The cement market of the United States reached its peak volume in 2005-2006 when cement consumption neared 130 million tons per year. An unprecedented crisis hit the cement market and led demand below 70 million tons by the end of 2009. The industry has revived since and was expected to close 2013 at around 80 million tons in cement consumption.
Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, is the largest producer of cement in Indonesia. The company was established on 25th March, 1953 and officially inaugurated on August 7th, 1957, by the first President of the Republic of Indonesia.
Indian cement industry first half performance of this year is a clear warning sign to buck up, or small firms will have to bow out in due course. Marketing and Sales personnel can be helping hands in raise profitability, if they embrace the spirit of identifying themself as part of the bigger picture.