The Dangote Cement Plc now uses robots in its laboratories. This has further given an edge to the conglomerate that has been dubbed the king of cement manufacturers in Africa.
The group this week announced that it is creating yet another 2,000 jobs in its transport section. This will add to the about 40,000 jobs it has so far created.
The Dangote Cement is the biggest quoted company in West Africa with a market capitalization of $10.5 billion.
Speaking to newsmen, Group Managing Director of the Dangote Cement Plc, Mr. DVG Edwin said the group resorted to using robot because of its determination to keep to global best practices.
He said: “Nigerians are the ones managing the robot lab. The Obajana Cement is the most sophisticated cement plant in the world. We use the most modern technology. Every single department in this plant is technologically superior or equal to any cement plant in the world.
“Every section uses the most sophisticated and advanced technology found in any part of the world. We train, train and will continue to train. We also send our people outside the country for training. We have also started exporting skilled people to other African countries where we have investments. Technology wise, Nigerians are taking charge of the cement sector in Africa.”