Ohorongo (Pty) Ltd. is Namibia’s only cement-producing company and owns the most modern cement plant in Africa. It was constructed over the course of two years by leading international engineering company Polysius, with local companies involved in the provision of infrastructure and the building of civil works, at a total cost of N$ 2.5 billion.
Ohorongo (Pty) Ltd commenced production in December 2010 and is slated to turn out 700,000 tons of high-quality cement annully for local consumption as well as for export purposes .
Significantly, all raw materials required for the production process are sourced in Namibia and the entire value chain takes place within the country. Ohorongo cement is a truly and proudly Namibian product.
Providing Cement for Namibia
Ohorongo Cement is Namibia’s only cement manufacturer. Situated in the north of Namibia close to the village of Otavi, we started construction of the most modern cement plant in Namibia. After the plant is completed, Ohorongo will sustainably produce world class cement to Namibian and regional consumers.
We trace our roots to the late 1800s, when the Schwenk family first started the production of cement in Ulm, Germany. Since then the Schwenk family has invested in terms of technology and human capacity so that today the enterprise has developed into a major player in the German cement industry.
During 2007 the Schwenk group expanded their horizon to invest in Namibia. The generous resource to the north of Otavi promised a sustainable supply of raw material for world class cement. Construction of our plant started beginning of 2008, with the completion set for end of 2010.
The cement to be produced by us will be of highest quality standards based on European and South African standards, approved and certified by the SABS. Our plant deploys the best available technology to ensure consistency cement quality, with lowest impact on the environment.
Technology and Alternative Energy
Schwenk has always been on the forefront for development and technological advancement. From the start this culture was introduced to Ohorongo, with our plant equipped with the facilities to use biomass instead of coal for burning the clinker. Through this, Ohorongo’s plant is one of the plants worldwide with the lowest CO2 emissions.
As a company and as individuals, we take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live and work.
We also care about the environment and are proud of the many ways in which our employees work to safeguard it.
We recognize that Namibia and region needs a world class cement to set proper foundations for development. It is our aim and mission to provide the right cement for southern Africa.
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