Marley Building Systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of the South African Gypsum business of Lafarge. This acquisition is complementary to our business; being of equal size, we will team up to create a unique and competitive offer that capitalises on today’s Southern African building trends. This acquisition is in line with Etex’s vision of strengthening our position by investing in Southern Africa.
Rocla manufactures precast concrete infrastructural products through an extensive network of factories throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Rocla can design and manufacture special products. This is made possible through the technical expertise and quality controls the company has in place after many years experience in the pre-cast concrete field.
Rocla has developed the mobile plant concept, which involves the manufacture of products on site in order to minimize transport costs. Although the products are not manufactured in the "factory environment", the attention to quality is not neglected. The SABS guidelines to product quality and manufacture are adhered to, and where possible, the "Standardization Mark" will be applied to the products.
SmartStone was founded in 1980. The original SmartStone concept was to create concrete products that simulate the look and feel of natural stone, but SmartStone quickly evolved into much more. We pioneered the idea of exterior design systems, which was achieved by creating products with natural textures, others which remained true to concrete and some that could only be described as authentic SmartStone. Subsequently, SmartStone became a generic name and our manufactured product range expanded to include various shape and texture pavers, wall cladding, tiles and landscaping features. Our cost-effective paving products are manufactured to replicate the same natural beauty as real stone and are suitable for residential or commercial paving projects.
Technicrete was started in 1968 under the leadership of Jurgen Schultz. It was he who sensed a massive market opportunity for the use of precast concrete products in a variety of applications in the construction, building and mining industries. Over the years Technicrete has expanded its range of concrete products and today has the most comprehensive range of concrete products. Technicrete occupies a unique and significant place in the precast concrete products market with manufacturing facilities in ten locations throughout South Africa.