Full-scale production at Aveng Infraset’s under-construction multimillion-rand concrete roof tile manufacturing facility, in Effingham, Durban, is scheduled to start in January.
Construction of the factory, which will ultimately employ 17 people, started in June and is expected to be completed by December.
“The decision to establish the roof tile factory using Aveng Infraset’s existing infrastructure and resources makes good business sense, as we will be able to increase revenue and improve profitability for the business unit through the dilution of overheads,” Aveng Infraset GM Stephan van Niekerk said in a statement on Monday.
Equipped with the latest roof tile manufacturing and packaging technology, the new roof tile factory was being established to supply KwaZulu-Natal’s roof tile market with high-quality, affordable roof tiles to contribute to the housing and building needs in the region.
“An exciting development for us is that, with the establishment of the new factory, we will be expanding our product offering from three profiles to four and this will allow us to supply the alteration market, which we could not previously access,” he added.
Aveng Infraset’s new profile – the double Roman Classic profile – will be sold under the registered trademark Dusk.