Savannah Cement begins production, Kenya

Savannah Cement begins production, Kenya
Published: 03 September 2012


The 1.5Mta Savannah Cement works has started production, becoming the newest entrant into the Kenyan cement market.

The Athi River-based facility is a joint-venture by Kenyan and Chinese investors. Savannah Heights owns 40 per cent while Chinese Wan-Ho and Acme Wanji own 40 and 20 per cent respectively.

Speaking to the The Standard, Benson Ndeta, Savannah Cement chairman, said:  “We value our partnership with the Chinese investors as they are equipped with world recognised know-how on the cement production process and this is what attracted us to form this partnership.”

Mr Ndeta says the company plans to serve the growing domestic demand for cement as well as target export markets. The plant is able to produce up to 6000tpd and has five packing lines. The company plans to increase clinker production in the next two years.