Construction Chemicals was founded in 1932 but
started operations 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.
has 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, a.b.e.®
is ideally positioned to service its customers.
range of products falls into the following broad categories:
- Specialised adhesives
- Silicone and sealants
- Concrete repair products and
- General construction products
- Polyurea high performance system coatings
CHRYSO Southern Africa acquired a.b.e.®
Chemicals in September 2010. Successful integration and strong
co-operation of all departments and divisions will enhance the group
CHRYSO SA has established itself as a major supplier of concrete and
cement admixtures in South Africa due to its investment in plant
infrastructure, new technologies as well as technical and customer
The acquisition of a.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 value to their
is committed to its sustainability policy, adopted
from the CHRYSO group, to sustain the seven values across economic,
environmental and social commitments.
will continually invest and work on improving its
structures as well as upgrading production facilities, and 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.