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Nairobi-based Savannah Cement has announced it will invest US$97.7mn to set-up a clinker manufacturing base at its production facility in Kitengela, Kajiado County
Savannah Cement aims to become less dependent on imported clinker to deliver finished cement products, the company said.
More than US$100mn has been invested to develop its cement manufacturing plants in sub-Saharan Africa, which has a 1.5mn tonnes annual production capacity, Savannah Cement stated.
"As you may be aware, the local cement industry tilts heavily on the grinding aspect of cement production and remains heavily reliant on clinker imports to deliver finished products," said company chairman Benson Ndeta at the firm's Diamond Mark of Quality certification by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
The Diamond Mark of Quality certification entails a number of product tests being carried out, compliance to the scheme of supervision and control assessments by the KEBS, according to Savannah Cement.
"Our attainment of a KEBS Diamond Mark of Quality certification is a clear affirmation that our products are uniquely formulated to assure superior performance," Savannah Cement managing director Ronald Ndegwa said.