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PPC becomes Corporate Member of WCA

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Leading provider of cement, lime, ready-mix concrete and aggregates across sub-Saharan Africa, PPC, has joined The World Cement Association (WCA) as a Corporate Member.

“Over the next 30 years, the cement industry will grow faster in sub-Saharan Africa than any other region. What happens in Africa really matters to the future of the worldwide industry”, said Ian Riley, CEO of WCA. “We are pleased to welcome one of the leading cement producers in sub-Saharan Africa and look forward to working together to promote an efficient and sustainable industry.”

With over 3 300 employees and eight clinker plants in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, PPC operates an annual cement production capacity of around 11.5 million tpa. In Southern Africa, PPC also serves customers through a network of 26 ready-mix plants, five aggregates quarries, two fly ash plants and a lime operation. “We expect that WCA will help us to leverage and expand our existing expertise to achieve best practice in cement operations for the benefit of our customers and to further improve our environmental performance”, explained Mr. Roland Van Wijnen, CEO of PPC. “Through WCA, we are also looking to connect with the worldwide cement industry and stay up to date with the latest developments.”

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