Hima's contribution to the Ugandan economy
Hima Cement Limited is part of Bamburi Cement Limited which is a member of the Lafarge group. Lafarge is the world leader in Building materials which comprise of cement, aggregate, concrete and gypsum.
In April 1999, Bamburi Cement Ltd. acquired a significant stake in Hima Cement Ltd., which has a factory in Kasese, Western Uganda.
Hima Cement Limited play a major contribution to the Ugandan economy because of its size and business in the manufacturing industry. Hima is amongst the largest tax payers and export earner from cement. Hima recently completed the Ruwenzori Plant, a new production line from the investment of US$108M.
Over the years Hima Cement Limited has undergone a tremendous trasformation in terms of output, operational and human resource capability. Today the new Hima cemaent factory located in Kasese- Western Uganda, has the capacity to produce 850,000 tons of cement p.a. up from 170,000 tones.