Refractory Supply and Installation - Engineering - Fabrication - Civil and Site Services - Distribution

About Us


  • Aluref SA (Pty) Ltd was established in 2010 and is ideally located in the industrial heart of Richards Bay, South Africa.

  • The Business started off as Specialists in Turnkey Refractory and Mechanical Installation Services to the Aluminium and other industrial clients in Africa.

  • In 2017, the Business diversified and  opened up the Mechanical, Fabrication, Engineering and Civil Services Division, specialising in Turnkey Construction and Mechanical Services to industries in and around South Africa.

  • Aluref SA is committed to achieving excellence in all business activities and celebrates an excellent Safety track record at the various sites they work.

  • For Aluref SA, transformation is a business imperative and this is evident in our BBBEEE Level 1 rating  with a 51% Black Shareholding of which 30% is Black Female. Our goal is to create a meaningful, sustainable and high performance business in South Africa, which means activating all aspects of BBBEE and making a real difference in our community and country at large.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Continue to promote a healthy and safe work culture, standards and system 

  • The development of a sales and project execution team consisting of multi-disciplinary business skills that enhances our capabilities to provide total solutions 

  • Delivering cost effective, high quality solutions and products to our clients by utilising our technical expertise and the latest technology available in the market 

  • Making use of our integrated project management and implementation systems to better our Service delivery 

  • Leveraging our reputation, expertise and know-how to ensure successful adherence and fulfilment of contract and project obligations 

  • Our Structure and Culture reflects a diversified approach through focussed business units that are staffed by motivated, empowered and skilled people who take ownership and responsibility for their day-to-day operations 

  • Aluref SA will succeed and grow through the effective utilisation of our assets, resources and strategically located operations to successfully implement our strategy 

  • Make a difference in Social and Economic development of our Community and Country at large 

  • Actively develop employees with potential to participate in Enterprise Development Projects

What we offer:

  • BBBEE Level 1

  • BBBEE – 30% Black Female Ownership

  • Reputable name and track record

  • Strong credit reference with financial stability

  • Large Warehouse – crane and logistics facilities

  • Import and Export Licenses

  • Competent and technically skilled workforce in Refractory, Fabrication, Mechanical and Civil Services

  • Strong and Professional leadership team

  • Sound Safety Management and Safety System (HSEC Online)

Key Skilled and Qualified Resources

  • Project Managers 

  • Site Managers 

  • Civils Manager 

  • Site supervisors 

  • Workshop Supervisors 

  • Draftsman

  • Safety officers 

  • Planners 

  • Boilermakers

  • Welders 

  • Mechanical fitters 

  • Riggers 

  • We also make use of a Labour consultant services to employ and recruit any additional labour that might be required to render services to our clients

Client Base

  •  Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) 

  •  Richards Bay Mining (RBM) 

  •  South32 - Hillside Aluminium Smelter

  •  South32 - MOZAL

  •  TWK Wood chip plant 

  •  AVRED Hydraulics 

  •  Calderys SA 

  •  STAREF 

  •  Bidvest Tank Terminals 

  •  Mondi Richards Bay Mill 

  •  uMhlathuze Water 

  •  Foskor 

  •  Shincell / Bay fibre Woodchip plant  

  •  Transnet 

  •  Boardwalk Shopping Centre 

  •  Ngwelazane Hospital


With Corporate Social Investment (CSI) within the South African context becoming ever more strategically focused, it makes sense for businesses to align their corporate social investment spend with their core business objectives and imperatives.


As as the social needs facing our country are substantial, it is a moral duty for big business to make a difference by supporting projects that benefit historically disadvantaged sectors of our society.


Against his background, and guided by the key social development needs highlighted by government, Aluref has become involved with various CSI projects.


Aluref partnered with an NGO, The Orphan Care Foundation and we are currently actively involved with the Foundation’s “Bed for A Child” project.


With the assistance and co-operation of the South 32 Hillside Aluminium Smelter, we remove timber from the site that was used as packaging material and discarded as waste.


This wood is then taken back to our offices and upcycled to produce wooden beds and tables which are then donated to various affiliated organisations for distribution in and around Richards Bay - Mzingazi, Madlazini, Esakhweni and various villages.


Aluref SA has the welfare and progress of the community at heart.

MSAT - Home of the Big Brother Mentoring Program

In terms of uplifment and recognition, Aluref SA has created the 100% Black owned MSAT Construction for another employee, Sifiso Gumede. This pilot company is home of the Big Brother mentoring program. MSAT will work closely with Aluref SA, and be guided and assisted from a Technical, Financial and HR/IR perspective.