CIMERWA is Rwanda’s only integrated cement producer. Established 30 years ago, the firm’s production plant is located in Bugarama, Rusizi district in South Western border of Rwanda.
This is the only cement company in Rwanda that mines the raw materials, produces the clinker concentrate, packs and sells cement for general and civil construction. Some of its products are exported to the DRC and Burundi. CIMERWA has invested USD 170 million in a new modern dry process production plant at its head office in Bugarama with a capacity to turn out 600,000 tons of cement per year. This is a six-fold increase from the older plant’s total production that was capped at 100,000 tons per year.
CIMERWA is 51 per cent owned by PPC Ltd, Southern Africa’s largest cement producer. PPC Ltd has been in the cement business for more than 100 years and is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. CIMERWA is committed to building strong partnerships with leaders and members of the local community. In the process, the firm has helped set up a number of initiatives geared at improving the livelihoods of the people. These include a nursery and primary school, medical clinic, an ambulance and providing them with clean, piped water. The firm has also helped enterprising people set up a carpentry workshop, knitting and tailoring outfits.

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CIMERWA emerges best exhibitor as Made-in- Rwanda expo 2016 ends
CIMERWA, emerged as the best exhibitor at first Made-in-Rwanda exhibition that was geared at promoting locally-made products.

C&H Garments Ltd came second at the week-long expo that concluded yesterday.
Private Sector Federation chairperson Benjamin Gasamagera said there is no need to import products yet we have good quality products made locally.

“We want to promote the high standards and excellence of local products,” Gasamagera said, adding that the outstanding winners exhibited a great deal of excellence in quality customer care, innovation, consistency and standards.
Saidi Hitimana, one of the exhibitors, lauded the expo idea, saying it gave them a chance to showcase what local businesses can do.

He said the exhibition should be made an annual activity.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, said the expo will also be held in other parts of the country and urged the business to invest in advertising.
“Entrepreneurs don’t have the culture of advertising their products, we encourage you to advertise,” Kanimba said.

He added that Made-in-Rwanda campaign targets sectors with high potential growth that can satisfy the local market fully and compete with regional and international markets.
John Jovith Malidadi, the sales distribution manager at Cimerwa, said their focus on customer care and creativity in stand set up and product display may have convinced the judges.
Other top performers who were recognised include Isoko Arts, as best exhibitor in arts and crafts; Mount Meru Soyco for agro-processing; Ameki Colour for furniture and equipment category.

In clothing, textile and garments, Utexrwa was recognised.
Isabelle Uzamukunda, owner of Agasaro Organic in Nyamasheke District, a firm that produces pineapple juice, said she is optimistic the expo will lead to more customers.

CIMERWA officially commissions new 600,000 ton per annum production plant
CIMERWA, the largest Rwandan cement producer today officially commissioned its new production plant, setting the stage for ramping up local supply to meet the growing national demand.

CIMERWA unveils new brand and packaging
CIMERWA, Rwanda’s largest cement producer, on 7th of May 2015 unveiled its new corporate identity and product packaging.

CIMERWA takes on a new look:
Move comes as company readies new 600,000 ton per annum plant Kigali Monday, October 27, 2014 CIMERWA, Rwanda’s only integrated cement producer has rebranded to take on a new corporate logo.

Dawn of a new, exciting era for the CIMERWA team:
There is real excitement in the air here at PPC CIMERWA, as we prepare to embark on a new chapter in our proud history.

Stakeholder relations:
Busi engages with the Vice-Mayor of Rosizi District, Basil Bayihiki, who focuses specifically on youth development.

Clinic plays vital role in our wellness:
Our Clinic provides a valuable service to CIMERWA team members and also to local community members.  In addition to family planning, basic healthcare and maternity services.

Partnerships that work:
Janet Nkubana and her sister, Joy Ndungutse, are not only the only two female shareholders in CIMERWA.

The road better travelled:
As part of our Corporate Social Investment programme, PPC CIMERWA is partnering with government in a multi-million dollar project to construct a tar road between our factory and the main road leading to Muganza.