The primary products supplied to this market are Rapid Hard Cement (RHC) in the 52.5R strength class and High Strength Cement (HSC) in the 42.5R strength class in the northern market and the 52.5N HSC product in the southern market. AfriSam’s value-adds underpinning this product offering include on-site technical services.
These services are rendered by staff from the AfriSam Centre of Product Excellence (CPE) to assist customers with mix designs for their specific applications. All materials, including the aggregates, are scrutinised to ensure that the optimal mix is achieved. The AfriSam SANAS-accredited laboratory service is used to verify and test the efficiency of mixes. In addition, the AfriSam Sales Team tailor product deliveries around customers’ individual activities.
AfriSam’s High Strength Cement has been specially formulated and activated to allow for further extension with additional mineral components in the production of structural concrete. The cement is available as a 42,5R in the North and as a 52,5N in the South of South Africa. HSC is supported by AfriSam’s strict quality control plan and this product is achieving in excess of the SANS 50197 minimum of 20 MPa mortar strength at the two-day mark. High Strength Cement is commonly used to achieve concrete strengths of between 10 and 60 MPa, but it is absolutely suitable to achieve high strength concrete, with strengths of 80 MPa and higher.
“These market-leading products, together with our value-adds, are part of AfriSam’s in-house Customer Value Management initiative that seeks to unlock value for our customers across the board in new and innovative ways,” McDonald says. “Our CPM customers are experiencing tangible benefits and this has led to measurable growth in this market for us. Our innovative approach allows us to make a genuine contribution to optimising their operations.