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.
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.
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.
Portland Group started as a building company in 1988, concentrating primarily on the residential market. Since then the company has acquired an Aggregate Quarry and opened three readymix plants in progressive area’s looking at specific target markets. Located in Durbanville, the company strives to maintain a good work ethic and concentrates its resources in the construction industry.