110 BEKA SCHRÉDER Product Catalogue
In the late Seventies, BEKA Schréder was approached
by the authorities in Namibia to find a solution to the
corrosion which was damaging the then conventional
materials used for lighting poles, like steel, wood and
Namibia is not only one of the world s most
atmospherically corrosive environments, but it also has
large tracts of land with highly corrosive soils.
The resulting research into non-corrosive materials has
culminated in the choice of the glassfibre reinforced
polyester (GRP) pole. This material exceeded the
expectations of the authorities, as it not only offered
the answer to the excessive corrosion, but also offered
convincing strength properties combined with an
appealing finish and design.
BEKA Schréder subsequently bought the expertise
and machinery for the manufacture of filament wound
GRP poles from a leading German manufacturer and,
since commencement of production in July 1978, has
manufactured several hundreds of thousands of GRP
poles for the African subcontinent and beyond.
BEKA Schréder has perfected the process by adopting the
In 1989 BEKA Schréder became the first manufacturer
to be awarded the ISO 9002 accreditation for its quality
management of its pole and luminaire manufacturing
plant. BEKA Schréder s production is constantly subjected
to the stringent quality demands which this accreditation
Through its commitment to consistent quality, BEKA
Schréder has become one of the world s leading
manufacturers of GRP poles. BEKA Schréder s GRP poles
are used for highways, main roads, residential streets,
sportsfields, decorative lighting, area lighting, post-top
lighting, perimeter security, parks and gardens, as well as
for flag poles.
BEKAPOLE SUCCESS STORY
GLASS FIBRE REINFORCED POLYESTER (GRP) POLE RANGE
The BEKAPOLE, as it became known, is used not only for
its resistance to corrosion, but is preferred by architects,
developers and local authorities for its aesthetic
appearance, strength, ease of installation and inherent
safety for road users.