ABX Turners

New division for ABX Turners Shipping

By Allan Jackson – April 2008

The end of April saw the launch by ABX Turners Shipping of a specialised Automotive Operations Department.

According to the company’s National Operations Director Blain Kondiah, the establishment of the new department brings ABX Turners Shipping in line with the international ABX Logistics Group, which already operates extensively in the automotive field.

Kondiah said that the company had decided to create the new department to satisfy the increasing demand felt from clients in the automotive parts sector. The decision was taken to bring shipping industry stalwart Graham Howard in as National Automotive Manager to head up the new department.

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Peri Trio

Peri Trio wall formwork proves itself on Umlaas Trunk sewer extension

One of the Umlass Trunk Sewer Extension pipe bridges with the Trio formwork in place for the last pour.

Contract Manager Syd van Schoor
  • Contractors: Murray & Roberts Construction & Makhuba Civils
  • Contracts Manager: Syd van Schoor
  • Consulting Engineers: Stewart Scott
  • Client: Ethekwini Metro Waste Water Services

The construction of two pipe bridges on the Umlaas Trunk Sewer Extension contract outside Durban was causing headaches for contractors Murray & Roberts Construction and Makhuba Civils until Peri Wiehahn stepped in to provide a cost-effective formwork solution.

The contract called for the construction of two pipe bridges across the Umlaas River and stipulated that these should do double duty by acting as foot bridges across the river for the benefit of the communities living in the surrounding areas.

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Peri Mmultiflex slab formwork excels on Horizon View contract

An Architect’s view of Horizon View Apartments.

A worker on the project greases the joints between the Peri Spruce
Boards to ensure they are grout-tight.

Above: A close-up view of the the GT24 Girders
being used to support the Per iSpruce Boards on the project.
Right: Grinaker LTA Site Manager Mohan Ramjawan

  • Developer: Pegasus/Robow Investments
    Principals: Gerhard Pretorius, Albert Lourens, & Peter Hudson.
  • Structural Contractor: Grinaker LTA Building East
  • Contracts Director: Kelvin de le Peyre
  • Site Manager: Mohan Ramjawan
  • Project Manager: Pegasus Projects
    Principal: Gerhard Pretorius
  • Architects: Ellens and Whitfield
    Principal: Bill Ellens, Tony Whitfield 031) 2077145
  • Consulting Structural Engineers: Young + Satharia
    Principals: Rob Young, Abdool Satharia
  • Quantity surveyors: Africost Quantity Surveyors
    Principal: Albert Lourens

Peri products are producing such high-quality fair faced concrete finishes that they have wowed personnel from Grinaker LTA working on the R60-million contract to build the Horizon View apartment complex.

The complex incorporates upmarket apartments, shops, a service station and first-floor parking and is being built adjacent to the Gateway Shopping Centre in the heart of Umhlanga Ridge north of Durban.