Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company (SZCC) was borne out of a joint business venture between a Chinese Foreign Direct Investment partner, China Building- Material Corporation for Foreign Econo-Technical Co-operation (CBMC), and the Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited (IDC). CBMC contributed 65% of the original funding in the form of modern technology and expertise.
The IDC provided land, civil works, as well as highly educated, skilled manpower, coupled with management’s intimate knowledge of local conditions.
The product of this fusion is a stable company founded on the best of two worlds. The plant started operating in 2001 and has a production capacity of 250 000 tonnes of cement per annum.