President to lay foundation stone for new cement factory

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today lay the foundation stone for the construction of a technologically advanced cement grinding factory for CBI Ghana at the Tema Free Zone Enclave.

When complete, the CBI Ghana plant will produce premium cement under the brand name, ‘Supacem’.

“We intend to produce and supply high-quality Supacem cement for Ghanaian builders and stabilise cement supply for all required grades in Ghana,” said the Managing Director,  Mr Frédéric Albrecht.

“The production of Supacem at the new factory will create hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly. Indeed, CBI is proud of its contribution to Ghana’s job creation agenda through Ghanaian manufacturing,” he added.

“Our Supacem factory will be state-of-the-art, built to the highest global standards, with priority given to safety, low-emissions and environmental friendliness,” said the  Commercial Director,  Mr Kobby Adams.

Describing the brand, Mr Adams said: “Supacem is high-quality Ghanaian cement, supported by the highest global standards of LafargeHolcim, a leading cement manufacturer globally.”

CBI Ghana is affiliated to LafargeHolcim which operates in 90 countries with 30 in Africa alone. LafargeHolcim is based in Switzerland with its central functions divided between Zurich and Paris, France.

Supacem will launch with their “Fast Dry” 32.5R, which has met great success in pilot-testing with masons and block makers in Accra and Kumasi. It boasts the fastest one-day and two-day strengths of any 32.5R-grade cement in Ghana and meets the Ghana Standards Board GS 1118 and EN 197 quality standards.

The CBI MD will address the media as part of activities for the laying of the foundation stone.

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