OUR CEMENT 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.
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.