Hydraform is a world leader in masonry construction and the manufacture of hydraulic block machines. The company, which celebrates 25 years in 2013, specialises in using soil cement technology to produce interlocking dry stacked Soil Cement Blocks. It also sells the Hydraform Building System and Hydraform Earthquake-Resistant Building System. The company trains entrepreneurs to operate its machines and systems, which are used across Africa, at its training facility in South Africa. The technology has enabled the building of schools, clinics, universities, housing, warehousing and many other buildings.
Nampak is Africa’s leading diversified packaging manufacturer, which has been listed on the JSE since 1969. It operates from 18 sites in South Africa, which contribute about 67% to group revenue. Its 16 sites in the rest of Africa contribute about 33%. The company entered the Nigerian market in the early 2000s, supporting British American Tobacco’s cigarette business with its cartons and labels division. It later opened a carton making factory there, which was sold in 2019. The company has diversified into industrial and household goods segments. In 2014, it acquired the Alucan beverage can plant in Nigeria, now