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 110 

 YEARS IN BUSINESS  

DGC AFRICA is a member of the Dickinson Group of Companies

 

2020 is a milestone for Dickinson Group of Companies, as the company celebrates its 110th anniversary having been founded in 1910.

James Halliwell Dickinson, great-grandfather of Trevor Dickinson, the present Chairman of the Dickinson business was born in Lancashire England in 1880. James Dickinson being an ambitious young man, in 1901 decided to emigrate to South Africa. In 1910 he formed J.H. Dickinson Construction (Pty) Ltd and after his son John. R Dickinson was born the company's name was changed to J.H. Dickinson & Son (Pty) Ltd. The company became renowned as a successful master builder, having built many landmarks in the industrial town Vereeniging.

 

In 1928, the company undertook the refractory installation works on one of the first blast furnaces being built in South Africa. This was the start of the company's industrial services business, and from 1935 traded under the name John R. Dickinson Refractory Brickwork Specialists (Pty) Ltd. James Dickinson over the years he established various businesses:

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1937

1940

1946

1951

J.H. DICKINSON ESTATES (PTY) LTD 

DICKINSON MOTORS (PTY) LTD  

UNION CERAMICS COMPANY (PTY) LTD 

HENLEY PIPE COMPANY (PTY) LTD

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Following in his father's footsteps, Neville joined John R. Dickinson in his business and in 1966 the company's name was changed to J. R. Dickinson & Sons (Pty) Ltd becoming renowned at The Refractory Specialists. Neville over the years diversified the company to provide a broad range of specialist products and services to the refractory consuming industries:

1984

1986

1988

REFRACTORY FIBRE &

ANCHOR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD

Refractory Anchor Systems 

REFGUN (PTY) LTD

Precast Refractory Shapes

FIBREFORM (PTY) LTD

Ceramic Fibre Products 

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In 1990, Trevor Dickinson joined the family business and continued to adopt the Dickinson family entrepreneurialism. Dickinson Group of Companies continued to expand its range of services to focus on being the Leading Metals Smelting & Mineral Processing Contractors, with the establishment of the following businesses:

1995

1996

1997

2010

DICKINSON DEMOLITIONS (PTY) LTD Furnace Demolition Services

DICKINSON HOLDINGS

TRADING (PTY) LTD

Group's South African holding company

DICKINSON PROJECTS (PTY) LTD together with Trevor's brothers

Grant and Gavin the company became

renowned as a leading property

development company in South Africa

J.R. DICKINSON & SONS (PTY) LTD

name changed to

DICKINSON GROUP (PTY) LTD

2014

2020

2020

2021

DICKINSON COPPERBELT SERVICES LTD

Zambia & DRC Copperbelt

DICKINSON GROUP (PTY) LTD

name changed to

DICKINSON FURNACE SERVICES (PTY) LTD

DICKINSON INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD

Industrial Products & Services

DICKINSON TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD

Asset & Risk Management Digitization Solutions

2022

2022

DGC INTERNATIONAL LTD

Group's International Holding Company

DGC AFRICA (DRC) S.A.S.

The company's vision is to be recognized as a global leading asset integrity management and industrial solutions company, based on providing innovative solutions and market-leading technologies while continuing our leadership in selected geographic regions.