LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY PROFILE FOR ENGINEERING NEWS

24.04.2014
 

Company name:

Lafarge South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd  

Main activities of the company:

The company is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world's leading cement company and the world leader in building materials.

 

The core businesses of Lafarge South Africa are the manufacture and supply of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, gypsum-plasterboard and interior building fittings.

 

Lafarge South Africa has two main subsidiary operating companies:

  • Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd, (which includes the cement, readymix concrete and the gypsum-plasterboard operations)
  • Lafarge Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd (which covers the aggregate and limestone quarrying interests)

 

Description of products/services and sites:                                                                             

 

Cement                                                                                                                            

Lafarge South Africa is one of the major cement manufacturers in Southern Africa. Its flagship cement production facility is at Lichtenburg in the North West Province. The company also operates two cement clinker grinding stations, one at Randfontein on the west side of Johannesburg and the other at Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, together with several well placed depots.

 

Lafarge supplies a wide range of innovative cements that meets the needs of the construction industry for reliable quality and high performance, combined with a lower carbon footprint.

Readymix concrete

The company is the ready-mixed concrete market leader with over fifty batch plants strategically sited throughout South Africa. In addition, Lafarge has a fleet of mobile and semi-mobile concrete batch plants that enable it to provide a rapid response on urgent projects, together with the benefits of an on-site service in remote locations.

 

 

Aggregates                                                                                                                           

The Aggregates business line operates twenty quarries located throughout South Africa to service all sectors of the local construction industry. Lafarge quarry materials fall broadly into three categories: road materials; concrete materials; and specialised materials - washed or blended aggregates for use in the road, paving, brick and block industries

 

Gypsum

Lafarge Gypsum manufactures plasterboard at a world-class facility in Roodekop, Johannesburg, and complementary steel and aluminium fitting systems at its nearby Alrode factory. The company markets innovative gypsum-based building solutions and related systems for constructing, finishing or decorating interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and institutional construction projects.

 

Health & Safety:

Health & Safety is the Number One priority at Lafarge and our proactive campaigns to achieve a world-class standard embrace contractors and visitors on the company's sites, our transporters and our interaction with customers.

 

Company history:

Lafarge South Africa has its origins in a pioneering supplier to the South African construction industry that was established in 1914 and is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in cement and building materials. The parent company, Lafarge, began operation in 1833 as a lime producer in France.

 

Main equipment:

Cement kilns, cement clinker grinding stations, fixed and mobile concrete batch plants, quarries with crushing and screening equipment, gypsum plasterboard production line and steel fittings fabrication plant.

 

Standards:

Our products and quality management systems are in accordance with international best practice as set by the Lafarge Group, while always ensuring compliance with locally regulated standards. The company's cement production sites are also ISO 9001-2008 listed.

 

People:

Globally the Lafarge Group employs 64 000 people in 62 countries

 

CSI:

 

Lafarge believes in supporting communities surrounding its sites. To this end, the company is involved with many social and educational initiatives to uplift the communities.

 

 

Contact details:                                                                                                                            

Charlene Lamb                                 Position: Country Communications Manager

 Lafarge Industries South Africa

 Tel: +27 11 657 1265

 Fax: +27 86 630 3819

 Email: Charlene.Lamb@lafarge.com 

                                                           Website: www.lafarge.co.za

 

Physical address:                                                            

Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd

35 Westfield Road                                                          

Longmeadow Business Estate Ext 11      

Edenvale                                                                            

1609

 

Postal address:

Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Private Bag X26

Gallo Manor

2052

 

 

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

About Lafarge

Located in 64 countries with 65 000 employees, Lafarge is the world-leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses. In 2012, the Group posted sales of 15,8 billion Euros.

 

Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity to help build better cities around the world: more beautiful cities that are better connected, have more housing, and are more compact and durable.  Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark, in recognition of its sustainable development actions.

 

In South Africa, the company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, gypsum plasterboard and interior building fittings. 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 rural towns and villages.

 

Lafarge South Africa also demonstrates active concern for the conservation of the country's wildlife heritage and is a major supporter of the world's first dedicated baby rhino orphanage in Limpopo Province.

 

Additional information is available on the website at www.lafarge.co.za

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Charlene Lamb

Country Communications Manager

011 657 0000

Charlene.Lamb@lafarge.com

 

Glasshouse Communication Management

Bridget von Holdt

011 646 9992 / 0826100650

bridget@ghcm.co.za