Geo-Technical Contracting & Engineering
Leading piling and geotechnical specialist celebrates three decades of success.
VNA Piling, one of the country’s leading geotechnical contracting and engineering specialists, celebrates an impressive track record of 32 years in the piling and geotechnical industry. Established in 1985 by Frank van Niekerk, VNA Piling is proud of its current status in the piling industry. It has grown from a developing company servicing the smaller end of the market, to a successful contender in the mega piling market of today – throughout South Africa and its neighbouring states.
Over the past 32 years, the company has installed some of the deepest piles in the country and developed many innovative techniques for solving problems. In this way, it has been able to provide unique, customised design and construct solutions that meet the client’s specific requirements, while providing competitive prices backed up by its quality workmanship and piling guarantee.
VNA’s strength is its practical experience and the fact that its equipment is specifically designed and built for South African conditions. The company was the first to design and build tractor-mounted auger rigs and grout pumps for installing pressure grouted auger piles suited to the domestic housing, mini-factory and office markets. VNA installs the full spectrum of piles – from the smallest to the largest in the country. Its tractor auger fleet is used at the smaller end of the market, while the more versatile 50- ton crawler crane rigs with their powerful drilling heads service the larger end of the market.
VNA Piling is well acquainted with demanding soil profiles in South Africa – and particularly in the Durban and Richards Bay areas with high water tables and collapsing ground. Some 17 years ago, this experience was extended to Gauteng, Cape Town and surrounding areas as well as neighbouring states, where numerous projects have been successfully undertaken.VNA Piling has now taken to the lateral support market – and has already successfully completing numerous projects in Gauteng and neighbouring states.
The knowledge gained in these areas has stood the company in good stead in overcoming any adverse ground conditions or piling difficulties which arise. The
experience gained in these areas has enabled VNA to offer a specialist pile installation and design service to the construction industry, and to tailor the correct
pile type to the requirements of the project and soil conditions by submitting alternative design solutions that can provide a considerable saving to the client.
VNA’s strength is its practical experience … its equipment is specifically designed and built for South Africa conditions.
The VNA premises in Mariann Industrial Park, Pinetown has a well equipped workshop, precasting yard and office block, and services the company’s requirements throughout the country – negating the need for expensive premises in other major city centers. The company designs, builds and services its own equipment in house, which provides versatility to the VNA operation as equipment can be adapted for specific projects as required.
Large projects that VNA has recently completed include:
Sun 1 Hotel
LICT Development, Maseru
Chatsworth Magistrates Court
CHD Reactor, Engen
Riverside Office Park, Phase 4
SARS Warehouse, Bayhead
Bell Street Parking Garage
MH Automation Building
TSM Assembly Plant, Toyota
Current projects include:
Royal Palace, Lesotho
EMS Training Centre
Lazuli Lifestyle Centre
Clearwater Office Park
Saint Gobain Silos
Excelsius Nursing Home
Lot 549 Berea Road, Port Shepstone
Macsteel Coil Processing Unit
Liberty Midlands Mall, Phase