In December 2007 Lafarge acquired Orascom Cement Group allowing it to further boost its position into high-growth emerging markets. Lafarge also acquired the Egyptian Cement Company, (established 1996 and started cement production in December 1998 under Early-Cement Program). In addition to being the first Egyptian private sector cement company, Lafarge followed the Egyptian government's launching of the state-run cement companies privatization program.


- Production Line
Kiln 1 started in April 1999
Kiln 2 in September 1999
Kiln 3 in November 2000
Kiln 4 in November 2001
Kiln 5 in June 2006


-Lafarge Cement Egypt is the second biggest cement factory in the world. In 2008, Lafarge Cement Egypt gained the second largest market share of approximately 21% with a capacity of 10.6 million tons of Cement and employing around 1700 employees & sub contractors.


-At Lafarge Cement Egypt we have an undisputed vision to remain the leaders on the Egyptian cement market, and the most profitable too. We have total respect for our environment and maintain our active role in corporate social responsibility to attain sustainable development. We live by the values that the Health, Safety and development of our employees are to remain of the utmost importance and never to be compromised. Innovation has and will always be the driving force behind our success and our role in sustainable development.

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The latest developments for Lafarge's cement activities in Egypt, focused on its main priorities including safety, innovation and sustainability.

All About Cement


How it is made, its history and a glossary to understand the terms and phrases associated with cement products.    

Industrial ecology

As part of Lafarge's firm commitment to maintaining sustainability, the group plays an important role to pursue sustainability goals in the areas in which it operates.  Find out more about this role and examples of how Lafarge makes a difference in local communities.

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Industrial ecology

How to create value from waste

Large amounts of natural resources, particularly minerals and fossil fuels, are used to manufacture cement. For many years the Group has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its activities by finding ways to obtain value from waste products

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