Our story

Coverland has a history that dates back to 1949 and has since evolved to become the largest concrete roof tile manufacturer in Southern Africa. Boasting a national footprint of 5 manufacturing sites as well as 3 depots, we offer a comprehensive range of concrete roof tiles, as well as complimentary roof components and systems designed to cover a variety of functional aspects of roof construction.

BMI Coverland’s history dates back to 1949 when the founding company, Vereeniging Tiles Ltd (a division of Redland) installed the first double action line production tile machine in Vereeniging. Business developed well over the years which led to a merger in 1976 with three other major tile manufacturers to form Coverland Roof Tiles, specialising in concrete roof tile production. Another key acquisition in 2007, of the Kulu Group, made us the leading concrete tile producer in South Africa. By 2017, as part of the Braas Monier Building Group, the business was acquired by Standard Industries, and combined with Icopal to form BMI Group.

We help build communities by providing shelter, protection and peace of mind through effective and innovative roofing and waterproofing solutions, designed to transform the way people live and work. We care about our people, our partners and those we serve. Together, we are leading our industry in new, efficient, safe and sustainable ways.
Our values guide us to be a business where every employee is empowered to be the best version of themselves; where both employees and customers are constantly inspired by what we do; where we never stop evolving our products, systems and solutions, and where we’re fully connected as one team.
BMI Coverland also offers an Accredited Architect CPD (Category One) activity, audited and approved by the South African Institute of Architects. We offer practical training on our roofing products to our customers to ensure top quality workmanship. Our mission is to continue to deliver high quality roofing solutions, pioneering innovations and world-class service.
We aim to drive progress, improve quality of life and give peace of mind for architects, contractors, building- and home-owners alike. Because at BMI Coverland we believe it’s never just a roof.

BMI Group was born out of a recognition that customers now expect a single point of expertise to help them find their ideal roof. Bringing together some of the industries most trusted brands to become the largest supplier of both flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions throughout Europe, BMI Group has over 165 years of experience and innovation to offer its clients.
As a Standard Industries company, BMI Group, headquartered in the UK, has the support, reach and resources of a global enterprise. With over 120 production facilities across Europe, Africa and Asia, and more than 9,500 employees worldwide, the business is well positioned to provide an unparalleled level of service to homeowners, specifiers, contractors, property owners and developers. Find out more at www.bmigroup.com