The company was established in 1946 were its first operation was established outside Robertson at Langvlei and later its second operation at Vredendal.
Lime is known as the versatile chemical hence Cape Lime’s diverse product offering in metallurgical-, industrial-, construction-, agricultural markets.
Cape Lime’s CLC building lime product has been used for decades in the building sector and has invaluable benefits, it is known for its use in the heritage renovation market. This product is also been rediscovered by the architecture community as well as builders for modern construction methods. CLC building lime are being used in cement free mortars and plasters. The advantage of using CLC building lime has numerous advantages but the main three reason why this product has become popular again today:
• Vapour permeability of lime plasters that assist walls with moisture problems to dry out without plaster delamination
• Aesthetic appeal – lime is white and contributes to beautiful natural plasters
• Low carbon footprint – with lime manufacturing the burning temperatures are much lower than with the cement manufacturing processes and lime re-absorbs about 80% of Co2 lost into the atmosphere at manufacturing.
Cape Lime forms part of Afrimat. A leading black empowered Group with its main business and core competence in open pit mining. It is listed on the ‘Construction & Materials’ sector of the JSE Main Board since 2006.
The group supplies a broad range of materials ranging from aggregates, concrete products (bricks, blocks and pavers) to readymix as well as industrial minerals and iron ore. In addition, Afrimat has established a strong foothold in contracting services comprising mobile crushing, screening, drilling and blasting; and offering flexibility even beyond its fixed areas of operation.
Afrimat’s flexibility extends further to project scale, with the group servicing major infrastructure and construction projects for public sector and government owned enterprises through to small private sector contracts. The diverse client base acts as a risk hedge and geographically diversifies Afrimat’s exposure to the Infrastructure related spend in its target regions.
Consistently low staff turnover has resulted in a deep skills pool. Real transformation, starting with staff and management and extending to community upliftment, is integral to the group’s sustainability. In addition, environmental conservation is an imperative part of Afrimat’s growth strategy.