About us

Do­ing things the KAEFER way.

Our History

KAEFER’s journey in South Africa began in 1976 when we took our first steps in the industry. Over the years, we’ve grown and evolved, reaching significant milestones. In 1998, we acquired Thermal Insulation Supplies and Contractors (Pty) Ltd from Murray and Roberts, solidifying our commitment to excellence.

Our Headquarters

Our headquarters proudly reside in Johannesburg, where we orchestrate our operations. We’ve established ourselves as a market leader in insulation, access solutions, surface protection, passive fire protection, and asbestos solutions. Our diverse clientele spans industries such as petrochemical plants, power generation, mining and processing, chemicals, and paper manufacturing.

Our Reach

KAEFER’s influence extends well beyond South African borders. We’ve undertaken insulation, scaffolding, and painting projects not only within our home country but also across the African continent. Our footprint has touched countries like Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

Decades of Experience

Our presence in South Africa spans over 45 years, and globally, the KAEFER Group has been serving clients for more than a century. Our legacy is built on a foundation of excellence, reliability, and innovation.

Our Expertise

At KAEFER, we’re more than just a company: we’re a leading provider of technical construction, maintenance, and industrial services. Our specialisation includes electromechanical services, surface protection, insulation & cladding, access solutions, passive fire protection, and asbestos management.

Our Divisions

Our organisation is structured into distinct business units, each dedicated to delivering top-notch solutions. These units are: KAEFER Thermal Contracting Services, KAEFER Energy Projects, KAEFER Africa Holdings, and KAEFER LDA.

We are passionate about what we do, and our commitment to quality as well as health & safety drives everything we undertake. With decades of experience and a global presence, we stand ready to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. When it counts, count on us.

KAEFER Africa Organisation

An experienced board provides strategic direction and leadership, monitors the implementation of business and strategic plans, and approves capital funding for these plans to support a sustainable business.

Individually, directors bring a complementary range of skills and expertise to board deliberations, including engineering, metallurgy, finance, governance, legal and stakeholder engagement. Regular updates and in-depth sessions keep the board abreast of developments in our industry to ensure informed decision.










What´s important to us

Our People

We empower you to succeed individually


KAEFER is a people company. Making sure our employees work in safe and well managed environments is one of our cores principles and makes up a significant part of our strategy.


KAEFER runs on common values with trust as the foundation of all our business activities. Respect for the individual, collaboration, collegiality and a culture of continuous improvement combine to help us make the right decisions in complex situations. We take pride in our 11 reliabilities, and a focus on results which al-lows us to exceed the expectations of our clients. At the same time, we remain modest, never forgetting that there is always room for improvement.


KAEFER people take pride in being part of a diverse, global company and share a commitment to making a positive contribution in the communities where we live and work.


KAEFER defines compliance as a series of internal rules and

procedures that are voluntarily adopted by a company to prevent, detect, and resolve conduct or practices that are illegal or that do not abide by the company’s ethical and business standards


KAEFER in Africa is committed to the safety of our people and our customers, with quality and environmental preservation being critical in the overall delivery of everything we do.

KAEFER’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System is certified to ISO45001:2018. Our Quality Management System is fully certified to ISO 9001:2015 and our Environmental Management System to ISO 14001:2015.

Life Saving Commitments

KAEFER’s Life Saving Commitments underpin the safety culture within KAEFER. They define our commitment to ensure our employees remain safe in our workplaces and assist them in making SAFE Choices. The Life Saving Commitments have been developed to ensure all KAEFER employees are protected specifically when conducting high-risk activities.

QA/QC Management

KAEFER is highly experienced in working to a wide range of specifications and standards across our key service offerings.

KAEFER’s Quality Management system has been developed in alignment with and is accredited to ISO 9001:2015 principles.

Sustainability / ESG

KAEFER in Africa is guided by the philosophy of being welcomed by the

communities that host our business activities. KAEFER works towards this goal through effective engagement with stakeholders, respect for cultural heritage and diversity, creating economic opportunities, investment in community projects and programs.

Socio-Economic Development

KAEFER believes in being an active participant in the communities we live and work in and support initiatives that help to create healthy, vibrant, and cohesive communities.

KAEFER continues to support local communities through a number of initiatives. We are also committed to maximizing opportunities for local industry and will provide full, fair, and reasonable opportunity for suppliers and subcontractors to assist in the delivery of our activities.

The Different Aspects of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) approach are embedded in the way we are doing business.


KAEFER Attaches high importance to environmental protection and green initiatives and actively campaigns for the introduction of measures that will reduce carbon emissions. Therefore, we have undergone the ISO 14001 certification process which reflects the latest guidelines in environmental management and energy efficiency.


At KAEFER, we take compliance very seriously as we want to avoid fundamental risks, ensure sustainable business success and build up and maintain trusting and reliable relationships with our colleagues and business partners. This is of the highest value and must be protected.

It is for you, me and every one of us – and it needs you, me and every one of us! #StandUpFor You can report actual or suspected misconduct to the following:

> Your line manager or the department management

> Your Local Compliance Officer

> The KAEFER Compliance Helpline – our highly secure, web-based reporting system

It is up to you to decide which option you are most comfortable with. All information received will be treated confidentially in line with legal requirements.

We have found that direct exchange on a personal level is often preferred which underlines our open communication and trusting working environment. If personal communication is not an option, please use the KAEFER Compliance Helpline. It is easily accessible by clicking on the link below.

Our KAEFER Compliance Helpline is hosted by an external provider and can be used by employees, suppliers, customers and other third parties. It is available worldwide in different languages and offers anonymous and encrypted reporting. Once accessed, the KAEFER Compliance Helpline provides clear instructions and is self-explanatory.

KAEFER. When it counts, count on us.


KAEFER Compliance Helpline:


Your Local Compliance Officer:

Name: Rosta Mahlaba

Telephone: 083 641 7742
Email: rosta.mahlaba@kaefer.co.za
Business address: 7 Nywerheid Street, Tunney, Elandsfontein

Browse through our globally binding principles

The KAEFER FOUNDATION was established in 2010 as a charitable organisation with the aim of providing support to those in need.

KAEFER Foundation website