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CIMERWA reports 20% sales increase

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Rwanda-based CIMERWA posted a 20 per cent YoY increase in its sales volumes and a 28 per cent growth in revenues to RWF514m (US$560,342) in the 9M2019, attributed to the maintenance and upgrade of its 0.6Mta cement plant in Rusizi, Western Province, in 2018. CIMERWA currently produces 480,000t of cement, a significant advance when compared with an output of 364,864t of cement in 2018, less than 60 per cent of the country’s cement demand. Cement shortages saw domestic cement prices surge b...

PPC

28 August 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has failed to submit a bid for the Rwandan government’s 46 per cent stake in cement producer Cimerwa, forcing the government to seek an alternative investor. PPC had indicated it would be making a bid and was given until 5 July 2019 to do so. Cimerwa has been persistently underperforming for a number of years now, manufacturing just 364,864t of cement in 2018, despite its production capacity of 0.6Mta. Meanwhile, cement demand in Rwanda has grown steadily on the back of...

Government extends deadline for Cimerwa stake

18 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Government of Rwanda has moved the deadline to sell its stake in Cimerwa from 5 to 19 July, with the extension providing a chance for more individual investors and companies to submit a proposal, according to the Rwanda Development Board. The government and its affiliates hold a 49 per cent stake in the company, while South Africa’s PPC is the majority shareholder at 51 per cent. The Rwandan government had initially given PPC an opportunity to buy the remaining shares . According to...

PPC

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

PPC, the majority shareholder in Cimerwa cement, is considering buying the Rwandan government’s stake in the company. PPC has held a 51 per cent share in Cimerwa since 2012. The Rwandan government has a 16.54 per cent share, held through Agaciro Development Fund, Rwanda’s sovereign wealth fund. Other shareholders include the Rwanda Social Security Board (20.24 per cent), Rwanda Investment Group (11.45 per cent) and Sonarwa Group (0.76 per cent).  The government has set the deadline of 5 J...

PPC to consider buying remaining stake in Cimerwa

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa's main shareholder, Pretoria Portland Cement Co (PPC), is considering buying the shares in Cimerwa that are currently held by the Rwandan government and minority shareholders. The government has set a deadline of 5 July for investors to bid for its stake in Cimerwa.

 The Rwandan government hold a 16.54 per cent share in the cement producer and PPC owns 51 per cent of the company, while the Rwanda Social Security Board (20.24 per cent), Rwanda Investment Group (11.45 per cent) and S...

Rwandan government to divest Cimerwa stake

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The state of Rwanda has put up its 49 per cent stake in Cimerwa up for sale, according to an announcement made by the country’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on 9 March 2019. An auction will be organised at the end of the month. South Africa-based PPC currently holds a majority stake of 51 per cent in the Rwandan cement producer, but has not expressed an interest in acquiring the 49 per cent shareholding for sale. Cimerwa operates a 0.6Mta integrated plant in Rusizi. The government is ...

Cimerwa hires consultants to improve house construction projects

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Rwanda's largest cement manufacturer, Cimerwa, has hired three construction consultants with an aim to improve standards in the property market. The consultants offer free advice to Cimerwa clients, largely on issues related to which material to use when constructing a house or implementing any construction project. The initiative was unveiled during the just-concluded Rwanda International Trade Fair, commonly known as the Expo. Cimerwa officials said that the partnership with the consultan...

Cimerwa plant upgrade should see cement prices start to fall

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa expects its cement plant upgrade to stabilise the domestic market after shortages sent the price of a bag of cement up nearly 50 per cent in recent months. Rwanda has resorted to importing cement from neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Tanzania to cover the shortages. Bheki Mthembu, CEO of Cimerwa, told Reuters the company carried out maintenance and upgrade works on its plant in April and May, which had now been completed. The US$3.3m maintenance and upgrade programme at Cim...

Cimerwa to resume full production in May

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s Cimerwa has resumed production after a two-month break for maintenance and upgrade works. This is expected to ease a cement deficit in both Rwanda and Uganda, while also stabilising prices that have recently increased, according to The East African. The company is currently completing post-maintenance tests and aims to begin full production at its 0.6Mta Bugarama facility in May. The upgrade will improve reliability and operational efficiency, according to Bheki Mthembu, CEO, Cim...

CIMERWA launches bulk cement service

14 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s sole producer of cement, CIMERWA, on Friday introduced its bulk cement offering whic  will see customers receive cement directly at their construction sites without the use of bagged cement. Unveiling the new CIMERWA Bulk Cement service at a meeting in Kigali, company CEO, Bheki Mthembu, said its bulk truck will unlock some of the bottlenecks encountered with bagged cement. The vehicle will deliver cement directly to the construction site, pump it in the silo after which construc...