BMI Group, a Standard Industries company, is headquartered in London and is the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing, as well as waterproofing solutions throughout Europe. We also manufacture and supply in Asia and Africa and have 128 production facilities worldwide. With over 165 years of heritage and experience and more than 9 500 employees, our established brands include Braas, Monier, Icopal, Bramac, Cobert, Everguard, Coverland, Redland, Sealoflex, Siplast, Vedag,
Villas, Wierer and Wolfin. BMI Group is headquartered in London.
BMI South Africa’s history dates back to 1949 whenthe founding company, Vereeniging Tiles Ltd (a division of Redland) installed the first double action line production tile machine in Vereeniging. Business developed well over the years, which led to a merger
in 1976 with three other major tile manufacturers to form Coverland Roof Tiles, specialising in concrete roof tile production.
Another key acquisition in 2007, of the Kulu Group, made us the leading concrete tile producer in South Africa. By 2017, as part of the Braas Monier Building. Group, the business was acquired by Standard Industries, and combined with Icopal to form BMI Group.
We help build communities by providing shelter, protection and peace of mind through effective and innovative roofing and waterproofing solutions, designed to transform the way people live and work. We care about our people, our partners and those we serve. Together, we are leading our industry in new, efficient, safe and sustainable ways.
Our values guide us to be a business where every employee is empowered to be the best version of themselves; where both employees and customers are constantly inspired by what we do; where we never stop evolving our products, systems and solutions, and where we’re fully connected as one team. We aim to drive progress, improve quality of life and give peace of mind for architects, contractors, building- and home-owners alike. Our dedicated teams assists with design and project solutions, technical advice and product information for both residential and non-residential projects.
BMI Coverland has evolved to become the largest concrete roof tile manufacturer in Southern Africa boasting a national footprint of eight manufacturing sites as well as three depots. We offer a comprehensive range of locally produced concrete and imported clay tiles for pitched roofs, as well as complimentary roof components and systems designed to cover a variety of functional aspects of roof construction.
BMI Coverland also offers an Accredited Architect CPD (Category One) activity, audited and approved by the South African Institute of Architects. We offer practical training on our roofing products to our customers to ensure top quality workmanship. Our mission is to continue to deliver high quality roofing solutions, pioneering innovations and world-class service.
From high-performance membranes to flexible liquidapplied solutions, the BMI portfolio of waterproofing systems unlocks the potential of flat roofs. Our waterproofing solutions include traditional bitumen membranes, flexible synthetic membranes and seamless liquid applied waterproofing systems.
Whether you are an architect researching an ambitious design idea, a developer looking to enhance your properties’ efficiency, a contractor wanting to increase your offering or a homeowner looking for a perfect solution for your home, BMI Icopal is here to help. Our far-reaching experience and everexpanding product offering give us the tools to be able to advise on, and even create, solutions tailored to your exact requirements, helping you achieve your building vision without compromise.