Lafarge Cement Zambia is part of the Lafarge Group which is the world leader in building materials and holds top ranking positions in all of its business divisions: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum.
As an industry leader in research and development Lafarge constantly endeavours to offer innovative, value added products to the customers.
Innovation is the perpetual driving force for the group. To this end it has a research and development budget exceeding 170 million euros and the largest building materials laboratory in the world.
"With 90,000 employees in 76 countries, the Lafarge Group offers the construction industry groundbreaking solutions."
It was on 14th November 2008 that the new state-of-the-art cement plant, Chillanga II, at an investment cost of US$120 million, was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Rupiah B. Banda.
The plant, which is environmentally friendly, with high-tech facility has increased cement capacity from 650,000 tonnes to 1,230,000 tonnes per annum.
The new plant – Chillanga II, is found at exactly 11 kilometers from Lusaka towards Livingstone, on the left side of the road.
"Lafarge is proud that its product has been instrument in projects for over 50 years with superior quality. These projects range from 'Independence Stadium', 'Kariba Dam Wall', 'Lumwana Mine', 'University of Zambia' and Chinese built 'New Government Complex'."
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