Lafarge Africa Plc at a Glance

Lafarge Africa PIc is a member of Holcim - the global leader in innovative and sustainable
building solutions. Lafarge Africa is a publicly quoted company on the Premium Board of the
Nigerian Exchange Limited and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction

Lafarge Africa is accelerating green growth to become the global leader in innovative
and sustainable building solutions and is at the forefront of decarbonizing building across its
lifecycle, in line with Holcim’s purpose of Building Progress for People and the Planet.

With four plants in Nigeria spread across Sagamu and Ewekoro, Ogun State (South-West),
Ashaka, Gombe State (North-East) and Mfamosing, Cross River State (South-South), Lafarge
Africa PIc currently has an installed cement production capacity of 10.5 million tons per



South-West Operations

We have two plants located in Sagamu and Ewekoro, both in Ogun State, with a combined production capacity of 4.5 million metric tons per annum (MTPA). The Geocycle and Mortar plants are also located in the South-West.


Our product portfolio includes five brands - Elephant Cement, a general purpose cement and multi-use product suitable for majority of the applications: Supaset, a fast-setting and rapid strength gaining cement specifically designed for the needs of the block-makers; Powermax, a high strength cement for the sophisticated contractor segment; Etex, a high performance cement designed to specification for the manufacturing of roof tile; and SRC, a sulphate resistant cement for coastal construction.


South-East Operations

Our cement plant for the South-Eastern operations is located in Mfamosing, Cross River State. The Mfamosing plant is a modern facility with an annual cement production capacity of 5MTPA. It was originally established in 2002 as United Cement Company Nigeria (UNICEM) Limited, after the acquisition of the assets of moribund Calabar Cement Company (CalCemCo).

In 2012, the plant’s product portfolio was expanded to offer customers two cement products catering for general purpose and specialized applications. An additional manufacturing line with a production capacity of 2.5MTPA was commissioned in 2016 to bring the plant's total production capacity to 5MTPA and is now the single largest cement production site for Lafarge Africa.


Northern Nigeria operations

In the last four decades, Ashaka Cement plant located in Gombe State has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of North-Eastern Nigeria and is well positioned to continue to impact the ecosystem of the region.

Ashaka Cement was incorporated in August 1974 and commenced production in 1979 as a cement manufacturing and marketing company under the name Ashaka Cement Plc. The company was founded by the defunct Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB) Limited, the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry (NBCI), Northern Nigeria Investment Limited (NNIL) and the government of the then North-Eastern State (now Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States). The current annual installed cement production capacity of the plant is 1 MTPA.

AshakaCem was fully integrated into Holcim Group in July 2002 after the acquisition of Blue Circle Industries, UK, and subsequently in 2018, AshakaCem became a subsidiary of Lafarge Africa Plc. Ashaka Cement produces the 32.5 (a multi-purpose product) and 42.5 (a high strength cement for the sophisticated contractor) types of cement which stand out for consistent high quality.




The Mortar Operations started in 2019 with the establishment of a new plant in Sagamu. With the commencement of Mortar Operations, it was important to develop unique products, that meet customers’ needs, an effective route to market, and a business model that will ensure business growth.

The business operation is structured around an effective organization, certified by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), an agile day-to-day operations, and partnerships with associations that manage the development of Artisans and Tilers in Nigeria. The business operation currently leverages the Cement division’s effective route-to-market network, which ensures adequate market reach.

Two new products were developed and launched in 2022 to ensure that we have a full range of high quality mortar products. The products are TectorPlast I (ready-to-use plastering mortar) and Tector Plast II (waterproof mortar ready to use). With these two new products, the Mortar Division now has products for floor screed, floor tiling, wall screed, and wall tiling. Our wall tiling products have the capability to support heavy wall tiles including marble tiles.





Lafarge Africa (Readymix Operations) is a pioneer and leading player in Commercial Readymix Concrete Operations in Nigeria. The Readymix operations currently has installed annual capacity of over 400,000 cubic meters and a network of commercial batching plants in the main geographical hubs of Lagos State (Oregun, Victoria Island and Lekki), Ogun State (Ewekoro), Port Harcourt (Trans-Amadi) and Abuja (Idu) - comprising of six (6) Readymix Concrete Plants and a Central Laboratory in Lagos.

The Readymix Operations has in place a team of well-trained and professional staff across all its operating sites. All aspects of its operations are guided strictly by the Holcim Quality Management System, which ensures a high level of consistency of product quality with Technical support from the Holcim Research Centre (LCR) in Lyon, France.

Readymix offers a wide range of concrete products that are designed to address diverse strength specifications and durability requirements in line with project-specific needs or site-related challenges. Our quality standards conform with the European Standard (EN206). Our Standard Concrete offering for normal applications is in strengths of 10MPa to 50MPa with guaranteed cubic strength at 28 days.

Through our Value Added Products (VAPs), we offer the opportunity to work with clients/contractors in developing the right concrete solution to address durability, aesthetics, and timing requirements at different project stages. Examples of our VAPs are Fast Strip, Ultra Delay, Ultra Early, Low Heat, Water proofing, Self-Compacting, Ultra Fiber, Shotcrete and Lightweight Concretes. Others are Standard Screed, Piling Concrete for Continuous Flight Auger (CFA), Bore Piles, and Sulphate Resistant Concrete Solution for marine environments.

Lafarge Readymix also provides Mobile Plant Services which can be set up within a short lead time to support projects in remote and logistically challenging sites, anywhere in Nigeria.





A pathway to Sustainable Circular Economy and Decarbonization

Geocycle offers services that are geared towards growing the circular economy by creating resource from waste that would have ordinarily ended in various dumpsites. Geocycle’s mission is to drive creative innovation in the circular economy space with a full transition to a zero-waste future. Various stakeholders desirous of having a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to their waste challenges engaged Geocycle in 2022.

Our waste treatment and co-processing facilities prepare solid waste (biomass, tyre derivatives & industrial waste) into a homogenous mix, prior to feeding it into cement kiln for complete destruction through coprocessing that leaves no residue. Waste co-processed in our cement kilns increased by 37% and this led to a 3.76% reduction in our CO2 footprint in 2022.

The Holcim Group policy of driving decarbonization through the provision of sustainable building solutions has, more than before, thrown in the front burner the need to co-process various types of waste in our cement kilns. Our stakeholder local communities have continued to benefit from these sustained activities as they are at the forefront of making this biomass waste available, thereby creating much needed jobs and an environmentally friendly society.