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Savannah Cement selects SAP All-in-One solution, Kenya

18 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement has signed an agreement with Sperkejet East Africa Ltd (SEAl) and SAP Africa for the installation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution known as SAP All-in-One solution on SAP HANA platform to manage data in real time. “Due to the increase in our business volumes, we felt that there was a clear need to review our approach to technology, and we’re pleased to have selected SEAl and SAP to provide us a solution that addresses our need to offer a differentiated and a...

Savannah Cement appoints CEO, Kenya

09 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement, one of Kenya's newest market entrants, has Ronald Ndegwa as its first chief executive. The company operates a 1.5Mta cement works in Athi River which was commissioned in July last year.  Without a permanent CEO in place, the company has been undertaking an extensive search to find a suitable business leader to take the helm. Mr Ndeta has previously served as the Director of Supply Chain at Tata Chemicals Magadi. Prior to joining Tata Chemicals Magadi, Ndegwa had previously ...

Kenya: confidence running high for East African Portland Cement

10 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Investors in East African Portland Cement Company saw the cement manufacturer’s share price rally to a 12-month high at the end of trading on Friday. Shareholders hope that the company will post a profit in the full-year period ending 31June. Local analysts confirm that confidence is returning and investors can expect the cement maker to post a profit in the full-year period, having previously been in the loss-making territory. “There’s expectation of good performance and better turnover ...

Competition mounts for East Africa market share

07 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Public sector infrastructure projects and the rapidly growing middle class in the East Africa region will be the main drivers of cement consumption as competition is set to intensify with the arrival of new market entrants. S peaking to AllAfrica press, Kephar Tande, chairman of the East African Cement Producers Association, said Friday that the ongoing regional trade integration and an expected surge in housing demand will be the new battlefront for market share as new players enter the ma...

Savannah Cement begins production, Kenya

03 September 2012, Published under Cement News

The 1.5Mta Savannah Cement works has started production, becoming the newest entrant into the Kenyan cement market. The Athi River-based facility is a joint-venture by Kenyan and Chinese investors. Savannah Heights owns 40 per cent while Chinese Wan-Ho and Acme Wanji own 40 and 20 per cent respectively. Speaking to the The Standard, Benson Ndeta, Savannah Cement chairman, said:  “We value our partnership with the Chinese investors as they are equipped with world recognised know-how on ...