This article showcases our top picks for the best Africa based Civil Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Civil Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Africa Civil Engineering Startups
Femab Properties is a limited liability company that modernizes the real estate sector in Nigeria. The company is into a full range of real estate development and allied services such as Technical Consulting, Civil and Engineering Construction, Projects Management, Facilities Management, Property Sales and Letting, and Estate Development.
It was incorporated in the year 2000 and is headquartered in Lekki, Nigeria.. .
Sodic is a real estate development company that provides market awars-winning large scale developments. Incorporated in 1996, SODIC is one of Egypt’s largest publicly listed real estate development companies with a market capitalisation of over EGP 5.5 billion.
SODIC is currently developing a number of Egypt’s large scale and award-winning developments including residential, leisure, retail and corporate projects within mixed-use environments. SODIC has developed over 5.8 million square metres of its 9.4 million square metre land bank and employs over 450 staff directly as well as 10,000 indirectly..
EFFCO Solutions Group
EFFCO Solutions (T) Limited is a plant hire and distribution company established in 2010 that provides heavy haulage, logistics, civil engineering works in the mining and road construction sectors. Though the company was started on a relatively small scale, it acquired additional equipment setting the stage for growth towards becoming a dominant player in its areas of focus.
EFFCO’s array of equipment includes forklifts, excavators, graders, trucks, compactors, dozers and crane: Our fleet of equipment is well services by the dealers and our skilled team of mechanics ensuring efficiency at any given time. All projects have full logistical support with back-up vehicles, site personnel and professional planning.
Our machines are supplied on a wet lease basis tailored to each client requirements. Our company motto ‘Lifting Tanzania to its peak’ is the backbone of our services.
H.F.P. Engineering Limited is a building and civil engineering company, which specializes in conventional building construction techniques, prefabrication systems, infrastructure construction and development, as well as electro-mechanical projects.
struction companies under both the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Works. H.F.P has provided thousands of houses for Nigeria families built schools for Nigerian children, constructed industrial areas, developed revolutionary new housing projects, established hospitals, laid hundreds of kilometers of roads across the country..
GAST, founded in 1961 had its roots in the chemical industry. This included specialist chemicals for the cosmetic and industrial markets including coatings and waterproofing compounds.
The Gast family, originally of Prussian descent began spreading their wings shortly before the Second World War afar a field as the USA and Africa. Lambertus Gast, who originally emigrated had a passion for what he termed “simple engineering truth“.
This principle was instilled and today lives on within the Gast lineage. In the early 1980 GAST patented the first dam lining which at the time relied on a technology which GAST had perfected, which made the “plasticization“ of soil possible for the first time in the world.
Research time specializing in polymer & plasticizer technologies resulted in various additional technologies being developed for the coatings , mining, waterproofing and dam lining industries. In 1983 the second eldest son of Peter Solomon Gast namely Dr.
Kevin Gast became Chairman of GAST, who was largely responsible for expanding GAST as its known today to a multifaceted international operating entity encompassing various fields from Construction and Civil Engineering to Geosynthetics, Waterproofing, Mining, Pipelines & Consulting. GAST provides a complete spectrum of services from design and supply to installation in both the civil and construction industries.
The Group’s philosophy is based on the principle of single point responsibility. Having successfully completed more than 13 000 projects during the last millennium, GAST boast accreditation from United Nations and World Bank, giving credit to GAST’s quality and performance on all dynamics..
CEAL is a company engaged in the rental of heavy equipment for agriculture and civil work operations. It is a pioneer in mechanical harvesting and de-rocking services in Mauritius.
CEAL has expanded its rental activities to serve the earthworks and engineering sector. Recently, CEAL has expanded its services to offer full field management services to agricultural land owners..
Renewable Energy and sustainability are cornerstone to the history of AltGen, both run through our veins and breathe life to our vision and mission. Our team has found a home in effecting change through people, we understand that people make the brand – it’s these people who are the ambassadors and pioneers that awaken the potential for growth.
AltGen exists in the nexus between energy related projects and people – Jobs. Since the development of the renewable energy market in Africa, the AltGen team have actively recruited and deployed the best skills and expertise in the industry throughout Africa.
We are ever evolving. We have incorporated consulting and employment services into our service offering – understanding how each feed added value into the next, providing a holistic solution for our clients.
We are the career visionaries and advisers, we provide long-lasting and positive relationships between clients and candidates, matching corporate cultures to personalities, expertise as well as experience. Where others see atypical recruitment, we see innovative solutions which generate long-term investments.
We go over and beyond, we are the difference. We make a point of raising the bar and developing careers which facilitate access to affordable clean energy.
Our goal is to raise industry standards and enable more effective climate change mitigation projects through the support of passionate and talented individuals. As AltGen rapidly expands into the global market, we hope to take you on this journey with us.
Kavango Block Brick (KBB)
Kavango Block Brick (KBB) researches alternative methodologies of construction in order to reduce the cost of construction, particularly for low income groups on internationally recognized standards. Currently, it is engaging with the Namibian Government to assist with the establishing of a Namibian Home Warranty and consumer protection body in order to afford protection for the housing consumer against structural defects and poor workmanship in the Namibian construction industry.
With wide social acceptance including acceptance from professional quantity surveyors and civil engineers, Kavango Block Brick (KBB) is benchmarked as a sustainable solution to reduce the housing backlog of Southern Africa and beyond. Its first pilot project took place at the end of 2007 with the construction of the prototype double storey and single storey bachelor units at the offices of the Habitat Research and Development Centre in Katutura Windhoek Namibia.
Kavango Block Brick (KBB) was established in 2006 and is based in Windhoek, Namibia.. .
Binnington Copeland & Associates
Binnington Copeland & Associates (Pty.) Ltd. provides training, commercial, and contractual services to engineering and construction industries in South Africa and internationally.
The company provides training in the fields of contract law, liability and risk, targeted procurement, dispute avoidance and resolution, and standard forms of contract; representation in mediation, adjudication, and arbitration; and expert witness services.. .
Oat Construction Nigeria
Oat Construction Nigeria is an indigenous Building and Civil Engineering Construction Company capable of handling every conceivable design in Building, Civil Engineering and Allied fields. Their Company is rapidly growing, however their commitment and dedication towards exhibiting high skills in project delivery is constantly renewed to position the company adequately for effective service and project delivery within cost and stipulated time, as well as meeting the client’s request to have value for money and / or return of investment.They provide They provide complete range of skills in Building & Civil Engineering; Energy Water & Waste-Water Treatment; Environmental Protection; Project Development and Real Estate to mention a few.
Owning to the deployment of appropriate technology/skills, they have acquired a reputation in the maintenance of certified processes, meeting standards on project procurement, execution and delivery, regardless of the size of such project. They are ISO 9001-2008 compliant and certified.
They are not only responsive and sympathetic with client’s objectivities, but they are also flexible with regards to the form of contractual relationship they enter into with their clients. Their strong desire for client’s satisfaction provides an impetus, a compelling disposition in undertaking project briefs, its execution especially when engaged on turnkey projects..
AA Group is a group of companies that work in West Africa for more than 20 years in the areas of security, hi-tech and engineering. The group unites the knowledge and experience of worldwide experts alongside with more than 1,500 devoted employees.
The group and its subsidiaries come to the benefit of its clients with proven abilities of numerous successful projects. The group’s activity is focused on Africa and emerging markets and in the upcoming years, the group will have branches in every relevant continent..
GEAR International Holdings is a construction based company operating within the Southern African Region with projects extending into other regions of Africa. GEAR operates in the building, infrastructure, and industrial sectors.
We provide turnkey solutions from the initial planning phases to the completion and unveiling of the project. By utilizing turnkey construction contracts with fixed prices we are able to reduce the risk to our clientele while providing an incentive for us to stay within budget.
Gear services the Private and Governmental sectors in residential, commercial, roads and railway construction coupled with complementary engineering services. Our engineering services encompass piping, water, energy and cabling systems.
By merging resources we have consolidated construction assets to yield exemplary infrastructure in every project we undertake. We deliver construction solutions that maximize scalability in every project we undertake to ensure larger projects are effectively handled and completed accordingly..
Bhélix produces and commercializes norm-adjusted gravel responding to laboratory set quality standards. It engages itself in producing and commercializing normalized gravel by exploiting several acquired quarries and treating the extracted material through washing and automatic riddling.
Narcisse Zolla founded it in 2010, with its headquarters in Benin.. .
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