The establishment and development of the cement industry in the State of Kuwait is associated with Kuwait Cement Company. This is due to the fact that Kuwait Cement Company is the only integrated industrial company in the country that manufactures cement starting from the raw materials. The company is a Kuwaiti Shareholding Company established in accordance with Amiri Decree on 05th November 1968, with a capital of 2.5 million Kuwaiti Dinars, which has gradually increased to 73.3 million Kuwaiti Dinars, which is fully paid-up. The government holds directly and indirectly shares 29.4% of the company's capital, the rest of the shares are through investment companies, government institutions and citizens.
KCC - Specifications, measurements and production monitoring
All types of cement produced by the Company have high quality specifications and are typical to the standard specifications of Kuwait, Britain and the United States of America. The Central control room which is fully automated monitors the different stages of operation and production. Periodical examinations are carried out in the chemical and physical labs of the company which are equipped with the most advanced equipments. The laboratories are monitored by a number of highly efficient technical and scientific experts. Clinker as well as the produced Cement is also tested to make sure that they are typical to the standard specifications and enjoy good quality.
In order to certify the quality of its products the Company renews the Specifications Certificate through making periodical examinations at the labs of the Ministry of Public works, as per the guidelines of weights and standard specifications.
Kuwait Cement Company obtained the quality mark for its products by the Public Authority for Industry, and ISO 9001:2008. The company depends on using the most up-to-date technological means and the finest variety of raw materials in manufacturing cement. This has made its products distinctive as its products enjoy high quality, strength, toughness and durability, as well as homogeneity in mixtures and stability of specifications.
Kuwait Cement Ready Mix Company (K.C.R.M)
Kuwait Cement Ready Mix Company was incepted in August 2010 with a paid up capital of KD 5,000,000. The company is completely owned by Kuwait Cement Company.
The Company began its operations on January 10, 2011 producing the ready mix through its plant at Al Sulaibiya. The company built its second plant at Al Sulaibiya and equipped it with up-to-date equipment and hi-technology. It is one of the most developed plants in the State of Kuwait.
To cope with the increasing demand, the Company began building independent plants annexed to major projects to facilitate their operation.
The company's objectives include upgrading the ready mix quality and providing high quality and distinctive service to fulfill customers' needs. The Company seeks to cooperate with other ready mix companies from Kuwait Cement Company clients and to bolster good relations with them. Thus, the ready mix market is geared towards marketing competition stable principles and attaining leadership.