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     South Africa's first cement plant was established in 1892


PPC Ltd was established in 1892 as De Eerste Cement Fabrieken Beperkt. Our history is closely linked to the growth and development of South Africa & has produced cement for many of the country's most famous landmarks and construction projects.


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Barlow Rand Group Subsidiary
PPC becomes a subsidiary of the Barlow Rand Group. The Cape Portland Cement Company with its De Hoek and Riebeeck works becomes a full subsidiary of PPC and the company diversifies into the lime industry with the acquisition of Northern Lime Company.

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