Devru Construction was founded in 1995 by Kiruben Naidoo and his father, Runga Naidoo. Their first project involved constructing a retaining structure valued at R16 000. The staff compliment included two labourers and a single vehicle. Since then the group has accumulated a wealth of resources and expertise to make them one of the country’s leading engineering companies. After much perseverance during a time of political uncertainty, Devru Construction now employs well over 50 employees and has an annual turnover in excess of R30 million.
Transformation is the key reason for South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy. This has been implemented to integrate efforts, measure the impact of advancing levels of black businesses and the economy as a whole. A number of procedures have been put in place to ensure Devru Construction is a proud level one contributor with a BEE procurement of 135%. This score card was conducted in 2016 by Izikhulu Consulting. Devru Construction, committed to economic transformation, will continue striving to meet the requirements of the Department of Trade and Industry’s code of good procedure.
Health and Safety
Health and safety is a crucial part of the construction industry and one which Devru Construction takes very seriously. The group’s health and safety plan is based on the health and safety specifications issued by their clients and complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act and other relevant statutory laws. Emphasis is placed on ensuring the principal contractor and other contractors carry out their work in accordance with this plan at all times.