Lafarge to move regional HQ from South Africa to Zambia

Lafarge to move regional HQ from South Africa to Zambia
Published: 06 March 2007

Lafarge, the holding company of Zambia’s Chilanga Cement Plc, has announced its decision to move its regional headquarters from Johannesburg of South Africa to Lusaka, Zambia. 
 
Thomas Ehrhart, managing director of Chilanga Cement Plc said Lafarge made the decision considering the growth of the company’s operations at its subsidiary Chilanga Cement. 
 
"The decision to move the headquarters to Lusaka is in recognition of the importance of Zambia to Lafarge group," Ehrhart said. 
 
"There is good access to Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Zimbabwe and other surrounding countries from Zambia," he said. 
 
"We are also comfortable to move our headquarters to Lusaka because of the confidence we have in the economy of this country," Ehrhart added. 
 
Chilanga Cement is putting up a modern cement factory that will replace the old one located south of Lusaka. 
 
The new factory, being constructed by a Chinese company, will produce 2000tpd of cement upon commissioning set for July 2008.