a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals was founded in 1932 but started operations in 1939 in Durban as a supplier of bitumen to municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. a.b.e.® has over the years grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries, supplying products directly to customers through its branch network as well as through builders’ merchants and hardware stores.

a.b.e.® has manufacturing plants in Johannesburg (Boksburg) and Durban (Isipingo). Supported by a network of branches and distributors throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, a.b.e.® is ideally positioned to service its customers.

The a.b.e.® range of products falls into the following broad categories:


a.b.e.®  is proud to be part of the construction brands of SAINT-GOBAIN, the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction.

SAINT-GOBAIN designs manufacture and distribute materials and services for the construction and industrial markets.  Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction, and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance.

The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.

€38.1 billion in sales in 2020, more than 167,000 employees, located in 72 countries.

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

a.b.e.® is committed to its sustainability policy, adopted from the CHRYSO group, to sustain the seven values across economic, environmental, and social commitments.

a.b.e.® will continually invest and work on improving its structures as well as upgrading production facilities and strengthening its research and development programmes while using existing channels in the market to introduce new products that further enhance its current product range and service offer to customers.

a.b.e.®, with head office in Boksburg, is proud to be part of the construction brands of SAINT-GOBAIN, worldwide.