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Mali: CIMAF opens 0.5Mta Diago plant

21 December 2016, Published under Cement News

La Société Ciments de l’Atlas (CIMAT), part of the Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) group, has inaugurated a new cement plant in Diago, Mali. The production facility was opened last Thursday in the presence of the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta, who cut the symbolic ribbon at the main entrance of the factory in the southeast of the country, a few miles northwest of Bamako. The plant cost its Moroccan investors more than CFA24bn (US$38m). Equipped with state-of-the-a...

Gabon moves towards self-sufficiency

15 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In line with the aim of many west African countries, Gabon is quickly establishing itself as a self-sufficient producer rather than a prominent importer. This week, Moroccan company Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) formally inaugurated a new 0.5Mta plant at Owendo as more foreign investment into domestic cement sector is rapidly converted into new capacity. The current cement players The established player in Gabon for many years has been Cimgabon, which was 75 per cent owned by Heidelber...

Cote d'Ivoire: Work starts on second CIMAF plant

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to bring Société Ciment d'Afrique's (CIMAF) production capacity in Côte d'Ivoire to 2Mta by 2017 were outlined in a meeting yesterday between Moroccan investors and the country's president.  StarAfrica reports that Anas Sefrioui, president of CIMAF’s parent Addoha Group, used his meeting with Ivoirian President, Alassane Ouattara, to announce that work would begin this week on the construction of a new 1Mta grinding plant at the port of San Pedro in the west of the country.  This...

CIMAT to invest in new kiln and grinding plant

28 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Following the strong demand in the Gabon cement market, domestic producer CIMAT will install “a latest-generation kiln with a production capacity between 3600-4000tpd. The installation will be in line with international European standards, necessary to produce high-quality cement,” said the company in a statement. The Gabon cement producer is also investing XAF23bn (US$44.5m) in the construction of a new grinding centre and bagging plant in Owendo. It is expected that the additio...

Morocco’s market demand falls 5% in August

17 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The Moroccan cement market is not about to recover. The latest figures indicate a third-consecutive year of contraction, according to APC, the Moroccan cement producers' association. The cement market has contracted at the end of August by 4.98 per cent to 9.3Mt, the latest data shows. The fall in sales, which started in 2012, has been due to a low residential housing demand, attributed to rising real estate and building material prices. In the first quarter of 2014, housing starts feel...

Fritz & Macziol supplies CIMAT's Moroccan plants with VAS logistics solution

27 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Fritz & Macziol has supplied Ciments de l’Atlas (CIMAT) with its VAS® IT-Logistic solution, to continuously automate the processes at the company’s Moroccan cement plants. The implementation is carried within the scope of a KPI-Project, in which all processes were initially analysed. VAS is used to identify and eliminate weak spots by illustrating the potentials of optimisation. This can be achieved by detailed VAS reports about, for example, the length of stay of trucks at all kinds of lo...

Morroco to add 5.9Mta of new capacity by 2017

14 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Competition is intensifying in the cement sector in Morocco, as existing players gear up for another phase of capacity development. While cement demand cooled in 2012 following double-digit growth the year before, the mid-term outlook is positive, and domestic players are now planning new facilities in a bid to maintain market share.   Ciments de L'Atlas (CIMAT) has confirmed plans to build a third cement plant close to Nador in the north of Morocco as part of its strategy to maintain a 14 p...