Betterect was established in 1974 by Martin Zechner and is a specialist in mild and stainless steel fabrication, steel erection and corrosion protection. Betterect’s core services include detailing and shop drawings, steel fabrication, steel erection which includes structural, mechanical, platework and piping installations, corrosion protection, refurbishments and spares. Our head office and fabrication operations are based in Chamdor, Krugersdorp, South Africa and we are perfectly situated to carry out erection projects through Southern and Central Africa. We have grown from strength to strength gaining extensive experience both nationally and internationally and are still expanding with our rapid growth showing no sign of slowing down and we have companies in Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia and Zambia. Our corporate ethos is to always meet and exceed clients’ expectations whilst providing them with the best technologically advanced level of service in the most cost effective way.

We have extensive experience in mild and stainless steel fabrications and erections in respect of solid-liquid separation equipment (such as thickeners, belt filters, linear screens, filter presses to name a few), dewatering/filter plant equipment, structural steel, material handling equipment, pressure vessels, hoppers, chutes, drums and storage, mixing holding and feed tanks for industrial, mining and petrochemical environments. Our products are generally fabricated from mild steel and stainless steel, but we able to source other material should a client’s specification require. As part of our value added services, we also offer our clients packing, loading and delivery/transportation services for the goods which we fabricate.

Betterect has carried out erection projects throughout Southern and Central Africa on both greenfield and brownfield sites for national and international clients (from countries such as Austria, Italy, Germany, Australia and more). . Betterect’s friendly and professional management team is highly skilled and qualified and are committed to providing the highest quality of service and product.

Through the years Betterect has achieved some highly notable accomplishments like achieving a world’s first installation and helping to shape and transform Johannesburg’s skyline. In 1999, Betterect installed and commissioned the world’s first underground curved conveyor at Sasol Coal’s Middelbult mine in Mpumalanga ( and in 2005 Betterect fabricated and erected the stainless steel dome that sits on top of the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton.