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Aug 20, 2004
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© Reuse this Vickers Goldquest is the provider of hydraulic and pneumatic products and services to local industry. It imports and distributes hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and components; designs, manufactures, installs and commissions complete hydraulic and pneumatic systems; and undertakes repairs of all types of hydraulic and pneumatic componentry. The company has been present in the local fluid power industry in one form or other for more than 30 years.
Based in Benrose, Johannesburg, Vickers Goldquest’s offices, workshops, stores and a showroom occupy some 4 550 m2 of a 6150 m2 site.
Last year the company recorded a turnover of about R90-million, and it currently boasts an order book of some R2,2-million.
Fixed assets, valued at about R32-million, include CNC machines, lathes, milling machines, grinders, drills, welding equipment and special purpose testing equipment.
Steel is the primary raw material employed in the manufacture of manifolds, hydraulic power units, cylinders, special purpose machines and presses.
About 100 people are employed by the ISO 9001:2000 accredited facility.
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