Lafarge In Zambia

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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 New Lusaka 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 privatized in October 1994 under the government privatization programme aimed at enhancing the efficiency of state-owned companies. The Company was also the first company to be listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE), with CDC as the majority shareholder.

Lafarge Zambia, produces three brands of Cement namely Supaset, a new product introduced to the market in 2011 specifically for the block maker and concrete product manufacturer segment. Mphamvu has been the flagship brand of the company and is a household name. Powerplus is a product used in the heavy construction projects and has become the contractor's preferred choice.


Our fundamental commitments


Lafarge Zambia is a subsidiary of the global Lafarge Group. Its vision is to be the undisputed world leader in building materials and solutions provider to the construction industry.


In order to realize our vision, we have made four fundamental commitments to our customers, employees, communities and shareholders.


Commitment One: Generating value for our customers

Commitment Two: Giving our people every opportunity to contribute and develop their talents

Commitment Three: Contributing to a better world for our communities

Commitment Four: Delivering value creation that our shareholders expect

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2013 Annual Report

Find out all the key figures on our business, corporate governance and finance, as well as Lafarge Zambia growth drivers and contributions to building better cities.

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