Precast concrete product manufacturer, Technicrete, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. The company was originally part of the Concor Group launched in 1948 by Jurgen Schultz. In 1968, Schultz saw a gap in the market for the manufacture and application of precast concrete products, leading the group to launch Concor Technicrete as a separate division focusing on precast products.
Schultz went on to obtain exclusive rights to manufacture Deckwerk blocks in South Africa. These blocks were used in the successful construction of the Magoebaskloof, Fanie Botha and Bloemhof Dams, as well as to line a canal from the Kukane River in the then-called Ovamboland (now Northern Namibia) to Oshakati.
Murray and Roberts acquired Concor in 2006 and Concor Technicrete became an independent company within the group. The name was changed to Technicrete and fifty years and thousands of projects later, the rest is history.
From small beginnings to the construction of Technicrete’s first major plant at Randfontein, the establishment of nine other countrywide manufacturing facilities followed. The company has grown both operationally and product-wise. From Deckwerk blocks, its product range has expanded to a catalogue that offers a complete range of precast concrete pavers, kerbs, erosion protection systems, drainage, retaining walls and concrete masonry solutions that have applications for both commercial and residential developments.
Albert Weber, the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), to which Technicrete now belongs, says, “The Technicrete brand is iconic in South and Southern Africa. It is known for quality products that have been manufactured using the latest available technologies, backed up by a superior plant workforce and sales team. Technicrete’s 50th birthday is a major milestone in our history as a company and in my role as its CEO.”
For more information, contact Technicrete on +27 (71) 123 4567 or via http://www.technicrete.co.za/.
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