PPC commissions Zimbabwe plant
Million cement plant in Msasa, Harare. PPC has two other plants in the country, one in Bulawayo and another Collen Bawn, near Gwanda.
The company expects to new plant to produce 700,000 tonnes per annum. This will provide a greater scope for the manufacturer to export into regional markets including Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
PPC CEO Darryl Castle said the Msasa mill was part of a bigger plan to develop a fully integrated plant in Harare as the economy and local demand grows.
The company is supplying cement to Sino-Hydro for the Kariba South hydro power project. Projects for which their cement has been used include Victoria Falls, Kariba Dam, Harare International Airport and Lake Mutirikwi. The company currently holds the largest share of the cement market in Zimbabwe.
The Msasa plant incorporates the latest cement industry technologies. It has a state of the art palletiser and plastic cover wrapping machine. The automated machine packs 40 bags of cement into a pallet in a neat unit, helping to improve output and improving service delivery to customers.
PPC is a subsidiary of South Africa’s PPC Limited and has other regional operations in Botswana and Rwanda.