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Dangote Cement clocks in with iris technology

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is keeping an eye on staff arrival and attendance with an iris recognition system to keep tabs on its 30,000 employees located in five countries in Africa. Dangote's operations in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Congo will use the iris-ID system. The software is contactless and simply uses the coloured part of the eye surrounding the pupil to identify staff. According to Preasanna Kumar Burri, Dangote Group chief information officer, the traditi...

Dangote releases 2018 sustainability report

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has published its first standalone sustainability report and has confirmed its readiness to support the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in its ambition to host a sustainable stock exchange and capital market in Nigeria. Dangote took part in the ‘Facts behind the Sustainability Report’ (FBSR), an interactive forum created by the NSE to promote environmental, social and governance performance and reporting among Nigerian companies.  Joseph Makouju, group managing director of...

Work on Dangote’s Côte d’Ivoire plant advances

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced the construction of its 3Mta cement works just outside Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is now at an advanced stage. The project has been implemented for around 70 per cent with more than 80 per cent of equipment supplied and 80 per cent in terms of construction and civil engineering, according to Camara Guy Adama, project leader. The new plant and related logistical support is expected to generate employment of 800 direct jobs.

Ghanaian cement prices rise for the second time in two months

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen by GHS2.40 (US$0.45), which is the second increase for cement prices in the last two months. Cement producers have had to raise their prices as the cost of raw materials increased due to the depreciation of the local cedi currency. Ghacem has raised its prices across the board. Its Super Rapid cement advanced from GHS30.47 to GHS32.47/50kg bag (US$6.1/ 50kg bag and GHS649.4/t (US$124.18/t)), Super Strong Cement has moved up from GHS30.83 to GHS33.23 and Gha...

Sephaku Cement sees 6% FY18 cement volumes fall

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Sephaku Cement (Dangote Group) reported FY18 cement volumes fell by 6.4 per cent YoY in South Africa. Revenue also fell 3.1 per cent to ZAR2.2bn (US$153.9m) compared with ZAR2.37bn in 2017 while EBITDA slipped to ZAR461.5m from ZAR504.2m in FY17. Sephaku Cement reported that profit margins were affected by above-inflation cost increases on energy costs such as electricity and low availability of coal. Maintenance costs also impacted on performance. The company's net profit for 2018 was ZA...

Dangote Cameroon cement sales stable at 1.2Mt in 2018

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement sold 1.2Mt of cement in Cameroon in 2018, reflecting stable sales when compared with the previous years, according to the Nigeria-based company. Dangote Cameroon said the stagnation of its performance can be explained partly by the arrival of “a new competitor” in the market, Cameroonian company Egin SA, which produced around 100,000t in 2018. In addition, following price cuts by competitors earlier in the year, the average cement price in Cameroon reached US$107/t at the ...

Dangote Cement to become largest cement exporter in sub-Saharan Africa

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Industries Ltd, has revealed the target set for Dangote Cement’s export plans by next year. "By next year we will be the largest exporter of cement in sub-Saharan Africa with about US$600m worth of cement export to other African countries with limited access to limestone," he said. Speaking at the 2018 Dangote Cement Distributors' Award Night, Mr Dangote also noted the role cement terminals will play in these plans. "In addition, we also have new termina...

Dangote Cement reports rise in group revenue for 2018

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement announced a 11.9 per cent YoY rise in group revenue to NGN901.2bn (US$2.48bn) from NGN805.6bn for the full-year 2018 period. The results were driven by a 11.4 per cent increase in Nigerian cement sales to 14.178Mt and a 9.5 per cent higher revenue per tonne for pan-African operations. Group EBITDA advanced 12.1 per cent to NGN435.26bn, compared with NGN388.14 of 2017. Meanwhile, total cement sales were up 7.4 per cent to 23.535Mt. "This is a record financial per...

Dangote hires new CFO ahead of London IPO

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has hired Guillaume Moyen as chief financial officer for operations ahead of the company’s proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange later this year. Mr Moyen would be taking on a newly-created position, according to Carl Franklin, head of investor relations. He was previously employed as CFO by UAE-based OLA Energy. Dangote has tentatively scheduled in the long-awaited IPO for September, reported Bloomberg.

Olesegun Olusanya resigns from Dangote Cement board

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Olusegun Olusanya has resigned form Dangote Cement Plc's Board of Directors. The cement maker disclosed on Monday Mr Olusanya informed the board that he would pursue other opportunities. No reason was given in a statement issued by the leading cement manufacturer for the decision of Mr Olusanya. "This follows his decision to voluntarily resign," the statement signed by the company secretary, Mr Mahmud Kazaure, stated. Mr Olusanya had served on Dangote's Board of Directors since 2010.