An emerging force in global cement production
Dangote Cement Plc (DCP) is Nigeria's largest cement manufacturer with ambitious plans to expand into 14 other African countries. A fully integrated quarry-to-depot producer, the Group has production capacity of about 19 million tonnes a year in Nigeria. At 10mt, its Obajana plant in Kogi state is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recently opened 6mt Ibese plant is less than 100km from Lagos, in the fast-growing South West of Nigeria. The Group’s Gboko plant, in Benue state, is expected to be upgraded from 3mt to 4mt in early 2013.
Dangote Cement is investing more than $4bn to expand its production and import capacity to around 50 million tonnes a year by the end of 2015. The investment will increase capacity in Nigeria to at least 32mt, with new capacity being added at Ibese and Obajana, and a new factory being planned for Calabar, in Cross River state.
The Group’s African operations will include factories in Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Gabon, Benin, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia and the Republic of Congo. Import and bagging facilities are planned for countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo.
Dangote Cement is the largest company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, having listed its shares in October 2010.