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(1/2) Leading Cement Companies in Pakistan

In light of the boom being witnessed in the construction industry, the demand for construction material has naturally increased as well. In this regard, among the plethora of construction material used in Pakistan, cement has consistently held an integral position, and its manufacturers and producers have reported significant growth in recent years, thereby making its production a lucrative and rewarding business. Accordingly, so as to familiarise the populace with the available options, the leading companies that produce and supply cement in Pakistan are diarised and documented in this first of two articles.

Askari Cement Limited

Askari Cement Limited, functioning under the umbrella of Fauji Foundation, is categorised among the major business corporations in Pakistan. Alongside supplying to the Pakistani market, Askari Cement exports its products to Afghanistan, the Central Asian Republics, India, South Africa and Sudan as well. Its plants are located in Nizampur and Wah, and deliver a daily production capacity of 8,925 Tons. Being the first cement company in Pakistan to obtain the ISO 9001 Certification, followed by the ISO 14001 Certification, Askari Cement Limited produces a multitude of brands and variants including Askari Loose Cement, Low Alkali Cement, Ordinary Portland Cement, and Sulphate Resistant Cement. These are in addition to the variants, i.e. Askari Cement, Askari Green, and Tameer Cement, it produces exclusively for export to neighbouring countries.

Attock Cement Pakistan Limited

Following its establishment in 1981, Attock Cement Pakistan Limited has steadily developed into one of the major cement producers in Pakistan. Alongside dedication and relentlessness, its fast growth and proficiency have been achieved by diligent and timely modernisation and upgradation of its plants. This has been coupled with an expansaion of its productive capacity through the addition of additional plants, with the most recent line having been added in 2018. At present, the company boasts of an annual production capacity of over 3 Million Tons by means of its three manufacturing plants located at its factory in Hub, Balochistan. Furthermore, Attock Cement has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Iraqi-based Al-Gheetan Commercial Agency wherein the former holds 60% Shares in a Cement Grinding Unit. Operated by a Limited Liability Company, the Cement Grinding Unit delivers an annual production capacity of 0.9 Million Tons. Alongside the ISO 17025 Certification issued to it by the Pakistan National Accreditation Council, Attock Cement Pakistan Limited has also achieved, through its worthy quality control lab, the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification for Quality Management Systems, the ISO 14001: 2015 Certification for Environmental Management Systems, and the ISO 18001: 2007 Certification for Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series. Having been selected for numerous large-scale projects across private and public sectors, Attock Cement is heavily relied upon by both local and national stakeholders for its production and supply of high quality products, that include Block Cement, Portland Cement, Rock Cement, and Sulphate Resistant Cement. Its trademark depicting a falcon has led to the brand becoming synonymous with flexibility, perseverance, relentlessness and strength.

Bestway Cement Limited

Bestway Cement Limited holds the honour of being Pakistan's largest cement producer, with an annual production capacity of 9 Million Tons, which is likely to be increased soon to 11 Million Tons. It is able to achieve this milestone through its dedicated and high-capacity production lines located in Chakwal, Farooqia, Hattar and Kallar Kahar. Bestway Cement's diverse products' range for the domestic market includes Bestway Cement, DuraCem All Purpose Cement, Low Alkali Cement, Low Heat Cement, PakCem All Purpose Cement, Stallion Early Setting Cement, Sulphate Resistant Cement, Xtreme Tile Bond, and XTreme Tile Grout. In addition to these, Bestway Cement Limited exports Bestway Cement Grade 42.5, Bestway Cement Grade 53, Lion Cement Grade 32.5, Lion Cement Grade 42.5, PakCem Grade 52.5, PakCem Grade 53, and Stallion Grade 42.5.

Cherat Cement Company Limited

Since its incorporation in 1981, Cherat Cement Company Limited has maintained an unfaltering reputation as a leading producer of Clinker and Ordinary Portland Cement. Its plant, with an annual production capacity of 4.5 Million Tons, is located in the Lakrai Village of Nowshera District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Alongside being listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Cherat Cement holds the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications for Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems, respectively. In this regard, Cherat Cement fosters and maintains a strong commitment towards compliance with administrative, fiduciary, legal and quality-control standards so as to deliver absolute excellence to all of its customers. Accordingly, Cherat's broad customer base, covering domestic and foreign markets alike, enthusiastically buys its specific brands and variants of cement, in which both imported and local raw materials are used.

D. G. Khan Cement Company Limited

With a daily production capacity of approximately 22,400 Tons, and an annual production capacity of 6.72 Million Tons, D. G. Khan Cement is ranked amongst the largest and most popular cement companies in Pakistan. Through the use of cutting-edge machinery and technology, the company has achieved a market share of 13% alongside sales in 13 countries around the world. In addition to two plants in its namesake Dera Ghazi Khan District, it also operates plants in both Chakwal and Lasbela. The consistent and unparalleled quality of D. G. Khan Cement's products renders them among the most trusted choices for small and large projects alike, both within the country and abroad. Its extensive distribution network, for its Ordinary Portand Cement and Sulphate Resistant Cement, comprises over 220 dealerships and sales offices across Pakistan.

While many other cement manufacturers may operate in Pakistan, these may be deemed leaders of the industry. Their highly-reliable products, catering to a diverse set of demands, are available online on Maymaar.PK. Along with free and timely delivery, customers may purchase cement online, after having thoroughly compared all the listed options, and/or after having obtained a complementary consultation from one of Maymaar's highly-trained Customer Services Representatives.