Uganda Cement industries had initially built the plant to produce 240,000 tons of cement a year, but was producing a paltry 20,000 tons by the time of privatization. When Hima took over, management embarked on a mission to improve efficiency and increase production with the aim of maximizing the plant's capacity. By 1999, production had been increased to 170,000 tons per annum, and since then the new owners (Lafarge) increased the plant's production capacity to 350,000 tons per annum.
In 2008, Hima Cement Ltd. embarked of a capacity increase project known as "Rwenzori Project". And on 26th of July 2010, the first bag of cement rolled off of Hima’s brand new line signalling the successful conclusion of the expansion project that had been 3 years in the making. Production capacity increased to 850,000 tons per annum after Rwenzori project was completed. Hima Cement Plant is located 400km to the southwest of the capital Kampala.