About Us

SOUTH AFRICAN CEMENT PRODUCER

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.

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OUR CONNECTION

The project is strengthened by the partnership with Heidelberg Materials, one of the largest building materials companies globally, which operates in 60 countries on 5 continents with 3000 production sites.

Cemza engineered cement is top grade quality, formulated to ensure long term structural strength and durability.

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STRONG PARTNERSHIP Access to global industries best practices

Heidelberg Materials is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. The core activities of Heidelberg Materials 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 Materials 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 Materials Group, employs 59,000 work force at more than 3,000 production sites.

The part ownership by Heidelberg Materials, a global industry leader, provides Cemza a strong foundation to build its long-term success on sustainable business practices. The partnership with Heidelberg Materials 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.

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OUR DIRECTORS

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Alfonso heads and manages Heidelberg Materials Group operations in Cluster III Africa which includes plants in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, and South Africa. He holds a PhD of Economics & Business Organization, an MBA in Corporate Finance and a BA of Economics. Alfonso’s wealth of cement industry experience spans over 20 years having worked in industry related companies in European and African markets.

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Hakan Gurdal studied mechanical engineering at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and holds an MBA International Management from the University of Istanbul. He joined Çanakkale Çimento (today part of the joint venture Akçansa) in 1992 and grew in his career to be appointed as Member of the Managing Board as of 1 February 2016. Since 1 April 2016, he has been responsible for the Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin Group area. Additionally, he is heading HC Trading.

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Nitin Agrawal is the Executive Director responsible for Ikwezi Mining and Ikwezi Resources. With his background in IT and in depth knowledge of exploration and mining projects, Nitin brings a technologically adept approach to the business. Nitin has vast experience in acquisition and development of exploration and mining projects and has been involved in jump-starting projects from their nascent stages.

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Rahul is the Chief Executive Officer for Cemza, a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Finance. He has diverse experience across business functions and geographies in the cement industry. His last stint with UltraTech Cement spanned over a decade in India and the Middle East. Prior to UltraTech Cement, he worked with JP Morgan Chase. Rahul brings on board strong domain knowledge and global cement industry experience.

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Tushar is the Group Managing Director and is responsible for the Group’s strategic growth. He has a business administration degree and hands-on operational and commercial experience. Tushar’s extensive experience includes international and South African coal markets, exploration and mining, beneficiation, coal shipping and logistics, and cement business development.

STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

- Pfeiffer vertical cement mill

- Ventomatic packing line

- Fully covered dome shaped material storage measuring 24,000 square metres

- Four cement silos to store different products

- Energy efficient technology

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OUR MANUFACTURING UNIT

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