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The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is the primary representative of the precast concrete industry. Now in its 45th year, it promotes the use of precast concrete.  The CMA publishes leading industry guides, presents workshops and facilitate training.  The CMA initiates standards in close cooperation with SABS and collaborates with its members in developing new products and services.

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Membership is open to any precast concrete manufacturer, provided certain quality-based criteria are met.  View Member Benefits by clicking on the "Membership" tab in the Main Menu above.

Find Products

CMA Approved Members are listed here.  Search by Producer Name, keyword, province or precast product tag.  Source quality precast concrete units ONLY from CMA producer members.

Publications

Access a collection of industry leading publications.  Complied by experts over a period of 40 years, these are the most concise and accurate industry brochures, manuals and publications available in South Africa.

CMA Profile

Click the button to view the CMA's corporate information: Profile, Operational & Management, MOI, Social Responsibility, Code of Ethics and Panel of Experts.

Find a CMA Member

Through association with industry bodies, institutes, organisations and "Associations", the member shows it's professional demeanor and commitment to industry "morals" as set by the association. In the case of the CMA - "Quality Cast in Concrete"

The BIGGEST benefit of association membership is the image which this member affiliation portrays to the market being serviced.  Association Membership is synonym with quality, honesty, professionalism and proper code in conduct!

  Superior Precast Concrete Units are supplied in South Africa by CMA Producer Members.

Click on the map to search for CMA Producer Members by name, keyword, province or product tag.  This is the consumer's porthole to procuring precast concrete with confidence.

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Certification and "Mark of Approval"

CMA Certification Services

CMA Certification Services (Pty) Ltd is a Product Certification Company, accredited by SANAS to provide certification services, according to SANS Specification, to the precast concrete manufacturing industry.  Note;  there is a big difference between CMA Membership and CMA Certification Services - for more information - Click here!

CMACS Mark
Holders

CMA Membership is not a prerequisite to apply for CMACS certification services and the CMACS Mark of Approval.  Verify mark holders by clicking on the link in the top right hand corner of the home page or by navigating the main menu.  Precast producers not listed here does not carry CMACS Product Certification or the CMACS Mark of Approval.

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Complaints

In order to lodge a complaint concerning a precast concrete unit bearing the CMA Certification Services Mark of Approval, please make use of the contact details supplied under "Certification and Mark of Approval" drop-down list, in the main menu above, and submit your complaint.

Impartiality Statement

CMA Certification ensures that decisions are based on objective evidence and conformity obtained through a competent audit process in which decisions are not influenced by other interests or by other parties. To view and/or download the Impartiality Statement - Click here.

Recent News

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PRECAST CONCRETE CHOSEN FOR STEENBRAS WELLFIELD PROJECT

Each pumphouse structure measures 34m² and consists of four separate chambers, constructed on a concrete base. These were cast in-situ in a very controlled manner to minimise damage to the surrounding vegetation.  Kiewiet Viljoen of Hidro-Tech said that besides being potentially harmful to the environment, activities such as batching on site and in-situ wall construction would have taken much longer. A pumphouse structure takes shape. “Substantial time savings were gained by opting for precast concrete. Once the flooring was cast it only took a day to a day-and-a-half to erect each of the pumphouse structures. What’s more, precast concrete ... Read More

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Concrete wine tanks produce some of SA’s best wines

Cape Concrete makes the full range of concrete tanks for Ikapa. It includes the egg-shaped (Eon) 1 520lt unit and rectangular tanks in four sizes:  2 550lt; 6 000lt; 8 000lt and 10 000lt. During the first quarter of 2021, Cape Concrete produced 14 Eon tanks and two Kian 10 000lt tanks. Cape Concrete factory manager, Johan Nel, says precast concrete wine tank production requires a complex concrete mix design. “One can’t use additives or chemicals, just raw concrete, and getting the slump and workability right without the use of polymer additives or any bleeding is quite tricky.  We use a granite-stone aggregate, washed dune sand, ... Read More

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PRECAST ARCHES SET THE TONE FOR NEW WINERY

Cast in three sizes, all seven arches comprise precast curved sections supported by two vertical precast wall panels. The front of the building is dominated by two of the three largest arches as modern-day portcullises, which at their highest point, rise to an imposing 10.5m. One of the large arches is lowered into position on the main entrance arch. “We made these arches larger because they form the structure’s public portals. Moreover, they encase glass panelling and doors, and their greater depth enabled the glazing to be recessed for sun protection,” said Stricker. The panels of the largest arches weigh 15 tonnes apiece ... Read More
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Precast Concrete Events

The Concrete Manufacturers Association will be attending the following events across south Africa. Keep your eyes on the Concrete Manufacturers Association's Social Media Pages (Facebook and LinkedIn) for the latest events and information. The CMA will also be hosting Precast Concrete related workshops during the year for the enrichment of the precast concrete industry.

 

The Big 5 Construct SA - Expo 2022

Your gateway to the African construction market, enabling you to network with 8,500 professionals from the built environment sector. Click the banner below for more information.

The Big 5 Construct SA

 

Date: 7 to 9 June 2022

Location: Gallagher Convention Centre

 The Big 5 Construct Western Cape - expo 2022

An unrivaled opportunity to access the entire Western Cape built environment ecosystem and network with 3,500+ industry professionals. Click the banner below for more information.

The Big 5 construct Western Cape

Date: 7 to 8 September 2022

Location: Cape Town

The Big 5 Construct KZN - Expo 2022

The only multi-disciplinary show for Kwazulu-Natal’s construction professionals, providing unmatched networking opportunities with industry stakeholders. Click the banner below for more information.

The Big 5 Construct KZN

Date: 28 to 29 September 2022

Location: Durban ICC

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