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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


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  • A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes of cement products each year.
  • PPC’s Materials business comprises of Safika Cement, Pronto Readymix (including Ulula Ash) and 3Q Mahuma Concrete. PPC’s footprint in the readymix sector has grown to include 26 batching plants across South Africa and Mozambique. PPC also produces aggregates; with its Mooiplaas aggregates quarry in Gauteng having the largest aggregate production capacity in South Africa. PPC Lime, one of the largest lime producers in the southern hemisphere, produces metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.

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