/PR#1378693874&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">27 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge", formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd, signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") today with CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia ("CIDB"). The MoU promotes the use of Cement and Concrete Solutions, with the aim of elevating construction standards and contributing to sustainable construction in Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The MoU was signed by Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge and Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer of CIDB Malaysia and Chairman of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, in the presence of Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia and Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Under the MoU, Lafarge and CIDB will collaborate to provide training and certification to construction personnel. This partnership aims to develop a pipeline of trained and skilled personnel, which will ultimately elevate construction standards in Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To this end, Lafarge and CIDB will collaborate on key areas, including the sharing of experience and transfer of knowledge in the areas of construction in relation to Cement and Concrete Usage Solutions, leveraging on Lafarge's expertise as a leading building solutions provider with global best practices in developing innovative and sustainable construction solutions. Participants will also be trained on the appropriate usage of cement and concrete materials and its benefits.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"At a time where Malaysia is moving closer towards its goal of becoming a high-income, developed nation, the pursuit of sustainable development is crucial now more than ever. Our partnership with CIDB is a testament to our commitment towards driving sustainable development in Malaysia and &lsquo;Building Better Cities' through elevating construction standards," said Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer of CIDB Malaysia and Chairman of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd added, "CIDB aims to support the development of a world-class construction industry as Malaysia plays a more significant role in the global economy on the back of its development into a high-income nation. With the construction industry expected to continue on a growth trajectory going into 2014, our partnership with Lafarge aims to support the industry and in particular, to develop a steady stream of trained construction personnel skilled in the use of concrete and cement materials."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Across the world and in Malaysia, Lafarge is committed to "Building Better Cities" by contributing to building affordable housing for Malaysians and building cities that are more compact, more durable, more beautiful and more connected. The MoU will leverage Lafarge's continued focus on being solution-driven and innovation-centric by tapping into Lafarge's top-level global Research &amp; Development capabilities and local facilities such as the Construction Development Lab in Petaling Jaya, where innovative solutions are tailored to meet local needs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The MoU Signing ceremony also saw Lafarge showcase its innovative eco-friendly products such as Hydromedia and Mascrete Eco. In addition, it also showcased its high early strength cement "Harimau" specially formulated to increase productivity and efficiency for pre-casting purposes.</p> <p><br /><strong>NOTES TO EDITORS</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad)</strong><br />Listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia, Lafarge is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore. A major player of the Malaysian construction industry, Lafarge is the leader in the cement industry and one of the leading players in the concrete and aggregates industries. It operates a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang, more than 30 ready mixed concrete batching plants and 6 aggregate quarries throughout Peninsular Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Celebrating 60 years in Malaysia, Lafarge has a vision to "Build Better Cities". It aims to provide solutions to build more cities and towns that are more beautiful, more durable, more compact and more connected.&nbsp;More information is available at www.lafarge.com.my</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group </strong><br />A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website www.lafarge.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About CIDB</strong><br />The Construction Industry Development Board was established under the Construction Industry Development Act (Act 520) to develop the Capacity and Capability of the Construction Industry Through Enhancement of Quality and Productivity by Placing Great Emphasis on Professionalism, Innovation and Knowledge in the Endeavour to Improve the Quality of Life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACTS</strong><br /><strong>MEDIA RELATIONS</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ONG Ping Ping <br />Senior Manager, Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />Tel : 03-7723 8310 / 016-662 0137<br />Email : ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:43:20 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1385534566679_CIDB_LafargeMoU/PR#1378693874&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-11-27T06:43:20Z Architecture Student Competition to Design Affordabe Housing Launched http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1380511439122_AchitectureStudentCompetition /PR#1898421855&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">27 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur &ndash; Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (&ldquo;PAM&rdquo;) together with Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (&ldquo;Lafarge&rdquo;) launched the inaugural PAM-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition (&ldquo;the Competition&rdquo;) on affordable housing today. Through the Competition, Lafarge aims to change the perception around affordable housing - without compromising on the quality of the products used and the construction build, affordable housing is about reducing the cost of building through the promotion of construction efficiency by using the right construction methods, materials and solutions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The competition seeks to challenge students to come up with innovative and sustainable designs that take advantage of thermal cooling effects, promote energy efficiency and sustainability, as well as provide for quality communal living.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge hopes to make a significant impact in this area by changing the way Malaysians think about their homes, and how they are built. The Competition supports Lafarge&rsquo;s global corporate positioning of &lsquo;Building Better Cities&rsquo; which reflects the company&rsquo;s contribution to building more housing, and cities that are more compact, more durable, more beautiful and more connected in a sustainable manner.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Lafarge is extremely proud of our heritage in Malaysia, and as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year, we want to do more to affirm our commitment to the nation as well as Malaysians as a whole. It is therefore in this spirit that we came together with PAM to organise and launch the inaugural PAM-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition,&rdquo; stated Bradley Mulroney, President and CEO of Lafarge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge seeks to inspire aspiring Malaysian architects to play a role in driving affordable housing in Malaysia and deliver more innovative solutions to meet the challenges of affordability and sustainability in the development of the construction landscape of tomorrow.&nbsp; Architecture students participating in the competition will be encouraged to explore the use of sustainable materials and designs, raising awareness on sustainable construction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ar Chan Seong Aun, President of PAM is supportive of the Competition and said, &ldquo;In order to ensure that this competition is meaningful, we have worked closely with Lafarge to carefully design the competition brief and design criteria, and will be looking for submissions that encompass elements of design excellence, innovation and costs among others. We hope that the students are excited to be part of this competition.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">University students who are registered with PAM can participate in this competition, and can register their interest from 26 September &ndash; 15 October 2013. The closing date for submissions is on 29 November 2013, after which the judging process will commence. The results and the award ceremony will be held on 16 January 2014. For more information or to find out more on how to participate, please visit <a href="http://www.pam.org.my/" target="" title="">http://www.pam.org.my/</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NOTES TO EDITORS</strong></p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. It built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953 and currently has over 1,500 employees. Lafarge is a leader in the Malaysian construction materials industry that operates a network of facilities nationwide which includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, including a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang. Lafarge is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">PAM (PERTUBUHAN AKITEK MALAYSIA-MALAYSIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS) is a Non-Profit Organization (NGO), the premier Malaysian association for Malaysian Architects which has approximately 5,500 members &ndash; members of PAM are architects and includes those with additional expertise as interior designers, property developers, and builders.&nbsp; PAM, being the national association for architects in Malaysia, who are also city and country planners, hold regular unique events: Exhibitions, Talks, and Architectural Design Competitions to discover and groom young creative talents, award Scholarships to deserving architecture students as well as hold the monthly Architect-Meet-The-Public Session.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The monthly Architect-Meet-The-Public Session is a free public service by PAM to help members of the public who may need advice regarding property and housing matters. It is part of PAM&rsquo;s community programme and contribution to communities and individuals who wish to have a one-to-one appointment to meet an Architect. Representatives from ACEM (Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia) will also be present to answer related queries at this session. PAM Membership offers many benefits, including business networking and learning opportunities in continuous professional development that support career advancement. Despite being busy with their own business and practices, PAM members are nevertheless also actively engaged in CSR and voluntary community activities locally and internationally. PAM wishes to brand new architect talents and outstanding architectural designs in Malaysia and the world to inspire others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Ping Ping Ong<br />Senior&nbsp; Manager, Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Email : <a href="mailto:ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com" target="" title="">ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:26:58 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1380511439122_AchitectureStudentCompetition /PR#1898421855&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-09-27T03:26:58Z Lafarge Malaysia Collaborates with Government Agencies for Emergency Response Drill http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1376962687063_KanthanHill/PR#183377120&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">12 September 2013, Shah Alam, Selangor - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (&ldquo;Lafarge&rdquo;) organised a real-time emergency response drill (&ldquo;the exercise&rdquo;) on Jalan Monford in Shah Alam today. The objective of the annual exercise is to test crisis response capabilities as well as to prepare and provide guidance to agencies and personnel involved in responding to real emergency situations so as to ensure smooth coordination in the event of an actual crisis.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 45-minute exercise was held in collaboration with 12 Government agencies, namely the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Police, Malaysian Road Transport Department, Land Public Transport Commission, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Road Safety Department of Malaysia, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Department of Environment, Shah Alam City Council, Public Works Department&nbsp; and Malaysia Civil Defence Department.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exercise provided an opportunity for the agencies to test the timing and effectiveness of communication channels during a crisis, as well as for Lafarge to prepare and provide guidance to related personnel on actions to be taken so as to ensure that there is minimal impact or damage to the ecological and environmental system in the event of any spillage as a result of an accident. The exercise also allowed the related agencies to test their total response capabilities, including the use of real equipment and specific skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Paul Yap, Vice President, Supply Chain &amp; Strategic Sourcing, Lafarge Malaysia said &ldquo;It is important that we create a scenario that is as close to a real road accident as possible so that we are prepared in the event of an emergency situation. At Lafarge, Health and Safety is a priority, and our precautionary and preparedness activities extend to all parties across the supply chain including customer sites and third parties.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yap added &ldquo;The exercise which was carried out today will be closely reviewed and areas which require further refinement or improvement will be identified so as to ensure an effective and rapid emergency response time in the event of a real road accident.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;At Lafarge, our ultimate goal is to achieve &lsquo;zero harm&rsquo; for payroll employees, contractors and third parties, as we aspire to be one of the safest organisations in Malaysia. Having a proactive sense of emergency preparedness has always been a part of Lafarge&rsquo;s culture&rdquo;, Yap concluded.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The &rsquo;accident&rsquo;, which involved four vehicles, resulted in spillage of pulverised fuel ash (PFA) which had been carried on a truck, as well as minor damages to the front of the prime mover and the outlet pipe at the trailer. A car and two motorcycles involved in the &lsquo;accident&rsquo; also suffered major damages, with one motorcyclist pronounced &lsquo;dead&rsquo; at the scene. The car driver and its passenger suffered &lsquo;major injuries&rsquo; while the truck driver and the other motorcyclist escaped with &lsquo;slight injuries&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year&rsquo;s annual emergency response drill follows the success of the inaugural exercise held in November 2012 which garnered positive response from government agencies and members of the community involved. It also demonstrates Lafarge&rsquo;s commitment to Health &amp; Safety of the local community as well as all its stakeholders across its operations and supply chain.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exercise is in line with Lafarge Malaysia Berhad&rsquo;s Policies and Procedures, and complies with legislations set by the Fire Services Act, Environmental Quality Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. It built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953 and currently has more than 1,500 employees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge is the leader in the cement industry in Malaysia, operating a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. Lafarge is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group<br /></strong>A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility,&nbsp;Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website: <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS<br /><strong>MEDIA RELATIONS</strong></p> <p>Ong Ping Ping <br />Senior Manager, Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <br />Tel: 016-662 0137<br />email: <a href="mailto:ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com" target="" title="">ping-ping.ong@lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <br />Tel: 016-662 6526<br />email: <a href="mailto:janet.lim@lafarge.com" target="" title="">janet.lim@lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:38:51 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1376962687063_KanthanHill/PR#183377120&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-09-12T01:38:51Z Preservng Biodiversity - A Key Component of Kanthan Quarry Scheme http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1376962715320_KanthanHill/PR#262016752&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>6 August 2013, Petaling Jaya, Selangor</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preserving Biodiversity&nbsp;<br />A Key&nbsp;Component&nbsp;Of Kanthan&nbsp;Quarry&nbsp;Scheme</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of its quarry development programme, Lafarge Malaysia&rsquo;s Kanthan plant, in Perak, has taken a number of steps to protect biodiversity within its quarry, which has been subject to increased exposure over the last few months.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a sudden increase in the number of people visiting the quarry, and Kanthan Cave (or &lsquo;Cathedral Cave&rsquo; as it is popularly known) in particular, the plant has taken measures to restrict access to the area to protect the biodiversity within the cave until the findings of external experts have been completed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kanthan plant manager, Sekar Kaliannan explains: &ldquo;Local people may be aware of our plans to develop our quarry, which is important in providing the necessary raw materials required for cement manufacturing.&nbsp; Preliminary studies by the University of Malaya&rsquo;s Institute of Biological Sciences, who is working with us on this project, have indicated that Kanthan Cave could contain &lsquo;sensitive biodiversity&rsquo;, which we have a responsibility to manage and protect as part of our development programme.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Unfortunately, inaccurate publicity about our plans has also encouraged a big increase in visitors to the cave whose presence and activities could upset this sensitive biodiversity.&nbsp; Therefore, we are taking steps to erect signage and restrict access to the cave whilst the university completes its studies alongside members of Lafarge&rsquo;s International Biodiversity Panel.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In particular, Kanthan Cave appears to be home to, amongst others, an endemic trapdoor spider, which is listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.&nbsp; Further work will be undertaken in understanding its presence, along with the development of measures to fully protect any endangered species.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sekar adds: &ldquo;Our quarry development programme has identified two areas for development, which can be identified as Area &lsquo;C&rsquo; and Area &lsquo;D&rsquo;.&nbsp; With Kanthan Cave&rsquo;s presence in Area &lsquo;D&rsquo;, our focus is on managing this biodiversity-rich area appropriately.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;However, initial studies of Area &lsquo;C&rsquo; which is on the other side of the southern part of Kanthan Hill, indicate that it does not contain sensitive biodiversity, and a number of caves in this area have been used in recent years without permission.&nbsp; In fact, this activity may have disturbed the presence of biodiversity in these caves.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Due to the non-authorized access to this land by external parties and nearby quarrying activities, we have erected signage for safety reasons.&nbsp; The plant is liaising with local stakeholders, including the State Government, on understanding the use of these caves.&nbsp; At the same time, we need to confirm the preliminary biodiversity screening that Area &lsquo;C&rsquo; does not contain sensitive biodiversity as part of a complete overall study, before launching the 18 months&rsquo; of preparation work that will be necessary prior to accessing these raw materials in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kanthan plant maintains an &lsquo;open door&rsquo; policy and anyone who would be interested in understanding more about Kanthan plant&rsquo;s quarry development programme are encouraged to email their enquiry to <a href="mailto:info@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">info@my.lafarge.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Notes to&nbsp;Editors</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p>Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. It built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953 and currently has over 1,500 employees. Lafarge is the leader in the cement industry in Malaysia, operating a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. Lafarge is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contacts</p> <p>Media Relations</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.&nbsp;Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email : <a href="mailto:syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com" target="" title="">syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email: <a href="mailto:janet.lim@lafarge.com" target="" title="">janet.lim@lafarge.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 01:38:24 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1376962715320_KanthanHill/PR#262016752&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-08-06T01:38:24Z Lafarge Malaysia Celebrates 60 Years and Launches "Building Better Cities" http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1373266849120_LMcelebrates60Anniversary/PR#1951533352&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p><strong>LAFARGE MALAYSIA CELEBRATES 60 YEARS AND LAUNCHES &ldquo;BUILDING BETTER CITIES&rdquo; </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">6 July 2013, Rawang, Selangor - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (&ldquo;Lafarge&rdquo;) celebrated its 60th Anniversary today with the launch of its new corporate brand positioning &ldquo;Building Better Cities&rdquo; at an event officiated by the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Datuk Ir. Hj. Hamim Samuri. The launch was held at Lafarge&rsquo;s Rawang Plant, Malaysia&rsquo;s first cement production facility.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a strong heritage dating back to the 1950s, Lafarge has witnessed and supported the growth of Malaysia as it has become a modern, industrialized nation and the company&rsquo;s contributions have touched all aspects of the nation&rsquo;s infrastructure development. Today, Lafarge is the largest cement producer in the country, with a strong foothold in the aggregates and concrete businesses. It has four production facilities across the nation and has an extensive network of terminals, depots and distribution channels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with its 60th Anniversary in Malaysia, Lafarge launched &ldquo;Building Better Cities&rdquo;, a new corporate brand positioning that is being applied worldwide and has been born out of a recognition that the world is rapidly changing with more and more people choosing to live in cities and an increasing focus on the need to drive sustainable development. In Malaysia, &ldquo;Building Better Cities&rdquo; reflects the company&rsquo;s continued support as the nation fulfills its 2020 vision of becoming a high income nation, and affirms its commitment to contributing to the development of the construction landscape of tomorrow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;We are honoured to have had the opportunity to shape the Malaysia known to the world today, having been part of the nation&rsquo;s growth since the 1950s. As Malaysia continues on its growth trajectory, we will continue to contribute to its development through supporting its infrastructure, and in particular will support the Government&rsquo;s aim of providing affordable, quality housing for all Malaysians. At Lafarge, we believe that access to affordable housing is essential for a better nation and should be available for all Malaysians,&rdquo; said Bradley Mulroney, President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge&rsquo;s commitment to supporting the continued growth of Malaysia is complemented by its innovation-centric and solutions-driven approach, and ability to leverage the Group&rsquo;s extensive R&amp;D facilities and capabilities. With a focus on ensuring that its solutions meet the needs of the local market, global solutions will be tailored to local construction needs at the company&rsquo;s upcoming Construction Development Laboratory located in Petaling Jaya.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The demand in the construction industry in Malaysia is shifting towards sustainable solutions with the building industry developing and working towards more sustainable and green practices. Our vision for the future is a Malaysia built with quality materials produced in a socially responsible manner, hinged on a foundation of sustainability and the aspiration to bring about an enhanced quality of life for all Malaysians. As we celebrate the milestones we&rsquo;ve achieved in the last 60 years, we are also excited about the next 60 years and what lies ahead of us as we continue to support Malaysia&rsquo;s growth,&rdquo; said Bradley.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Y.B. Datuk Ir. Hj. Hamim Samuri, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry in his speech commended Lafarge for its initiatives in developing solutions for the construction of affordable housing segment. He said, &ldquo;Lafarge has indeed been a partner in Malaysia&rsquo;s journey of growth and continues to contribute to our nation&rsquo;s ever-evolving landscape. It is hoped that Lafarge will continue to support national growth, while ensuring that it benefits all segments of the rakyat. One of the challenges facing the rakyat is when it comes to buying affordable and quality homes, especially for those living in cities such as in the Klang Valley area. I understand that Lafarge is taking an initiative to develop solutions for the affordable housing segment. In this regard, I commend this effort. Perhaps Lafarge and other companies related to the industry could work hand-in-hand with our agencies such as PR1MA to find ways on how we can build these houses at reasonable costs without compromising on quality.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. It built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953 and currently has over 1,500 employees. Lafarge is the leader in the cement industry in Malaysia, operating a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. Lafarge is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group<br /></strong>A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website: <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1.&nbsp;Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email : <a href="mailto:syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com" target="" title="">syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email: <a href="mailto:janet.lim@lafarge.com" target="" title="">janet.lim@lafarge.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 07:01:03 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1373266849120_LMcelebrates60Anniversary/PR#1951533352&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-07-06T07:01:03Z Lafarge Malaysia Drives Health &amp; Safety Beyond Work http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1372040128104_LafargeDriversSafetyDay/PR#510608713&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">23 June 2013, Selangor - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) held it&rsquo;s Drivers&rsquo; Safety Day today. The event, officiated by Deputy Minister of Transport Malaysia, Yang Berhomat Datuk Ab. Aziz Kaprawi, followed a month dedicated to Health and Safety where activities at plants and operation sites were organized to promote a safety culture amongst Lafarge employees and contractors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malaysia has been organising the Drivers&rsquo; Safety Day annually since 2005, and this year&rsquo;s theme was &ldquo;Health &amp; Safety Beyond Work&rdquo;, emphasising that health and safety should be observed at all times whether at work or at home. The day saw employees, transporters, truck drivers and their spouses who come from all over the country to gather at the event which awarded the top performing transporters and drivers for their dedication and effort in abiding by Lafarge&rsquo;s strict Road Transport Health &amp; Safety Policy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the significance of the event, Bradley Mulroney, President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Malaysia said, &ldquo;At Lafarge Malaysia, Health &amp; Safety is a priority and drives our approach to business. We believe that health &amp; safety responsibilities extend beyond the production sites to the complete supply chain, including customer sites as well as third party contractors. We dedicate the month of June every year to recognising this, and the Drivers&rsquo; Safety Day is one of the unique programmes that promote road and transport safety. I am delighted to see the great turnout today and would like to commend all employees for their involvement in the programme.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge trucks travel approximately 50 million kilometres annually, or about 140,000 kilometres daily, a distance equivalent to travelling around the globe 3 times. Ensuring the safety of our truckers and drivers, and the larger community, is therefore a huge responsibility that the company takes very seriously. As such, Lafarge has in place systems and processes to mitigate risks that our drivers are susceptible to. For example, we track the driving behaviour of our drivers, set and monitor speed limits and the weight of vehicles, and even ensure that all our drivers wear 3-point seat belts with reflective strips.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The company has implemented an electronic journey management system which identifies high risk roads and risk factors such as sharp bends and accident-prone zones. Data on road risks are also communicated regularly to our drivers to enable them to take precautionary action to mitigate accidents where necessary.<br />&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;We aspire to be one of the safest organisations in Malaysia, with our goal to have zero fatalities and virtually eliminate lost-time incidents for our employees and contractors. One example of how we continually raise the bar in health and safety is the GPS system that we recently installed in our trucks and transport vehicles. This system tracks journey data such as driving speeds and harsh braking. As we grow our business, we will continue to emphasise the importance of health and safety and ensure that it continues to be a top priority at Lafarge Malaysia,&rdquo; Bradley added.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moving forward, Lafarge will continue to work with the Government to address the issue of road safety and further enhance its strategic collaboration through providing drivers training and the sharing of best practices amongst others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <br /></strong>Lafarge Malaysia Berhad <em>(formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad)</em> is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. Lafarge Malaysia is the leader in the cement industry in Malaysia, operating a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. Lafarge Malaysia is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong>About Lafarge<br /></strong>A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website: <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS<br />MEDIA RELATIONS</p> <p>1.&nbsp;Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Public Affairs Director<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Email : <a href="mailto:syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com" target="" title="">syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;Janet Lim<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lafarge Malaysia Berhad<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Email: <a href="mailto:janet.lim@lafarge.com" target="" title="">janet.lim@lafarge.com</a>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:49:41 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1372040128104_LafargeDriversSafetyDay/PR#510608713&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-06-23T02:49:41Z Lafarge Malayan Cement Continues Solid Performance http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1369617594990_LmCBAGM2013/PR#202825238&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">23 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lafarge Malayan Cement Continues Solid Performance</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad (&lsquo;Lafarge&rsquo;) held its 63rd Annual General Meeting today where it presented to its shareholders the company's results for the financial year ended 31 December 2012. <br />&nbsp;<br />The Group's revenue for the year grew 7.4% to RM2.740 billion, with a higher profit before tax of RM470 million against the RM415 million reported in 2011 due to improved plant performance and higher sales volumes. Net profit also improved from RM318 million to RM349 million in the year, while earnings per share recorded strong growth from 37.41 sen to 41.07 sen in the period.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In line with sustained positive results, the Board of Directors declared a fourth interim single-tier dividend of 13 sen per ordinary share of RM1.00 each which was paid on 16 April 2013. The total dividend payout in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2012 amounted to RM314.388 million, representing a payout ratio of 90%.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2012, the construction sector continued to expand strongly led by Government efforts to boost domestic demand with the roll-out of further key projects under the 10th Malaysia Plan and the Economic Transformation Programme. These, coupled with stable investments by the private sector and a steady stream of foreign direct investments, have contributed to growth in domestic cement demand of approximately 4%.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;2012 was an eventful year for Lafarge as we moved from a product line-based organisation to one that is country-based. This has fundamentally changed the way in which we do business and has allowed us to be more focused on our customers and market needs.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"We are optimistic about the continued growth in demand for building materials and solutions and believe that Lafarge&rsquo;s cement, concrete and aggregates businesses remain strongly positioned in these sectors&rdquo;, said Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With increasing demand by the construction industry in Malaysia for sustainable solutions, and with the building industry developing and working towards more sustainable and green practices, Lafarge will focus on further commercial differentiation through delivering more innovative and sustainable products and solutions as well as strive for continued industrial excellence. Following the recognition award for &ldquo;Best Innovative Product&rdquo; at the Greenbuild exhibition 2012 for Hydromedia, Lafarge remains encouraged and will be looking to launch more sustainable products and solutions in 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Moving forward, we see continued growth in construction activities driven by Government-led investments and infrastructure developments such as the roll-out of the Tun Razak Exchange and the next phase of the Mass Rapid Transit line, as well as further developments in Iskandar Malaysia amongst others. We will continue to introduce innovative products and solutions onto the market to promote sustainable construction in Malaysia and will continue to ensure that sustainability remains integral to our operations,&rdquo; Bradley added.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting also adopted the proposal to amend the articles of association of the company and to change the name of the company from Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad to Lafarge Malaysia Berhad. This exercise is in alignment with its strategy to move from a product-based organisation to one providing innovative solutions to the construction sector.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and other related building materials. It built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953 and currently has over 1,500 employees. Lafarge is the leader in the cement industry in Malaysia, operating a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. Lafarge is also one of the leading ready-mixed concrete companies in Malaysia with more than 30 batching plants throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Group<br /></strong>A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of &euro;15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its cement, aggregates and concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website: <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contacts<br />Media Relations</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email : <a href="mailto:syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com" target="" title="">syed-muhammad.syed-nadzir@lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad<br />Email: <a href="mailto:janet.lim@lafarge.com" target="" title="">janet.lim@lafarge.com</a>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 01:20:22 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_1369617594990_LmCBAGM2013/PR#202825238&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2013-05-23T01:20:22Z Lafarge Malaysia Mock Drill Exercise With Government Agencies at Chemor, Perak http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_MockDrillExerciseatKP291112/PR#1185648180&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chemor, 29 November 2012</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A tanker truck transporting pulverised fuel ash (PFA) from Kapar Power Plant collided with a passenger car which resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passengers of the car, minor injury to the truck driver and spillage of PFA on the road &ndash; and a coordinated effort by the multiple local government agencies to save lives and contain the situation ensued. That was the scenario on 29 November 2012 when members of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, the Royal Malaysian Police, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Department of Environment, Public Works Department, Road Safety Department &mdash; along with Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun and the neighbouring local agencies &mdash; performed a real-time mock emergency response exercise.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The purpose of the 45-minute mock drill was to ensure the preparedness for any emergency to allow the rescue teams and prepare responders to practice and improve their emergency responses time, the rescue of injured victims, traffic control and able to contain minimal impact to the environment in the event of a real situation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;In emergency management, we always &lsquo;plan for the worst and hope for the best&rsquo;,&rdquo; said Paul Yap, Vice President, Supply Chain, Lafarge Malaysia. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important that we create a scenario for all types of possibilities,&rdquo; Yap added.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ian Pughsley, Vice President, Health &amp; Safety of Lafarge Malaysia, said, &ldquo;We will review how the exercise went, note the good work that was done, as well as the areas for improvement, and provide additional training and equipment in the areas needed. It is a part of the proactive emergency preparedness culture we have nurtured here in Lafarge.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This was the first time that Lafarge Malaysia conducted its Crisis Management exercise on such a large scale by involving almost all the government agencies.&nbsp; At the same time, by collaborating mock exercises like these with the government agencies, Lafarge Malaysia desires to foster closer working relationship, and in the event of real emergency crisis, be able to manage the situation better with them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition, Lafarge Malaysia integrates with the local community where it operates and places great importance on health and safety issues, and this mock drill exercise was part of the company&rsquo;s Corporate Social Responsibility to its stakeholders.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad was incorporated in 1950 and it built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953. Lafarge is the leader in Malaysia's building materials industry. Currently, Lafarge operates three integrated cement plants, a cement grinding station, 34 ready-mixed concrete plants, five aggregates quarries and employs over 1,500 people. Lafarge offers a range of cement and concrete products and other building materials, for sustainable developments in infrastructure, residential, commercial and public works. Through its commitment to the development of materials and the advancement of sustainable construction systems, Lafarge Malaysia is poised to become &ldquo;The Preferred Supplier of Sustainable Solutions to Build Malaysia Together&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the website at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Located in 64 countries with 68,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates &amp; Concrete businesses. In 2011, Lafarge posted sales of 15.3 billion euros. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark, in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional information is available on the website at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CONTACTS</p> <p>Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 1954<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 6525<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:01:32 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_MockDrillExerciseatKP291112/PR#1185648180&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2012-11-29T04:01:32Z Lafarge Malayan Cement Awards Academic Achievers and Grant Bursaries to Students in Langkawi, Kedah http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_SchoolsProjectKP290912/PR#1163097380&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Education is the key that unlocks the door to success.&nbsp; Success belongs to those who are diligent.&nbsp; Eighteen students from six schools in Langkawi, Kedah could attest to it and reaped the fruits of their labour when Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC) recognised their efforts and achievements through the Academic Excellence Awards programme where these students were rewarded in the form of cash and a certificate at an award presentation ceremony held at Sekolah Kilim, Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to the Academic Excellence Awards, LMC handed out Bursary Awards to 44 students who were from low-income families. These students received cash between RM400 and RM500 each to help ease their families&rsquo; financial burden and at the same time, provide the students with a piece of mind to concentrate and excel in their studies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The District Education Officer for Langkawi, Tuan Haji Halim bin Mansor, was the guest of honour at the presentation ceremony and presented the bursary awards to the deserving students on behalf of LMC.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Schools Project is an integral component of LMC&rsquo;s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated to recognise students with outstanding results in their UPSR and SPM examinations, and to help lessen the burden of deserving students from low-income families.&nbsp; Over and above its social obligations, LMC hopes to instil the importance of academic achievements and the spirit to pursue excellence amongst the younger generation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The six schools covered in Langkawi are</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1&nbsp;SK Ewa<br />2&nbsp;SK Kilim<br />3&nbsp;SK Seri Lagenda<br />4&nbsp;SK Penghulu Ahmad<br />5&nbsp;SK Ulu Melaka<br />6&nbsp;SMK Ayer Hangat</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2011, a total of 280 students benefitted from this initiative with 192 students awarded the Lafarge Malaysian Cement&rsquo;s Bursary Awards and 88 students received the Excellence Awards. To date, this annually sustained effort has helped over 3,000 academic achievers and deserving students from low-income families valued at more than RM2million since its inception in 1997.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the years, the programme is being increasingly regarded by the participating schools as a pillar of support in their endeavours to interest and encourage their students to excel in their studies.&nbsp; Evidently, the programme has assisted in garnering improved results from students through its supportive role of instilling enthusiasm and pride in pursuing academic excellence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad was incorporated in 1950 and it built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953. Lafarge is the leader in Malaysia's building materials industry. Currently, Lafarge operates three integrated cement plants, a cement grinding station, 34 ready-mixed concrete plants, five aggregates quarries and employs over 1,500 people. Lafarge offers a range of cement and concrete products and other building materials, for sustainable developments in infrastructure, residential, commercial and public works. Through its commitment to the development of materials and the advancement of sustainable construction systems, Lafarge Malaysia is poised to become &ldquo;The Preferred Supplier of Sustainable Solutions to Build Malaysia Together&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Located in 64 countries with 68,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates &amp; Concrete businesses. In 2011, Lafarge posted sales of 15.3 billion euros. For the second year in a row, Lafarge ranked amongst the top-10 of 500 companies evaluated by the "Carbon Disclosure Project" in recognition of their strategy and actions against global warming. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CONTACTS</p> <p>Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 1954<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 6525<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:16:15 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_SchoolsProjectKP290912/PR#1163097380&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2012-10-18T07:16:15Z Lafarge Malayan Cement Awards Academic Achievers and Grants Bursaries to Students in Kanthan, Perak http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_SchoolsProjectLP181012/PR#1646238078&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Hard work and sheer diligence in studies paid-off for 29 students from eight schools in Kanthan, Perak when Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC) recognised their efforts and achievements through the Academic Excellence Awards programme this year whereas another 48 students from low-income families were granted Bursary Awards to progress and excel in their studies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These deserving students received a total of 48 bursaries worth between RM400 and&nbsp;RM500 each and 29 excellence awards in the form of cash and certificates at a ceremony held at Dewan Tun Sambanthan Kg Ramasamy, Ladang Dovenby, Sungai Siput today. The event was also attended by representatives from the District Education Office for Kinta Utara and Kuala Kangsar, who presented the bursary awards to the deserving students on behalf of LMC.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Schools Project is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated by LMC to recognise students with outstanding results in their UPSR and SPM examinations, and to help lessen the burden of deserving students from low-income families.&nbsp; Over and above its social obligations, LMC hopes to instil the importance of academic achievements and the spirit to pursue excellence amongst the younger generation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to Sekar Kaliannan, Plant Manager at LMC&rsquo;s Kanthan Plant, "LMC started the Schools Project in 1997 with the objective to promote academic excellence in schools and to enhance relations with the surrounding communities within the vicinity of our plants where we operate in. It extends to all our plants in Langkawi, Kedah; Rawang, Selangor; Pasir Gudang, Johor and here in Kanthan, Perak."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The eight schools covered in Kanthan, Perak are Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Ladang Dovenby, Sekolah Kebangsaan Haji Mahmud, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Rimba Panjang, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Hwa, Sekolah Kebangsaan Methodist, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Mahatma Gandhi Kalasalai, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Methodist and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2011, a total of 280 students benefitted from this initiative with 192 students awarded the Lafarge Malaysian Cement&rsquo;s Bursary Awards and 88 students received the Excellence Awards. To date, this annually sustained effort has helped over 3,000 academic achievers and deserving children from low-income families valued at more than RM2 million since its inception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This programme is increasingly being regarded by the participating schools as a pillar of support in their endeavours to interest and encourage their students to excel in their studies.&nbsp; Evidently, the programme has assisted in garnering better results from students through its supportive role of instilling enthusiasm and pride in pursuing academic excellence.<br />&nbsp;<br />NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad was incorporated in 1950 and it built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953. Lafarge is the leader in Malaysia's building materials industry. Currently, Lafarge operates three integrated cement plants, a cement grinding station, 34 ready-mixed concrete plants, five aggregates quarries and employs over 1,500 people. Lafarge offers a range of cement and concrete products and other building materials, for sustainable developments in infrastructure, residential, commercial and public works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through its commitment to the development of materials and the advancement of sustainable construction systems, Lafarge Malaysia is poised to become &ldquo;The Preferred Supplier of Sustainable Solutions to Build Malaysia Together&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Located in 64 countries with 68,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates &amp; Concrete businesses. In 2011, Lafarge posted sales of 15.3 billion euros. For the second year in a row, Lafarge ranked amongst the top-10 of 500 companies evaluated by the "Carbon Disclosure Project" in recognition of their strategy and actions against global warming. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CONTACTS</p> <p>Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir<br />Public Affairs Director<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 1954<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Tel: +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 6525<br />Email: <a href="mailto:Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:17:26 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_SchoolsProjectLP181012/PR#1646238078&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2012-09-29T07:17:26Z Creating A Road Safety Culture http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_Creating a Road Safety Culture/PressReleaseHeader#1269145306&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p style="text-align: justify;">Petaling Jaya, 16 September 2011</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Lafarge Malayan Cement launched the Road Safety Campaign at PLUS Expressways&rsquo; Toll Plazas with the objective to create road safety awareness and remind motorists to drive safely.&nbsp; This is in line with the various measures taken by the Ministry of Transport to prevent and reduce road accidents in Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The campaign was held simultaneously at the Damansara and Subang Toll Plazas where goodie bags with specially designed safety items such as &ldquo;No to Road Accident&rdquo; sunshade and car stickers, Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya road safety brochures and refreshments were distributed to motorists by Lafarge Malayan Cement&rsquo;s employees.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the event, Bi Yong Chungunco, President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Malayan Cement said, &ldquo;At Lafarge Malayan Cement, Safety is more than a priority &ndash; it is our core value.&nbsp; We have to care and be responsible for our own safety and the safety of others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We want to make &ldquo;Safety a Way of Life&rdquo; for everyone.&nbsp; As a concerned corporation and road users ourselves, we were alarmed with the rising trend of road accidents especially during the festive period.&nbsp; Therefore, the Road Safety Campaign is part of our corporate social responsibility programmes to enable us to reach out to the community.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than forty of our employees volunteered their time to be here today to distribute the goodie bags to motorists.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<br />NOTES TO EDITORS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad</strong> (LMCB) is the leader in Malaysia&rsquo;s cement industry.&nbsp; Incorporated in 1950, it built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953. Today, LMCB is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore with core businesses in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete and other related building materials. LMCB employs more than 1,000 people and operates a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. LMCB is proud to serve Malaysia for the past 60 years and is committed to the sustainable growth of the nation&rsquo;s building materials industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the website at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><strong>Lafarge</strong> is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates &amp; Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 16.2 billion in 2010. Lafarge was ranked 6th in the &ldquo;Carbon Disclosure Project&rdquo; and entered the global &ldquo;Dow Jones Sustainability Index&rdquo; in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.&nbsp;&nbsp;Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 01:53:44 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/PressRelease_Creating a Road Safety Culture/PressReleaseHeader#1269145306&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2011-09-16T01:53:44Z Lafarge Malayan Cement Partners With BonusLink To Add Value And Provide Extra Benefits To Its Dealers http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/Press release Exemple_1284346504494_Bonuslink/PressReleaseHeader#721566207&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;">1 September 2010. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad (LMCB) signed an agreement with BonusLink today to offer BonusLink Points to its dealers starting 1 October 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The premier loyalty programme &ldquo;Lafarge-BonusLink Dealers&rsquo; Rewards&rdquo; is a first of its kind to be offered to the hardware store dealers where their Lafarge bagged cement purchases can now be translated to BonusLink Points.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;We have many hardware store dealers who have been loyal to our Lafarge brand over the years and we have been looking for ways on how to provide extra benefits to them. BonusLink is Malaysia&rsquo;s first and most successful consumer rewards programme and has over 12 years of excellent track record behind their name. We believe that this partnership will provide more value to our loyal dealers by giving them BonusLink Points on their cement purchases.&rdquo; said President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of LMCB, Bi Yong Chungunco.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Victor Goon, General Manager of BonusKad Loyalty Sdn Bhd added &ldquo;We are confident that Lafarge dealers will appreciate the additional value they will get with BonusLink Points. The Points from this program can be combined with the Points collected from BonusLink&rsquo;s 30 Partners and enable dealers to redeem their BonusLink gifts and vouchers in a very short period.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Under the agreement, the hardware store dealers who purchases Lafarge bagged cement will be given BonusLink Points for every tonne of bagged cement that they purchase. The &ldquo;Lafarge-BonusLink Dealers&rsquo; Rewards&rdquo; programme is expected to add to the many reasons of choosing Lafarge cement which is superior in terms of quality, wide range of products and eco-friendly product range.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad (LMCB) is the leader in Malaysia&rsquo;s cement industry.&nbsp; Incorporated in 1950, it built the country&rsquo;s first cement plant in 1953. Today, LMCB is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore with core businesses in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete and other related building materials. LMCB employs more than 1,000 people and operates a nationwide network of facilities that includes three integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. LMCB is proud to serve Malaysia for the past 60 years and is committed to the sustainable growth of the nation&rsquo;s building materials industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the website at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com.my" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com.my</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lafarge</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates &amp; Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 15.9 billion in 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2010 and for the sixth year in a row, Lafarge was listed in the &lsquo;Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World&rsquo;. With the world&rsquo;s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional information is available on the web site at <a href="http://www.lafarge.com" target="" title="">www.lafarge.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About BonusLink</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">BonusLink is Malaysia&rsquo;s most successful loyalty marketing company and is a service provider to big brands such as Shell, MBF Cards, Parkson and Public Bank. BonusLink is more than a one-destination card, gladly accepted by 30 of Malaysia&rsquo;s best brands with over 3,000 outlets nationwide, covering the automotive, banking &amp; finance, insurance, telecommunications, food and beverage, household, healthcare and fashion industries. Since its inception in 1998, BonusLink&rsquo;s membership base has grown to over 7 million Members comprising two thirds of the urban population in Malaysia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visit <a href="http://www.bonuslink.com.my" target="" title="">www.bonuslink.com.my</a> to find all you need to know about BonusLink.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p> <p>Janet Lim<br />Manager, Investor Relations &amp; Communications<br />Tel : +603 7723 8200&nbsp; Mob : +016 662 6525<br />Email : <a href="mailto:Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com" target="" title="">Janet.Lim@my.lafarge.com</a></p> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 03:15:50 GMT http://get.xiti.com/url.xiti?www.lafarge.com.my/wps/portal/my/7_2-LatestNews_Detail?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connectlib_my/Site_my/AllPR/Press release Exemple_1284346504494_Bonuslink/PressReleaseHeader#721566207&amp;amp;xts=450458&amp;xtor=RSS-10 2010-09-13T03:15:50Z