Kuwait: ACICO Cement has launched new production lines for interlock tiles and white cement in response to the increasing local market demand.
ACICO Cement's CEO Ahmad Al-Khaled announced that the step came within the strategic plan that aims to place ACICO in the leading position among various construction materials manufacturers. "The new production lines came in response to the great need for these products in the local market, for both public and private projects," said Al-Khaled.
Al-Khaled said that white cement now accounts for 25% of the company's total production. "There is a demand from the government and private sides, especially from the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Housing," said Al-Khaled. "Despite the rise in diesel prices, which affected our transport costs by 60 – 70%, ACICO did not raise the prices of its products. We expect the government to continue subsidies on diesel," said Al-Khaled.