Bestway Cement plant

Bestway Cement

Background

In the early 1990’s Bestway Group decided to diversify into other sectors and identified the Pakistani cement sector under Sir Anwar’s and Lord Choudrey’s stewardship. 

Although the Group had no prior experience in the cement sector, they were buoyed at the prospect of entering a new territory and a new sector. The Group was unable to acquire an existing cement manufacturer and made the decision to venture into the sector from a standing start.

Lord Zameer Choudrey was given responsibility of the cement venture and remains Chief Executive of the business. From a barren piece of land acquired in Hattar, Pakistan in 1994, Bestway Cement has grown to become Pakistan’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer with an annual capacity of 12.9 million tonnes and employing over 2,500 individuals.

Investment History

Bestway Group has invested more than $1 billion into the Pakistani cement sector. Its key investments include:

  • Set up of its first plant at Hattar in 1995, with subsequent capacity enhancements
  • Set up of its 2nd plant at Chakwal in 2004, with subsequent capacity enhancements
  • Acquisition of Mustehkam Cement (now Farooqia), its 3rd plant, in 2005, with subsequent capacity enhancements
  • Acquisition of Lafarge Pakistan (now Kallar Kahar), its 4th plant, in 2014, with subsequent capacity enhancements
  • Investment in Waste Heat Recovery Power Plants at all of its sites
  • Ongoing investment in Solar Power Capacity at all of its sites
  • Announcement of the set-up of its 5th plant in Mianwali in 2021
  • Announcement of the set-up of a packaging plant in 2021, that will manufacture Paper and PP bags for the cement sector
Bestway Cement plant
Bags of cement at Bestway Cement plant
Bestway Cement technician
Bestway Cement plant

Overview

Bestway Cement is Pakistan’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer with an annual production capacity of 10.7 million tonnes per annum and is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi.

Bestway Cement employs over 2,500 individuals who are all aligned with the company’s vision “to produce high quality cement at the lowest cost”. It supplies cement to the local market and also exports. Bestway Cement is the market leader in the North of Pakistan and is also the largest exporter to Afghanistan and India. 

Over the years, Bestway Cement has grown substantially and has expanded its business operations at strategic locations across Pakistan. Its 4 operating plant sites are located in Hattar and Farooqia (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province), as well as Chakwal and Kallar Kahar (Punjab province).

Bestway Cement has recently commissioned a 5th plant site in Mianwali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), which will increase its annual production capacity to 12.9 million tonnes.

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency are core to everything Bestway Cement does. To this end, Bestway Cement has been a pioneer in bringing innovative solutions to the cement sector.

Bestway Cement was the first cement operator to install Waste Heat Recovery Power Plants at all of its sites. It has also recently commissioned the installation of Solar Power Plants at all of its operation sites. The implementation of these solutions has enabled it to generate its own energy and as a result reduce its carbon footprint.
Bestway Cement strives to be an environmentally and socially responsible company and has implemented water conservation and dust collection systems at all of its plants.

Giving Back To The Community

In line with the Group’s overall philosophy of giving back to the communities we operate in, Bestway Cement supports the communities in the vicinity of its operational sites and has improved the welfare of a countless number of individuals. Bestway Cement provides educational support through donations to schools, provision of uniforms and food stipends to students. Bestway Cement also provides healthcare support through the operation of medical units and through the provision of a clean water supply.

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Fast Facts

Bestway Cement

£262.3m Turnover, £89.7m EBITDA

Cement Dispatches
(million tonnes)

8.6 Mt Globally, 8.2 Mt Pakistan

Total Capacity
(Million Tonnes)

No. 2 Second largest cement manufacturer in Pakistan. 10.8 Mt Million Tonnes per annum

Total Dispatches
(Million Tonnes)

0.4 Mt Cement exports. 1 New plant site in construction

Responsibility

Water conservation: Latest technology Reverse Osmosis plants to convert industrial waste water for reuse. 80% Reduction in industrial water requirements

Responsibility

Rainwater harvesting. Water conservation: Air-Cooled Condenser system (aCC) at 2 BCL Plants

Awards

Green Energy Initiatives Award At the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2021. Education & Scholarships Awards At the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2021

Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility For COVID-19 Award At the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2021. 30,000 Individuals given health care

Bestway Cement Limited Executive Team

  • Irfan Sheikh, Managing Director, Bestway Cement Limited

    Irfan Sheikh
    Managing Director,
    Bestway Cement Limited

  • Amir Khan, Director - Finance, Bestway Cement Limited

    Amir Khan
    Director – Finance,
    Bestway Cement Limited

  • Irshad Ali Ameer, Director – Procurement, Bestway Cement Limited

    Irshad Ali Ameer
    Director – Procurement,
    Bestway Cement Limited

  • Ijaz Malik, Director – Works, Bestway Cement Limited

    Ijaz Malik
    Director – Works,
    Bestway Cement Limited

  • Mohammed Saud, Director – Sales, Bestway Cement Limited

    Mohammed Saud
    Director – Sales,
    Bestway Cement Limited