CIMERWA was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification by Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) on the 12 March 2018.


Rwanda’s leading and only cement manufacturer, CIMERWA was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification by Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) on the 12 March 2018.

With a heritage of over 30 years of changing the Rwandan landscape, CIMERWA is the only cement company that mines raw materials, produces the clinker material, packs and sells cement for general and civil construction. Our production plant is located in Bugarama, Rusizi district in South Western border of Rwanda.

CIMERWA through the times, has remarkably polished the way it implements its work and was recently awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This is internationally recognized as a world leading quality management standard. This certificate can only be earned after a thorough QMS audit carried out by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) representatives.

“The certificate gives customers full confidence that our products and services meet the applicable statutory, regulatory and international requirements for our product as well as enhancing customer satisfaction, which is a key concept to CIMERWA and a vote of trust and confidence for our company” said Edgar Odipo – CIMERWA Sales & Distribution Manager.

“A certification like this increases the trust of the suppliers, shareholders and other partners in the industry and beyond not only locally but internationally. The certification enhances customer satisfaction and improves customer loyalty leading to repeat business and also leads to increased credibility and market competitiveness” Odipo added

This award comes at a time when CIMERWA has just launched its new brand vision “Strengthening Rwanda” which has been and still is the brand’s way of life and is the story of CIMERWA journey and commitment to empowering the people and the community they operate in.

“Strengthening Rwanda is in line with our mission to strengthen our relationship with our biggest strategic partner; which is the Government of Rwanda. The Government has a vision to develop the economy to be competitive within the EAC region and beyond. As a Made in Rwanda brand, we share this vision of growth and progress”. Said CIMERWA CEO, Bheki Mthembu.

To sum up the above, the management of CIMERWA highly appreciates this certification and sees so much opportunity to be able to infiltrate any market regionally. The company is also committed to be the leading producer and supplier of quality cement and related products as well as solutions in the Great Lakes region while maximizing stakeholder value.

Rwanda Standards Board is certified by German International Certification body, DOS.ISO 9001 on ISO 9001:2008 for International organization for standardization, which recognizes the professional services offered by RSB in compliance with ISO 9001 requirements in its quality management system provision.