Roofings Group Hosts Lord Popat & The Energy Industry Council Delegation From The British High Commission
Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) on 21 st November 2017 hosted delegations from the Energy Industry Council (EIC) Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Uganda initiated by the British High Commission. Championed by the emerging opportunities ripe in the Oil and Gas sector, Roofings Rolling Mills plant will be spearheading the display of manufacturing and construction muscle.
The delegation from the Energy Industrial Council will be led by Lord Popat of Harrow who is the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda alongside delegates from DIT Oil and Gas (Phil Haymes), Hydro Plan UK (Kieron Hanson), Rockwell Automation (Trevor Wren) and ABB Ltd (Nigel Greatorex) amongst others.
“Roofings Group is honored to host Lord Popat and the delegation of EIC at the Roofing Rolling Mills plant in Namanve. This is an opportunity to internationally showcase our product portfolio across our product range, regional footprint capabilities, meet the need of differing financial demographies and expansion potential,” remarked Oliver Lalani, Executive Director, Roofings Group.
Lord Popat is a Conservative Peer, Party Whip and was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda in January 2016. He was made a Peer by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010 for his services to small businesses. His interests in the House of Lords are SMEs, increasing Britain’s exports and trade relations with India and Africa and was actually born in Uganda.
He is very much looking forward to the challenge of increasing trade and investment ties between the UK and both Uganda – his home country – and Rwanda, two high-potential markets in East Africa. He regularly meets with business organizations and entrepreneurs from across the country and is determined to encourage the next generation of businesses in the UK to think globally.
“Our trained and capable human resource, state-of- the-art machinery, periodic market research coupled with our continuous need to grow beyond East Africa- re-affirms our firm stand and purpose. To meet the international requirements of standard and consistency in supply for markets like Europe and the United States, we are ably proficient to meet their need,” Lalani emphasized.
About Roofings Group:
Roofings Group has invested over $260 million in Uganda and has 2 separate entities operating under its umbrella; Roofings Limited and Roofings Rolling Mills. Roofings Group is fully ISO certified in: Quality management systems (ISO 9001), Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) is a $145 million investment and is one of the largest and most modern steel complexes operating in East and Central Africa. Based in the industrial park, RRM is strategically located to serve both the local Ugandan market and the markets of EAC and COMESA. It has access to Lake Victoria through Port Bell, roads and railway lines to cater for Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and Southern Sudan. RRM is a backward integrated plant which produces inputs for the steel industry.
Products manufactured at Roofings include; roofing iron sheets (aluzinc), hollow sections, TMT bars, mild steel hot and cold rolled plates, open profiles, wire products, galvanized wire & wire products and the Roofings plastic polypipes. All products are widely used for building domestic, commercial, public and industrial structures.
Established in 1994 under license of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Roofings Group launched operations in December 1995 and has never looked back. As a trail blazer, Roofings Group’s subsidiaries tell a story of success that has helped weave the path for the Roofings Group vision to be birthed sooner than originally anticipated.
“Roofings Group – Strength of the Nation”
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