Welcome to Leomat
+27 35 797 4611
Richards Bay, South Africa

About Us


After completing his B.Sc (Civ.Eng) degree at Natal University, Leo Mattioda worked for two years with the Department of Water Affairs as an engineer-in-training and began doing odd jobs over weekends to save up the money necessary to start his own company.


Leomat Construction

In 1979 Leomat Construction was registered and began subcontracting to Natal Earthworks on the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly contract at Ulundi. Leomat Construction’s first contract was for the KwaZulu Roads Department on the Mbilane River Bridge, which had already been commenced but was behind schedule and needed to be completed in three months, a task which most considered impossible, but which Leo was willing to tackle and indeed succeeded in completing.

Leomat Construction Pty (Ltd) is a civil engineering company which is passionate about providing the high level of professional construction and SHEQ service expected by our clients. Our team of qualified and experienced civil engineers - of which 8 are registered with SACPCMP as Professional Construction Managers - and administrative staff are always on hand to ensure that our commitments to our clients are met safely, on time and on budget. Our extensive portfolio of work and client list, is testament to our commitment to quality with over 700 successfully completed contracts throughout KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.

Leomat Construction is registered (104992) with the Construction Industry Development Board, and computes as a CIDB 9CE – able to do government work of unlimited value. This rating is the highest designation civil engineering rating achievable for a construction company

Leomat Plant Hire

In 1980 a second company – Leomat Plant Hire was registered and Leomat bought its first machine, a JCB 3C TLB. To date Leomat Plant Hire operates a growing fleet of over 250 units of various heavy construction equipment.

A comprehensive fleet of equipment is available for hire through Leomat Plant Hire.

Leomat Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd operates an extensive fleet of over 250 units of heavy construction / earthmoving equipment to meet our clients varied needs. Leomat hires throughout KZN, as well as to mining houses nationally throughout South Africa. In order to supply the best to our clients, our fleet is maintained to manufacturers specifications in our in-house specially equipped workshop facility. Our fleet is regularly upgraded and selected plant is offered for sale.

Leomat Plant Hire is registered (108342) with the Construction Industry Development Board, and computes as a CIDB8CE. The Leomat Group computes as a CIDB9CE with Leomat Plant Hire and Leomat Construction. This rating is the highest rating designation a construction company can achieve.

The Leomat Group

The Leomat Group has its base at Richards Bay from where work is undertaken throughout KZN. In its 38 years, the Leomat Group has successfully completed a vast number of contracts and is today regarded as one of the major companies in Kwa-Zulu Natal.


Leomat has, and continues, to positively embrace transformation in our country, province and local community. Through the promotion and support of employment equity, skills training, SMME development and local community organisations. Leomat has a strong focus on continuing to grow as a competitive and compliant company in order to continue to contribute positively to the construction industry in South Africa.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MENSTON HOLDINGS, LEOMAT CONSTRUCTION, HELD A LAUNCH ON 17 MARCH 2016 TO SHOWCASE THE COMPANY'S 26% BLACK OWNERSHIP DEAL. In terms of the deal, which was concluded in April 2016, Menston Holdings acquired 26% of Leomat Construction. The deal boosted Leomat's total black ownership to 26% and gave the company black female ownership. Leomat Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd and Leomat Construction (Pty) Ltd have both been audited as Empowering Suppliers and thus are BBBEE compliant.

As the Construction Charter was repealed on 17 February 2016, both companies have been rated on according to the DTI Codes of Good Practice, gazetted on 11 October 2013 ("New" Codes) using the most recent financials available, and thus our companies comply with the most up-to-date legislation of South Africa.



5 Chloorkring, Alton, Richards Bay, South Africa, 3900 PO BOX 949, Richards Bay, 3900

+27 35 797 4611


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