The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa (HDGASA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of end-users, specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and hot dip galvanizers throughout Southern Africa.
Founded in 1965, the Association’s primary objective is to develop and expand the market for hot dip galvanizing and duplex systems as cost effective corrosion control systems.
To further this aim, the Association provides training and information to end users, engineers, consultants, contractors, end-users, specifiers, designers and architects by way of courses, presentations, technical research papers, plant tours and by advisory involvement at the design stage of projects.
The HDGASA publishes promotional literature such as our Steel Protection Guide, Design Wall Chart and the “Hot Dip Galvanizing Today” magazine.
On behalf of our Members, the Association liaises with regulatory and standards authorities governing the corrosion control and associated industries.
Furthermore, the Association offers an independent inspection service, checking for compliance against the relevant standards.