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Company Profiles


12th August 2011 Turnstar, reportedly Africa’s largest manufacturer of turnstiles, manual and automatic revolving doors, vehicle barriers and other physical access control products, has been in operation since 1990 and currently employs 75 people.  

Safal Steel

5th August 2011 Safal Steel is an aluminium-zinc coating company that supplies aluminium-zinc coated steel coil to South Africa’s roofing and general engineering industries from its mill in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Africa Pipe Industries

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th July 2011 Sasolburg-based Africa Pipe Industries (API) is a manufacturer of helical welded pipes used in the water and oil and gas industries. The growing water infrastructure needs in South Africa, coupled with the intention of the various national and provincial water authorities to address these needs,... 

UV + IR Engineering

15th July 2011 Gauteng-based UV + IR Engineering has been involved in the manufacture of infrared mineral and diamond dryers as well as ultraviolet curing for the printing industry since its founding in September 1981. 

Turnmill Proquip Engineering

8th July 2011 Turnmill Proquip Engineering is a Vaal Triangle-based medium to heavy specialist engineering firm whose activities include the supply, manufacturing, fabrication, machining, welding and refurbishment of a wide range of general, heavy and pressurised equipment. 

Martin Engineering

1st July 2011 US-based multinational Martin Engineering has had a presence in South Africa since 2003, when it acquired Scorpio Conveyor Products.  

Monitor Engineering

10th June 2011 Gauteng-based spray technology specialist Monitor Engineering has been the sole agent in Southern Africa for US company Spraying Systems for the last 45 years. 

ERD Fabricators

3rd June 2011 ERD Fab is a light to medium engineering service company specialising in the fabrication, refurbishment and repair of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, economisers, boilers, finned tubes, tanks, silos, pressurised systems, ducting and general structural steel work for the power generation,... 

Ithuba Valves & Industrial Supplies

20th May 2011 East Rand-based Ithuba Valves & Industrial Supplies, which has been in operation since 2000, manufactures and refurbishes water works valves. 

Structa Technology

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     13th May 2011 Gauteng-based Structa Technology is a mechanical engineering company that specialises in the manufacture of electricity masts, utility poles, lighting masts and pressed-steel water-storage tanks. The company was established in 2002 with the Dorbyl group as a 50% shareholder, but the Dorbyl stake... 

Bearings 2000 

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th May 2011 East Rand-based Bearings 2000, which has been in operation since 1992, is an importer and distributor of bearings, seals and power transmission products for automotive and industrial applications. 

LAW Mine Safety & Contracting

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th March 2011 LAW Mine Safety & Contracting, of Klerksdorp, in the North West province, which has been in operation since 1997, designs, manufactures and markets a range of products used in the mining industry, mainly in accident-prevention applications. 

ACT South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th February 2011 ACT South Africa, whose core business is the design and manufacture of crushing and screening plant and equipment, has sold and installed more than 400 horizontal shaft impact crushers ranging in capacity from 100 t/h to 800 t/h since 2000. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th February 2011 The need to streamline its operations and install a new custom-built rubber hose plant resulted in East Rand-based fluid transfer solutions company Jachris’ recent relocation from 3 000-m2 and 1 000-m2 facilities in Nuffield, Springs, and Jet Park to 12 000-m2 premises in New Era, Springs. 


By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     4th February 2011 Krugersdorp-based plastic film packaging producer Fima is the only local manufacturer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging, labelling and overwraps for use in the food and beverage and tobacco industries. 

FB Crane Builders & Repairs

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     28th January 2011 Frans Best established FB Crane Builders & Repairs 19 years ago. The company, which had two employees then, now employs 77 staff members and operates from a 16 000-m² factory on Bergvlei road, in Wadeville, on Gauteng’s East Rand, and from a 900-m² factory at the Acbo industrial park, in... 

Flexicon Piping Specialists

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     21st January 2011 Witbank-headquartered Flexicon Piping Specialists, a division of First Strut Group, is a manufacturer, suppler, fabricator and installer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) thermoplastic piping and fitting systems used in the mining, civils, power generation, steel plant and industrial sectors. 

Thos Begbie

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th November 2010 The Thos Begbie group has been involved in the manufacture and emergency repair of smelting and metallurgical components across the globe for the last 123 years. 

GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th November 2010 GEA Separator South Africa, an independent subsidiary of the worldwide GEA group, is a supplier of separators, decanters, homogenisers and flow components. Besides sales, the company also provides a service, rebuilding, repair and logistics offering. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th September 2010 Western Cape-based protective clothing manufacturer Sweet-Orr opened its doors in 1931 and has since become a major player in the industry, servicing both local and export markets. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     3rd September 2010 Pro-Max manufactures a range of welding electrodes at its 4 000-m2 factory in Germiston, on Gauteng’s East Rand. 

Rely IntraCast

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th August 2010 Rely IntraCast is an investment foundry business specialising in precision casting in most commercially available alloys, including all grades of stainless steel, nickel- and copper-based alloys and nonferrous alloys. 

Southern Pipeline Contractors

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     23rd July 2010 During the 45 years it has been in existence, East Rand-based Southern Pipeline Contractors has grown into a R120-million-a-year-turnover company employing more than 200 people. Its product range has expanded to include jacking, interlocking, in-the-wall-joint and spigot and socket pipes ranging... 

East Rand Cranes

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th July 2010 East Rand Cranes, which is based in Springs, about 60 km from Johannesburg, has been in existence since 1993 and specialises in the servicing, load-testing, maintenance and repair of overhead cranes and hoists. It also designs, manufactures and installs overhead cranes, gantries and monorail... 

Dunlop Belting Products

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd July 2010 Dunlop Belting Products manufactures heavy-duty conveyor belting at facilities in Benoni, Gauteng, and Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. 

YRP Systems

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th June 2010 East Rand-based YRP Systems is a manufacturer of conveyor idler rollers and components, which it supplies to all the major mining houses in South Africa. 

Fine Forest Organics

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     4th June 2010 Black economically empowered Fine Forest Organics, situated east of Johannesburg, is a manufacturer of P è TROZORB absorbents, a range of industrial organic fibre absorbents that feature oil-eating microbes and are used to clean up oil and chemical spills. 

J&C Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th May 2010 East Rand-based J&C Engineering, which has been in operation since 1989, is a designer, manufacturer and installer of industrial emission control and gas-cleaning equipment. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     7th May 2010 Honingcraft, of Ekurhuleni, is a manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic cylinder tubes, induction hardened and normal chrome shafts and cast iron bars to the hydraulics industry. 

B&T Steel

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     30th April 2010 Steel contractor B&T Steel, of Delmas, Mpumalanga – which specialises in the design, detailing, fabrication, erection and construction of steel structures – recently bought a Kaltenbach computer numerically controlled (CNC) in-line saw and a drill machine from Germany in a bid to reduce human... 

Solid Liquid Filtration Consultants

23rd April 2010 Gauteng-based Solid Liquid Filtration Consultants (SLFC), which has been in operation since 1985, specialises in the supply of a range of industrial solid/liquid separation equipment used in the chemicals, fine chemicals, edible oil, mineral oil, pharmaceuticals, brewing, mining and food industries. 

TW Profile Services

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th April 2010 TW Profile Services is an Ekurhuleni-based company whose services include laser cutting, profile cutting, plasma cutting, guillotine cutting, rolling and bending.  

Kappa Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th March 2010 East Rand-based Kappa Engineering specialises in the manufacture, assembly, testing and repair of hydraulic cylinders, and is particularly strong in the underground trackless mining, earthmoving, drilling and exploration, and waste management markets, all of which require different sizes and... 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th March 2010 Afrox’s special gases and helium filling plant, in Germiston Industries West, on Gauteng’s East Rand, turns over about R200-million a year, with fixed assets at the site valued at R140-million. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th March 2010 Western Cape-based protective clothing manufacturer Sweet-Orr opened its doors in 1931 and has since become a major player in the industry, servicing both local and export markets. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th February 2010 Gauteng-based Melco, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of bulk materials handling conveyor equipment, has been in operation since 1970 and currently employs 400 people. 

PDS Technologies

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th February 2010 PDS Technologies, of Wadeville, east of Johannesburg, is a manufacturer and repairer of transformers, reactors, resistors, neutral earthing resistors and neutral earthing compensators. The company has been awarded contractors by clients from many countries during the last few years. 

Roller Printflex

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th January 2010 Printflex Rollers, a manufacturer of rollers with branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, has been in operation since 1983 and currently employs a total of 55 people at its operations. 

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