Cement Companies: In Kenya today, and East Africa in general, there are many cement companies, each trying to convince consumers that they are the best.
Brand advertisement are common on TV and builders are just spoil for choice. We highlight some of the top 5 cement companies in Kenya.
Bamburi Cement Company
Bamburi Cement is one of the top cement companies in East Africa having been established in 1951. Bamburi is associated with the Nguvu cement brand. Bamburi Cement company is a member of LafargeHolcim. LafargeHolcim it the top cement manufacturers in East Africa and one of the top in the world. With over 180 years of combined experience, the Group aims to usher in a new era of leading-edge technologies and innovations in the building materials industry to address the challenges of the 21st century.
Mombasa Cement Company
Mombasa Cement Limited (MCL) is one of the top cement companies in East Africa with an annual capacity of 1.6 million metric tonnes. It is a subsidiary of Tororo Cement band is associated with Nyumba cement brand. it controls about 15.9% of the Kenyan market share. It is known to have most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly cement across East Africa.
Probably the oldest cement company in Kenya, East African Portland cement is the company behind the production of Blue Triangle cement.
Based in Athi River, just metres from Kitengela town, Savannah cement produces Savannah cement has been in the market since 2012. The main shareholders are a Chinese investor, Wan Ho (40%) and Savannah Heights (40%) and has been seen an increasing market share. it has a capacity of 1.5 million tons a year.
ARM Africa Cement Company
ARM Africa Ltd is another top cement companies boasting of over 4.5 million customers across East Africa. It was formed in 1974 as a family business. It was listed at the NSE in 1997. it is one of the largest cement producing company in Kenya with about 15.5% market share. and it produces many other products but Rhino Cement is its major venture . The majority shareholder is the founder’s family, Paunrana directly (46%) and also indirectly through a holding company. ARM also produces fertilizer, lime and industrial minerals.
National Cement Company
The producer of Simba Cement has been in the market since 2008 and was established by the Devki Group of Companies. It’s situated in Athi River in Machakos county and controls around 8.1% of the national share.
The table below illustrates the rankings of Kenya’s Cement Companies, based on annual production figures.
|Marketshare Rankings of Kenya’s Cement Companies|
|1||Bamburi Cement Limited||32.6|
|2||Mombasa Cement Limited||15.8|
|3||East Africa Portland Cement Company||15.1|
|4||Savannah Cement Limited||15.0|
|5||ARM Cement Limited||13.5|
|6||National Cement Company Limited||8.0|