In 1987 engineers Barry Barnard and Gerhard Meiring started a small operation from a garage on a plot outside Pretoria.
With a handful of clients, they took on minor steel construction jobs and sundry metalwork. Always striving to produce quality work, with time, the company grew steadily.
In 1995, by now a well established company, Cadcon moved to their newly built factory and offices in Lyttelton, Pretoria. By keeping their overheads down they managed to keep their prices competitive and still deliver quality service.
In 1997, Gerhard Meiring retired and immigrated to Australia. Newcomer Richard Butler, a Quantity Surveyor who had worked with Cadcon’s team on a BMW project, was ready for a change from the “suit and tie” image and took on a position with the company. His new job description included the more “hands on” experience in the financial planning, programming and co-ordinating of projects. Barry on the other hand was responsible for the production, quality control and erection process.
Established in 1987, Cadcon, as a vibrant and reputable entity, has grown into a leading steel construction, designing and engineering organization involved in major projects in and around Southern Africa and internationally.
Cadcon operates from their 15 400 m2 workshop and office facilities in Centurion, Pretoria, housing state of the art machinery and latest technology CNC plate, beam, angle, cutting, drill and saw facilities services by 20 overhead cranes. Cadcon has also implemented the FabTrol System providing drawing management, material nesting, purchasing, inventory control, production and CNC management, shipping and more.
Planning and completion of various significant and complex national and international projects on time, for commercial, industrial, mining and plant sectors, serves as testimony putting Cadcon as a leader at the cutting edge, in a rapidly growing and competitive environment. Cadcon has valuable experience in exports of steel products internationally and strong innovative contributions to the whole of Southern Africa.
Furthermore, Cadcon’s unique packages include the design and supply of buildings through Mictec, Cadcon’s in-house engineering design department. Additional services include crane, truck and trailer hire.
Cadcon operates their full production process from the delivery of raw material, fabrication, abrasive blasting, corrosion protection, erection and finishing to the proud delivery of the final product through their team of graduates and dedicated artisans.
Cadcon’s methodologies and processes results in their ability to provide their clients with turnkey solutions at optimum efficiency; STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE AND PEACE OF MIND IN STEEL CONSTRUCTION, this being the cornerstone of Cadcon’s success and competency.