Brikor

Who
WE ARE

Our
Story

Brikor Group manufactures and supplies building and construction materials for projects ranging from low-cost housing to residential, commercial, industrial, civil engineering and infrastructure, through two manufacturing and beneficiation plants in Nigel, Gauteng.

The semi-face clay and stock bricks production capacities have grown to in excess of 160 million bricks per annum and 800 000 tonnes of clay, with a mining capacity of approximately 700 000 tonnes of coal per annum. The Grootfontein mining right, granted on 1 December 2020 and executed on 13 July 2021, is also expected to have a capacity of approximately 700 000 tonnes of coal per annum.

Our
Purpose

We exist to build our region’s future by manufacturing
and supplying high-quality building, construction and
mining materials to the market.

Our
Values

Our
Vision

To be a leading market player in the mining and
construction sectors by ASPIRE-ing to meet the
needs of our current and future customers through
tailoring our offerings to add value to their
endeavours and create value for our stakeholders.

Our
History

1994

  • In August, Garnett Parkin I forms Marievale Brickworks.
  • Garnett Parkin I and Garnett Parkin II build a brick factory that initially produces 15 million bricks per annum.
  • PME is formed, acquiring a fleet of two trucks and three trailers responsible for farming operations, transportation of clay and coal, as well as the distribution of bricks.

1996

  • Garnett Parkin I passes away and Garnett Parkin II acquires the entire issued share capital of both companies.

1998

  • In July, Basfour (Pty) Ltd is incorporated as a private company and acquires factory land in Nigel. A second brick plant with a production capacity of 14 million bricks per annum is
    commissioned.

1999

  • Marievale Bamford is formed.

2000

  • In March, Marievale Bamford purchases land and plant in Olifantsfontein, where the Group’s third brick plant, with a gasfiring tunnel kiln with a production capacity of 16,7 million bricks per annum, is commissioned.
  • PME acquires further land in Rayton to supply clay to the brick plant in Olifantsfontein.

2001

  • In November, Basfour (Pty) Ltd changes its name to Brikor (Pty) Ltd. All brick manufacturing and sales operations are consolidated into Brikor.

2002

  • Coal underlying the clay deposits is commissioned, ensuring that the Group becomes self-sufficient in the supply of coal.

2007

  • In May, Brikor is converted to a public company.
  • In August, Brikor lists on the AltX of the JSE.

2015

  • In January, Garnett Parkin II, CEO of Brikor, tragically passes away in a motor vehicle accident. Garnett Parkin II’s legacy is continued through the appointment of his son, Garnett Parkin
    III, as CEO, and the loyal support of Brikor’s management and staff.

2020

  • In October, Kopanela Mining (Pty) Ltd is established as a broad-based black ownership vehicle to secure future prospecting and mining rights.

2021

  • On 3 March 2021, Brikor acquires a 40% shareholding in Zingaro Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“Zingaro”), a transport company with a fleet of more than 100 specialised vehicles. Zingaro also specialises in providing turnkey services for mine activities, such as loading, hauling, stockpile management and haul road maintenance by using a wide range of specialised trucks and earth-moving equipment. Its specialised vehicles include tipper, low-bed and flat-deck trucks as well as various plant and mining equipment.