Kenya’s latest cement manufacturing firm, Savannah Cement, has expressed a commitment to produce market driven products in a collaborative partnership with local building and construction professionals’.
The commitment, which is in line with global trends, could soon see the firm producing various specialist cement products, to meet the market demands for Building & Construction engineers, architects and quantity surveyors undertaking specific projects.
Such specialist products, may include road paving, decorative, waterproofing and adhesive type of cements among others.
Speaking, when he addressed a Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (BORAQS) Continuous Professional Development forum, Savannah Cement, Managing Director Ronald Ndegwa, disclosed that the firm has the necessary capacity to engage in practical research and development (R&D) initiatives.
“At Savannah Cement, we are committed to partnering with you to provide solutions in the construction industry,” Ndegwa assured. Adding that: “in this process, we are willing to involve you in our product development processes; to ensure we deliver market driven products.”
The commitment to partner with professional groups, is part of Savannah Cement’s market development strategy as it seeks to grow its local and regional market share.
As part of the strategy, Savannah Cement has already lined up development projects valued at more than US$300Million including an investment plan to establish a clinker manufacturing facility and commission the second grinding plant at its production complex, near Kitengela township, Kajiado County.
Already, Savannah Cement has invested more than US$100million to develop one of the most advanced and ecofriendly cement manufacturing plants in sub-Sahara Africa with a 1.5million tons annual production capacity.
The Savannah Cement boss explained that the firm’s manufactured cement types (Savannah 32.5R and Savannah 42.5R) are uniquely formulated to meet all building needs. Carrying the ‘R’ quality classification, Savannah Cement products are specially formulated to provide Rapid strength development which ensures improved customer profitability through enhanced productivity and construction efficiency.
Savannah Cement products also provide enhanced strength at all ages assuring superior concrete performance as well as unmatched durability with great aesthetics.
Brenda Nakhulo Khaimia
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