Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Ohorongo Cement shines on
The company has also been awarded special international awards and awarded three awards recently by Namibian Standards Institutes (NSI). In 2013, the company was also crowned NMA Manufacturer of the year and walked off with 5 awards in total. In 2014, the company again won various awards throughout various categories.
This year, Ohorongo Cement scooped up awards in the following sections: Overall winner: NMA Manufacturer of The Year, Gold Award: NMA Best Ambassador for Manufacturing in Namibia, Gold Award: NMA Most Environmentally Friendly Manufacturer of the Year and Silver Award: NMA Corporate Manufacturer of the Year
In July 2015, Ohorongo announced that it invested another N$150 million into a new Composite Cement Plant, including new silo capacity and packaging line. Ohorongo can now produce double the entire demand of Namibia and still absorb additional export volumes.
Not only has Ohorongo sufficient capacity, it also caters for all the individual customer needs. Firstly, all different types of packaging caters for both the local and export market, which includes 50 kg bags, different sizes of big bags as well as bulk cement.
Secondly, Ohorongo is able to produce various other types of consistent high quality cement to differentiate itself from other cement manufacturers, and more importantly, cater for the needs of its customers as well as for bigger projects. Some examples includes the construction of the new container terminal in Walvisbay as well as the airport runway and wharf at St. Helena Island.
The high quality limestone deposits close to the Ohorongo plant has been rated as the best available in Namibia and will last for more than 300 years.