National Cement Share Company (NCSC) was established in November 2005 through a joint venture of East Africa Mining Corporation, the Federal Government of Ethiopia's Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency and others. Over the next few years, government shares were bought out by East African Mining Corporation. The company is located 515 kilometers from Addis Ababa, in Dire Dawa Administrative Region. The factory was the first cement plant in Ethiopia, which was established in 1936 by Italians. It was previously called "Dire Dawa Cement Factory". After renovating the old factory, the company has boosted the production from 150 Tons per Day to 400 TPD and is currently producing 3000 TPD clinker with the new plant.


The Portland Pozzolona Cement (PPC) produced by National Cement is a quality cement with 32.5 R Strength Class. The Portland Pozzolana Cement is a kind of Blended Cement which is produced by either intergrinding of OPC clinker along with gypsum and pozzolanic materials in certain proportions or grinding the OPC clinker, gypsum and Pozzolanic materials separately and thoroughly blending them in certain proportions The Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) produced by National Cement is a quality cement with 42.5 R Strength Class.

Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world, used as a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco, and most non-specialty grout. It is commonly used in general concrete construction when there is no exposure to sulphates in the soil or groundwater. OPC usually originates from limestone.

Quality Management

A great milestone for National Cement was achieved as an internationally - recognized company through its ISO 9001:2008 Certification. NCSC had successfully passed the audit requirements with no non-conformity findings. It was conducted last June 9 - 11, 2015 by ISOQAR International, a UK-based certification company.ISO 9001 is an international standard that defines requirements for establishing a Quality Management System to control and manage the whole processes to have best quality product and services to the customers.

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  • Tel. +251 251 1134 40
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  • P.O. Box 94
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