Lafarge Zambia has a rich history that is forever interwoven with Zambia’s greatest construction projects. From the Kariba dam to modern day structures such as the National Heroes Stadium, shopping malls and hospitals, our cement remains the preferred choice when it comes to building our beautiful country.
Our roots were laid down in 1949 when the company, then known as Chilanga Cement, was established by the Northern Rhodesian Government and the Colonial Development Corporation, now the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC). In 1951 the Chilanga Plant was commissioned and during 1956 and 1957 two more kilns were added. With its continued growth, in 1969 the Ndola Plant kiln was commissioned and in 1974 a second kiln was added.
The Company was privatised in October 1994, becoming the first company to be listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE), with CDC as the majority shareholder.
The new millennium gave rise to the next chapter in our company’s history, when the CDC reorganised its cement operations in Southern Africa to form Pan African Cement (PAC). PAC was acquired by Lafarge in 2001, together with a further 34% of Chilanga, which finally became known as Lafarge Cement Zambia Plc in 2007. The inauguration of a new plant in Chilanga in 2008 has enabled us to significantly increase our cement capacity.
Most recently, in 2013 we expanded our product offering by opening our first aggregates plant. As a result of this exciting new addition to our business, the company is now called Lafarge Zambia – a fully-fledged building materials company with a proud Zambian heritage spanning more than sixty years.