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Our Strategy

 
We strive for excellence in all we do. We are focused on reaching our business objectives by following a definite strategy aimed at growth.

Improve our sales, marketing, customer focus and overall value proposition 

  • New products address both customer needs and value. 

Achieve global competitiveness by retaining our focus on operational and logistical efficiencies, and good corporate governance 

  • 2013 South African cement production costs per tonne up 6%.
  • Governance structures continually enhanced. 

Renew or upgrade equipment, especially relating to environment or efficiency 

  • Over R2 billion invested in operating efficiencies. 
  • Environmental performance in line with regional and international benchmarks.

Acquire businesses with a good strategic fit 

  • Acquisition of Pronto Readymix in progress; awaiting regulatory approval of Safika Cement acquisition.

Ensure cash flow returns that support sustainable investment in current and new markets 

  • 2013 cash flow generated from operations up 26%. 

Target countries with high potential for infrastructure development, low per capita cement consumption and current cement shortage

  • Increased stake to 30% in Habesha Cement, Ethiopia with construction of 1,4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) plant due to commence in 2014. 
  • Acquired 51% stake in CIMERWA, Rwanda, with construction of 600 000 tpa plant under way. 
  • Construction of 1 mtpa plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo imminent. 
  • Concluding feasibility study to construct cement facilities to service northern Zimbabwe and Mozambique (Tete).
Company Overview

 

Sidebarafricaicon2 (2) As the leading supplier of cement and related products in Southern Africa, PPC Ltd has nine manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe that can produce around eight million tons of cement products each year. As part of its strategy and long-term plan to grow revenue by 40% outside of South Africa, PPC is expanding its operational footprint into the rest of Africa, including Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC also produces aggregates metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.

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