Company History

History of SGB-Cape

In 2005 Waco Africa brought together SGB Scaffolding Systems and Cape Contracts to form SGB-Cape. SGB-Cape is now South Africa’s leading access, marine and event scaffolding supplier and a leading force in access based maintenance such as thermal insulation, corrosion protection, asbestos removal and industrial plastic insulation.

SGB Scaffolding Systems is founded

SGB Scaffolding Systems (SGB), a division of Waco Africa in South Africa was formed in 1948 operating in the scaffolding business.


Waco Africa acquires Cape Contracts

Waco Africa acquired Cape Contracts in February 2005. Cape Contracts offered insulation, scaffolding and corrosion protection services. As part of Waco Africa’s strategy to provide sustainable stakeholder value and meet our customers ever increasing needs for an integrated service, it was decided to combine these insulation and scaffolding offerings. SGB and Cape Contracts integrated into a brand new division of Waco Africa called SGB-Cape.

SGB-Cape Today

SGB-Cape has a national footprint, with our operational facilities strategically established throughout South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Ghana and Namibia. Other neighbouring countries are being serviced on a project base. Our business operation in Zambia trades as Waco Zambia, and in Namibia as Waco Namibia. We have developed a suitable infrastructure to cost effectively maintain and support these operations in terms of resources.

We are WACO International

SGB-Cape is part of Waco International, a focused equipment rental and industrial services business with operations in Africa (South Africa and other sub-Saharan African countries), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United Kingdom.

The Group provides services in the areas of formwork, shoring and scaffolding, insulation, painting and blasting, hydraulic and suspended access platforms, relocatable modular buildings, portable sanitation products and integrated hygiene services.

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