Lafarge opens all-in-one service centre in Soweto in first for South Africa
Lafarge South Africa today officially opened a Service Centre that will offer a full range of building solutions in a first-of-a-kind for South Africa, in Orlando West, Soweto.
The Lafarge Service Centre will have architects, contractors and financial consultants on site, while also stocking cement, to make the building process as seamless and painless as possible.
Tshepiso Dumasi, General Manager: Cement at Lafarge South Africa says the Service Centres will bring the surbuban building experience to currently underserved communities and contribute to infrastructure development. In line with Lafarge's commitment to building better communities, the Service Centre will foster enterprise development by offering Lafarge-accredited training to local entrepreneurs in the construction and brickmaking sectors.
The Orlando Service Centre is the first of many Service Centres to be launched in strategic locations across South Africa.
"There are communities throughout South Africa that have been denied a service like this for far too long," says Dumasi. "Lafarge South Africa, in keeping with our reputation for being a trailblazer in the building materials industry, made a business decision to provide premium building advice to customers at no cost thus enhancing and improving the building experience."
Lafarge South Africa has vetted the available service providers to ensure they are all accredited and licensed.
"Lafarge is deeply committed to the communities within which we operate. Our Service Centres will not only take our products to the heart of communities, it will also provide residents with a range of services that will streamline the building process, ensure speedier and more efficient construction, and contribute significantly to both expertise and infrastructure development in their communities."
The Service Centres are intended to stimulate construction and infrastructure-development in these communities.
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With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.
About Lafarge South Africa
Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim group, manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates and readymixed concrete and fly ash through its various business units. It focuses on providing solutions to help the sustainable development of better cities that benefit the country's people. Through having a strong presence in all of its business lines, it is in a unique position to contribute to urban construction, while also helping to build better cities, rural towns and villages. For further information, visit our website on: www.lafarge.co.za
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