Prime Cement Limited

Prime Cement Limited (PCL) is a cement manufacturer in Rwanda. It is a subsidiary of Milbridge Holding SA, a building materials manufacturer and distributor, with subsidiaries in Angola, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda and South Africa.[1]

Prime Cement Limited
TypePrivate
IndustryManufacturer and distributor of cement
Founded2017
HeadquartersMusanze Industrial Zone, Kimonyi Sector, Musanze District, Rwanda
Key people
Eric Rutabana
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
ProductsCement
Number of employees
300+ (2020)

LocationEdit

The main factories of PCL are located in Musanze Industrial Zone, in Kimonyi Sector, Musanze District, in the Northern Province of Rwanda. This is approximately 97 kilometres (60 mi), by road, northwest of Kigali, the capital and largest city in that country.[2]

OverviewEdit

In 2018, PCL started construction of a new US$65 million cement factory in Musanze District, in Rwanda's Northern Region. The plant would to be built in two phases of capacity of 600,000 metric tonnes each.[3] The first phase, built at a cost of US$40 million (approx. RWF:37 billion) came online in August 2020. LOESCHE GmbH, a German engineering company based in Düsseldorf, supplied the equipment and constructed the factory.[1][3] Commercial production began on 1 September 2020.[4]

OwnershipEdit

PCL is a 100 percent subsidiary of Milbridge Holding SA, a buildings material conglomerate, based in Angola, with subsidiaries in South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Rwanda.[1]

Future plansEdit

It is expected that when the new plant's first phase is fully functional, it will employ 300 workers. Later, when the second phase is built, another 300 staff would be hired, to make a staff complement of 600.[5]

When the second phase of PCL is completed, Rwanda's national cement output is expected to rise to 1.9 million metric tonnes annually. The cement produced will be utilized locally, with the surplus exported regionally.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Eddie Nsabimana (25 July 2020). "Rwanda: Rwf37bn Musanze-Based Cement Factory to Be Launched Next Week". The New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ Google (11 August 2020). "Distance Between Kigali, Rwanda And Ruhengeri, Rwanda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Moses Gahigi and Esiara Kabona (26 February 2017). "Cement companies scramble for a piece of Rwandan market". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ Julius Bizimungu (1 September 2020). "Rwanda: Prime Cement Seeks to Bridge Supply Gap With $40 Million Plant" (Via AllAfrica.com). The New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b Arafat Mugabo (4 September 2018). "Prime Cement pegs success on 1.2 million tonne plant". Rwanda Today. Nairobi. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 1°29′35″S 29°39′37″E / 1.49309°S 29.66028°E / -1.49309; 29.66028