TPCC to conduct trade seminar, Tanzania

TPCC to conduct trade seminar, Tanzania
Published: 02 March 2010

The Tanzania Portland Cement Company will on Thursday conduct a one-day seminar on trade in Dar es Salaam.

It is also aimed at increasing skills for block makers.

The firm, which trades as Twiga Cement, said yesterday in a statement that the seminar was expected to attract more than 200 participants from the cement industry.

Commercial director Steinar Harstad said in the statement that the training would focus on the best use of recipes to get quality blocks and exemplify the company’s commitment in offering the best after sales support to customers in Tanzania.

“Now that we expanded our operations to meet the growing cement demand in Tanzania, we realise the importance of training those engaged in the block making trade on how to efficiently maximise the use of Twiga cement in construction hence giving their clients the best value for money,” he noted.

“The company would like to see a future with the safest buildings in the country by disseminating knowledge of making high quality blocks to ensure the durability of buildings and reduce incidents of falling structures,” he noted.

He listed areas to be covered in the seminar would include improvement potential and quality control in block making, safety and health issues and block making business management.

The Tanzania Portland Cement, which increased its production capacity to 1.4 million tones a year in 2009, holds over 50 per cent of the local cement market share.

Recently, it awarded its 22 distributors for their commendable performance.