MiTek is a diversified global supplier of builder products, collaborative software, engineering services and manufacturing equipment to the residential, commercial and industrial construction sectors to empower breakthroughs in building. The company has a 54-year history in South Africa, founded as Automated Building Components ABC (Pty) Ltd in 1965, with 11 employees. We now have a staff complement of 141 nationally, with regional offices in Gauteng, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, a manufacturing facility in Gauteng, and agents and manufacturing outlets in East London, George, Harare, Nairobi, Ghana and Kenya.

MiTek is best placed to supply the building industry with the widest range of timber connectors and light gauge steel products for the roof truss manufacturer and hardware stores.

Servicing more than 140 roof truss manufacturers countrywide, and over 800 hardware and DIY stores which are supplied with all eCo builder’s products. Our eCo Fasteners builder’s hardware products, such as truss hangers, timber connector plates and hurricane clips, are well known throughout the industry for their unmatched quality and structural integrity.

Operations in more than 40 countries

 MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being, and its customers’ success, is the company’s hallmark. Founded in 1955 and a Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents.MiTek Industries worldwide is governed by an incredible set of ethics and principles, as prescribed by Mr Buffet himself. The entire MiTek management team are compelled to sign a corporate governance compliance acknowledgement and FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practises Act) annually, assuring our shareholders, our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and all our work associates, of our total commitment to all the values of good business, primarily integrity, and passion.

Our team of 14 professional engineers and technicians are backed by Professional Indemnity insurance (PI) and a guarantee of continuity. Our in-house manufactured products are backed with full Product Liability insurance.

World-leading software

Our world-leading software, for designs in both light gauge steel and timber, are developed and improved by our collection of over 230 in-house software developers internationally. Our software includes a suite of management, quoting and manufacturing offerings that ensures you can create your own advantage. Our equipment department offers the best choice of equipment alternatives, from laser jigging, to optimised linear cutting and automatic pressing ensuring the ultimate in manufactured quality

MiTek leads the building component manufacturing industry with innovative products and services that improve efficiency and productivity. With MiTek, you are buying more than just a piece of equipment. You are getting a team of design/build experts that focuses on delivering the perfect customer experience and highperformance for your plant.

Ultra-Span light gauge steel roofing Solution

 Is your roof too large to be built in pre-fabricated timber, or are you shipping roofs into Africa and paying dearly for transport? Maybe you want to supply low-cost roofs or simply prefer non-combustible roof structures? Whatever your need – Ultra-Span® offers the solution!

Ultra-Span® is a pre-fabricated light gauge steel roof truss system that is both lightweight and compact for economical transportation costs. Assembly of trusses can be completed with only an electric screwdriver. Ultra- Span® is backed by a professional engineering and estimating department. Engineered designs are calculated using state-of-the art in-house developed software and provide economical roofing solutions.

The low mass per square metre (between 2-10kg) of this roofing system ensures both savings on the supporting structure as well as on transportation and erection costs, whilst also being vermin proof and non-combustible. Large sections of the roof can simply be pre-assembled on the ground and hoisted into position on the walls – making this one of the most viable systems with a large range of applications up to a clear span of 40m.

Award-winning projects

 MiTek was the SAISC Steel Awards 2019 Light Steel Frame Building Category sponsor with three projects from fabricators in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban entered into the annual SAISC Steel Awards during October 2019. These entries are in contention for the highly coveted Light Steel Frame Building category, which MiTek licensed fabricators won with Ultra-Span projects in 2010, 2015 and 2017.

PAMIR roof design software

 The roof truss manufacturing industry demands results faster, cheaper and of higher quality. That’s why we never stop developing and improving our software to grow your business success. Fully compliant with the relevant SANS codes, our software is the industry leader.

MiTek PAMIR combines roof layout, truss engineering, high quality CAD output features and detailed reporting – all in one integrated software platform. With PAMIR you can quickly edit the building dimensions and watch the roof dynamically re-frame. Whether you are moving walls, adding an attic room or changing the roof pitch, PAMIR’s powerful dynamic framing allows you to make the change in seconds.

With PAMIR’s powerful CAD functions, users are able to produce high quality output including building elevations, live cross sections, zoomed-in 3D details and truss profiles, quickly and easily.

PAMIR is the next generation of prefabrication software. More dynamic, more powerful and more versatile than any other software package available. MiTek has a track record of breakthroughs, including the development and commercialisation of technologies that drive the global componentised roof truss industry:

  • By helping customers implement high-performance processes and technologies that streamline workflows and automate collaboration throughout the building supply chain.
  • By engineering innovative, holistic solutions that integrate software, engineered products, componentization and off-site fabrication to achieve greater quality, productivity and profitability.

What sets us apart?

Relationships. We live out a genuine, core passion for serving our customers and we build trust as a partner on your journey, through our uncompromising commitment to helping our customer succeed – immediately, and in the long run. MiTek aims to transform the building industry with holistic, sustainable and collaborative solutions that enable all partners to work better together to address global demand for smarter and more affordable housing and workspaces.


This article was published in partnership with Media Xpose.

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