MC-Bauchemie Celebrates Opening of New Production Facility in Ghana
Sep 06, 2019
In July 2019, MC-Bauchemie Ghana Ltd. (“MC Ghana”) celebrated the official launch of its business, with 100 representatives from politics, industry and academia as well as customers and partners all attending the festive inauguration of a new production plant in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
New production facility
In Accra, MC Ghana has now commissioned another production plant, raising the manufacturing capacity of the Ghanaian company to whole a whole new level. “Here in Ghana, we don't need the entire MC product range; instead, we produce some 16 different product groups, applying the same first-class quality standards that MC is known for worldwide, but with properties and attributes adapted to the needs of the regional construction sector,” explains Moritz Koch.
Managing Director Noble Bediako adds: “We already produce various concrete admixtures such as superplasticisers, retarders and hardening accelerators for our market. In our new facility, we will now also be manufacturing concrete repair products, grouting concretes and mortars, as well as waterproofing systems, thus offering our customers a comprehensive service with enhanced technical support.”
Ghana’s booming construction sector
“The economic situation in Ghana looks promising and the country has one of the best democratic systems on the continent. So it’s important for us to continue to invest in this market,” stresses Nicolaus Müller, Managing Director of MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG, to which Christoph Hemming, Regional Manager Africa at MC, adds: "Our primary motivation is to contribute with our products and systems to the development of a better and more sustainable construction landscape in Ghana. However, rather than aiming to establish a German company in Ghana, we want to grow a Ghanaian company with German know-how.”
Focus on training and expertise
“We stand by a maxim of our company founder Heinrich W. Müller, who said that ‘any building product is only as good as its application’. So we attach great importance to ensuring that the users of our products know exactly how to get the best out of them,” says Noble Bediako.
It is a principle that is literally set in concrete: In addition to the new production facility, MC Ghana has also opened a training centre in Accra ready to deliver a range of such courses.
And a modern concrete laboratory has also been set up to support operators in the construction industry in improving the quality of construction.
Emmanuel Martey, Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, has already voiced his support: “The focus now is sector skill development to support professionals. We are ready to collaborate with MC-Bauchemie. 'Be Sure. Build Sure’ encapsulates the aims of the Chamber.”
MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG is a leading international manufacturer of building chemical products and technologies. Headquartered in Bottrop, Germany, the group of companies with over 2,500 employees operating in more than 40 countries around the world has – in the 50-plus years of its existence – consistently made a name for itself through the development of advanced solutions for the treatment of concrete and the protection and maintenance of buildings and structures.
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