Frans van Mosseveld starts a small general engineering business in Germistion, South Africa.
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One of Metate’s core strengths is our people – especially Peter van Mosseveld. For over 30 years, Peter has been the go-to guy when it comes to batch plant solutions. Most of the leading names in South Africa’s concrete industry have worked with Peter. Why? Because there hasn’t yet been a problem that he couldn’t solve. It is with people like Peter van Mosseveld, who live and breathe strategic solutions, that Metate is expertly geared to tackle the continent’s concrete supply solutions.
The company relocates to Carolina, where Frans van Mosseveld is joined by his sons, Phillip, Frans, and the current CEO, Peter in 1970. The company's size and diversity grow to include the design and manufacturing of a plant to recycle asbestos mine dumps, as well as projects for various gold mines.
The company relocates to Port Elizabeth to manufacture and install structures for a non-ferrous smelting plant for Murray & Roberts. It also designs and manufactures bulk handling equipment for Premier Milling. Eventually, 13 plants are supplied and erected throughout South Africa.
Ready Mix Concrete (now Lafarge) expands and reaches out to Metate to design, manufacture and erect 14 static and 9 mobile plants over a number of years.
Basil Read commissions 2 complete 80m3/h mobile plants as well as debagging units for their St Helena Airport contract.
Metate becomes the supplier of choice for Durban-based Metier Concrete, with 12 static plants and 1 mobile plant.
The launch of the first fully containerised 80m3/h batch plant which has been designed for the African market.