Asbestos manufacturer, Turnall Holdings Limited, will resume exports to South Africa this month after meeting the country’s quality requirements, a company official has said.

Speaking to the Voice of Zimbabwe, the company’s managing director, Mr John Jere, said Turnall’s exports to South Africa will constitute
twenty percent of their total production.

“Turnall will later this month be presented with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) quality mark which is indication that we
meet the standards required in South Africa for roofing materials and pipes,” said Jere.

He said capacity utilisation which is currently at seventy five percent is projected to increase to eighty percent by year end.

Turnall recently commissioned a new five million-dollar asbestos-free product manufacturing plant in Bulawayo that will use cellulose, which is manufactured from wood and synthetic fibres following the ban on asbestos-containing materials in South Africa and Mozambique.