Kenya: Savannah Cement to widen its east African sales

Kenya: Savannah Cement to widen its east African sales
Published: 21 October 2014


Savannah Cement has confirmed plans to develop its business to the wider east African market as part of its regional integration support.

The project will see the company pursue sales opportunities in all the east African countries by next year, the firm’s Managing Director, Ronald Ndegwa, has said.

“Savannah Cement’s overall corporate development is anchored on a regional market coverage strategy and we are glad that we have made good inroads in the respective east African markets,” Mr Ndegwa said. “With our current installed production capacity of about 1.5Mta, we are well placed to meet regional demand,” he added.

Customers in Rwanda and Burundi can soon be expected to hear that local dealers in the two countries will boost Savanah Cement’s product availability.

Already, Savannah Cement, Mr Ndegwa said, is enjoying good market performance in the Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan markets. In Tanzania, the firm has also expanded its market reach by retaining in country dealers in Arusha and Mwanza to cover the country’s inland cement demand, he added.

The company is also considering doubling its current production capacity to meet demand for cement products including its recently-formulated Hydraulic Road Binder (HRB) road building cement product.

To meet growing market demand for its products, Mr Ndegwa disclosed that Savannah Cement is lining up development projects valued at more than US$300m, including an investment plan to establish a clinker manufacturing facility and commission its second grinding plant.