CMS Cement Sdn Bhd
This company is the sole manufacturer of cement in Sarawak with two grinding plants, one in Kuching (established in 1974) and one in Bintulu (established in 1998), with a combined rated capacity of 1.6 million MT per year.
It manufactures Portland Cement for the Sarawak and adjoining markets, which it makes available in 50 kg or 1 MT bags, through a network of dealers using both its and third-party land and marine transport, and in bulk using 20 – 40 MT road tankers or its pneumatic conveying facilities to cement transportation vessels.
The two cement plants are supported by 6,000 MT marine flat store terminals in Miri and Sibu, each with pneumatic cement conveying facilities which are in turn serviced by two (soon to be three) dedicated purpose built 4,000-tonne DWT barges that continuously transport cement from the plants to the terminals. Each barge is equipped with a fully enclosed dust free pneumatic loading and unloading system that enables all weather operations.
The Kuching plant which has its own jetty is also equipped to receive inward bulk cement shipments for when there is a need to import bulk cement. Bintulu plant adjoin Bintulu port where it has priority usage of a jetty for clinker imports and cement exports with a dedicated hopper and conveyor for the transportation of clinker from the port to the plant.
To meet the anticipated increase in cement demand, CMS Cement is developing a 1.0 million MT per annum grinding plant adjacent to the Mambong clinker plant. Construction of the new RM190.0 million plant began in 2014 and cement production is set to commence by the first half of 2016 (1H 2016). With this third plant in its stable, CMS Cement’s total production capacity will increase by almost 60%. This will enable CMS to meet growing cement demand in Sarawak, have significant reserve production capacity, as well as potentially extend our supply into nearby countries.
CMS Cement Industries Sdn Bhd
This company, acquired by CMS Cement Sdn Bhd in 2007, is Sarawak’s sole manufacturer of clinker at its plant at Mambong outside Kuching with a rated capacity of 900,000 MT per year. Adjoining the plant are the company’s own quarrying concessions for its key raw materials namely limestone, shale and sandstone covering over 78 hectares.
This plant’s clinker production meets approximately 50% of the Cement Division’s clinker needs with the balance being imported.
CMS Concrete Products Sdn Bhd
This company, from its plant on the outskirts of Kuching, manufactures a range of pre-cast concrete products including pre-stressed beams for bridges and other uses, reinforced concrete square piles, box culverts, kerbs, cement sand bricks and a range of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) products and solutions, including wall panels, pre-cast columns and beams, half slabs, hollow blocks and staircases. As an IBS Solutions Provider, the company also provides turnkey IBS design and build solutions.