AfriSam has broken ground on a blending and packing facility with an initial capacity of 0.2Mta at the company’s existing distribution centre in Maseru, Lesotho, South Africa. Completion is scheduled for 3Q16.
AfriSam has partnered with a local company, Cement Industries Ltd, to co-invest in the new plant project.
“AfriSam’s new plant will comfortably meet the local cement demand and will be capable of producing specialised products for large infrastructure projects such as the Lesotho Highlands Water Project,” said Stephan Olivier, CEO of AfriSam. “This will mean that Lesotho will have access to cement made in Lesotho for the Basotho nation.”
AfriSam established a physical presence in Lesotho when it opened its distribution centre in Maseru in 1999.