Hima's contribution to the Ugandan economy
Hima Cement Limited is part of Bamburi Cement Limited which is a member of the LafargeHolcim group. LafargeHolcim 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 an integrated cement plant in Kasese, Western Uganda.
Hima Cement Limited plays a key role in the development of Uganda's economy because of its size and business in the manufacturing industry. Hima is amongst the largest tax payers and export earner from cement. Hima Cement completed the Rwenzori Plant, a new production line from the investment of US$120M, in 2010 and is in the the process of constructing a grinding station in Tororo (US$40M) which will be operational in Q2 of 2018.
Over the years Hima Cement Limited has undergone a tremendous transformation in terms of output, operational and human resource capability. The Hima cement factory located in Kasese- Western Uganda, has the capacity to produce 900,000 tons of cement p.a. and the new plant in Tororo will double the company's capacity.