By Nelly K
New firm Alliance Concrete Limited has signed up an exclusive supply partnership with Savannah Cement to provide ready mix concrete in Nairobi and its environs.
Alliance Concrete Limited whose consortium of investors include both local and international, have made Ksh 600 million investment outlay, will also be seeking to capitalize on projected demand, as the government’s Big Four agenda flagship goal to provide more than 500,000 affordable housing units gets underway
At its Nairobi production base, Alliance Concrete Limited has installed a 120 cubic meters per hour batching plant. The plant is complemented by a fleet of 15 Concrete Truck Mixers, 2 fixed pumps and 2 boom pumps with over 40 metre pumping capacity.
Ready mix concrete refers to factory prepared cement, sand and aggregate mixture delivered to construction sites for immediate application as per the customers’ specifications. Such deliveries enhance construction project efficiencies by cutting onsite concrete mixing costs and time.
The firm’s General Manager, Mr. Kemal Gocmen said the firm has invested in state of the art concrete batching plants and related customer delivery infrastructure to meet growing market demand.
“After having spent almost two decades in the ready mix concrete market in Turkey, which is the biggest RMC producer in Europe, we brought our expertise to Kenya to meet the challenging demands of its booming construction sector by using our large, modern fleet and fully automatic plants situated strategically in Nairobi.” he added
Savannah Cement Managing Director, Mr. Ronald Ndegwa said the firm had moved to seal the partnership with Alliance Concrete as part of a market diversification strategy.
“As a manufacturer we are exploring alternative market opportunities to guarantee our growth in an increasingly competitive market,” Ndegwa said and added, “Such diversification includes raising the volume of ready mix concrete deliveries in association with Alliance Concrete to complement the existing bagged and bulk cement sales.”