AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Limited (AfriSam) has been producing construction materials for the southern African community since 1934, when the company commissioned its first cement plant.
AfriSam has remained true to its mission of shaping Africa and build a better society by responding to its customers’ needs with superior construction material solutions. Today, the company is a leading black-controlled construction materials group with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. AfriSam owns 62.5 percent of Tanga Cement Company Limited (TCCL) in Tanzania which trades under its brand name, Simba, on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. The company has a total annual cement production capacity of 5.8 million tons (including a 1.2 million annual cement production capacity from its Tanga Cement operation in Tanzania), produced from seven production facilities and distributed to customers through strategically-located cement depots.
AfriSam has 41 readymix concrete plants from which operations produce almost any concrete mix required by customers. The company also has the capacity to produce in excess of 10 million tons of aggregate from 16 quarries annually.
“Afri” refers to the company’s proud African heritage and countries in which it operates. “Sam” comes from the word “samente” or “disamente”
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1934
Founding name: Anglo Cement Company Ltd
Employees: Over 2 000
Branches: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Description of activity: The AfriSam Group offers cement products in bag and/or bulk, ground granulated slag, varied aggregate products, readymix concrete, bulk dry mortar and pre-mixed baggs, as well as speciality products such as road stabilisation cement.
Services offered: AfriSam offers customers a Centre of Product Excellence where, in collaboration with its customers, products and solutions are developed, tested and applied, ensuring continuous improvement in the various aspects associated with construction materials.
CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Recent major contracts: Cradlestone Mall is South Africa’s latest mega shopping mall, offering 70 000m. of leasable retail space, comprising of about 230 shops and restaurants. The 115 000m. parkade is spread over four levels with 4 500 parking bays. AfriSam supplied a total of 92 000m3ᶟ readymix concrete for this project.
TRAINING & CSI
CSI initiatives: The AfriSam Group believes that, as a responsible corporate citizen, it is the company’s role to help uplift the communities within which it operates. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes focus on projects in education, health, conservation and community development. Projects within these areas are selected so that results will, over time, be sustained by efforts from the individual communities.
Black Empowerment Level – shareholding (%): 50.1% black shareholding
Level 2 –B-BBEE contributor as verified by the National Empowerment Rating Agency (NERA)
1 | Leading black-controlled building and construction materials group in Southern Africa
2 | Operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania
3 | Employs more than 2000 people
4 | South Africa’s largest producer of aggregate and the second largest producer of cement and readymix concrete
5 | The only fully vertically-integrated supplier of cement, aggregates and readymix concrete in Gauteng
Sales and Marketing Executive: Grant Neser
Information Services Executive: Louise van der Bank
Strategic Growth Executive: Roshni Lawrence
Chief Financial Officer: Leon Serfontein
Cementitious Executive: Hannes Meyer
Construction Materials Executive: Malose Chaba
Human Resources Executive: Sandile Khwela
Postal address: PO Box 6367 Weltevredenpark, 1715
Contact Details: Telephone: 011 670 5500
Fax: 011 670 5793
Email: customer.service@ za.afrisam.com
Toll-free/call centre/customer care number: 0860 141 141