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Cameroon: A used tire recycling company to launch in 2019 in Bikok

Cameroon: A used tire recycling company to launch in 2019 in Bikok
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:12

(Business in Cameroon) - At the start of 2019, Pneupur will launch the first used tires recycling and recovery in Cameroon, sources close to the project reveals.

The two twin brothers who initiated this revolution, are automobile enthusiast and they studied automobile in France. This revolution will change the way used tires are generally discarded. According to the sponsors, 80% of those tires are generally discarded in nature.

Build on 3 hectares, in Bikok, the company host by the technopole of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, this unit will convert the used tires collected in Cameroon into granulated materials. These materials will then serve as coating for soils of central courtyards, buildings, multisport grounds, recreational areas, schoolyards and others children’s playgrounds.

According to the brothers, a first coating will be carried out in 2018 in order to show that the Pneupur concept is efficient.  

The company wants to create 41 direct jobs and 150 indirect jobs within 3 years. At the start, it will transform 70,000 used tires, however, at the end of those 3 years, it will increase the capacity to 150,000 tires.

The project will cost about CFA327 million (€500,000) and, it has been funded by private operators and investment funds.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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