CMM: new cement mill in Diago
On Monday, 16 September 2019, Ciments et Matériaux du Mali (CMM), a Vicat group subsidiary, inaugurated its new facility in Diago: a cement milling plant capable of producing 500,000 metric tons per year. We look back at the event.
“Our business is cement” is the slogan of CMM, the Vicat group’s Malian subsidiary that has been operating in Bamako since 2004. This specialist dealing in high-quality cement contributes to the commercial development in Mali of our Sococim cement plant in Rufisque, Senegal.
Imports, chiefly from Senegal, represent 71% of the Malian cement market. With growing demand for cement and a shortage of local production, CMM chose to build a milling plant with annual capacity of 500,000 tons on a site in Diago, 35 km from Bamako.
The aim of the project is to help make the country self-sufficient in cement. The investment program of over 20 billion West African CFA francs generated around 150 jobs and over 1,500 indirect jobs from the moment the plant entered production in October 2019.
The official opening ceremony took place on Monday, 16 September, 2019, at the Sheraton Bamako Hotel. It was attended by the Minister of Trade and Industry, members of the government, and leading CMM personnel. It provided an opportunity to present the company’s new businesses and its strategic orientations: insistence on quality, innovation, customer satisfaction, and local commitment.