Southey Contracting was established in 1939,

initially to offer industrial painting and contracting services to the mines and heavy industry. The company has become the largest industrial painting, abrasive blast cleaning, thermal insulation and contracting services company catering for major industrial, process installations and mining operations. The Southey footprint has grown to include operations in 10 sub-Saharan countries and recently into Oman on the Arabian Peninsula.

Southey Contracting is a division

of Southey Holdings, which is the driving force behind a diverse and growing number of independent and autonomous businesses, representing one of the largest and most respected privately owned groups in South Africa. The considerable synergies that exist in the Group, together with a belief in entrepreneurship, decentralized management, incentivization and communication have allowed Southey to turn ordinary companies into star performers.

Southey Contracting is the backbone

around which the Group was built and after 75 years still yields exceptional growth in the industries in which it operates. Southey Contracting conducts is business from an international footprint, which includes permanent operations in Durban, Richards Bay, Gauteng, Secunda, Cape Town, Saldanha Bay, Namibia, Angola, Congo, DRC, Gabon, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius and Oman.

Our commitment to the industry is total

as supported by the fact that we are founder members of the following bodies:

  • Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CISA)
  • Constructional Engineering Association (CEA)
  • South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC)
  • Thermal Insulation Association of South Africa (TIASA)