Welcome to Down Touch Investments
Our objective is to become one of the leading suppliers in the Civil Construction Industry in Southern Africa. Our goal is to provide a concise and quality service which is scalable to allow growth across Southern Africa.
Today, Down Touch tenders and executes contracts involving the construction, repairs, maintenance and resurfacing of provincial and international roads, municipal streets, storage yards, paring lots, airport taxi and runways. Most of our road work relies on the raw materials from one or more of the company’s asphalt plants. These plants produce asphalt for other contractors as well as our teams.
Through the years, Down Touch has expanded its areas of operation. We own and maintain the majority plant and machinery capable of handling contracts of all sizes.
Experienced personnel coordinate all road construction activities. Our road building management team understands the specific requirements of road construction. We emphasize quality, timeous delivery, at a competitive price.
We are committed to our employees, professionalization,
customer satisfaction and our community.
To strive to be a company of quality people who are provided with excellent opportunities to personally grow and prosper. Working in a progressive business environment, our employees will seek, challenge and accept pride in jobs well done.
To work aggressively to achieve a position of leadership in the construction industry in terms of business conduct, cost performance, and market position. By dealing fairly and professionally with subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, and other professionals, we seek association with the best companies.
To seek to provide quality work and products on time, in a courteous and professional manner, at a fair price. With this approach, we promote repeat business through satisfied customers.
To seek to earn the public’s respect as a good corporate citizen. We will strive to maintain first class infrastructure to enhance and uplift our community.
Asphalt Paving / Bitumen
Includes correction layers, overlays, BTB (Bitumen treated base) and resealing. Bitumen is a black or dark-coloured (solid, semi-solid, viscous), amorphous, cementilious material that can be found in different forms, such as rock asphalt, natural bitumen, tar and bitumen derived from oil, which is referred to as petroleum bitumen.
Currently most of the roads globally are paved with bitumen. Today the worlds demand for bitumen accounts for more than 100 million tons per year which is approximately 700 million barrels of bitumen consumed annually.
Petrol bitumen is typically referred to as bitumen or asphalt. In Europe for instance bitumen means the liquid binder. In North America, on the other hand the liquid binder is referred to as asphalt, or asphalt cement, in RSA bitumen.