Global Civil Solutions works closely with its two associated companies, Global Railway Engineering and XCMG Africa, and as such is able to offer a full turnkey solution to our clients for all sourcing of construction and railway equipment.


Global Railway Engineering (GRE) was established in 1996 by Rowlen von Gericke who offers extensive experience in railway engineering having worked with the South African State Railways over a period of 35 years. Rowlen was intimately involved in the research and development of the Scheffel Self Steering Bogie with Dr. Scheffel.

Today GRE holds various Scheffel Bogie patents and rights across the world. GRE is focused on improving existing Railway design with state of the art technology that puts them at the forefront of the latest customer freight demands. GRE is geared for the future of Railways as a reliable Wagon & Bogie designer, manufacturer and components supplier which makes GRE an outstanding partner worldwide when you need the wheels to keep rolling.


XCMG Africa is the sole agent for XCMG in Southern Africa offering a wide range of Construction Equipment. XCMG is not only China’s largest Construction Equipment Manufacturer but also China’s No. 1 Heavy Construction Machine Manufacturer. XCMG is a leading Mobile Crane company building the world's largest Mobile All Terrain Cranes from 25T to 800T.

XCMG is also one of the world's largest Road Construction Machinery companies offering a full range of Road Construction Equipment. XCMG offer world class products and International Quality at affordable prices.

XCMG Africa supplies the following equipment:

  • Truck Mounted cranes (16T - 130T)
  • All Terrain cranes (130T - 800T)
  • Crawler cranes (50T - 1,000T)
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Vibratory Rollers
  • Graders
  • Skid Steers


A joint venture has also been entered into with Lithon Project Consultants in Namibia which will enhance new opportunities in Southern Africa, particularly in Northern Namibia and Southern Angola for our Project Management division. We are currently involved in the JV for the development of the Angofret rail sidings in Angola. It is anticipated that a number of projects in Namibia will commence early in 2010 via this JV arrangement.

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GCS has formed a strategic alliance with Afri-Jero which has enabled the company to expand its operations into Africa to meet with the rapidly increasing demand for rail infrastructure development. This puts us in the strong position of being able to offer a full turnkey rail package to selected clients.