Beta Holdings is in the process of constructing an additional brick manufacturing plant estimated at $1 million aimed its increasing its production capacity and taking advantage of a recovering construction sector, a senior official has said.
The new plant, expected to start operating in August, will see brick production increase from
2 million to 3,5 million per week.
Company chief executive officer, Godfrey Manhambara said the plant was part of an overall investment strategy that aims to equip and capacitate operating units.
“We have been producing approximately 2 million bricks per week and will be raising output to 3, 5 million bricks per week as we commission an additional plant next month,” said Manhambara.
“Although our competency is rooted in quality manufacturing of products we have added to this a strong customer-centric focus in all our operations and we now don’t jus sell hard bricks and tiles, but believe we offer solutions to our constructive partners.”
Beta Holdings chairperson Albert Nhau said the group had managed to transform Beta Bricks into a dominant brick manufacturer commanding close to 60% of the market adding that the company was now the largest brick producer in the country and exporting to other regional countries.
“Once we set Beta Bricks on the path, we shifted our focus to Beta Tiles so that we could also create a vibrant and leading company targeting the tiles market,” said Nhau.
Last week the company commissioned a $3 million Beta Tiles concrete roof tile plant that has seen the company ramping up its production in the last four months.
The company installed a Modulo 40 semi-automatic plant capable of producing 330 000 tiles per week.