From humble beginnings in 1953 in a small office, in the heart of the Free State gold fields of South Africa, Genrec has grown into one of the largest engineering companies in Africa. The one-man business, with its base in Wadeville provided breakdown and repair services to gold mines, rapidly grew into a vibrant family business throughout the fifties and sixties. Genrec started trading as General Erection, and by 1974 with a good track record Genrec had grown large enough to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, under the name of Genrec.
In the same year, Murray & Roberts, a large engineering and construction Group, decided to diversify its operations, and acquired 30% of Genrec shares. In 1988, Murray & Roberts acquired the controlling share holding and in 1992 Murray & Roberts acquired 100% equity, delisted the Group and split activities into separate profit centers
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- Total Project Management
- Design & Detailing
- Light, Medium & Heavy Structural Fabrication
- Planning & Programming
- Heavy Machining
- Trial & Pre-Assembly
- Steel Erection
- Site Services