Cement has become one of the most used materials for construction in modern times. Before Ghana’s independence, most of the cement used in the country was imported. However, nowadays several companies are making their production locally, turning the market into an incredibly competitive one. These are the top 5 cement companies in Ghana.
Its need is felt very much when there is a building, or a structural project that needs to be executed. Various forms of cement have been used ever since humans started to build structures and over time it has evolved and improved. With scientific studies and research being done, improvements are made to make it dry quicker and less toxic.
If you have interests in building a home, an office for an NGO in Ghana or any kind of work, these are the cement companies you want to be working with.
Top 5 Cement Companies in Ghana
Ghacem, short for Ghana Cement, was founded by the government of Ghana in collaboration with Norcem AS of Norway on August 30, 1967. Ghacem was established with high hopes of a prosperous future, with the help and guidance of late Dr. J. A. Addison, who introduced Norcem to the Government of Ghana.
Ghacem is the biggest cement manufacturer and supply market with good quality cement at a reasonable price. Originally, the Government of Ghana owned 75%, 24.5% for Norcem and 0.5% for Dr. Addison.
Norcem later changed its name to Scancem. In 1993, the Government of Ghana sold 35% of its shares to Scancem. In 1999, Scancem was acquired by Heidelberg Cement Group hence making Ghacem one of their subsidiaries. Heidelberg Cement is now the majority owner with 93.1%, Ghana government with 5% and the late Dr. J. A. Addison with 1.9% shares respectively.
Ghacem cements come in many forms of which each is suitable for a specific purpose and usage.
- The first is the Ghacem supper strong 42.5R is the best suited for making blocks, U-drains and precast concrete products among other jobs.
- Followed by the Ghacem extra 42.5N which is most suitable for big projects such as bridges, high storey buildings, roads and dams.
- Lastly, the Ghacem super strong rapid which is also best suited for laying foundations, block laying and plastering among others.
Established in May 1981 as a trading business with an initial focus on cement, the group diversified over time into a conglomerate trading cement, sugar, flour, salt and fish by the early 1990s the group had grown into one of the largest trading conglomerates operating in the country.
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, founded and chairs Dangote cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. He owns 85% of publicly-traded Dangote cement through a holding company.
Since 2011, Dangote Cement has been importing and distributing its cement products at very competitive prices. Their quality has not been in doubt and there are many people who patronize their products.
Dangote cements come in four different types, each specially designed for its specific purposes.
- Dangote 3X 42.5R has lower clinker content augmented by pumice additive and gypsum suitable for plastering, low-rise building, masonry etc.
- Dangote 3X 42.5N has High clinker content suitable for most building uses including high-size, some infrastructure work.
- Dangote BlockMaster has high clinker content suitable for major infrastructure construction such as bridges, dams etc.
Dzata Cement Company was established by Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian businessman and was launched in 2021. The factory is located on about 10 acres of land in Tema. The over 200-million-dollar plant is producing an average of 120 bags per minute from its two thousand direct and indirect employees.
Dzata (pronounced: Jata) literally means Lion in some of the local languages in Ghana. The company’s logo which features the golden head of a lion. Dzata Cement competes on the market in terms of price.
They use technology from Haver and Boecker – a German tech company. Dzata’s factory is located at a 10-acre plot near the Tema Harbour in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Diamond Cement Ghana Limited is an Indian-owned Portland cement producing company located at Aflao in the Volta Region of Ghana near the border of Togo. The Company is using the latest technology of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) system in the cement production process to maintain consistency in the quality.
Diamond cement started production in Ghana in the year 2002 with annual production of 700,000 tons of cement and was inaugurated by former President John Kuffour of Ghana in 2004
Diamond cement is one of the key leaders among the cement manufacturing companies in Kerala in India. The company is engaged in manufacturing Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC). PPC can be used in all applications where Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is used. It is also applicable for works such as Hydraulic structures, Mass concreting works, Marine structures, etc.
Cimaf Ghana Cements
Ciments Afrique (CIMAF) is a Moroccan cement producer with a strong presence in Ghana. The company is one of the recognized cement manufacturers and one of the market leaders in the cement manufacturing industry.
CIMAF boasts of several cement plants including a newly constructed cement plant in Ghana. The company already has a cement producing capacity of 1 million tons per year and with the inauguration of its new plant in 2016, there should be an increase in its capacity with over thousands of Ghanaians in its workforce.
The company has a high sense of responsibility to preserve the environment and enhance the standard of living of Ghanaians. They try as much as possible to reduce the adverse effects of their operations on the environment.
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