Cemix Blazes Trail

Cemix, an important component of the construction industry in the country, continues to blaze the trail in the importation of task accomplishing machines.

The company started operations in 2001, dealing mainly in construction equipment.

But after two or three years of operations, it included hand tools and generators in its array of items.

It was in 2005 that the company carved a niche in the sale of generator sets and construction equipment to satisfy the needs of the growing construction industry in the country.

Managing Director, Jean Mourad and his team have over the years added new items to the array of construction items, which continue to make them attractive to contractors and generally contribute to the development of Ghana.

Ghana, he said, has great potential in the West African sub-region

Cemix is responsible for the importation and sale of column moulders, the first of its kind in the local construction industry which local contractors are turning to.

Unlike the use-and-dispose-of system which incorporates wood, the column boulders can be used over and over again, a fantastic impetus for conserving the environment.

Jean Mourad, a mechanical engineer who has been in the country for the past 15 years and whose understanding of the local construction industry cannot be marginalized, continues to bring new items which are crucial for the development of the construction industry.

The machine was made in Lebanon and the engine in India and selling for GHC13,000 the machine can make 80 blocks an hour.

‘Cemix is the combination of two words, cement and mixer. While thinking about what name to coin for the hardware company which started modestly a friend suggested the combination of the two words and the eventual outcome is Cemix.’

Today Cemix which is headquartered off the Spintex Road, having started modestly, has a branch in the North Industrial Area and still growing.

‘We started operations in the North Industrial Area and expanded to our present location,’ he said with the glee.

By A.R. Gomda

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