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PPC Zimbabwe set for Harare plant construction

29 July 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe said that preliminary work for a new plant in Harare is complete and construction is scheduled to begin next month. The country’s leading cement producer has reportedly secured approximately US$18m for the construction of the grinding facility, managing director, Njombo Lekula, told The Herald Business last week. Road access network to the Harare plant has been completed and a temporary office has already been set up, paving the way for construction to begin in August. Mr L...

PPC Zimbabwe sales fall 5%

10 June 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe's domestic sales fell by five per cent in the first five months of the year as housebuilding activity slows. Managing director, Njombo Lekula, said domestic market sales have been flat compared to last year when growth in housing projects boosted demand for cement. "For the past few years there has been significant growth in housing, which boosted cement demand, however, the current economic situation is beginning to have an impact on home building activities," he said. ...

PPC to construct Harare mill, Zimbabwe

23 May 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC said it would spend US$80m on a cement mill in Harare, Zimbabwe, to be commissioned in 2016. The new mill, to be funded by a corporate loan, is expected to boost operating efficiencies. The company is planning to close less efficient mills at its Bulawayo factory. Last year, PPC announced it would also construct a clinker plant in Mt Darwin in northern Zimbabwe and a cement mill in Tete province, Mozambique. Market slowdown In an interim trading statement released earlier th...

PPC's preliminary report, year-end Sept 2013

19 November 2013, Published under Cement News

PPC's South African cement sales volumes rose by seven per cent, while industry sales for the nine months ending June 2013 increased by 4.2 per cent. Strong volumes were recorded in the Gauteng and inland regions despite increased industrial action in these markets. Volumes in the coastal regions also recorded growth despite rising imports and a particularly wet winter season. Imported cement, which is not subject to import duties and is excluded from national statistics, accounted for an ...

PPC Zimbabwe to build new cement plant

27 February 2013, Published under Cement News

A new US$200m cement plant is to be built by Portland Holdings Ltd (PHL), the Zimbabwe subsidiary of South Africa's PPC, to service the Harare and central Mozambique markets. The new plant will have a cement capacity of about 1Mta and will coincide with the construction of a separate grinding facility in the neighbouring territory of Tete in Mozambique. The plans could significantly boost output and market share for PPC Zimbabwe which currently dominates the domestic market with Lafarge Ce...