Kenya’s Savannah Cement is planning to invest approximately KES17.3 billion (US$200 million) in the construction of a new clinker production facility. The manufacturer is the sixth and newest entrant into Kenya’s cement market. The company's state-of-the-art cement grinding plant is located at the Kenyan cement belt in Athi-River, 30 km from Nairobi City, which accounts for 50% of the county’s cement consumption.
Benson Ndeta, Chairman of the Board at Savannah Cement, announced that the new clinker production facility would boost the company’s market share. Savannah Cement currently has a production capacity of around 1.5 million tpa. Ndeta further stated that the company hopes to be a major competitor in the domestic market and in the markets of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC and South Sudan.
The company recently received the Kenya Bureau of Standards diamond mark of quality certification for its range of products.
Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling
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