MC-Bauchemie establishes company in Tanzania

07 March 2024

In December 2023, the MC-Bauchemie Group has established a company in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. MC-Bauchemie Tanzania Limited is managed by Henry Mulima and has now commenced operations. The aim is to build up a comprehensive construction chemicals business in the East African country and to supply neighbouring countries with products from there.

MC-Bauchemie extends business in Africa to East Africa

“After setting up operations in Guinea, Ghana and Ethiopia in the last decade, we now want to expand our business in Africa to East Africa. Tanzania is a good choice because of the political situation and the positive economic climate,” says Christoph Hemming, Regional Director Africa at MC-Bauchemie, who together with Shantanu Datta, Business Development Manager Africa, helped set up and develop the new company. “We want to build up a comprehensive construction chemicals business there and are initially starting with our admixtures for ready-mix concrete and concrete products as well as grinding aids for the cement industry and waterproofing,” continues Regional Director Hemming. Other products from areas such as waterproofing, concrete repair and floor coatings will be introduced gradually.

MC-Bauchemie has appointed Henry Mulima (45) as Managing Director. A Kenyan national with deep understanding of East African market, Henry has a Masters Degree in Chemistry and more than 20 years of experience in the construction chemicals industry and management. A chemist by training, he has had an impressive career in research and development, quality assurance, operations, sales and the management of construction chemicals companies in East African countries.


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“Africa continues to be an exciting market for us, and Tanzania is the fifth largest country in Africa with a population of around 62 million inhabitants,” says Nicolaus M. Müller, Managing Partner of the MC-Bauchemie Group, emphasising: “The demand for building materials for building construction and infrastructure projects is also immense in the growth market of East Africa and will continue to increase significantly in the coming decades. We therefore see great growth and development potential for MC-Bauchemie there.”

MC-Bauchemie chose Dar es Salaam as the location for the new company because the former capital is the largest city and the most important economic centre in Tanzania and offers direct access to both the seaport and the airport.

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MC-Bauchemie has long-standing business relationships across the entire African continent and has been represented for many years with its own companies in Ghana, Guinea and Ethiopia, and now also in Tanzania.

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