Welcome to Controlab Civil Engineering Materials & Geotechnical Laboratory
October 16th, 2019

About Us


Our company is totally committed to maintaining the high technical standards within the civil engineering materials field and therefore have assisted the Walter Sisulu University of Technology (previously the Eastern Cape Technikon and Border Technikon) by making available our laboratory facilities and staff for practical laboratory experiments.  We have served on the advisory committee for the Water Sisulu University of Technology and were awarded a certificate of recognition by them on 10 May 1999.  We also employ students for experiential training as required by such institutions.

Training for our staff consists of in-house training and the testers’ courses offered by the Society for Asphalt Technology.  These courses are run from our laboratory and our premises.

From a social standing as a company, we feel strongly about poverty alleviation and assist with these projects whenever possible by offering free technical advice and testing.  One such project was the establishment of a block making operation on the Van Der Liej Pilot Housing Project.

Our Staff

Experts in their field
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Chris Becker

Quality Assurance Manager
Qualification: National Diploma (telecommunication),
Field/Speciality: Project, quality assurance, facilities and general management
“The road to success is always under construction.”
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Pye van Heerden

International Operations Manager &
Director of Control Zambia Ltd

Qualification: Diploma Retail Management (UCT)
Field/Speciality: Commercial/Operations Manager
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Lee-Anne Proudfoot

Operations Director & Specialist (Environmental Consultant)
Qualification: MSc (Marine Biology), Rhodes
Field/Speciality: Environmental Management
“Professional Natural Scientist – Environmental Scientist  (SACNASP) “
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Deon Louw

Managing Director (Controlab) and
(SANAS Technical Signatory)

Qualification: MSc Applied Science
Field/Speciality: Civil Engineering
“Only Blue Bull supporter within the Group!”
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John Atterbury

Laboratory Manager (East London)
Qualification: Diploma in Civil Engineering (Honours in Soil Mechanics and Geology)
Field/Speciality: Soil Mechanics and Geology
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Marinus Proudfoot

Chief Executive Officer
Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), R Eng (EngRBZ)
Field/Speciality: Bitumen, Asphalt, Concrete, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical

Controlab Head Office
Controlab Head Office





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