ZIMBABWE – Vaka Building Materials & Hardware is now a franchisee of Lafarge Cement, which allows it to sell the cement giant’s products on its online shops.
Vaka is an online building material and hardware supplier and hardware for those based in and in Zimbabwe or the diaspora area.
The company’s chief executive officer, Tapiwa Kundoro said joining hands with Lafarge Cement will boost Vaka’s profile and increase volume sales.
“We now offer all Lafarge products from our site,” he said. “We offer free delivery for 600 bags in Zimbabwe.
“Free delivery for anyone buying over 40 bags in Harare. Customers can order in the comfort of their homes and offices for convenience. We supply both individual projects and commercial projects.”
The company sells a range of building and construction material snd tools as well as providing services like solar systems, chase contractors, house plans, property management, car hire, groceries, plumbing and vaka fuel.
The company also sells bricks, cement, sand and stones, hardware electricals, hardware tools, paint, water tanks, floor tiles, ceilings, roofing sheets, roofing tiles, timber, doors, lintels, window and door frames.
Vaka recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Within that time, they have partnered with 20 companies and Kundoro said they hope to partner with more in the next coming decade.
Lafarge S.A. is a French industrial company specialising in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete.
Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is a member of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.
LafargeHolcim offers a broad range of building materials and solutions to solve challenges that customers face around the world, whether they are building individual homes or major infrastructure projects.
The company says that demand for its materials is driven by global population growth, urbanisation, improved living standards and sustainable construction. Around 75,000 people work for the company in around 80 countries.