Zambezi Portland Cement Ltd (ZPC), a purely Zambian owned Cement Factory has won first prize as the product of the year in the large enterprises category of the Zambia Annual Quality Awards 2023.
The Zambia Bureau of standards and Zambia by Association of Manufacturers led awards, saw Zambezi Portland cement emerge victors at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka on Friday, November 24, 2023.
The event was graced by the republican Vice President Mrs. W.K Mutale Nalumango.
Receiveng the award on behalf of the company, Zambezi Portland cement head of department, Boyd Chibuye, said the Ndola based Cement producer will continue to give the country the best product and contribute to the construction industry.
“Zambezi Portland cement has been striving for excellence since the commencement of operations in 2009, breaking a long-standing monopoly in the cement supplying sector in Zambia and making super quality and high strength cement available at more competitive prices” said Mr. Chibuye.
Ever since its inception, the organization has grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries, supplying products directly to customers and through builders’ merchants and hardware stores and also manages.
Zambezi Portland cement currently serves other countries such as Congo DR, and Burundi, among others.
The company is delighted to win the award this year and is proud of the efforts of it’s over 700 workers who facilitate the estimated capacity of 2000 tonnes of cement on a daily basis and 800.000 tonnes of annually.
Mr. Chibuye says the company will continually invest and work on improving its structures as well as upgrading production facilities, and strengthening its research and development programmes while using existing channels in the market to introduce new products that further enhance its current product range and service offer to customers.