Lafarge Bamburi has launched a new precast and ready mix concrete plant in an effort to enhance production capacity in Kenya.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony at the plant in Athi River, Bruno Lafont, chairman and CEO of Lafarge said the Company is committed to innovation and growth in East Africa. ‘’This new facility combines both and reflects our strong belief in the economic prospects in Kenya. It will help us meet the growing demand in its construction sector with state of the art technology," he said.
Both businesses have shown growth in the country with the precast business projecting volumes of 535,000m2 in 2010, while the projected volume for the ready mix business is 27,000m3.
New precast and ready mix batching plants to be installed in 2011 will see the volumes rise to 855,000m2 and 40,000m3 respectively. This has been due to positive consumer response to the company’s innovative products.