THE BUILDING MATERIAL SPECIALISTS
Alpine, being the brand name for the building material concern, has been in the industry for the last 50 years. The company began in retail, with focus and attention solely on providing individual customer satisfaction at is well-known store in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal being Petermaritzburg. With the phenomenal performance of this outlet, coupled with the removal of Sanctions on South Africa in 1994, the company moved towards sourcing building material products globally and wholesaling these across South Africa. Today, Alpine boasts distribution hubs in every major City Centre in South Africa with a National Presence. This National Presence has been viewed as a boon from the likes of Chain stores such as Cashbuild’s and Walmart stores which are amongst the country’s largest Building Material outlets.
With the above well in motion, 2010 signalled a turning point in Alpine’s History with the firm importing cement out of Pakistan. Six years later, with 55 self-chartered cargo vessels completed comprising of approximately 40 000 tons on each liner Alpine is now South Africa’s largest Importer and Distributor of Cement in the country. We have changed the market dynamics with regards to the way cement is distributed in the country and are now currently using these resources to tap into certain of Africa’s fastest growing countries such as Angola and Mozambique. With cement now being a large part of our DNA the strategy is to increase our footprint in this industry.
presence in the South African market.
1.5 M TONS
annual volume of cement and other building materials.
in more than 25 countries.
wholesale & retail shops as ALPINE point of sales.
Over the years, we have forged lasting international relationships with customer, suppliers, and shippers. This enables us to efficiently transfer building materials between markets. Our global trading network is one of the largest and most widely recognized in the industry. We have our global sourcing team located in East Asia, Middle East, Africa as well as Europe.
Manufacturing and Mining Infrastructure
We share knowledge of local markets, product formulas, raw materials and new technologies to provide high level of quality and innovation to provide top standard building solutions. Our local and International mining infrastructure is a means to provide required raw materials. Our manufacturing team tests and confirms Alpine special formulas and selective mixtures suitable for local markets in South Africa.
Shipping and Logistics
Our maritime logistics department is well recognized in the market as a first-class charterer. We maintain commercial relations with first-class ship owners and brokers world wide. Our logistic team is supported by a worldwide network of strategically located marine terminals.
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24 Riley Road, Overport, Durban, South Africa 98 Bafor Circle, Epping Two, Cape Town, South Africa