Company Profile 

Develop Africa is the Sub-Saharan representative for Uni-Board

Palle Hesthaven the CEO of Develop Africa along side Benedicte Plasman the developer of UNI-Board in Belgium are the drivers behind UNI-Boards expansion into the African market. UNI- Board is now the leading MGO board on the global market providing a superior range of top quality products. Furthermore UNI-Board has the highest fire rating of any MGO boards in the world.

Therefore Develop Africa offers a 15 year manufacturing warranty on the product.


The production line at our Chinese factory is supervised and quality controlled by a European team of inspectors and engineers from our Belgian partners to guarantee proper material mixing and  stable production procedures  before and after production.

The manufacturing of these environmentally friendly boards is a curing process which leaves an extremely low carbon footprint whilst the entire manufacturing process is almost pollution free.


We at Develop Africa (a team of dedicated people) are striving to introduce a superior MGO product into the building industry, the products we provide have considerable benefits over and above other suppliers, namely competitive pricing, durability, superior strength, water resistant, the highest fire rating of any MGO boards, as per our technical specifications.


The product is very successfully used with “steel and wood frame construction” in domestic and commercial environments such as schools, offices, housing and hotel projects here in South Africa and has for many years been used successfully worldwide in the building industry.



Palle Hesthaven

Our team

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Phone: +27 (0)217131719


Peter Hesthaven


Phone: +27 (0)83 308 84 96 

International sales manager 

Rene Hornebo


Uni-Board reserves the right to amend technical information and specification without notice. The information contained on our website and documents is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time . It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure that the information is correct for their specific application.

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