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About Kantey & Templer

Our Story

The company was founded in March 1953 when university colleagues; Basil Kantey and Gerry van Geusau established the firm specialising in Civil, Structural and Geotechnical services.  The firms’ first office was based in Cape Town and it soon established a good technical reputation for engineering projects in the reclaimed Foreshore area of the Cape Town CBD.  The technical expertise continued to grow with the early involvement of Colin Templer and legendary Geologist Tony Brink.

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Basil Kantey

In the 1960’s the company continued to grow by various mergers of other consulting engineers into the Kantey & Templer name.  This growth allowed the company to extend its geographical footprint to various other towns and cities in South Africa were opportunities were sought.

Kantey & Templer continued to consolidate its sought-after expertise in the disciplines of Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineering.  The diversification of our skill offering has taken us to develop a strong presence in the Petrochemical industry where we service the industry with expertise in Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental services.

We have developed a strong multi-disciplinary capacity to service the engineering needs of our clients in terms of the design of Petrochemical storage and distribution facilities.

The diversity of our skill offering, as well as our client body, has allowed us to extend our project foot-print to many parts of Africa while remaining predominantly in the Southern African region.

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Gerry von Geusau

The diversification and quality of our skill offering has ensured our sustainability through various economic cycles. Our long-term client relationships have grown over the years as we commit to working in an atmosphere of mutual respect.  We continue to grow our client list with our reputation for undertaking technically challenging projects.

Our corporate culture is defined by all our Directors and Associates direct involvement in technical project issues and client relationships.

Our contribution to the growth of engineering skills in our profession has been significant over the years as many of our employees have benefited from our bursary scheme and on-going mentorship programs.  The people of Kantey & Templer are our most valued asset and well-being and personal growth remains a top priority for the sustained competitiveness of our company into the future.

Kantey & Templer currently have over 280 employees spread over the various offices.

The company is owned by the shareholders who are all permanent employees.  The shares are held in the hands of 35 individual shareholders as well as a staff trust comprising of all qualifying previously disadvantaged individuals (PDI’s).  The management model can be attributed to our long-term success and a stable senior staff compliment.

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Colin Templer & Basil Kantey

Recent corporate restructuring has resulted in achieving 51% black ownership.  The company continues to evolve into the future as we respond to the needs of our clients and the society, we live in.

Our Sectors

Electrical

Electrical

The Electrical and Instrumentation expertise is primarily focused on the Petrochemical and Industrial sectors, to include both control systems and heavy current specialities

Petrochemical

Petrochemical

Kantey and Templer has a solid track record of compliance to the highest international codes of practice in rolling out successful projects to service the Petrochemical sector.

Environmental

Environmental

Our environmental section comprises a multi-disciplinary team of hydrologists, geologists, geochemists and risk assessors, offering a full range of environmental services.

Roads & Transportation

Roads & Transportation

Our Roads and Transportation section undertakes feasibility studies, planning, design, documentation and contract administration / project management for roads and transportation projects.

Geotechnical

Geotechnical

Our Geotechnical section provides specialist services to our clients related to geotechnical investigations and design solutions for projects of a civil and structural nature.

Structures

Structures

Our Structural engineering section offers a range of services to clients from feasibility studies through to design and construction documentation for a range of structural solutions including reinforced concrete and/ or structural steel.

Mechanical

Mechanical

The mechanical section of our business is focused on the Petrochemical industry and related fire protection facilities, as well as water and sewage pump stations.

Urban Development

Urban Development

This multi-disciplinary section of Kantey & Templer deals with a range of Civil Engineering expertise required for urban and rural developments.

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