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Timeline

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2016

 Corporate Transformation Programme commenced

2015

Scooped the first prize in the Construction, Building and Hardware category at ZITF

2013

  • Commencement of production and launch of concrete tiles and pavers in the market;
  • Overall Winner of the Inaugural Corporate Governance Awards – Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe (ICSAZ);
  • Overall Winner in Sustainability Reporting Category – Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe (ICSAZ);
  • Awarded Life Time Investor, Construction – Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA).

2012

  • Placements Plus Zimbabwe, Career Fair Exhibition, Best Stand Award;
  • Acquired a new plant for concrete tiles and pavers, to ramp up production;
  • Superbrand award in the Construction Sector Category, First prize

2011

  • New Technology plant to manufacture non-chrysotile products was successfully commissioned in the latter part of 2011. Commercial production and exports into South Africa commenced in November 2011;
  • Awarded the Best Overall Quoted Company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and the Best Company Manufacturing through BanABC, Zim Independent – Zimbabwe Quoted Companies Survey;
  • Awarded the Superbrand award in the Construction Sector Category, First prize.e

2010

  • Turnall introduces the Balanced Scorecard in its strategic business performance management framework;
  • Organisation operates on 100% imported chrysotile fibres;
  • Turnall is accepted as a member of the European Foundation for Quality Management System (EFQM), on July 14: becoming the first and only company in Zimbabwe to become a member;
  • Work on the non-chrysotile fibre cement plant ecxpansion begins at the Bulawayo factory.

2010´s

2008

  • Secured US$5 million to purchase equipment to be used in the manufacture of new technology products destined for the export market;
  • Turnall introduces the Balanced Scorecard in its strategic business performance management framework.

2007

Scooped the Asakheni Social Responsibility Award in appreciation of good corporate citizenship

2006

  • Awarded in recognition of Business Excellence the CZI Industrialist of the Year award – Second Runner-Up.
  • First assessment using EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Model)

2005

  • Completion of Machines 3 and 5 automation.
  • A computerized manufacturing system is introduced included Planned maintenance.

2004

  • Automation of Machines 3 and 5 commences. The first surveillance audit for the three certified international standards is conducted;
  • Introduced a computerized Enterprise Resource Planning System (Navision) at both Harare and Bulawayo plants.

2003

Certified to OHSAS 18001: 1999 Occupational Health and Safety Management System by SABS (The first company in Zimbabwe

2002

Certified to an integrated Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001:2000QMS and ISO 14001:1996 EMS) by SABS.

2001

Upgrading and renovations done to staff change rooms in compliance with ILO Convention#162.

2000

Commissioned Sheeting Machine No.5.  Weigh batch mixers were also installed.

2000´s

1997

Bitumen coating facility for pipes was installed at Bulawayo factory.

1996

Environmentally friendly fibre treatment facilities were installed at both Bulawayo and Harare Factories.

1992

Brand new sheeting line purchased from Lamort, France, installed at Harare factory as the third sheeting line. Total investment $25m.

1990´s

1979

Plans to increase production by modification to the Pipe Plant in Bulawayo approved. Expenditure to top $1 000 000.

1977

A second sheeting machine built and installed in Harare.

1976

New Staff Change Rooms, Canteen and First Aid accommodation and covered warehouses built at both Bulawayo and Harare Works.

1974

Bulawayo Sheeting Plant re-commissioned.

1973

An attractive “Turnall” Ware Sales Office opened in the garden setting of the Harare Works.

1970

New Sales and general office accommodation opened in Harare to keep pace with the increasing expansion.

1970´s

1962

Bulk cement silos that were once at Kariba installed at both Harare and Bulawayo.

1960

Further expansion of Harare office block. The tempo of activity of AC marched in chase with the building industry during the active Federal period, and 5 years later in the post UDI boom.

1960´s

1955

Decision taken to manufacture AC pressure and sewer pipes in Bulawayo. New Pipe Plant and factory planned and production commenced a year later.

1953

Turnall & Newall, bought “Alfie” Porter out, and over the next few years introduced modern techniques, and expertise, and built new offices and laboratories.

1952

Mutare Works also expanded and also started producing sheets.

1950

Head Office expands – a second storey added.

1950´s

1949

Bulawayo produces its first AC sheets.

1948

Construction under way in Bulawayo for a Sheeting Plant.  Site originally the Indaba Mine, and before that the “Near By”.

1947

An additional Concrete Pipe plant opened in Mutare (later closed as part of the rationalisation programme).

1945

Porters commenced manufacture of Concrete Pipes.

1943

Alfred Porter – a dynamic Australian who was both an engineer and entrepreneur – a specialist in the field of AC saw the great potential of starting the industry. All basic materials were locally available – an important point as World War II prevented the importation of building materials from abroad. Porters Cement Industries was under way and the Harare Works produced its first AC sheets.

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