CemNet Newsroom reported on 25th May 2018 that Zambian multi-millionaire entrepreneur Rajan Mahtani has lost ownership of Zambezi Portland Cement after the High Court of Zambia awarded full ownership of the company to the Ventriglia family of Italy. The outcome follows a decade-long court battle between the Ventriglia family and Rajan Mahtani.
Whitehopleman has passed the plant near Ndola regularly. With Dangote having established a major, modern plant nearby, Lafarge having been present for years and Ndola Lime apparently interested to establish a cement plant it must be a challenge for Zambezi Portland to make profits. In such a situation it is vital to operate as efficiently and with the lowest costs possible. Time for a Whitehopleman technical audit!