[July 4, JAMAICA]  Caribbean Cement Company Ltd has signed a five-year contract with Pembrooke Trucking Limited to manage its Montego Bay depot. This new arrangement became effective on July 1, 2019.

Pembrooke has assumed management of Carib Cement’s warehousing, logistics and delivery for the parishes of St. James, Westmoreland, Trelawny, Hanover and St. Ann.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and are pleased to have Pembrooke manage our western Jamaica operations. Our focus is on customer centricity and this is another approach to offering value to our customers and contributing to the success of their projects,” said Peter Donkersloot, General Manager of Carib Cement.

Pembrooke Trucking, based in the parish of St. James, is a leader in warehousing, logistics, delivery and haulage.  The company has a team of more than 30 persons and has been in business for almost 25 years.

“We are elated that this new contract has been signed and are eager to serve Western Jamaica on behalf of Carib Cement. Customers can expect to see improvement in convenience, coordination, communication and delivery,” said Norman Brown, Managing Director of Pembrooke Trucking.

Carib Cement is a member of the CEMEX Group, a global building materials company with presence in 50 countries and commercial trading in 100 countries. Since 2015, the company has been making significant improvements through emphasis on safety, training and development of its workforce and upgrades to its quarries, kilns, mills and packing plant.

“This agreement is another example of our commitment to building a greater Jamaica through partnerships with strong local suppliers. As we continue to grow, there will be opportunities for our suppliers and contractors to grow as well,” Mr. Donkersloot said.

Carib Cement conducts business with more than 350 suppliers in Jamaica and makes 65% of its purchases to and through local companies.

Signing with Norman Brown of Pembrook