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Tanga port receives large clinker consignment

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Tanga port has received a consignment of 50,000t of clinker from Saudi Arabia, which is reportedly on transit to Prime Cement in Rwanda. Tanga Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima, said: "The government investment in expanding the port has started bearing fruits because the port can now host large vessels, something which was not possible before the expansion," he said. "I call on the Prime Cement Ltd to hold a meeting with Tanzanians haulers and other transport logistics firm...

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...

Financial restructuring positions PCC for long-term recovery

25 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Competent management is transforming PPC's prospects for the better. Under CEO Roland van Wijnen, the company has deconsolidated the company's Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) operations, significantly de-risking the business, and improved its gearing with the sale of its lime business. Together with the tail wind provided by volume recovery in the core South African market, which has enabled the company to meet its interest payments, the JSE-listed cement producer may now be in a ...

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...

PPC sees rise in sales volumes in the 3Q20

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has announced that its cement sales volumes increased 20-25 per cent YoY in the third quarter of 2020. "This trend has continued in October with strong cement sales volumes experienced for the month, up 15-20 per cent compared with the same period last year," said the group in an operational update. The rise in sales has been attributed to individual consumers instead of construction companies. In July-September 2020, sales volumes in PPC Zimbabwe and PPC Barnet i...

National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement of Kenya has introduced its Simba brand into the Rwandan cement market having seen strong demand for infrastructure in the country, including a new airport in Bugesera.  The Kenyan producer is supplying cement importers from its recently-opened Nakuru plant, which is approximately 500km from the Rwandan border. "The Rwandan market is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since the government of Rwanda is implementing and supporting several projects, the shor...

Zimbabwe sees demand up in July

31 August 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC says demand for cement in Zimbabwe is very strong, despite effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In its latest operational update, the regional cement producer reported that its operations ramped up in May in all regional operations, including Zimbabwe. “The total cement volumes sold by the international subsidiaries also showed double-digit growth comparing July 2020 with July 2019. The demand is especially strong in Zimbabwe and Rwanda and the growth of sales volumes during Ju...

PPC and subsidiaries record double-digit growth in July

20 August 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC reports that its total volumes at its international subsidiaries saw double-digit growth in July compared to sales in July 2019. "The demand is especially strong in Zimbabwe and Rwanda and the growth of sales volumes during July has been positive in the DRC as well," PPC said. "The increased sales volumes and the effect of the cost reduction and cash preservation measures have resulted in cash flows for the last months showing a positive trajectory." Double-digit YoY growth of cement...

CIMERWA set to list shares on stock exchange

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwandan cement producer CIMERWA is set to list its shares on the Rwandan Stock Exchange on 3 August, the company said in a press statement. Each share is trading at RWF120 (US¢12.6), the government expects to raise a total of RWF41.3bn. The step is part of the government to sell its stake in the cement company, joining other shareholders that have expressed an interest in exiting from the business. The government owns a stake through Agaciro Development Fund, Rwanda Social Security Board, ...