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LafargeHolcim in the Middle East and Africa

LafargeHolcim workers in the Middle East and Africa

LafargeHolcim operates in over 80 countries around the world, 25 of which are in the Middle East and Africa. The group employs nearly 14 500 individuals in 46 cement and grinding plants in these two regions alone.

Besides the cement factories, LafargeHolcim also runs 34 aggregates plants and 220 ready-mix concrete factories in the Middle East and Africa. Together, these plants generate just under 4 million Swiss Francs (~9.3 billion TZS) in sales per year.

Countries of operation in the Middle East and Africa

In Africa, LafargeHolcim has operations in Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Malawi, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritius, Morocco and¬†Uganda. In the Middle East, LafargeHolcim operates in Azerbaijan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

In each of these countries, LafargeHolcim invests in the local communities in which the plants are located. We also upgrade and invest in local market sectors, training programmes and factory equipment, working alongside the local governments to ensure that our employees benefit.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.


LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.


At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.


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