Lamasat International was registered in 2002 as a manufacturing company of pipes and polypropylene bags. Since then the company has grown with investments to date of over US$ 60 million with a diverse range of products and services, with annual turnover having crossed the US$ 40 million mark in 2012.
The company employs close to 900 staff. The company was officially opened by the late President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, SC (MHSRIP) in 2003. The company continues to enjoy support from the Government of the Republic of Zambia and in 2009 signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement IPPA where the company has committed to invest a further US$ 21 million over the next few years. Our Facilities Our company’s business activities are spread out at a number of locations around Lusaka, with our Head Office being located in Chipwenpwenue Road off Kafue Road, Makeni, Lusaka.
We have ultra modern facilities which include 50,000m2 of factories, warehousing facilities and modern offices. We continually invest to grow our portfolio of facilities and currently developing show room and warehousing facilities along the busy Kafue Road in Lusaka. We have modern productions lines for pipes, fittings, polypropylene bags, blow film and plastic printing, water tanks, wood works and aluminium works.
Our products are available in a wide range of sizes and specifications. The company maintains high standards in its manufacturing facilities and its products are manufactured in compliance with applicable products standards set by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). In recognition of our quality and excellence in our offerings, we were also conferred with the International Star Award for Quality- Gold Category by the International Selection Committee of the Business Initiative Decisions of Paris, France. Our range of products include, Pipes and fittings.
We make tanks ranging from 200litres to 12000 litres Polypropylene bags-We have a capacity of over 200,000 bags per day Aluminium- we manufacture aluminium doors, windows, partitions, kitchen and office furniture Wood processing making furniture and fittings Granite
We summarise below some of the sectorial linkages. Supporting small scale processors, and manufacturers. Our ability to supply printed packaging has greatly assisted a number of small scale manufactures and processors to brand their consumer products and made it possible for the small scale business find shelf space in the leading supermarkets chain like Shoprite and Spar Supermarkets. Supply of irrigation of equipment to the Agricultural sector.
We are the country’s leading supplier of irrigation pipes and fittings supporting Government and private sector initiatives. Before our establishment almost all pipes were being imported at a great cost to the country. We have served companies such as Amiran, Irritech and Multicrop, who are leading suppliers of centre pivot and other irrigation systems in Zambia.
Supply of packaging materials. In addition to the manufacture and provision of pipes and fittings, our company is active in the manufacture of packaging materials like polypropylene bags, bag liners and potato and fruit sacks. The packaging materials are used by a varied number of organizations. Other companies that use our products include the; Agricultural Commodities – Food Reserve Agency, Zambia Sugar Fertiliser Companies – Nitrogen Chemicals , Zambian Fertiliser Cotton Ginning Companies – Dunavant Cotton , Great Lakes Cotton , Cargill Cotton ) Seed producing companies – ZAMSEED Company , Panner Seed ,KAMANO Seed Maize and Flour Milling Companies – Bakeries and confectionery manufacturers Not only have we served commercial enterprises, we have served individuals, cooperatives, women groups Local manufacture has assisted local companies by ensuring timely and economical provision of important inputs.
Without local manufacture of packaging material, the supply chains of most of the companies cited would be disrupted. Serving the Mining Sector The mining sector continues to grow with huge investments made in projects such as the Konkola Deep, Lumwana, Kansanshi ,Albidon Nickel Mine and many others. Our HDPE pipes are used in the mining and metallurgical processes for the movement of water and slurry.
We are a key supplier to all the mines such as Konkola Copper Mines, Mopani, Kanshanshi , First Quantum , ChamebshiMetails, Lumwana Copper Mines . We cover about 95% of the mines Rehabilitation and expansion of the water sector We are partners in this effort to rehabilitate and expand the water sectors as we are suppliers to all the water companies for most of their pipe and fitting requirements. Our continued existence provides a vital link for noble Government’s initiatives.
Supporting the construction sector We are a key supplier to the construction sector. A number of our products find use in a number of important construction projects in the country. Our pipes and fitting find use in a number of construction projects. Further our aluminium, granite Our company is the preferred supplier of conduit pipes for the country- wide roll out of the fibre optic communications network for the Zambian Telecommunication Company ( Zamtel).