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We are the geotextile experts

We have been providing the Southern African Civil Engineering industry with geotextiles and geosynthetic solutions since 1971.  Our proudest offering is the renowned bidim® geotextile.

We have a vested interest in the development of the industry as a Founding Member of Gigsa (Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa) and an IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) Corporate Member.

Our Focus

To be of greater service to our customers by extending comprehensive technical and design support covering a wide range of geosynthetic products that are complementary to our tried and tested bidim® product. There is: Always a Better Solution®

As further support to the local geotextile industry, our in-house library in Pinetown is the most comprehensive of its kind on geosynthetics in South Africa and the information is readily available to our customers. Access this information by contacting our librarian.

Besides our 5 branches operating nationally, our Exports department supplies to the rest of Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Middle East, South America and parts of South East Asia.

Our Values

People, Planet, Progress

As an Associate Member of PETCO, we are committed to polyester (PET) plastic recycling in South Africa and use over 3000 tons of recycled polyester annually in the manufacture of our products.

Our Operations

We are a broad-based BEE Level 3 contributor. Read about our contribution in this brochure (735kb).

Our manufacturing capabilities

Established in the Atlantis industrial area on the west coast of South Africa in 1977, our factory enables us to specify the correct application of our geotextile materials.

Our Uniqueness

We are:

  • the only continuous filament, spunbond, needle-punched nonwoven (bidim®) manufacturer in Africa
  • the only dedicated geotextile producer in Africa
  • a local manufacturer for supply to Africa and other international markets
  • set up to utilise recycled material successfully in production of engineering products
  • only GCL manufacturer in Africa


Quality Assurance

We are registered users of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.

Product Testing

We use an independent laboratory to test our products and samples from the field. Geosynthetic Laboratory is a SANAS accredited laboratory for a variety of tests. It is based in Pinetown, South Africa, and is the most advanced geosynthetics testing laboratory in Africa. It is affiliated to a similar facility in Albury, Australia.

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