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.
In 1976, Sikander Lalani then living in Rwanda had a dream, a big dream to build a factory for metallic roofing materials unlike any other. A vision that he carried and birthed into the 145 million Roofings Rolling Mills.
The rolling mills, a backward integration project that was conceived as a promise to the people and the government of Uganda since Kenya and Tanzania both had one.
RRM is US $100 million worth of capital investment. Rolling is a metal forming process in which metal material is passed through a pair of rolls. Rolling is classified according to the temperature of the metal rolled. If the temperature of the metal is above its re-crystallization temperature, then the process is termed as hot rolling. If the temperature of the metal is below its re-crystallization temperature, the process is termed as cold rolling.
RRM is established in different production phases:
Phase 1, involved the installation and commissioning of a high tech wire galvanizing plant, unlike any other in Sub Saharan Africa. The highly advanced machinery was manufactured and imported from Canada and applies a patented high turbulence
pickling system with economically friendly processes and the capacity to produce metric tonnes of galvanized wire per annum.
Galvanized steel has gone through a chemical process to keep it from corroding/ rusting. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc because rust won’t attack this protective metal. For countless, domestic and industrial applications, galvanized steel is an essential building component.
Phase 2, commissioned in 2010 is a hot rolling mill with the capacity to produce metric tonnes of high tensile TMT bars and twisted bars.
Phase 3, currently under installation and set for commissioning in 2013. It’s a cold rolling mill with a metric tonnes capacity per annum for the production of galvanized sheets (GI) and pre-painted galvanized sheets (PPGI).