Table of Contents
- 1 BAMBURI CEMENT LIMITED: Cement companies in Kenya
- 2 ARM, AFRICA LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
- 3 EAST AFRICA PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY:Cement companies in Kenya
- 4 MOMBASA CEMENT LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
- 5 NATIONAL CEMENT LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
- 6 SAVANNAH CEMENT:Cement companies in Kenya
Cement companies in Kenya. Cement is one very essential commodity in all construction works.Cement is used mostly in construction as a binder in concrete. Cement is one of the basic materials for construction. There is a rapid growth in the construction and building sector today which has led to an increase in demand and consumption of cement and other building materials. The rapid growth in the construction and building sector is as a result of an increase in h ousing demand and development and growth of real estate\ property development. There are a lot of materials required for construction but today we are going to look at one of the basic material for construction which is cement.
The production of cement has increased rapidly since 2006 due to an entry of new cement companies in Kenya. Some of the major cement companies in Kenya that produce\manufacture cement are Bamburi Cement Limited (BMBC) its mines are located in Mombasa and the cement brand name is ‘Nguvu Cement’. Athi River Mining Limited (ARML) its mines are located in Athi River and the cement brand name is ‘Rhino Cement’. East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPC) its mines are located in Athi River and the cement brand name is ‘Blue Triangle’. National Cement Company Limited (NCC) the mines are located in Lukenya and there cement brand name is ‘Simba’. Mombasa Cement Limited (MCL) there mines are located in Athi River and there cement brand name is ‘Nyumba’. Savannah Cement Company (SCC) there mines are located in Athi River and there brand name is Savannah.
BAMBURI CEMENT LIMITED: Cement companies in Kenya
Bamburi cement was founded in 1951 as a partnership between Cementia holding and Blue Circle by Felix Mandi. Its headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi cement specializes with the manufacturing and selling of cement and concrete. It also produces paving blocks, precast concrete and ready to mix concrete. Bamburi Cement is a subsidiary of Lafarge Group. Lafarge is the largest shareholder in Bamburi Cement Limited Company and it’s also the largest cement producer in the World. The managing director of Bamburi cement is Seddq Hassan and the chairman of the board is John Samba. Bamburi Cement is the largest cement manufacturers in East Africa. The cement plant is located in Mombasa which started production in 1954. Bamburi cement is the second largest cement plant in Sub Saharan Africa. In 1998 they opened a clinker grinding limited plant in Athi River.
Bamburi cement limited stock ownership by rank is as follows:Fincern holding limited has the highest percentage ownership with a percentage ownership of 29.30 .Followed by Kencem Holding Limited with a percentage ownership of 29.30. All the other investors have a percentage ownership of 41.40. It was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in September 1970. The company also has operations in Uganda (Hima Cent Limited which is the second largest cement producer in Uganda).
ARM, AFRICA LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
ARM is one of the best cement companies in Kenya, it was formerly known as Athi River mining Limited. ARM is a manufacturing and mining company. Its headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya. ARM is a public company. It was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in July 1997. It specializes in the distribution and manufacturing of cement. It was founded in 1974 as a producer of agricultural lime by Harjivandes Paunrama. The chairman and the Managing Director\CEO are Rick Ashley and Pradeep Paunrama respectively. ARM Cement Limited is among the largest cement producers in East Africa. It produces around 2.6 million metallic tones per year. ARM Cement has operations in Tanzania Kenya and South Africa. The products that are manufactured in ARM Cement include cement, quicklime, Fertilizers, silicate and hydrated lime. ARM Cement factories are located in Mombasa and Athi River. The main shareholders in ARM Cement are Amanat Investment Limited, Paunrana Pradeep Harjivandes, CFC Stanbic Bank Nominees A\C Nr01503, ARM Cement Limited ESOP, Standard Charted Nominees Non-Resident A\C 9318, Tannel Ward Limited, Standard Charted Bank a\c Pan Africa Unit Linked Fund, Standard Charted Nominees Account KE 17984, Standard Nominees Non- Resident a\c 967, Anjana Pradeep Paunrama and other investors.
EAST AFRICA PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY:Cement companies in Kenya
East Africa Portland Cement Company is a Kenyan based construction company. It specializes in manufacturing and selling cement and cement products. It is one of the oldest and best cement companies in Kenya . It was founded by blue circles industries. East Africa Portland Cement Company was started as a trading company and it imported cement for early construction work until 1956. Its headquarters are located in Athi River. The chairman of the board and the managing director and the director are Billy Ray, Simon Peter Ole Nkeri and prof. Sarone Ole Sena respectively. It produces cement and its operation in Kenya and Uganda. It imported clinker from India for the manufacturing of cement. The factory was commissioned in 1958. It can produce 1.3 million tonnes of cement per year. The east Africa Portland cement limited in Athi River has 100 % shareholding. It is also the third largest cement Manufacturing Company in Kenya
MOMBASA CEMENT LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
Mombasa limited is a subsidiary of Tororo cement limited of Uganda. It was established in Mombasa in 2007. The company CEO is B.T.Shah. It can produce about 1.6 tonnes of cement per year .its headquarters are in Mombasa. The Mombasa cement plant is located at Athi River. It produces a brand called Nyumba cement.
NATIONAL CEMENT LIMITED:Cement companies in Kenya
National cement limited was founded in 2008 by Derki Group of companies. It produces a brand called simba cement. It is among the smallest cement producers in Kenya. It is located at Athi River. National cement limited produces paring blocks and cement.
SAVANNAH CEMENT:Cement companies in Kenya
Savannah cement is the newest cement company in Kenya. It was established in 2012. It is located in Athi River. It has a production capacity of about 1.5 million tonnes per year. Savannah cements is the fourth largest producer in Kenya. The main shareholders are Seruji limited and Savannah heights. Savannah Cement is also the fourth largest cement producer\manufacturer in Kenya. It has a 15% share in the cement market.