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EAPCC sees start kiln shell replacement

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has started the replacement of the kiln shell at its Athi River plant in Kenya. The burning zone of the kiln has been damaged for some time and has led to cement shortages in the market. Due to the high costs of energy and an old clinker line, the board has prioritised efficiency and reliability of our integrated plant operations to drive cost optimisation,” said Oliver Kirubai, the company’s managing director. The 54m-long kiln will see the re...

East African Portland Cement narrows half-year loss

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based East African Portland Cement Co , owned by Holcim , has narrowed its half-year loss to KES907.1m (US$8m) in the six months to December 2021 from KES1.035bn in the equivalent period of the previous year. This was achieved despite a decline in the company’s revenues to KES967.7m in the 1HFY21-22 from KES1.4bn in the 1HFY20-21. The company attributed the improved loss result to a cost containment drive. Administration and selling expenses were down by nearly two per cent to KE...

EAPCC appoints new managing director

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has appointed Daniel Kiprono as its new managing director, with effect from 8 February. Mr Kiprono replaces acting managing director, Stephen Nthei, who had been in the role for 18 months.

EAPCC reports net loss for FY19-20

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has reported a net loss of KES2.77bn (US$25.46m) for the year ending 30 June 2020, an improvement compared to the KES3.36bn loss in the previous fiscal year. Revenue for the year declined 13 per cent YoY to KES2.47bn from KES2.85bn. "Revenue for the year declined by 13 per cent owing to the increased competition that created a downward pressure on retail prices," said the company. EAPCC offered its employees a voluntary retirement progr...

East African Portland Cement meets distributors amidst falling demand

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) of Kenya is enhancing dealer and distributor incentives to push cement sales during the pandemic. CEO, Stephen Nthei, met with distributors in a tour of Nyandarau county to set a strategy and look to understand the challenges facing distributors and customers. "COVID-19 has had quite an impact in sales of cement. But we are seeing a bounce back as businesses start requesting for orders," Nthei said. "Dealers and distributors will get more in...

East African Portland Cement Co offers early retirement

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

To avoid total collapse, Kenya’s East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) is offering voluntary early retirement for its 800 employees, reports The East African. EAPCC Acting Managing Director, Stephen Nthei, said the programme is a one-time event open to all employees. Through the programme, the company hopes to achieve sustainable operational costs at a time when the company is struggling to remain afloat amidst mounting losses and declining cement sales. “The industry has witnessed a s...

East African Portland Cement announces 8% revenue increase

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s East African Portland Cement has reported a KES1.63bn (US$16.1m) net loss in the first half of the financial year, ending 31 December 2019. This is largely consistent with the KES1.62bn net loss seen in the 1HFY18-19. However, the company’s revenue increased eight per cent to KES1.48bn, compared with KES1.37bn in the corresponding period of the previous year.

East African Portland Cement defaults on KCB Bank loan

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has defaulted on a KES263m (US$2.6m) loan it took from KCB Bank, prompting the lender to recall the credit facilities, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC's report relates to an audit of the cement manufacturer’s accounts for the year ended June 2019. "In the year under review, the entity defaulted on the contractual loan repayments to KCB Bank, totalling KES263m, prompting the lender to issue a demand notice dated 8 April 2019 for all it...

EAPCC dismisses all top managers

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has dismissed all of its top managers as part of a restructuring plan that will see the cement producer sell 2000 acres of prime but unused land in Mavoko, Machakos, Kenya, to boost its finances. A total of 136 supervisors and managers were issued with dismissal notices last week although it is expected to rehire some of them on 40 per cent of their previous pay. “We will give the affected workers first priority to re-apply for their positions under ...

ARM and East Africa Portland's forced to cease production

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Both ARM and East Africa Portland Cement are experiencing major operational challenges that have inhibited their ability to produce any cement. "ARM Cement and East African Portland Cement Company, are currently experiencing some problems that have led to ceasing of production," said Apex Capital. The court battle between Rai Cement and National Cement has stalled the sale of ARM and Stanic Bank has threatened to freeze worker's salaries. The administrators for ARM, PricewaterhouseCoopers ...