Midvaal Structures Voted in Top 5
One of the company’s most recent projects was the new head office and workshop facility for Alpret Control Specialists in Robertville near Roodepoort.
The professional team for this development comprised the following:
• Developer / project manager: RPP Developments;
• Main contractor: Midvaal Structures
• Consulting civil and structural engineer: Callie Joubert;
• Consulting electrical engineer: Rawlins Wales & Partners;
• Fire consultant: Dynamic Fire Solutions
• Architect: dbm Architects
In the same area as the Alpret development, Midvaal Structures acquired 15 000 m2 of land in Stormill, where it developed 12 000 m2 of full-title mini-factories. This highly successful R57-million project was completed in early 2008, and has capitalised on the steady growth in demand for industrial space. It has placed Midvaal Structures in an enviable position in the current deflated market, where declining steel prices combined with a fall in demand has caught many companies by surprise.
Not so Midvaal Structures, which has ambitious but well-grounded plans to expand even further and diversify into ancillary markets. As part of this long-term strategy to develop into one of the top five steel construction companies in South Africa, with a specific focus on property development, Midvaal Structures recently acquired Midvaal Steel. Midvaal Structures specialises in the design of structures using digital rendering tools on both architectural- and engineering-driven projects. This flexibility allows it to cater for a diverse mix of clients, as well as being able to approach different projects from the perspective of different disciplines. The company is also equipped to oversee the full erection and sheeting of any structures. It works with a variety of roofing solutions, ranging from small portal frame-type structures through to 60-m-span lattice girder designs.
Commercial and industrial
The company mainly serves the commercial and industrial markets, with smaller contracts in the domestic market. In addition, it exports its solutions to various African countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Swaziland.
Midvaal Structures was established in 1998 to focus on the supply of commercial steel structures. CEO Mario Stoltz acquired the company in 2003, and refocused the business to focus on bigger projects. It found its feet in this highly competitive sector with light I-beam structures for community projects, eventually reaching the stage where it has the capacity to produce about 30 000 m2 of steel structures a month.
In order to maintain this capacity and also be able to cater for further growth, the company has expanded its facility to an impressive 40 000 m2, including a new workshop with a gantry capable of lifting five tons. This has boosted the company’s flexibility in being able to meet the diverse needs of a growing customer base, ranging from small to large companies.