LAHORE – The Lucky Cement has exported around 1.65 million tons to over 22 countries of South East and Middle East Asia and African Sub continent, the company officials said.

According to detail, the company produced 42.5 grade cement, which is not only stronger than the locally produced cement in South Africa, but it is also much competitive than the prices of the local brands. They claimed that representatives of African Portland Cement have shown interest to further strengthen business ties with Lucky Cement by importing more cement, giving an idea of how competitive the construction market can become for the local industry if price competitiveness is introduced.  The company officials said that it has been a regular exporter of cement to the African region since 2009.

 It has all the necessary quality and standard certifications from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) itself, which has a stringent quality checking criteria for approving any certificate application. As a matter of fact, it is a mandatory requirement of South Africa National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) to check and verify the quality parameters of each and every consignment of cement before cement’s consignments can be unloaded and it is a fact that not a single consignment has been rejected so far by any authorities in South Africa.

The Pakistan’s largest manufacturer and exporter, meeting the standards of more than 22 countries, was under the spotlight after the claims from some local cement players in South Africa about its quality issues. However, the company steered clear out of this propaganda after Thomas Madzivhe, acting chief executive of the South Africa National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications’ (NRCS) said that complaints of non-compliance received about Lucky Cement imported from Pakistan had been investigated. The certification body had done all the necessary checks and tests and that the cement complied with South Africa’s regulations.