Since being founded in 1934 AfriSam has established itself as a formidable company committed to making growth on the African continent possible. Today we continue to be the leading supplier of superior quality construction materials and technical solutions.
AfriSam is passionate in the collective cause to conserve our planet. As such we use natural resources in a deliberated way and actively pursue activities that support sustainable development. We direct significant effort towards environmental stewardship, ensuring life for future generations.
We embrace our cultural heritage and see ourselves as part of the communities within which we operate. We strive for a responsible and engaging approach with all stakeholders and support the communities and employees in the areas within which we operate through ongoing upliftment initiatives.
In order to deliver value to customers we are uncompromising in our drive to deliver superior performance on all frontiers. We are renowned for our technical expertise, providing superior quality construction materials and services and always striving to exceed the expectations of our customers. We conduct our business with unquestionable integrity, ethics and professional standards.
AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1934 as AngloVaal Portland Cement Company Ltd. The name changed to Alpha (Pty) Ltd in 1996 and later to Holcim (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd in 2004. The historic sale of the former Holcim (Pty) Ltd to a black-led consortium in 2007 resulted in the birth of a new brand, AfriSam.
Our name, AfriSam, stems from the word “Afri” which refers to our proud African heritage and “Sam” comes from the word samente or disamente which means cement in six of South Africa’s official languages.
Our three core values guide the way we conduct our business. These are: