What is OPC?
Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is the most common cement used in general concrete construction when there is no exposure to sulphates in the soil or groundwater. OPC manufactured by Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad exceeds the quality requirements specified in the Malaysian Standard MS 522 : Part 1: 1989 Specifications for Ordinary Portland Cement. Our OPC is manufactured under an effective system of testing, control and monitoring, conforming to requirements under SIRIM’s product Certification License. Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad OPC is sold in bulk.
The raw materials required for the manufacture of OPC are calcareous material such as limestone or chalk and argilaceous materials such as shale or clay. A mixture of these materials is burnt at a high temperature of approximately 1400 0C in a rotary kiln to form clinker. The clinker is then cooled and grounded with a requisite amount of gypsum into fine powder known as portland cement.
Ordinary portland cement is a gray coloured powder. It is capable of bonding mineral fragments into a compact whole when mixed with water. This hydration process results in a progressive stiffening, hardening and strength development.
OPC manufactured by Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad is compatible with admixtures meeting BS 5075 Part 1, for normal dosages and conditions. It can be blended for use with other portland cement.
Quality assurance & quality control
In the manufacture of OPC, the proportioning of raw materials is strictly controlled at all stages to ensure that the quality of the finished product well exceeds the quality requirements stipulated in the relevant standard specifications.
Loading for despatch
Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad OPC is available in bulk. The OPC drawn from the silos is loaded into trucks delivery. In addition to that, our Langkawi Plant provides a strategic location to load bulk OPC into ships berthing alongside the wharf next to the plant for export market.
Incorporation of Malayan Cement Berhad (now known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Bhd) as a subsidiary of Blue Circle Industries PLC, United Kingdom.
Establishment of Rawang Works, Malaysia’s first cement plant. (Rawang Kiln No. 1 – 110,000 tonnes per annum).
Commissioning of Rawang Kiln No. 2 (190,000 tonnes per annum).
Opening of Kanthan Works by Pan Malaysia Cement Works Bhd (PMCW).
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 2 (190,000 tonnes per annum). Opening of a grinding plant in Singapore by Pan Malaysia Cement Works Singapore (PMCWS).
Merger of cement operations with PMCW and the formation of Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Sdn Bhd (APMC). Also acquired 50% stake in PMCWS.
Commissioning of Rawang Kiln No. 3 (1,200,000 tonnes per annum). Incorporation of Supermix Concrete Pte Ltd (SPMS).
Incorporation of Supermix Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (SPMM).
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 3 (800,000 tonnes per annum).
Upgrating of Rawang kiln No.3 and Kanthan Kiln No.3 to 1.5 and 1.0 million tonnes per annum respectively.
Southern Cement Industries Sdn Bhd (SCI) commissioned its grinding plant with a rated capacity of 770,000 tonnes per annum in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Commissioning of Bulk Import Terminal with silo capacity of 55,000 tonnes in Jurong Port, Singapore to replace PMCWS grinding facility.
Commissioning of Kanthan Kiln No. 4 (1,800,000 tonnes per annum) Acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in APMC.
Acquisition of Kedah Cement and merger between APMC and Kedah Cement.
Opening of a dry-mix cementitious product plant in Tuas, Singapore.
Becoming part of Lafarge Group following Lafarge’s acquisition of Blue Circle. SPMM acquired Pengkalan Concrete and spread its wings to East Malaysia.
Malayan Cement launched a new corporate identity which reflects its membership in the Lafarge Group.
Company name officially changed from Malayan Cement Berhad to Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad to better reflect its corporate identity as a member of the Lafarge Group.
A record annual production of 3 million tonnes of clinker by Kanthan Plant. Pasir Gudang Plant launched its first Pulverised Fly Ash (PFA) blended cement.
Langkawi Plant (Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd)
Address: Teluk Ewa, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel: +604-950 8000 Fax: +604-959 1034
Alor Setar Branch
26, Ground Floor, Taman Pelangi, Jalan Gangsa, 05150 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel: +604-732 1452
Fax: +604-734 5837
No. 57 Jalan Prai Jaya 4, Prai Jaya, 13600 Prai, Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604-397 8400/397 5400/397 9400/398 5400
Fax: +604-397 0400
Wakaf Baru Warehouse
Lot 1508, Jalan Hilir, 16250 Wakaf Baru, Kelantan Darul Naim
Tel: +609-719 6433
Kuala Terengganu Branch
No.169, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20000 Kuala Terengganu,Terengganu Darul Iman.
Tel: +609-623 9145
Fax : +609-624 9145
Kanthan Plant (Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Sdn Bhd)
Batu 13 1/2, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 31200 Chemor, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel: +605-201 1202/3
Fax: +605-201 2103
480, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 30010 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel : +605-291 5184/291 5170
Fax : +605-291 3659
E-1972, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Wong Ah Jang, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.
Tel : +609-513 4854/513 5735
Fax : +609 513 2016
Rawang Plant (Associated Pan Malaysia Cement Sdn Bhd)
48000 Rawang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: +603-6091 6711/4
Fax: +603-6091 9361
Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad
Level 12, Bangunan TH Uptown 3, 3, Jalan SS21/39, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7723 8200
Fax: +603-7722 4100
Shah Alam Depot
Lot 6B & 6C, Persiaran Kemajuan, Seksyen 16, 40200 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: +603-5543 1201
Fax: +603-5543 1200
Lot PTD 55709, Dry Bulk 2 Terminal, Pelabuhan Barat, 42920 Pulai Indah, Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-3101 1495
Jalan Stesyen Keretapi, 73000 Tampin, Negeri Sembilan
Tel: +606-441 1037
Fax: +606-441 7393
391-A, Taman Peringgit Jaya, 75400 Melaka.
Tel: +606-282 5406
Fax: +606-282 1071
Batu Pahat Branch
53, Jalan Susur Perdana Tengah, Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: +607-431 7116/434 2493
Fax: +607-431 9652
Pasir Gudang Plant (Southern Cement Industries Sdn Bhd)
Lot 2, Jalan Kontena, Kawasan Pelabuhan Johor, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor Darul Takzim.
Tel: 607-252 3361
Fax: 607-252 5933
Johor Bahru Branch
Room 404, 4th Floor, Wisma Daiman, 64, Jalan Sulam, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim.
Tel: +607-333 2167
Fax: +607-333 0552
Lafarge Cement Singapore Pte. Ltd.
66A Sungei Kadut Street 1, #03-00 Singapore 729368
Tel: +65-6884 0122
Fax: +65-6884 0112
Lafarge Malayan Cement – Business Divisions
* Cement Division
* Ready-mixed Division
* Trading Division
The Lafarge Malayan Cement’s management team is headed by the President & CEO who is a member of the Board of Directors.
Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC) has defined five main
priorities for 2008. They are:
2. People Development
4. Customer Satisfaction
5. Cost Reduction
To be the undisputed leader in cement in Malaysia
• Generate value for our customers
• Give our employees every opportunity to
contribute and to develop their talents
• Help to build a better world for our communities
• Deliver the value creation our shareholders expect
• Foster a culture where safety comes first teamwork is a way of life, performance and continuous progress are daily commitments
within Lafarge Malayan Cement
“Building Malaysia Together”
Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad (LMCB) is the leader of the Malaysian cement industry and a major player in the Asian export market. It was incorporated in 1950 with its first cement plant built in Malaysia in 1953.
LMCB is today the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete and other related building materials.
LMCB currently employs 1,500 people and operates a nationwide network of facilities, which includes 3 integrated cement plants in Langkawi, Kanthan and Rawang, a grinding plant in Pasir Gudang and distribution channels by road, rail and sea. LMCB is proud to serve Malaysia for more than 50 years and is committed to continue “Building Malaysia Together” in the coming years.
Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum with 90,000 employees in over 76 countries.