Who We Are
Chemplex Corporation is a well-established group of strategic importance to the Zimbabwean economy as a key supplier to agriculture, municipal water treatment, livestock production, mining and other sectors. Founded in 1928 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AECI South Africa, Chemplex was bought by the IDC of Zimbabwe in 1990. The company has six wholly-owned operating divisions; ZimPhos, Dorowa Mine, GD Haulage, Chemplex Marketing, Chemplex Agro Pharma (CAPH) and G&W Industrial Minerals. Chemplex also owns 50% of ZFC and 36% of Sable Chemical Industries making it a key player in the national fertilizer industry. With a well-diversified product portfolio feeding into key sectors of the Zimbabwean and regional economy, the company is on a growth trajectory buoyed by the recovery of the local economy and anticipated robust regional growth.
The Corporation, in its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has 800 employees including over 100 professionals (engineers, chemists, technicians, artisans, etc). To meet the high standard manpower required, the company trains graduates and apprentices every year and thus contributes to national manpower development.
Chemplex Corporation embraces a Total Quality culture with most of its divisions certified to ISO 9 001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. Chemplex takes its environmental and social responsibilities seriously and is a founder member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe.
AE & CI commenced production of mixed fertilizers in Rhodesia.
The Rodia factory expanded with the addition of new plants. By 1956 these included production of sulphuric acid from imported oleum, an arsenic refinery, a cattle dips plant and a formulation plant for the production of insecticidal dusts, emulsions and solutions.
Business adversely affected by the Great Depression & the Second World War
Construction of the Superphosphate Plant commenced.
A new Aluminium Sulphate plant commissioned.
A second sulphuric acid plant commenced production.Dorowa Minerals commissioned, replacing imports of phosphate rock concentrates.
Mono Calcium Phosphate production commenced, replaced imports of phosphate stock feeds.
Rodia changes name to ZimPhos and AECI changes to Chemplex.