South Africa has one of the most impressive construction industries in the world. With construction companies of all sizes and a construction industry that is always on the move, many construction businesses are setting trends and changing the way that the industry functions.

Construction companies are not just changing the South African landscape by being responsible for building the nation, but they are also playing a huge economic role in the country, by employing thousands of people. Much of the financial success of South Africa has to do with the role played by our construction companies and while their impact is heavily felt at home, it is also felt across the African continent.

In many ways, construction companies are helping to change the lives of ordinary citizens, and much of the work that is being done by these companies is made possible with the help of plant hire companies, like Fast Pulse. Over the many years that we have been working in the plant equipment industry, we have had the privilege to work with construction companies of all kinds. We’ve watched how their businesses have grown and we have on many occasions been involved in the growth of these businesses.

As South Africa’s construction sector enters another year, now is a great time to put the spotlight on some of those construction businesses considered to be the best in South Africa.

  1. Concor Construction

This business is without a doubt one of the most prominent and important role players in the industry. The name Concor Construction is responsible for a range of the biggest building projects in South Africa and their name is attached to Bloukrans Bridge, Huguenot Tunnel, the Carlton Centre, the Gautrain, Menlyn Shopping Mall, and Melrose Arch.

  1. Lubbe Construction

This business has been around since 1981, and today it is one of South Africa’s leading construction businesses. They have made a reputation for themselves by providing their clients with an outstanding service and they undertake all kinds of building projects including hospitals, commercial buildings, road rehabilitation, wastewater treatment plants and affordable housing.

  1. Raubex

Having been in the industry for almost 50 years, Raubex has certainly left its mark on the country. Over the years, as the company has grown, it has expanded its operations to numerous other nations in Africa, and they now operate in Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, and they have even done work in Western Australia.

  1. WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd

Established in 1970, this company is focused on providing clients with an excellent service from start to finish and today they boast a really impressive portfolio, one which includes the Mall of Africa, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Berg River Dam, Kathu Solar Project and Gauteng Freeway Improvement.

  1. Stefanutti Stocks (Pty) Ltd

With over 7000 employees and decades in the business, Stefanutti Stocks is an incredible company. It focuses on taking on all kinds of construction projects, including bulk earthworks and geotechnical projects, water, sanitation and pipelines, civil construction and general building. Although the company mostly operates in South Africa, it also has a presence in Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Swaziland and Nigeria.