Tororo Cement Limited

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Tororo Cement Limited
Private
Industry Manufacture of Construction Materials
Founded 1952
Headquarters Tororo, Uganda
Key people
B.M. Gagrani
Executive Director
Products Cement, Galvanized Iron, Steel Bars, Nails
Number of employees
8,000+ (2015)[1]
Website Homepage

Tororo Cement Limited (TCL), a Ugandan company, is one of the largest manufacturers of construction materials in East Africa.[2]

Location[edit]

The main factories of TCL are in the town of Tororo, approximately 204 kilometres (127 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[3] This is approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi), by road, west of the border town of Malaba and the international border between Uganda and Kenya.[4] The coordinates of the main factory are 0°39'36.0"N, 34°09'18.0"E (Latitude:0.6600; Longitude:34.1550).[5]

Overview[edit]

TCL is the largest manufacturer of cement in Uganda, producing an estimated 1.8 million metric tonnes annually.[2] In second place is Hima Cement Limited, which produces an estimated 850,000 metric tonnes annually.[6] In July 2015, TCL began a UGX:86 billion expansion to increase annual production to 3.0 million metric tonnes.[7][8] Production on the newly completed producton line is expected to begin in March 2018.[9]

History[edit]

TCL was established in 1952 by the British colonial government to manufacture cement from the abundantly available limestone in the area around the town of Tororo in the Eastern Region. The company, then known as Uganda Cement Industries (UCI), was administered as a parastatal company under the umbrella of the Uganda Development Corporation. In 1995, the government of Uganda divested from UCI, which was then acquired by the present owners and re-branded as Tororo Cement Limited.[10]

Subsidiary company[edit]

Mombasa Cement Limited in Mombasa, Kenya is a subsidiary of TCL.[11]

Ownership[edit]

The shares of stock of TCL are privately held. The detailed shareholding in the company is not publicly disclosed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tajuba, Paul (3 September 2015). "UNRA to erect weighbridges on Tororo road to prevent damage". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Mugabe, David (10 September 2014). "CMA to discuss funding options at oil and minerals meet". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (22 February 2018). "Distance between Post Office Building, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Tororo Cement Limited, A 109, Tororo, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Distance between Tororo Cement Limited, A 109, Tororo, Uganda and Malaba Uganda Immigration Offices, Uganda". Globefeed.com. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  5. ^ Google (22 February 2014). "Location of Tororo Cement Limited Headquarters & Factory" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Lafarge Uganda. "Hima Cement Limited". Lafarge.Co.Ug (Lafarge Uganda). Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Odeke, Faustine (30 July 2015). "Tororo cement in sh86b expansion". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Abdallah, Halima. "Hima Cement to invest $40m in new Tororo plant". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Kamukama, Eronie (21 February 2018). "Cement prices shoot up amidst scarcity". Daily Monitor. Kamukama. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  10. ^ Tororo Cement. "Brief History of Tororo Cement Limited". Tororo Cement Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Michira, Moses (27 January 2011). "New cement firms ride on low prices to grow sales". Business Daily Africa (Nairobi). Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°39′36″N 34°09′18″E / 0.66000°N 34.15500°E / 0.66000; 34.15500