7 April 2009



oncrete building products manufacturer Technicrete has significantly boosted paving production capacity through the acquisition of Vibro Bricks in Polokwane.


From left standing Trevor Ingram, Rashmi Desai, Christo van Zyl. Announcing the purchase, Technicrete managing director Paul Deppe said: “The extra capacity will greatly benefit Technicrete’s current operations in Polokwane, where we regularly have to import products from our Olifantsfontein plant in Gauteng to meet customer demand. We hope within a short period of time to build up sales to fully utilize the capacity of the newly acquired plant.”

The Vibro assets include a factory and block-making machine and modern office block located on the outskirts of Polokwane.


Deppe added: “The acquisition of these assets forms part of our strategic plan to increase market share in existing areas and expand our geographic footprint in South Africa.”


Technicrete, a Murray & Roberts Group company, has 10 manufacturing plants in Gauteng, Limpopo, Northwest Province, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and the Free State producing a wide range of concrete building products, including masonry, roof tiles, paving blocks, kerbing, erosion-protection blocks, permeable paving and retaining-wall systems, pre-bagged products and specialized mining support packs.