Echo Prestress
A Name Truly Cast in Concrete
Echo Prestress is part of the Echo Group of Companies, although the oldest company in the group dates back to 1983, Echo Prestress opened for business in July 1995.
location_on Kempton Park, Gauteng
Elematic
Hollow-core precast concrete slabs
Elematic SA manufacturers three different types of hollow core concrete slabs.
location_on Johannesburg, Gauteng
Terraforce
Reversable hollow-core retaining blocks
Supplier of segmented, interlocking and plantable concrete elements for use in earth retaining-stabilising, erosion control, noise control, landscaping, grassed paving and for providing pavillion seating as well as stairs.
location_on Cape Town, Western Cape
Southern Africa Readymix Association (SARMA)
SARMA is a voluntary industry organisation that represents manufacturers, suppliers and stakeholders in the readymix concrete industry.
Brochure
today23 Jun 2017
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Prestress Hollow-Core Concrete Flooring

Set out in this brochure are several examples demonstrating the versatility and multi-purpose functionality of the prestressed hollow-core slabs. Applications covered include floors, security walls, reservoir roofs, retaining walls and warehouse walling, multi-storey floor applications to residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as suspended ground floor slabs in clay areas and a foundation system for social housing.
News & Product Highlights
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today20 Jan 2017
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Echo Prestress celebrates 21 years of prestressed slab production

One of South Africa’s prestressed hollow-core concrete slab pioneers, Echo Prestress, was founded in 1995 when a factory was built in Kempton Park to manufacture prestressed hollow-core slabs. 
today4 Jan 2017
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Echo slabs used as gravity retaining walling at medical facility

South Africa’s Echo group has had considerable success in finding and developing new markets for hollow-core, especially in security and retaining wall applications. This article outlines an innovative form of retaining wall which was jointly developed by an Echo engineer in collaboration with an external engineering consultancy.
today13 Feb 2012

New precast products solve specific problems

Rocla, specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions, showcased two of its new products at the annual IMESA Conference and Exhibition in October last year. The Rocla stand featured the new lightweight precast Wingwall units and the locally manufactured Alfabloc systems. Rocla is the first concrete manufacturer in South Africa to offer a complete range of precast Wingwall units to the market. These units have applications in culvert and storm water installations to ensure optimum hydraulic flow at both the inlets and outlets of these structures. 
today28 Oct 2014
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Innovative thinking generates new retaining wall concept

Hollow-core slab producer, the Echo Group, has introduced a new concept in retaining wall systems, Echo Gravity Retaining Walling (EGRW), which utilises precast concrete hollow-core slabs in combination with geotextile membrane. 
today11 Jul 2016
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New concept in retaining wall systems

This innovative form of retaining wall was jointly developed by an Echo engineer in collaboration with an external engineering consultancy.