Monday, September 25, 2017

SCG to boost cement exports

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group last week announced plans to boost exports of its Elephant brand cement to Myanmar, company official said recently.

Mr Soontornpol Veerapravati, managing director of SCG Trading (the company’s Myanmar subsidiary), said the firm would export 2 million tonnes of cement to Myanmar in 2013. However, the expected increase is only an increase of about percent over the 1.9 million tonnes likely to be exported in 2012, he said during an event at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon.

He added that the company would work to expand its distribution network to include more of Myanmar’s towns and cities. He said there are 10 SCG wholesalers in Myanmar.

Mr Soontornpol said SCG had been active in Myanmar for almost 20 years and was the market leader.

“Our Elephant brand cement has long been the market leader in Myanmar because of its quality – and consumers across ASEAN trust it,” he said.