68 69 We are a PROUD ASSOCIATE of Jamaica Premix PRODUCTS FOR: Mining, Hotels, Manufacturing, Construction, Petroleum, Garage and Automotive Industrial Hoses & Couplings, Petroleum & Chemical Hoses, Steam Hoses, Hydraulic Hoses, Cement & Concrete Hoses, Suction & Discharge Hoses, Pressure Wash Down Hose, Compressor, Generator, Fittings & Couplings, Belts, Lubricating Equipment email: l 2 Charlesbeth Crescent, Kingston 10 Tel: (876) 923-3036, Fax: (876) 923-3024 Petroleum Division, 181 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 11 Tel: (876) 758-9737, Fax: (876) 923-4915 175-177 Hagley Park Road Kingston 11 Tel: (876) 923-0046, Fax: (876) 923-4915 Shop 18-19 Montego Bay Trade Centre Catherine Hall Tel: (876) 971-3330, Fax: (876) 971-0281 CEMENT & CONCRETE HOSES locations.We are the largest supplier of ready-mix concrete in the industry in Jamaica and we are the predominant supplier.When somebody from over- seas comes with a major project,what they see is a serious attempt to provide first world service in a third world environment in terms of technology, training of staff, equipment, capacity, service, etc.We have internationally recognized specifications that we adopt.The equipment that we use has state- of-the-art, computerized batching systems that the other companies cannot provide, so there is a great- er level of accountability by this company in the sale of concrete versus our competitors.” “In 2008, a joint venture between Jamaica Pre-mix and LafargeHolcim, created Jamaica Aggregates, which is the largest construction aggregate com- pany in the country,” says Tom Brown,Managing Director of Jamaica Aggregates.“The ingredients for ready-mix concrete are cement, sand, gravel, and water. Jamaica Aggregates sells the sand and the gravel to Jamaica Pre-mix.They’re our partner and our customer, as well.” “We have plants located in four different parishes -St.Thomas, St.Mary, St. Catherine, and Trelawney,” Brown continues.“All of our customers are in the business of building, be it housing or commercial buildings or infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, ports, dams, and so forth.We sell to industrial cli- ents and manufacturers of blocks, decorative stones, ready-mixed concrete, hot-mixed asphalt; we sell to large contractors,we sell to individual contractors; we sell to a lot of different customers, all of whom are dedicated to the Jamaican construction mar- ket. Jamaica Aggregate also exports construction JAMAICA PRE-MIX & JAMAICA AGGREGATES aggregates to islands around the Caribbean.The aggregate operation directly employs around 50 people across the four sites.We also have 50 more contractors and partners that are dedicated to our operation.We also employ an administrative staff, including commercial, finance, human resources, marketing and so forth.” In terms of differentiating itself from the compe- tition, Brown admits that there are several other Ja- maican companies that also manufacture sand and gravel to serve the Jamaican construction industry and are good at what they do.“So,we try our best to meet the needs of our customers and let them decide which sand and gravel producer gives them the best value,”he states.“We do our best to offer a good customer experience and that means good quality, reliability of supply, as well as easy ordering and payment.We try to meet the various technical