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Reducing methane emissions

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

As the cement industry prepares to meet its sustainability objectives, this month’s Technical Forum focusses on the potential of methane as an alternative to coal in firing kilns. More than 70 per cent of kilns are still fired with coal or petcoke whereas only 10 per cent are currently using natural gas. If 10 per cent of the world’s cement kilns could be switched from coal to natural gas, then 1.16Gt of CO 2 would be prevented between 2020-50 News in the first weeks of Nove...

CIMERWA posts a 7% revenue increase

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Rwanda's CIMERWA has registered an after-tax profit of RWF4.1bn (US$3.95m) for the year ended September 2021, up 115.8 per cent compared to RWF1.9bn in the previous year. Revenue also advanced seven per cent YoY to RWF67.3bn. “We have achieved strong financial results in the year ending 30 September 2021 despite the effects of various COVID-19 lockdowns during the period. This excellent performance was driven by growth in revenue as the business executed its route-to-market strategy so as ...

Scaling up for growth

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement producers do not just manufacture cement, they need to sell it too. So what happens when a new equity partner invests in the company with a plan to increase factory output sixfold? How do you scale up for growth, increase market share and ensure that sales keep up with production volumes? By Transnova, South Africa. Rwandan cement producer cimerwa migrates from the distributor model to that of a delivered service to better manage sales volumes, customer loyalty programmes, m...

Cimerwa announces 14% rise in revenue

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s Cimerwa has announced a 14 per cent YoY increase in revenue to RWF30bn (US$30.07m) for the first half of the financial year, ended 31 March 2021. The company’s profit after tax also reached RWF1bn. "Despite the effects of the lockdown that went into effect during the first quarter of this year, we were able to record strong revenue and profit and maintain a healthy cash balance of RWF8.7bn. This speaks volumes on our resilience in the face of difficulties and challenges," said John...

Cimerwa reports revenue increase in FY19-20

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s Cimerwa has seen its revenue increase one per cent YoY to RWF63bn (US$63.79m) in the financial year ended September 2020. Profit after tax reached RWF1.9bn, while EBITDA was at RWF1.95bn for the FY19-20. During the year, Cimerwa produced and sold 421,000t of cement, an improvement on the previous fiscal despite a 40-day shutdown on cement production due to the effects of COVID-19. "There has been an increased demand from a number of large infrastructure projects, such as the c...

Rwanda's cement shortage sparked by classroom building

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa is seeing a sharp rise in cement prices in Rwanda, following a cement shortage that has been driven by the Ministry of Education's programme for 20,000 classrooms to be built before September in the country. Cement prices have climbed from RWF8500 (US$8.92) to RWF13,000 (US$13.64) in recent days. Cimerwa's retail prices for cement are lower at RWF8800 for Surewall, RWF9800 for Surecem and RWF10,800 for Surebuild. The company expressed displeasure at traders selling cement at h...

CIMERWA to list on stock market

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

CIMERWA has said that it is currently in the process of listing its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Mr Sigei, CEO, said that the transaction is currently in the hands of the relevant regulators and will be announced in due course. The listing of the company will also depend on its market performance, which has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic despite a significantly financial book last year, reports KT Press. If listed, CIMERWA will be come the ninth company on the RS...

CIMERWA appoints new CEO

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwandan cement company, CIMERWA, recently appointed Albert Kipkemoi Sigei as its new CEO, succeeding Bheki Mthembu, whose term ended. Mr Sigei, with more than 17 years of experience in the building materials sector, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, as well as professional qualifications in accounting and information technology management. He comes to CIMERWA after a position as CEO of LafargeHolcim Malawi, following posts in Kenya, Egypt and Nig...

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...