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Plasco introduces Weholite technology products in Tanzania

Plasco Limited has been applauded  for introducing Weholite technology products in Tanzania. Prof Mkumbukwa Mtambo, Director General of Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation (TIRDO), lauded the the manufacturer of construction materials in Dar es Salaam during the launch of the Weholite technology products at last week.

He stated that the use of new technology is the long-standing solution for water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in the country. “It is encouraging to see Tanzania becoming the first country in Africa to introduce Weholite technology that has become the long-standing solution for water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in the country,” he said.

He noted that the private sector is the engine of the country’s industrial drive agenda, lauding Plasco limited for being an example of creative industries which are competitive and sustainable. “To become an industrial country, we need such kind of industries,” he said. He applauded the company for installing a quality-control laboratory within the factory, different from other companies, which do not consider such important aspects.

He also challenged Plasco Limited to look for new markets beyond Tanzania. Plasco Limited is now the country’s leading thermoplastic pipe producer.

Plasco’s Chief Operating Officer, Alimiya Osman told the TIRDO chief that the company is manufacturing Weholite products using state-of-the-art production technology from Finland.

He explained that Plasco Weholite pipes are of large diameter, structured that have proven to be a sustainable solution with a lifespan of over 100 years and are suitable for municipal and industrial applications.

“We thrive on providing high quality, sustainable infrastructure solutions that will last for generations.  This is why we have invested in Weholite technology, which is a world-renowned, best value piping solution for numerous applications including road and railway culverts, storm water management, water storage and irrigation systems, just to mention a few, “Osman said.

He said Plasco will continue to produce quality products and the Weholite brand will simply add more value to its existing brands in the market. “We stand for Quality and exporting our products is proof that our facilities have the capability to produce world-class products and solutions across the East African region and beyond,” he said.  The company’s slogan ‘We stand for Quality,’ epitomizes the its strong reputation for providing best value infrastructure products and services right across the region.

Founded in 1992, Plasco Limited is now the leading thermoplastic pipe producer in Tanzania, and has evolved into manufacturing un-plasticised polyvinyl-chloride (uPVC), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and most recently, Weholite HDPE structured wall pipes and products.

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