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Bamburi Cement lands government infrastructure deals

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement has secured lucrative government contracts for the supply of cement for key infrastructure projects in the region as part of efforts to staying afloat in a competitive cement market that has seen its net profit drop by 80 per cent in five years. The East African reports that Bamburi (Holcim group) has won tenders to supply cement key government infrastructure projects in Kenya, including Thwake dam, Nairobi Expressway, Dongu Kundu bypass, Lamu port, Lamu Port-South Sudan...

Bamburi Cement records 21% climb in turnover

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Kenya's Bamburi Cement has recorded a 21 per cent YoY growth in turnover to KES19.6bn (US$178.45m) for the first half of 2021, compared with KES16.2bn in the 1H20. Pre-tax profit also surged to KES1.1bn from KES213m. The company attributed the results to a recovery of the cement market, with domestic and export volumes rising while demand for premium cement products also increased. "The past year has been a learning curve that has enabled us to evolve towards more modern business practic...

Bamburi Cement Ltd changes to Bamburi Cement PLC

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement Ltd has changed its name to Bamburi Cement PLC in compliance with the Companies Act 2015 following shareholders’ approval on 10 June 2021. The name change follows registration of the new name in line with provisions of the Section 53 of the Companies Act 2015, that requires companies that are both a limited company and a public company to be registered with a name that ends with 'public limited company' or the abbreviation 'plc'. 'The change of name applies only...

Bamburi Cement sees surge in profit before tax

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement has announced a 15 per cent YoY decline in turnover to KES16.23bn (US$150m) for the first half of 2020, against KES18.66bn in the 1H19. However, the company saw a surge in profit before tax to KES213m from KES23m in January-June 2019.

The dangers of debt

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how the history of the Kenyan cement industry can serve as a case study for some of the dos and don’ts of the sector. Going forward, impaired sales performances may increase company debt levels but this is far from the only reason why debt can be easily accrued. ARM Cement fell into bankruptcy after building up debt through an ambitious expansion programme and then being hit by both a demand contraction and price war in 20...

Bamburi Cement donates KES15.6m in the fight against COVID-19

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHoldim group) has donated KES15.6m (US$145,600) in the fight against coronavirus to the Kenyan government's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. KES5m of the donation is a direct cash contribution for immediate assistance, KES5.2m is directed at personal protective equipment (PPE) and KES2.4m will support communities in Mombasa, Kilifi, Machakos, Kwale and Kjiado which need water tanks for  hand washing, face masks and hand sanitisers. A further KES3m is set aside for f...

Bamburi sees 37% drop in net profit in 2019

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement has posted a 37 per cent YoY fall in net profit in 2019. Net profit declined to KES359m (US$3.39m) from KES572m in 2018. The company attributed the decrease in profit to reduced domestic cement consumption, low prices and an inability to access the Rwandan market due to the closure of the border with Uganda, denying its Uganda subsidiary Hima Cement access to the Rwandan market early last year. Bamburi’s revenues slipped by 1.2 per cent to KES36.79bn in 2019 fro...

Kenya's cement consumption recovers in January

29 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenyan cement consumption reached a 17-month-high in January 2020, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). Demand hit 528,904t during the month and marked the second straight month of recovery. The last time consumption was above this level was in August 2018 at 531,119t. The recovery is expected to relieve pressure on cement producers in the country which has seen new capacity come onstream despite declining demand. Bamburi Cement’s Managing Director, Seddiq Hassa...

Bamburi Cement acts to protect market share

24 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenyan cement production capacity is now estimated at 12Mt, according to industry leaders, while annual demand ranges between 5-6Mta. Cement prices are below levels recorded more than a decade ago, yet power prices have either climbed or remained flat. However, it has not stopped Bamburi Cement from trying to expand. Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim group) unveiled a KES3.5bn (US$33.9m) grinding plant at its Athi River facility in 2018 among other capacity enhancements, said managing dir...

Hima Cement in consultation for Moroto mining rights

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement’s subsidiary, Hima Cement, is consulting leaders and the local community in Moroto in Uganda, to access surface mining rights. Hima Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is in the process of acquiring a mining lease for the extraction of limestone and marble in Rupa subcounty. Hima Cement has earmarked a block of 14.26km 2 in the location. Don Bwesigye, the lead consultant for Hima Cement, says the company has been on the ground since 2015 when it acquired an exploration licen...