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Laboratories

Colas South Africa is equipped with a fully equipped Quality Control laboratory at each of our manufacturing facilities. Strict quality control measures have been implemented in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, which include subjecting each product to stringent quality control testing by competent technicians prior to its dispatch ensuring that our customers receive product of the highest quality.

Our three mobile site laboratories ensure that the quality of our bitumen rubber binders manufactured on site, conform to the necessary requirements.  

The Colas Central laboratory, situated at our Head Office in Cape Town, is responsible for Research and Development and provides technical assistance to the Quality Control laboratories, mobile site laboratories, Colas factories and sites as well as directly to our customers. The Central laboratory is also equipped to perform slurry/microsurfacing designs. The design method is relevant to cold applied slurry/microsurfacing mixtures and is preferred by the industry.

All Colas laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art test equipment which is always maintained in a state of calibration. All the required penetration grade bitumen and modified binder tests can be performed in these facilities. Laboratory technicians participate in a quarterly in-house evaluation process to ensure that their levels of competence are maintained.