PRECISION ENGINEERED CEMENT THAT BUILDS AFRICA
Cemza began working on the project to develop a greenfield cement grinding facility in the Eastern Cape in the early part of the 2010 decade. The selection of the location at Coega IDZ in Port Elizabeth, South Africa was influenced mainly by the availability of suitable land, ready infrastructure, and access to the port of Ngqura.
Following the site selection, all necessary regulatory approvals and permits were obtained over a period of few years. A reputed contractor was appointed to oversee the construction of facilities. Cement was first produced at the site on 17 November 2018.
The state-of-the-art facilities and choice of energy-efficient technology; along with an operations team having comprehensive cement industry experience, has poised Cemza to offer a well-engineered and a reliable cement option to our customers.
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. The core activities of Heidelberg Cement include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials for concrete. The downstream activities include mainly the production of ready-mixed concrete, and other building products in some countries. With the takeover of Italcementi, Heidelberg Cement became the number 1 in aggregates production, number 2 in cement, and number 3 in ready-mixed concrete globally.
With a strong geographical footprint spanning across 60 countries on five continents, a significantly expanded Heidelberg Cement Group, employs 59,000 work force at more than 3,000 production sites.
The part ownership by Heidelberg Cement, a global industry leader, provides Cemza a strong foundation to build its long-term success on sustainable business practices. The partnership with Heidelberg Cement allows access to global best practices on efficient and innovative production processes, the development of new products and the use of alternative raw materials and fuels.In the long run, it will provide Cemza a platform to continually update its processes in line with the emerging global trends as well as serve its customers with quality and well-engineered products.