Zimbabwe: Sino-Zimbabwe Cement (SZC) has been granted certification by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The company says that ISO certification will make its products attractive to compete on the international market, according to the Herald newspaper. SCZ produces three types of cement: MC 22.5 X, PC 32.5 N and 42.5N. Most of the cement is consumed by the Zimbabwean market, with a small amount exported to neighbouring countries. The company plans to produce PC 42.5R later in 2018 to target local infrastructure projects.
The cement producer’s 0.3Mt/yr Gweru plant was built in the 1990s in a joint-venture between China National Building Material Company (CNBM) and the Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe.