Our History


Lafarge Zambia

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 shopping malls and hospitals, our cement and aggregate remains the preferred choice when it comes to building our beautiful country.



  • 1949

Chilanga Cement, the Company that would one day become Lafarge Zambia, is founded.

  • 1951

Cement production commences at Chilanga Plant, with the first major project being supplying cement for the construction of the Kariba Dam wall.

  • 1969

A second plant is commissioned in Ndola.

  • 1995

The Lusaka Stock Exchange is founded and Chilanga Cement becomes its first company to be listed.

  • 2001

Chilanga Cement is acquired by the Lafarge Group.

  • 2003

The flagship general-purpose cement brand, Mphamvu, is launched

  • 2007

The company's name is changed to Lafarge Cement Zambia, making history with Zambia's largest-ever bond issuance of ZMW 200 million.

  • 2008

To satisfy the growing market demand, a new plant is commissioned at Chilanga.

  • 2010

A new cement brand, Powerplus, is launched to cater to the needs of the heavy construction ndustry.

  • 2011

SupaSet, a fast-setting cement aimed at block makers and concrete product manufacturers, is launched.

  • 2013

The Mapepe Aggregates Plant, is commissioned.

  • 2014

Two more cement brands are launched: RoadCem for road construction and WallCrete for masonry applications.

-Lafarge Zambia's first concrete laboratory is commissioned.

-Achievement of Lusaka Stock Exchange Free Float Compliance Programme.

-Name change to Lafarge Zambia Plc 

  • 2015

PowerCrete, a specialised cement product for the mining industry, is launched.

-The Lafarge Foundation is established.

-Following the historic global merger, Lafarge Zambia Plc becomes a member of LafargeHolcim Group.

  • 2016

Kumanga Franchise launched, allowing customers to be sole distributors of Lafarge Product.

  • 2017

Kumanga Franchise's  name change to Binastore, allowing customers to be sole distributors of Lafarge products and other building materials.