Growthpoint develops R70-million facility for steel business Maxishare
Growthpoint Properties is developing a bespoke new steel manufacturing and galvanising facility in Boksburg East, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, for Maxishare, a leading supplier of steel welded mesh.
At twice the size of its current premises, its new 8,400-m2 building enables Maxishare’s growth. The custom-built facility comprises 400 m2 of offices and an 8,000 m2 warehouse. It also features a large yard and offers future expansion capability of around 2,000 m2.
Growthpoint Properties Industrial Division Head, Engelbert Binedell, explains the R70 million Maxishare project is the complete redevelopment of an existing Growthpoint site.
“We identified the strong potential of this site some time ago and rezoned it in preparation for the right project. We are thrilled to develop this made-to-measure property around Maxishare’s business goals and provide this company with a strong foundation to meet its specific operational needs,” comments Binedell.
Maxishare is primarily a distributor of imported and locally produced welded mesh. Itsproduct rangealso includes diamond mesh, field fencing, hexagonal wire netting, galvanised flat sheet metal,stainless steel feeding bowls, binding wire, clips and pliers,stainless steel weldmesh, insect screening, swivel feeders, cage doorsand wire cutters.
Growthpoint Properties Industrial Development Manager, Leon Labuschagne, says that to deliver a tailor-made property that supports Maxishare’s specific requirements, Growthpoint incorporated permanent cranes into the building’s design. The facility has a larger-than-normal foundation to provide the strength for the heavy machinery it will house.
The property also provides Maxishare with the option of solar power. It features a strengthened roof structure which can hold the extra weight of solar panels.
“Meeting Maxishare’s tight time frames, we applied the latest technology in tilt-up columns, which are built on the ground and then raised with a crane,” explains Labuschagne.
The dedicated facility will be complete for Maxishare in July 2017