Dangote Cement Incorporated as “Obajana Cement Plc” by the Kogi State Government in November 1992. Dangote Industries then acquired Benue Cement Company from the Federal Government as part of its privatization exercise. BCC operated a 0.9Mta plant in Gboko, which was subsequently upgraded by the Group to 2.8Mta in 2000.in 2002 Dangote Industries acquired Obajana Cement Plc. from Kogi State Government, though no factory existed at this time. Then in 2004 they commenced the construction of the Company’s first cement production plant (Obajana Cement Plant). Cement business was unbundled from Dangote Industries through a Scheme of Arrangement in 2005.
In 2007 Commissioned the Obajana Cement Plant with two production lines and capacity of 5 million tonne per annum, making it the largest plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. JULY
Name changed from Obajana Cement Plc to Dangote Cement Plc.
In July 2010 the company’s name was change from Obajana Cement plc to Dangote Cement plc then in September a Scheme of merger between Dangote Cement and Benue Cement Company to provide a number of strategic opportunities and benefits to the enlarged entity, shareholders, employees and customers commence and in October 2010 the company was listed in the Nigeria Stock exchange following the merger of Dangote Cement (DCP) and Benue cement company (BCC).
In May 2011, Dangote Industries transferred its pan-African (non-Nigerian) cement interests to Dangote Cement.
In February the company Opened Ibese plant in Ogun state, near Lagos, with 6Mta across two lines, in June Obajana increased capacity by 5Mta with the opening of Line 3 then in December Ghana operations consolidated into DCP accounts.
In February 2014 Delmas (South Africa) opened 1.5 Mta capacity.
In August of 2014 Aganang (South Africa) opened 1.8 Mta capacity and in November Ibese extended capacity by 6Mta to 12Mta and also Obajana extended the capacity by 3 Mta to 13Mta.
December Senegal began operations with 1.5Mta-integrated plant.
In 2015 February Cameroon began operations with 1.5Mta grinding plant in Douala.in May Ethiopia opened 2.5Mta factory in Mugher, June Zambia opened 1.5Mta factory in Ndola.
And in September Dangote Cement joined the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
In December Tanzania was commissioned.
In 2017 a new capacity was commissioned in Sierra Leone (0.5Mta, import) and Congo (1.5Mta integrated)
Dangote Cement is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries, which was founded by Aliko Dangote in 1981 as a trading business with an initial focus on importation of bagged cement and other commodities such as rice, sugar, flour, salt and fish.
Over time, the Group began to import bulk cement into the Apapa and Port Harcourt terminals, which it then bagged for distribution. Through the 1990s, the Group made a strategic decision to transition from a trading based business into a fully-fledged integrated manufacturing operation. This is where our ambitious plan to become Africa’s leading Cement producer began.
Board Of Director of Dangote Cement plc
Aliko Dangote GCON - Chairman
Michel PuchercosMichel Puchercos-Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
Olakunle AlakeOlakunle Alake- Non-Executive Director
Sani Dangote Non-Executive Director.
Abdu Dantata Non-Executive Director.
Devakumar Edwin -Non-Executive Director.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC- Independent Non-Executive.
Director Sir Michael Davis- Independent Non-Executive Director.
Ernest Ebi-Independent Non-Executive Director
Emmanuel Ikazoboh-Independent Non-Executive Director Viswanathan Shankar-Independent Non-Executive Director
Dorothy UfotDorothy Ufot – SAN Independent Non-Executive Director.
Douraid Zaghouani-Non-Executive Director
Berlina Moroole- Non-Executive Director
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