Students undertaking science courses at Ngoma District- based Lycee de Zaza secondary school enjoyed a trip to Rwanda Foam’s world-class factory located at the Prime Economic Zones, Gasabo District last month.
The group of students, totalling 98 in number had the chance to watch and learn how mattresses, of all sizes and qualities are manufactured by Rwanda’s number one mattress maker.
“Since its inception in 1981, Rwanda Foam has been committed to providing Rwanda and its neighbours better quality foam mattresses and other beddings such as pillows and cushions for chairs and benches,” explained Christian Karekezi, the Head of Marketing at Rwanda Foam to the students during their one-day visit.
Mr. Karekezi noted, after the tour, that it will help them become better informed of their career decisions if they are to become industrialists in the future.
“We have explained to the students who have seen what Rwanda Foam is, the kind of mattresses they sleep on and how our mattresses are different from the rest in terms of quality,” he explained.
He added that they are always open to students who visit the factory because it gives the students a chance to learn in practise the chemical formulae they learn in theory in their classrooms.
Sister Marie Liberata, the Head of Discipline at the Catholic school was in agreement with Mr. Karekezi, noting that it was highly important for the students to take advantage of such trips to learn as much as they can of how a company like Rwanda Foam works.
About Rwanda Foam LTD
Rwanda Foam LTD is a registered company under Rwanda Laws that undertakes the business of manufacturing mattresses and other beddings. The company was incorporated in 1981 but started operations in 1983 with a share capital of Rwf 50 million which has now grown to Rwf 500 million. Since then it has been producing foam mattresses principally for the Rwandan market but now the company manufactures mattresses for the export market.
The company started with 70 employees including management staff, technicians and supporting staff with the capacity to produce 200 tons of foams per year.
Today, the company has more than a 100 staff with the production capacity also having tremendously increased to 1,000 tons of foams per year.
The company headquarters are based at the industrial park of Kigali (Prime Economic Zones), where the manufacturing plant is located. The firm’s primary methods of product delivery are through its depots located in four different places in Kigali. Upcountry deliveries are done by wholesalers who purchase their products from any one of the depots in Kigali or from the factory in the industrial park at Gikondo, Kicukiro.
Today, with modern technology in information and communication, Rwanda Foam clients are facilitated and they can easily purchase mattresses and other beddings by ordering through their website.