Lafarge Tanzania is a subsidiary of the global Holcim Group. We have been supplying Tanzania and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand cement and other building materials and solutions for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya region in Southwest Tanzania.

The current majority stake in the company is held by the Holcim Group, with 65% ownership. The Tanzanian government owns 20% and the National Social Security Fund holds the remaining 15% shares in the company.

The history of Lafarge Tanzania

In 2001, Lafarge purchased Pan African Cement Ltd and became the new major shareholder. In 2015, Lafarge and Holcim merged to form a new cement company in Tanzania. This company, LafargeHolcim, invested 45 million Swiss Francs (~104 billion TZS) in various expansion projects and upgrades. 

The kiln was upgraded, state-of-the-art technology was installed in the plant control room, the electrical systems were upgraded, a new vertical cement mill (the first of its kind in Tanzania) was constructed and a new cement packing machine was installed.

Building and infrastructure solutions

Lafarge Tanzania has an extensive product range that is perfectly suited to contractors, architects, property developers, masons, engineers and more. Our products allow people to construct innovative buildings, bridges and dams that are cost-efficient and sustainable throughout their lifespan.

Besides the cement and concrete materials, Lafarge Tanzania also offers alternative solutions such as branded containers, bulk tankers, bulk silos and technical support across the board. We deliver directly to our customers and their building sites, although we also have self-collection options for those contractors with their own trucks.