With Dangote Cement’s production facility in Dakar, Senegal, the company is able to penetrate the cement market in Mali, Gambia, and Senegal
The richest man in Nigeria, Aliko Dangote just fostered its ambition to increase business activities in West Africa with his subsidiary Dangote Cement Plc.
The company commenced operations in Pout, Senegal, through the completion of its new $250M plant on January 10, 2015. The plant is meant to serve Senegal, Mali, Gambia as well as some neighbouring nations with the nominal capacity to produce 4,000 metric tonnes of cement per day and 1.2million per annum. Located about 75 kilometres from Dakar in Pout district of Senegal, a location rich in limestone, clay and laterite, the plant is expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs at production capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes annually.
Dangote Cement is already exporting two million metric tonnes of cement to Mali and Gambia, which is a step an additional step in becoming a pan-African enterprise.