South Africa’s PPC is the newest Corporate Member of WCA

London, 17 December 2019 – The World Cement Association announced today that PPC, a leading provider of cement, lime, ready-mix concrete and aggregates across sub-Saharan Africa, has joined 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,” says 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,” explains 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”.

PPC is an iconic building material and solutions provider, focusing on quality and consistent cement, aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite, limestone, ready-mix concrete and fly ash. PPC also provides technical support to its customers. The PPC story stretches back over 127 years to where it first incorporated on the outskirts of Pretoria in 1892. As the first cement plant in South Africa, PPC has established itself as a resilient organisation by adapting to ever-changing economic, operational and political environments. PPC is proud to be a leading provider of quality building materials and solutions that empower people to experience a better quality of life.