CONSTRUCTION: Afrimat Grows Its Footprint
Recent Western Cape Business News
THE Cape Town-based black empowered construction materials manufacturer, the JSE-listed Afrimat supplies a broad range of construction materials comprising aggregates, concrete manufactured products and readymix.
The group’s growing geographical footprint covers vast sections of urban and rural Southern Africa, supported by a fleet of mobile crushers that offers flexibility even beyond demarcated areas of operation.
As a result, the group’s integrated product offering is today distributed across the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Namibia.
Afrimat’s flexibility extends further - to project scale - with the group servicing major infrastructure and construction projects for public sector and government owned enterprises through to small private sector contracts. The diverse client base acts as a risk hedge and exposes Afrimat to the full range of construction and related spend in its target regions. The group’s consistently low staff turnover has resulted in a deep skills pool. Real transformation, starting with staff and management and extending to community up-liftment, is integral to the group’s sustainability. In addition environmental conservation is an imperative of its growth strategy.
Afrimat focuses on four areas of operation:
• Aggregates produces materials of a wide variety of sizes and technical specifications primarily for large-scale civil engineering and infrastructure projects. Afrimat’s proprietary commercial quarries also supply the majority of raw materials for its concrete products and readymix divisions.
• Concrete Products’ precast factories specifically manufacture building blocks, concrete bricks, brick paving, walling and moulded concrete products largely for low-cost housing. Some 90% of raw materials needs (excluding cement) is sourced from the group’s own quarries.
• Readymix supplies concrete primarily to large-scale civil engineering and infrastructure pro-jects through fixed and mobile readymix plants where concrete is batched on demand and then transported to site by concrete mixer trucks. Again, 90% of raw materials needs (excluding cement) is sourced from the group’s own quarries.
In addition Afrimat provides contract crushing for any size project in any location as well as mobile/on-site readymix. Its fleet of 20 mobile crushers and screens and five drill rigs ensures flexibility to go wherever the work is needed, even in extremely remote areas.
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