This article showcases our top picks for the best South 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 South Africa Civil Engineering Startups
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..
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.
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.. .
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..
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