Somerset West based Lema Civils owes its competitive edge to a combination of hands-on personal service and ownership of its own plant, which allows it to react quickly and always stay on schedule, according to the company.
“We’re not trying to be a level CE 9 company,” says Managing Director Boris Lederer,“ and by staying relatively small, we gain in agility, but are still large enough to tackle big contracts.”
14 years in the industry
Lema Civils comprises a team of 35 permanent staff, with a fleet of machines to cover most facets of work in the civil industry. With over 14 years in the field, the company’s core focus has always been civil construction, but the last five years have seen it diversify into building and concrete work.
According to the MD, “Most of our recent income has been generated by supplying civil and building services, for the construction of warehouses and packsheds, as well as CA and RA store complexes. And to keep everything busy, we also do industrial and residential developments, bulk earthworks and plant hire.”
Some of Lema Civils more recent projects include: a CA Store Complex for Ceres Koelkamers amounting to 15,000m2 ; a 12,000m2 Packshed and Cold Storage Facility for Bella Frutta; a 9,000m2 Cold Storage Complex for ColdHarvest.
Lema Civils says it believes firmly in giving back to its staff and the communities in which it operates. Part of company policy includes the implementation of a training regime, which effectively uplifts staff and their communities.
The company partners with SEESA in achieving this goal. Contributions are also made to various social responsibility causes, in which training and financial assistance is provided to previously disadvantaged individuals and local community projects.
The Peninsula School Feeding Association and the Oaks Preparatory School and College Educational Trust are examples of these initiatives.
Vision Lema Civils prides itself in delivering successful projects on time, within budget, and to the highest standard of quality. Site management teams are invariably dynamic, skilled and highly experienced in all facets of civil engineering construction. MD Boris Lederer, comments on the company’s visions,
“At Lema, we constantly strive to improve our performance in all the civil and building industry disciplines we’re involved in. And our primary goal? To deliver on our promises and to supply our clients with top quality, all-round service.”