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PPC buys majority stake in Rwanda cement producer

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s leading cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has acquired a 51 per cent equity stake in Rwanda-based cement producer Cimerwa Ltd. The deal is worth a total cash consideration of US$69.4m. Cimerwa is situated in southwestern Rwanda and is the African country’s sole cement producer. It has a current capacity of 100,000tpa and is constructing a 600,000tpa expansion that will be commissioned in 2014. In addition to shareholder equity contributions‚ Cimerwa is in t...

Athi River Mining: East Africa expansion

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based cement producer Athi River Mining (ARM) earlier this week reported a significant rise in 2011 cement sales on the back of new domestic cement capacity. The company is now nearing completion of the first of three projects in the Tanzanian market and has secured additional funds for expansion as it seeks to harness increasing demand in the promising East Africa region. I n 2011, group turnover rose 37% YoY to KES8.2bn (US$99m) as cement sales increased 72%. This was helped by “t...

Athi River pretax profit rises, Kenya

28 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based firm, Athi River Mining, posted a 23 per cent rise in 2011 pretax profit to KES1.36bn (US$16.4m), the company said while net profit came in at KES1150m. Turnover rose 37 per cent to KES8.2bn while cement sales increased 72 per cent helped by the commissioning of new capacities which came on-stream in late 2010. EBITDA rose 31 per cent from KES1.6bn in 2010 to KES2.2bn last year but operating margins were down two per cent in 2011 mainly due to the “rapid increases in cost of...