Why Choose Bosun

Established in 1993, Bosun is a privately owned company, committed to our promise – ”Expect the best”. Bosun is a leading manufacturer of value added, concrete products. We focus on the specialized manufacture and supply of:

  • Patented Castle Bottom concrete kerbs and a range of standard kerbs,
  • A comprehensive range of paving blocks and slabs,
  • Patented concrete retaining wall block systems.

It is Bosun’s intention not only to be a supplier to the construction industry, but to also contribute to the industry itself and work towards improving the industry. To this end, Bosun is a member of the American Paving (ICPI) and Retaining wall (NCMA) associations who gave us access to the leading world’s leading installation training and design guidelines and we in turn made it available to the South African market.

State of The Art Manufacturing Equipment

Bosun pavers are manufactured exclusively on Hess Machines
and SR Schindler machines are used for beneficiated finishes.
These companies form part of the “Top Werk” group, one
of the world’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete
equipment.
The weak South African rand makes it more expensive to
invest in this equipment, but we strongly believe that the
accuracy of these machines, as well as their cutting-edge
technology, result in products which are vastly superior to the
average cheaper alternatives.

Hess Machine at Bosun factory

National Footprint

Bosun operates from advanced factories located in Midrand in Gauteng, Brits in the North West Province and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The factories are operated according to strict quality procedures, and as a result, our products hold the SANS 1058, SANS 927 or SANS 1215 marks respectively.

We have also established an extensive network of distributors, wholesalers and resellers that stock our products throughout South Africa. Chances are you are not far away from our quality concrete products.

Expertise

Owning the best manufacturing equipment is one thing. However real value is only added by the expertise of the people operating that equipment.

Bosun has employed the expertise of Industry Leading European Consultants and invested heavily in staff development and training both locally and with our partners overseas.

This has resulted in a product offering consistent with leading European manufacturers.

Jochen Meyer, one of Bosun’s European associates  and block making consultant

Manufacturing Technology

Bosun manufactures a double-layer paver offering a “base” layer which reinforces structural integrity, while the “topping” layer provides a smooth, attractive finish which heightens abrasive resistance.

Larger Paver Sizes

Many of our dry cast pavers are much larger than traditional South African paving bricks. Wet cast concrete manufacturers have traditionally been known for the production of large “flagstones”, which could be viewed as similar in size to Bosun’s large pavers.

However dry cast slabs offer the following advantages over traditional wet cast flagstones.

  • Guaranteed to be dimensionally more accurate than wet cast flagstones.
  • Non-tapered edges for more accurate installation and smaller jointing gaps.
  • Nibs for accurate installation.

Transport

A specialised fleet of trucks are contracted to Bosun. These vehicles are equipped with air suspension and aluminium decks to ensure a rigid, flat loading surface and the softest ride possible.

In addition, all trucks are equipped with state-of-the-art cranes in order to offload quickly and efficiently, again minimising the risk of damage to products. Be aware that inferior delivery vehicles will cause damage to pavers in transit.


State of The Art Manufacturing Equipment

Hess machine used a Bosun Brick

Bosun pavers are manufactured exclusively on Hess Machines and SR Schindler machines are used for beneficiated finishes. These companies form part of the “Top Werk” group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete equipment.

The weak South African Rand makes it more expensive to invest in this equipment but we strongly believe that the accuracy of these machines as well as their up to date technology produces a product which is vastly superior to the average cheaper alternatives.


Manufacturing Technology

Bosun manufactures a double layer paver offering a “base” layer which is focused on structural integrity while the “topping” layer provides a smooth, attractive finish which focuses on abrasive resistance.


Larger paver sizes

Many of our dry cast pavers are much larger than traditional South African paving bricks. Wet cast concrete manufacturers have traditionally been known for the production of large “flagstones”, which could be viewed as similar in size to Bosun’s large pavers. However dry cast slabs offer the following advantages over traditional wet cast flagstones.
  • Guaranteed to be dimensionally more accurate than wet cast flagstones.
  • Non-tapered edges for more accurate installation and smaller jointing gaps.
  • Nibs for accurate installation.