CITRA

DREAMED FOR AFRICA

MADE IN CAPE TOWN

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VISION & MISSION

VISION


CITRA aims to create living environments that provide a better everyday life for present and future generations from all walks of life. At he heart of CITRA is our strong belief that innovation is the key to the worldwide housing crisis and the social and environmental issues related to housing.

CITRA Construction


Our foundation is our own environmentally friendly, beautiful and durable, yet affordable building method. Backed by Swiss innovators and European private investors, CITRA Construction aims at being the most innovative building company in Africa.

CITRA Construction has a strong focus on research & development, environmental sustainability, cutting edge design, skills development and automation.

Mission

To use cutting edge design and construction to build beautiful and cost-effective homes of outstanding quality.

CITRA Development


CITRA Development provides CITRA with the opportunity to make a difference. Swiss private investors joined CITRA in 2018 to demonstrate the impact of innovative building methods and integrated, sustainable designs in collaboration with the best South African experts in property development.

CITRA Development aims to strengthen communities through economically and socially sustainable developments.

Mission

To offer a wide range of innovative, well designed, quality living environments that are affordable to everyone.

THE TEAM

Joel Baur

Managing Director CITRA Construction CITRA Development

Cheryl Hillman

Director - Property Development CITRA Development

Benno Büeler

Non-Executive Director CITRA Construction CITRA Development

Christine Glover

Non-Executive Director CITRA Development

Andreas Graf

Non-Executive Director CITRA Construction

Ernst Heusser

Non-Executive Director CITRA Construction

Ken Hopkins

Non-Executive Director CITRA Development

Michael Chikwava

Head of Engineering CITRA Construction

Adrien Gesulfo

Head of Design CITRA Construction

Realm Chitando

Finance Manager CITRA Development

Erik van Heerden

Quantity Surveyor/Contracts Manager CITRA Construction

Trinidad Grobler

Public Relations CITRA Construction

Trevor Feder

Senior Foreman CITRA Construction

Jean Claude Omolombi

Control Manager CITRA Construction

Kevin Seegers

Site Agent CITRA Construction

Thabo Ramosala

Foreman CITRA Construction

OUR HISTORY

2010 – 2014

GARAGE TIMES

Swiss inventor, Martin Tschaggelar, together with later co-founder, Andreas Graf, were driven by the desire to help the people of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. They worked on concepts to build fast, green and affordable homes in remote locations. Explore their beginnings further here.

2015

CITRA CONSTRUCTION
IS BORN

After a great deal of research and development, market research and tons of coffee, CITRA was founded in South Africa.

2016

first show house

The Swiss Ambassador allowed us to build a down-scaled show house at her residence in Pretoria. Visit the show house here.

2017

R&D ON FIRST BUILDING METHOD COMPLETED

After hiring Michael Chikwava, CITRA quickly finished the R&D of the first building method. Email Michael here.

2018

CITRA DEVELOPMENT
IS BORN

The next step in CITRA's vision became reality after a group of Swiss investors jointly purchased a large piece of land in Cape Town to be developed by CITRA.

2019

CERTIFICATION

CITRA Construction proudly received the necessary certification to build houses with our own building method for clients in South Africa.

CONTACT US

PHYSICAL ADDRESS 23 Milner Street Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405