Geo-Technical Contracting & Engineering
Experienced staff makes all the difference
Frank van Niekerk
Managing member, Frank van Niekerk, started his career in the piling field as a trainee civil engineering technician for Frankipile SA some 49 years ago. After working his way to the position of works manager in the Durban branch, he joined LTA subsidiary, GEL, in Johannesburg in 1979 as contracts manager. In 1980, he established the Durban branch of GEL, expanding the range of piles to encompass precast piles, frankipiles, diaphragm walling, tube piling and under slurry piling. In 1982, Van Niekerk was appointed as a director of GEL. Then in 1985, he left GEL to establish his own piling company – Van Niekerk & Associates cc – which subsequently became VNA Piling (Pty) Ltd, and thereafter, VNA Piling CC.
VNA Piling’s general manager, Shane Schreiber, has been with the company for 28 years. He has proved his ability by starting as a trainee on piling rigs and working his way up to his current position. His hands on experience and expertise is a valuable commodity honed by years of practical experience available to our clients to overcome geotechnical problems as they arise.
The company’s financial manager, Chantelle Chislett started with the company in 1993 and has been responsible for ensuring that all VNA Piling’s financial matters remained in order over the past 24 years.
VNA Piling’s workshop has been expertly run for the past 21 years by Peter Ferreira, manufactures our piling equipment to our own design in a fully equipped workshop and at short notice limiting breakdown time or delays due to having to secure spares for imported equipment from overseas.
Many of our other loyal staff members have been in the employ of VNA Piling for up to 32 years.