Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
CIMERWA LTD


Vision/Mission

Our vision: To be the leading producer and supplier of quality cement and related products, as well as solutions provider in the great lakes region while maximizing stakeholder value.

Our mission: To optimize the operation and supply to the Rwanda, Burundi and Kivu regions of cement and related products.

 

Organization Description

The firm’s production plant in Bugarama is the only fully integrated cement company in Rwanda that mines the raw materials, produces the clinker and cement, packs and sells cement for general and civil construction.

 

Background

Cimerwa is Rwanda’s only integrated cement producer. Established 30 years ago, Cimerwa has invested $170 million in a new modern dry process production plant at its head office in Bugarama, with a capacity to turn out 600,000 tons of cement per year, which is a six-fold increase from the older plant’s total production that was capped at 100,000 tons per year.

Cimerwa is 51% owned by PPC Ltd, Southern Africa’s largest cement producer. PPC Ltd has been in the cement business for more than 100 years and is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

 

Services

Cimerwa is committed to building strong partnership with leaders and members of the local community. In the process, the firm has helped set up a number of initiatives geared at improving the livelihoods of the people. These include a nursery and a primary school, medical clinic, an ambulance and provide with clean, piped water. The firm has also helped enterprising people set up a carpentry workshop, and knitting and tailoring outfits.  

It has an internship program provided to industrial students in an effort to improve the technical skills of Rwandans.

Cimerwa believes in the extended value chain, therefore all the truck loading of inbound and outbound materials belongs to the nation.


Areas

Cimerwa sells its products in Rwanda, and some are exported to the RDC and hopefully in Burundi in future.

Cimerwa's strength is beyond the bag of cement, with four pillars:

  1. Proudly Rwandan (tried and trusted for over 30 years).
  2. Consistent quality product range.
  3. Technical support and advice.
  4. CSI-partnering for growth. 

 

Location

The firm’s production plant is located in Bugarama, Rusizi district on the southwestern border of Rwanda and it has a liaison office in Kimihurura, Kigali City.

 

Organization Goals & Objectives

To optimize the operation and supply Rwanda, Burundi and Kivu regions cement and related products.

 

Leaders

Cimerwa has a board of directors and the company’s management is headed by the CEO.

 

Highlights

 


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