Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe upgrade programme

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe upgrade programme
Published: 18 April 2011

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has embarked on a US$7m refurbishment programme to boost production.

Managing director Jonathan Shoniwa said the stabilisation of the macro-economic environment had resulted in rising demand for his company’s products.

"Our capacity utilisation is presently at 75 per cent and we want to increase it to 90 per cent this year."
"We have sourced the funds for the exercise from both local and external financial sources."

Mr Shoniwa said refurbishment would involve upgrading operating equipment. "We will upgrade pieces of equipment and replacing old machinery as well as buy quarrying transport," he said.