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About CIMERWA


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 ceAbout CIMERWA Content:ment 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. The plant was commissioned in August 2015.

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.


Our Vision

To be the leading producer and supplier of quality cement and related products as well as solutions in the Great Lakes region while maximising stakeholder value.

Our Mission

  • To utilize fit-for-purpose technology.
  • To optimizing production efficiencies.
  • To develop appropriate local skills and have a positive impact on the local community.
  • To sustaining customer service excellence.
  • To adhere to applicable Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) policies and standards. Include a tab that says “click here to view our SHEQ Policy) (The policy is currently under sustainability on the CIMERWA website)
  • To maintaining high standards of corporate governance.

Core Values

We pledge:

  • To act professionally at all times
  • To do business with integrity and transparency
  • To promote teamwork within the company
  • To take responsibility and accountability for the impact of our actions on the environment and stakeholders.
  • To deliver quality and efficiency in our service.
  • To demonstrate fairness, integrity and respect in all our dealings.

Our history