Hima Cement Ltd. is part of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the Lafarge group. Lafarge is the leading producer of building materials in the world. As an East Africa business unit (i.e. Hima Cement Ltd. and Bamburi Cement Ltd.) our vision is "To be a world class producer that provides construction solutions to our customers across Eastern Africa, with a commitment to sustainability". On December 14, 1994, Uganda Cement Industries was privatized by the Uganda government and divided into two companies; Tororo Cement and Hima Cement Limited.
The new owners of Hima incorporated a company Hima Cement (1994) Uganda Ltd to take over the assets of the company. In April 1999, Bamburi Cement Limited a subsidiary of Lafarge together with Lafarge itself acquired 100% shares from the previous owners. In July 1999, the name of the company was changed from Hima (1994) Uganda Ltd to Hima Cement Ltd. Today, the company is owned by Bamburi Cement Limited and ultimately Lafarge which is the world's largest building materials company.