Europe / Middle East / Africa
Dangote liberalises cement distribution
Jun, 25 2012
(Nigeria) -- In order for its customers to benefit maximally from its
current expansion drive, the management of Dangote Cement plc has
liberalised its distribution channels by widening its sales point
The leading cement manufacturer had embarked on an
expansion drive which has seen it adding more lines to its existing
cement plants across the country with the attendant expectation that it
would lead to reduction in the price of the commodity.
the management of Dangote Cement said it was reviewing its distribution
network to ensure availability of the product by creating wider access
for its customers.
This, it noted would also ensure not only the
stability of price, but also guaranteeing availability at the most
Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement,
Devakumar Edwin, said in Lagos at the weekend that the company at the
height of skyrocketing price of cement, had acquired 5000 trucks to
boost its logistics and pave the way for even distribution of the
product across the nation.
According to him, having solved the
problem of logistics, the next phase is to ensure a wider distribution
depot and register more dealers and bring the product closer to the
He explained that “with Obajana’s 10. 25mtpa, and its
fourth line under construction, the company’s production capacity would
be far above the nation’s demand.
Recall that the company’s Benue
plant of 3.5mtpa is producing to capacity. When added to the 6mtpa
Ibese plant production, the company will have a total production
capacity of 19.75mtpa.
“What we are doing now is to liberalise
the distribution network by increasing our depots and registering more
credible distributors. All we required is the Certificate of company
registration, two passport photographs and letter of intent, he said.
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