EAPCC Partners with Dons in Innovation and Research
Part of the Company’s ambitious Five-Year Strategic Plan aimed at being the regional leader in cement, innovative products and solutions is growth in our brand portfolio. This ambition will be achieved through an expanded brands portfolio targeting diverse cement market segments. As part of the preparations and roll out of this strategic pillar, the company is investing in Innovation and Research to ensure that we produce high quality products using cost effective methods.
The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote partnership between the company and the University of Embu in the fields of Capacity Building, Innovation and Research. The partnership was announced on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Portland Sports Club when the Vice-Chancellor and senior Dons from University of Embu visited the company. The partnership will entail joint Innovation and Research activities between the University and the Company aimed at improving both the quality of education in the institution as well as processes and products produced by EAPCC. The partnership will also include carrying out joint associated activities like capacity building, community outreach services, conferences, and workshops.
Speaking during the signing ceremony Managing Director Eng. Oliver Kirubai noted that the company was ready collaborate in not only the areas in the MoU, but also others that might be agreed upon in future. “We are looking forward to this partnership where I am sure that we will get some ideas from your team on how to make our processes better”, said Mr. Kirubai. He noted that he was particularly eager for the kick off of the joint activities that he added would benefit not only EAPCC and UoEm, but also the whole country and beyond.
The partnership proposes staff exchange programs that will see EAPC Plc Colleagues benefit from exposure to different areas as well as get opportunities to training from UoEm including online undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The company is also set to benefit from Government to Government business that will see UoEm, a young institution, use Blue Triangle cement in their upcoming projects.
The MoU is a framework for collaboration and does not bind any of the institutions to any agreement.