Sustainability and innovation are two sides of the same coin for Marley Building Systems as the company pushes forward to exceed industry standards in the anticipation of new trends.
Mark Irving, Managing Director of Marley Building Systems in South Africa, believes Marley Building Systems is redefining building methodology with innovative, sustainable and complete building solutions.
“We are geared towards the future of dry construction solutions as South Africa and the rest of the Continent transitions from traditional construction to more economical and environmentally friendly building technology.”
Marley Building Systems is the South African subsidiary of Belgian-industrial group, Etex. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Etex specialises in the manufacturing and marketing of building materials. The group has been firmly established in Europe and Latin America since 1905 and 1937 respectively, and is now looking to strengthen its position in Africa with the Southern African region and Nigeria as the company’s main drivers of growth.
Marley Building Systems acquired the Gypsum business of Lafarge in November 2015. The acquisition gave the company the impetus it was looking for to go to market as a leading supplier of superior roofing, cladding and dry construction solutions.
Marley Business Systems comprises four business lines: Fibre Cement (Kalsi), Plasterboard (Siniat), Roofing (Marley Roofing) and Facades (Equitone).
All of Marley Building Systems’ materials are eco-friendly and support green building assessments and specifications while surpassing all performance demands.
“This forms part of our commitment to creating long-term value in a sustainable and responsible way,” Mark said. “We believe in going to great lengths to continuously improve our business structures, processes and tools to achieve operational excellence.”
Equitone panels are manufactured in accordance with the requirements of EN12467 for fibre cement flat sheets along with the Kalsi flat sheets that adhere to SABS 803. Marley Fibre Cement roofing products also adhere to SANS 10409.
The Siniat plasterboards, formerly Lafarge Gypsum plasterboards, have the Global Green Tag GBCSA Level B and LCARate Bronze certification. Marley Building Systems remain the only local manufacturer with the SANS 266 SABS mark for all its plasterboard.