The Panda business started more than 20 years ago. PANDA manufactures a variety of paving bricks, stock bricks and semi-face bricks. We also make precast concrete products like portal culverts, manholes, lintels and concrete kerbs, as well as a lot of smaller items like window-sills and air-bricks. In the clay manufacturing business, at this stage we just make stock bricks. Panda Quarry provides concrete stone, road stone and also a dense grade aggregate called crusher run. Panda Plant undertakes all the distribution of our products, from both locations, allowing us to serve both the northern and the southern side of Botswana, penetrating the whole of the country from both directions.
Mobicast has the largest range of bricks, paving and retaining blocks in the Southern Cape. We have branches in George, Mossel Bay, Great Brak, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town. The company is built on a simple philosophy of client service and quality as well as continious innovation. Over the past, Mobicast has been the leader in developing new stylish and innovative products to its customers especially in the Southern Cape.
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.
TOPFLOOR HOLLOW-CORE CONCRETE FLOOR PANELS HAVE BEEN AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE GROWTH OF THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN THE WESTERN CAPE SINCE 1997
That role has been strengthened through the acquisition of Topfloor by the Echo Group, South Africa’s largest and longest-established prestressed and precast floor manufacturer.
Echo already has two manufacturing plants in Gauteng and one in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and its move into the Western Cape gives the 26-year-old industry pioneer a footprint for the first time in the Cape’s precast and prestressed floor industry.
Importantly, though, Topfloor, based in Belville South, keeps its name – a name built on a concrete foundation of quality and dependability.
Established in 1983 Echo boasts more than 30 years experience in the design manufacture, delivery and installation of hollow-core floors and walls, reinforced hollow-core concrete floor slabs and prestressed hollow-core concrete floors, security and retaining walls. Our precast hollow-core flooring solutions and advanced concrete slab technology sets us apart as an industry leader. We continue to expand our knowledge and services, ensuring solutions of the highest international standards.