Indonesia: PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk is preparing to merge with PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia after the finalisation of the LafargeHolcim merger.
Deputy corporate secretary Andika Lukman said in statement that the new holding company has started the strategic transformation process, focusing on revenues, capital allocation, commercial transformation and integration of the new holding. "The LafargeHolcim merger could raise revenues up to US$1.53bn in three years after the merger," said Lukman.
Holcim entered Indonesia by acquiring PT Semen Cibinong Tbk shares in 2001 for US$340m in the wake of a monetary crisis. The company was found by Hashim Djojohadikusumo, younger brother of Indonesia's 2014 presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. Semen Cibinong's name was later changed to PT Holcim Indonesia. Meanwile, Lafarge entered the Indonesian market by acquiring shares of PT Semen Andalas Indonesia, which operates cement plant in Aceh, Sumatera in 1994. Semen Andalas' name was later changed to PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia.