n IMIESA - Building on the successes of South Africa's roads industry : CAPSA 2015

Volume 40, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Developing new technologies in the roads market is not the same as introducing new technologies in the consumer market. In the latter, early adopters of new technologies are often the stakeholders willing to take the risks. Roads are a mostly public commodity, and the sheer costs involved in using road building technologies - especially asphalt plants - mean that any company willing to develop something new needs a very willing partner, with the assets and the capacity to shoulder some R&D risk.

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