A B E Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd
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101 Main Reef Rd, Boksburg North, Boksburg, 1459
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a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was founded in 1932 but started operations in earnest in 1939 in Durban as a supplier of bitumen to municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

a.b.e. has over the years grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries supplying products directly to customers through its branch network as well as through builders' merchants and hardware stores, with manufacturing plants in Johannesburg (Boksburg) and Durban (Isipingo).

Supported by a network of branches and distributors throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and Pakistan, a.b.e. is ideally positioned to service its customers.

The a.b.e. range of products falls into the following broad categories:

• Waterproofing
• Flooring
• Specialised adhesives
• Silicone and sealants
• Concrete repair products
• Roofing products

CHRYSO Southern Africa acquired a.b.e. Construction Chemicals in September 2010, which resulted ina.b.e. delisting from the JSE AltX. Successful integration and strong co-operation of all departments and divisions of the two companies are taking place.

CHRYSO Southern Africa has established itself as a major supplier of concrete and cement admixtures in South Africa due to its innovative technologies and technical and customer support, as well as investment in plant infrastructure. CHRYSO Southern Africa is a subsidiary of the CHRYSO group, which has been offering chemical admixtures for the construction industry for 70 years now, worldwide. The acquisition ofa.b.e. by CHRYSO provides a.b.e. with new technologies and ongoing research and development programs to further enhance its position in the market and add valSue to their customers.

a.b.e. will continually invest and work on improving its structures, upgrading production facilities, strengthening its research and development programmes while using existing channels in the market to introduce new products that further enhance its current product range and service offer to customers



CHRYSO: We have the solutions to build the future you imagine


A chemicals specialist at the service of construction materials, CHRYSO has tripled its turnover over the past decade to become an international leader active in 70 countries by means of its 14 subsidiaries around the world. CHRYSO provides its customers - cement manufacturers, concrete plants, precast manufacturers, and construction companies - with its formulation expertise and knowledge of construction materials.

CHRYSO has the ambition to be a lever for its customers' development, and accordingly places customer service as its number one priority, while constantly innovating in R&D.

CHRYSO is also very concerned with Sustainable development, with a double objective: to be exemplary in the management of its operation all over the world, and to make our productions and solutions levers for the green revolution needed in building materials.

CHRYSO facts and figures:

  • More tahn 900 employees.
  • Presence in 70 countries: 14 subsidiaries & an international network of distributors and licence holders.
  • Additives for cement, concrete, gypsum and construction systems.






    CHRYSO is a branch of the MATERIS group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals for the construction industry.

    MATERIS, one of the world leaders in speciality chemicals for construction, comprises four business lines: admixtures (KERNEOS), mortars (PAREX Group) and paintings (MATERIS Paints).

    These four activities develop and market solutions which promote the know-how of their customers, namely tradesmen and building manufacturers, public works leaders, and manufacturers from the construction chemicals and refractory sectors.

    Key figures for the materis group in 2010:

  • Turnover: 1.85 billion.
  • 88 industrial sites.
  • Presence in 34 countries at 92 industrial sites.
  • 9,500 employees.


    Creation of the Materis group in 2001.
    Shareholders: Wendel Investment & the Materis group's managers.

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    101 Main Reef Rd, Boksburg North, Boksburg, 1459
    011 3069000