Our History

Our corporate journey began in 1949 where the company was established by the Northern Rhodesian government and the Colonial Development Corporation, now the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC). Cement production at the Chilanga Plant in Lusaka commenced in September 1951, and was upgraded with the installation of two more kilns in1956 and 1967.The Ndola Plant kiln was commissioned in 1969, and a second kiln was added in 1974. The company was privatised in October 1994, as part of the government privatization program to enhance the efficiency of state-owned companies. It was the first company to be listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSe) with the CDC as the majority shareholder. In 2001, the CDC reorganised its cement operations in Southern Africa to form Pan African Cement (PAC). It owned shares in the then Chilanga Cement PLC in Zambia, Mbeya Cement in Tanzania, and Portland Cement in Malawi. In May 2001, Chilanga Cement PLC acquired PAC from the CDC. In 2007, Chilanga Cement PLC changed its name to Chilanga Cement PLC Cement Zambia PLC. In 2008, a new plant was commissioned in Chilanga, which doubled the company’s cement capacity. In 2021, the majority shareholders of Chilanga Cement PLC (Pan African Cement Ltd. and Financière Chilanga Cement PLC) (Holcim) sold their 75% shares in the company to Huaxin (Hainan) Investment Co., Ltd, the holding company of Huaxin Cement Co., Ltd. On 9 December 2021, members during the Extraordinary General Meeting voted that the name Chilanga Cement PLC be changed to Chilanga Cement PLC to maintain the reputable legacy and the quality of goods and services built over 72 years.


Chilanga Cement is founded. The company would become Lafarge Zambia PLC, then Chilanga Cement PLC.

First Major Project

Cement production commences at Chilanga Plant. The first major project is the supply of cement for the construction of the Kariba Dam wall.

Second Plant Commissined

A second plant is commissioned in Ndola.

Lusaka Stock Exchange

The Lusaka Stock Exchange is founded and Chilanga Cement becomes the first company to be listed.

Acquired By The Lafarge Group

Chilanga Cement is acquired by the Lafarge Group.

Member Of Larfage Holcim Group

Following the historic global merger, Lafarge Zambia PLC becomes a member of the LafargeHolcim Group.

Larfage Zambia PLC Chilanga Plant

Lafarge Zambia PLC Chilanga Plant instals a chemical shoot for waste incineration under the Eco unit (formerly Geocycle) brand to promote a zero-waste future.

Partners With AfriDelivery & Tigmoo

Lafarge Zambia PLC partners with AfriDelivery and Tigmoo for Online cement purchases.

Acquired By Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd.

Lafarge Zambia PLC is acquired by Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd.

Changed To Chilanga Cement PLC

The name of the company is changed to Chilanga Cement PLC, to maintain our legacy.