26 February 2023
Bestway Cement inaugurates Line II of 7200 TPD at Hattar
Bestway Cement Limited (BCL), Pakistan’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer achieved another milestone. The Company commenced production and dispatches of cement at its brownfield Hattar Plant on 17th February.
A simple ceremony was held at the plant premises to celebrate the occasion, which was attended by the Chairman, Bestway Group, Sir Anwar Pervez OBE H Pk, the Group’s CEO, Lord Zameer Choudrey CBE SI Pk, senior officials from Sinoma and local dignitaries.
Sir Anwar Pervez OBE H Pk unveiled the commemorative plaque to mark the commencement of cement production at Line II of Hattar plant.
Speaking on the occasion, Bestway Group’s CEO, Lord Choudrey, said “Hattar plant is Bestway’s home. This is where our incredible journey in cement business started 28 years ago. I’m absolutely delighted that we have put our most environmentally friendly brownfield production plant in a record time of 15 months despite the supply chain disruptions caused by Covid, and macro-economic challenges being faced by Pakistan. The plant has its own Waste Heat Recovery Power Plant of 9 MWs”.
Giving a historical context his Lordship stated that “our production capacity has grown from 1 million tons per annum in 1998 to more than 15 million tons, which speaks volumes of its progress. I congratulate the entire Bestway team as this remarkable achievement which would not have been possible without their hard work and commitment to excellence, especially our senior team most of whom have been with the Company since our journey began”.
He went on to reiterate Bestway Group’s unrelenting commitment towards economic and social development of Pakistan and highlighted that Bestway Cement was one of the largest taxpayers in the country having contributed more than Rs. 245 billion to the exchequer. He noted that Company was providing direct employment to nearly 5,000 families and generated indirect employment for another almost 50,000 families.
Lord Choudrey informed the audience that under the vision of Sir Anwar Pervez, Bestway has emerged as one of leading corporate philanthropic enterprise.
Bestway Foundation Pakistan chaired by Lord Choudrey has contributed over Rs. 1 billion in the last 3 years to some of the best educational and health care institutions in Pakistan.
Bestway Cement & Bestway Foundation have established and manage a dedicated girl’s college; multiple schools; basic health unites and medical dispensaries for the local communities where it operates cement manufacturing facilities. These community-oriented endeavors benefit over 20,000 families annually.