Civilmart Rocla’s History and Growth
Civilmart is a leading Australian supplier of concrete solutions to the building and construction industry. Rocla has been a part of the Civilmart Group since September 2021.
Rocla provides a uniquely comprehensive range of innovative engineered solutions for stormwater piping, pits, headwalls and Box Culverts, sewerage piping and access systems, irrigation, stormwater detention and treatment, rainwater harvesting, water storage, bridging and earth retention, as well as concrete poles, building columns, boardwalks and railway sleepers.
With strong capabilities in product design and development, Rocla can supply standard products, as well as value-added solutions to meet specific customer needs. All products are designed for strength and durability – the hallmarks of the Rocla ® brand.
Like many great Australian companies, Civilmart Rocla sprang from humble beginnings in a suburban shed. Two friends – Walter Robertson and Heaton Clarke – registered the company in 1922 and combined the initial letters of their surnames to form the Rocla® brand name. More than 100 years on, the Rocla name continues to be associated with high quality concrete products.
Civilmart Rocla operates manufacturing and sales facilities giving us wide coverage, a decentralized customer service network and extensive distribution capabilities. This enables us to provide exceptional service to our customers by manufacturing the highest quality products and delivering them in a reliable and timely manner.
Civilmart Rocla’s real strength and key differentiator is its advanced engineering capabilities. A commitment to innovation and product improvement has helped Rocla achieve a leadership position by utilising the skills of experienced scientists and engineers in the field of concrete materials applications. This unmatched resource of engineering expertise is complemented by a rigid testing and quality assurance programme to ensure Rocla customers are supplied with durable, high quality concrete solutions.
As proud as we are of the achievements and growth that have marked our past, we are especially proud of the company that Rocla is today. And we are excited about our future. We feel confident that a progressive attitude towards product development together with a focus on operational efficiencies and strategic management will enable us to meet the changing demands of our customers and harness opportunities for future growth and expansion.
Safety & Health
At Civilmart Rocla, safety is our first priority. – Take Care Always’ is Civilmarts Rocla’s far-reaching safety improvement program launched in August 2006. It has proven extremely successful due to its focus on employee behavioral change. The Civilmart Rocla SAFE program is designed to assist managers to identify and analyze factors impacting safety performance and develop strategies and employees to deliver measurable improvements.
Read more about our commitment to safety and health in our Work Health & Safety Policy.
We care for the environment.
Civilmart Rocla has an Environmental Management System which incorporates many elements of ISO 14001, including specific commitments to not pollute, to continuously improve environmental performance, and to comply with environmental legislation. The Rocla Environmental Sustainability Plan identifies current company-wide environmental sustainability issues and actions required to deal with those issues.
All environmental values and water quality objectives are being satisfied.
Civilmart Rocla is an active member of several industry associations that are core to the company purpose. Rocla employees proudly represent associations on various government and standards committees.
The major associations are set out below including links to their websites:
Civilmart Rocla operates under a quality management system complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the design, manufacture and supply of pre-cast concrete and associated products (Certificate No: QEC0177). Our production staff are experienced and well trained with Rocla’s Quality and OH&S systems with proven supply success. Contact us to find out more.
Master Precaster – Audited Quality Assurance
Rocla has joined the Master Precaster initiative as part of Rocla’s long standing membership of the National Precast Concrete Association of Australia (NPCAA).
Master Precaster differentiates experienced members from other precasters in the market. Master Precasters are admitted with the requirement that they commit to a strict Code of Conduct and constantly strive for improvements in quality, safety and environmental standards. Underpinning the Master Precaster brand is a comprehensive audit tailored to precast manufacturing that goes further than an ISO 9001 audit including:
- Industry Contribution;
- Track Record;
- Financial Stability;
- Factory Environment;
- Quality Assurance & Control;
- Safety; and
Rocla is proud to hold the title of Master Precaster and continue support of the NPCAA.