PPC Zimbabwe Opens New $82 million Plant in Harare

On 16th March 2017, PPC Zimbabwe marked the official commissioning of the PPC Harare Factory by His Excellency, President Robert G. Mugabe, in the presence of honourable guests.

The plant is an $82 million, world-class facility that boasts the latest technology in the construction industry and is designed in adherence with global emissions standards. PPC has a heritage of over one hundred years in Zimbabwe, and a track record for providing cutting-edge building materials and solutions that cater to the needs of every construction project, from start to finish. PPC’s vision is to develop African infrastructure and people, and the construction of Harare plant represents our belief in continuously making a positive impact to Zimbabwe’s economy by stimulating employment, enriching the Zimbabwean workforce through local manufacturing operations. In tandem with the official commissioning of the Harare plant, PPC Zimbabwe celebrates the launch of Surecast 42.5R- a fast-setting cement product that caters to a growing demand, and is the first and only 42.5R cement product manufactured locally in Zimbabwe. The launch of Surecast 42.5R is consistent with PPC Zimbabwe’s unshakeable efforts to continuously innovate, creating value by saving our customers’ time and resources.

Surecast 42.5R cement translates to a greater amount of work on-site achieved in less time, shortening the amount of time projects take and ultimately saving money. Pre-casters are impressed by the increase in early strength, the increased flexibility in mix designs, and the way the product allows them to strip moulds earlier. Brick manufacturers notice an increase in yield of bricks, which ultimately results in a lowered cost per brick. There is also an increase in early strength, and improved handling for bricks. Surecast 42.5R also positively impacts readymix, through an increase in compressive strength and a reduction in concrete cost. The product also allows freedom to design both high performance concrete and standard cement. Medium and large contractors see the benefit of working with Surecast 42.5R through faster completion of products, better strength development, as well as fast stripping of formwork

At PPC, we uphold a culture of continuous innovation through our product and service offering. We pride ourselves on attention to detail in all aspects of product quality and service, and continuously evolve to remain aligned with international best practices for cement manufacturers.