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Global economics, politics cause uncertainty in chemicals manufacture

     10th March 2017 Volatile global political and economic conditions are making it difficult for South African companies to predict what 2017 holds as far as profitability is concerned, says leading admixture supplier, Chryso Southern Africa CEO and Chryso Group international VP Norman Seymore. The Chryso Southern... 

Commitment to quality boosts confidence in specialised product

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th February 2017 Construction solutions provider a.b.e. Construction Chemicals is seeing growing confidence in the use of specialised coatings in the South African construction industry, proving that the company’s commitment to high quality and durability in its product range continues to be a successful strategy... 

Chryso Drives Future Sustainability By Investment In Innovative Product And Service Development

     21st July 2016 Innovation is necessary to develop products and services that underline environmental stewardship. This is according to Andries Marais, General Manager – operations at CHRYSO Southern Africa, who says that in order to create a sustainable future for Earth’s inhabitants, it is critical that... 

Chryso Group Acquires 20th Subsidiary As S.A. Operations Celebrate 20th Anniversary

     14th June 2016 The Chryso Group has acquired its 20th subsidiary with the take-over of the business of a major player in the Philippines construction industry. Southern Africa, which includes a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, is this year celebrating 20 years of operations in South Africa. Norman Seymore,... 

Tackling Safety 'The Meerkat Way' Paying Dividends For Chryso Group

     27th May 2016 The Chryso Southern  Africa Group's "The Meerkat Way" occupational health and safety programme is paying substantial dividends with no incidents reported at the company's plants since the programme was launched in 2015, says Andries Marais, GM Operations for Chryso, which is this year celebrating... 

Manufacturer spends on socioeconomic upliftment

     20th May 2016 Construction products manufacturer Chryso Southern Africa (SA) Group is completely committed to the transferal of skills, socioeconomic development, and transformation within the construction sector in which it operates, says human resources and organisation GM Brian Matthee. He says Chryso,... 

Company prepared for civil projects decrease

By: Nadine James     29th April 2016 Construction chemicals producer Chryso Southern Africa continues to innovate and expand, offsetting the decrease in major civil projects. Chryso Group VP and Chryso South Africa (SA) CEO Norman Seymore notes that, aside from a few high-profile building projects in high-income areas, the... 

Chryso Group's Rapid Expansion Spreads To The Middle East

     9th March 2016 The Chryso Group has announced that it has acquired a production facility in the Middle East. Norman Seymore, vice-president of Chryso Group globally, and CEO of Chryso Southern Africa, has formally announced: "The Chryso Group has concluded the acquisition of Corrotech Qatar, a company... 

Construction chemicals producer to open R&D centre in Jet Park

     12th February 2016 Construction chemicals producer The Chryso Group’s plans to use South Africa as the springboard for increased penetration into the African continent will be boosted by the establishment of a new research and development (R&D) facility at the Chryso Southern Africa head office in Jet Park, in the... 

Chryso S.A. To Open Research And Development Centre In Jet Park

     7th December 2015 Leading construction chemicals producer, The Chryso Group's plans to use South Africa as the springboard for increased penetration into the African continent will be boosted by the establishment of a new Research & Development facility at the Chryso Southern Africa head offices in Jet Park in... 

Chryso Entrenches Presence In Africa With New Subsidiary In Kenya

     20th July 2015 Kenya is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies, with a huge focus on infrastructure development in roads, railways, seaports, airports, water and sanitation. Cement sales in the East African region are equal to South Africa’s cement sales and are currently growing at double digit... 

Construction chemicals specialist to open East Africa branch

By: Kimberley Smuts     8th May 2015 The establishment of construction chemicals specialist Chryso Southern Africa Group’s first subsidiary outside South Africa – Chryso Eastern Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya – is currently under way and is expected to be operational by June 2015. This development is part of Chryso Group’s... 

A.B.E. Invests In Modern High-Tech Equipment For Its Production Plants

     29th April 2015 A.b.e. Construction Chemicals has embarked on an extensive modernisation and expansion programme, involving the installation of new high-technology equipment at both the company's Boksburg and Isipingo factories. a.b.e. - part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - was established in 1932 and is a... 

A.B.E. To Continue Growing This Year Despite Strong Competition

     25th March 2015 Despite strong competition, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ sales growth in 2014 is expected to continue this year, driven by the launch of new products, inroads into Africa, and significant market share gains, says Norman Seymore, international vice-president of a.b.e.’s holding company, the... 

Chemicals personnel undergo skills training

By: Dylan Slater     20th March 2015 Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News. 

Soaring Demand For A.B.E. Self-Levelling Screed

     12th March 2015 Demand for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ abescreed SLC P fast-track self-levelling screed and abescreed SLC acrylic primer has soared since the products underwent three important reformulations recently. “The main reason for the latest reformulation in 2014 was to boost the ‘green’ qualities of... 

Chryso S.A. Exports Growing Faster Than Local Sales

     29th January 2015 The Chryso Southern Africa Group’s decision to increase its emphasis on exports is paying dividends with the growth in the Group’s export sales last year for the first time showing substantially bigger sales growth than local sales, says Norman Seymore, vice-president of the Chryso Group... 

Chryso Prepares For East- And West-African Production

     13th October 2014 South Africa’s s current market conditions are offering limited growth for concrete performance-enhancing admixtures which has accelerated the need for the Chryso Southern Africa Group to seek new markets - and even manufacturing capacity - in other parts of Africa. Norman Seymore, CEO of Chryso... 

Chryso Southern African Group Now Has Major Presence In Africa

     28th July 2014 The African continent has become a key area of growth for the Chryso Southern Africa Group, says Luis Ferreira, Business Development Manager of Chryso Southern Africa. Ferreira says the major need for infrastructure in Africa has created vast potential business for the Group, which includes... 

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