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.