Raubex is a construction company with a specific focus on infrastructure development that operates across all nine South African provinces and throughout Southern Africa. J E Raubenheimer (Koos) founded the business in Bloemfontein in 1974 and progressively developed the company into a leader in road construction and rehabilitation and associated infrastructure development including bridges, culvert drainage, sewerage and pavements. Raubex has a proud record of over 30 years of uninterrupted profitability. The company is also a major supplier of aggregates to the construction industry. Today the company employs over 6000 people in four countries.
In the mid-1990's, Raubex began developing its SADC footprint and secured various projects, in partnership with local subsidiaries in neighboring countries including Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Today, Raubex generates approximately 12% of its revenue outside of South Africa.
Raubex's main line of business is road building and road rehabilitation. Whilst the vast majority of contracts emanate from government related bodies including local municipalities and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), Raubex also services the private sector.
Raubex is not in the business of constructing large buildings such as stadiums or other major commercial building projects and primarily operates in the infrastructure development markets.
The Group’s philosophy is to achieve optimal efficiency across all its business lines and projects. Over the years, the Group spawned a number of subsidiaries but, due to changing requirements and shifts within the market, a restructuring programme took place ahead of its 2007 listing seeing the Group consolidate into the three main divisions as per the diagram below: