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Company Profiles

Trevak Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th May 2007 Precision-engineering company Trevak Engineering, which is based on Gauteng’s East Rand, boasts a 730-m2 factory equipped with a CNC machining centre; three CNC lathes fed by bar feeders; and manual milling, drilling and turning equipment. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     4th May 2007 East Rand-based RELYIntraCast, which came into being following the merger in 2006 of RELY and IntraCast, is the only investment-casting foundry in South Africa with TS16949:2002 certification, a prerequisite for supplying original equipment to the automotive sector. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th April 2007 From humble beginnings in 1953 in a small office in the heart of the Free State goldfields, Genrec has grown into one of the largest engineering companies in Africa. 

Hi Alloy Castings

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th April 2007 East Rand-based Hi Alloy Castings, has been in operation since 1979, manufacturing castings for a range of industries and machining the components. 

Sika South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     13th April 2007 Sika South Africa, a leading supplier of speciality chemicals for construction and industry, has been in operation since 1988. Its core competences are sealing and bonding, waterproofing, reinforcing, structural strengthening and protecting. 

Cosira Group

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th April 2007 The Cosira group’s No 2 plant, at 223 Lower Germiston road, in Heriotdale, Johannesburg, has been in operation since October 1988, manufacturing structural steelwork, conveyors, platework and piping. 

Elematic South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     30th March 2007 The two-month-old Elematic South Africa, of Benoni, on Gauteng’s East Rand, is a manufacturer of hollow-core concrete slabs, which are sold mostly to residential developers. 

Walter Meano Engineering

By: Archivist     23rd March 2007 Walter Meano Engineering, which was first established by the late Walter Meano on hired premises at 63a Garden road, Georgetown, Germiston, provides a machining service, in the light engineering field, to the mining and steel industries and is also a manufacturer of submersible and vertical... 

Walter Meano Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     23rd March 2007 Walter Meano Engineering, which was first established by the late Walter Meano on hired premises at 63a Garden road, Georgetown, Germiston, provides a machining service, in the light engineering field, to the mining and steel industries and is also a manufacturer of submersible and vertical... 

Spirax Sarco

By: Archivist     16th March 2007 Spirax Sarco South Africa, which was established in South Africa in 1973 and the UK parent company of which has been in existence since 1888, provides knowledge, service and products worldwide for the control and effective use of steam and other industrial fluids. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th March 2007 Located on Sigma road, in Industries West, Germiston, African Oxygen (Afrox) designs and manufactures gas equipment, and its emphasis is increasingly being placed on medical gas-flow products. 

Ametis Projects

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd March 2007 Ametis Projects, established in October 2003 with specialist knowledge in the food and beverage and industrial-water treatment businesses, comprises members with extensive experience in the water-treatment industry, gained from being executives or shareholders in the old Chematron Products... 

VAE South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     23rd February 2007 VAE South Africa is a supplier and manufacturer of permanent-way products, such as rail turnouts, points and crossings, as well as steel components for railway tracks across the African continent. 

Metric Automotive Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th February 2007 Metric Automotive Engineering, a Germiston-based family-owned business, has been in operation since 1969 and specialises in the remanufacture and refurbishment of diesel engines and diesel-engine components. 

Denver Technical Products

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th February 2007 Denver Technical Products, established 22 years ago, manufactures portable and emergency lighting systems, which are used by public utilities, the security and mining industries, fire brigades and armed forces, as well as for civil defence applications. The company, employing 35 people, operates... 

Cosira International

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd February 2007 Cosira International’s Plant 1, in Heriotdale, Johannesburg, has been in operation since 1988, providing a range of products, including structural steelwork, conveyors, platework and piping. Cosira has three other plants, two of which are also in Heriotdale. The company, which is 70%-owned... 

Tricom Structures

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th January 2007 Tricom Structures, a designer and manufacturer of steel structures, especially lattice masts for the telecommunications and power-transmission industry, has been in operation since 1999 and is currently extending its factory in Waltloo, Pretoria, from 6 000 m2 to 10 200 m2. 

Aberdare Cables

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th January 2007 Cables company Aberdare, which has been in operation for 60 years, manufactures and sells low-voltage PVC- and XLPE-insulated cables; medium-voltage XLPE-insulated cable; flexible cable and cords; telecommunications accessories; low-cost electrification and wiring solutions; fire-performance... 

Hazard Corporation

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th December 2006 Hazard Corporation (Hazcor), of Midrand, in Gauteng, has been operation since 1981 and is a manufacturer of high-performance protective clothing, including firefighting suits, chemical suits, bullet-resistant vests, furnace-protection clothing, nuclear and biological and chemical warfare suits,... 

Elephant Lifting Equipment

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     8th December 2006 Elephant Lifting Equipment is a specialist supplier of lifting equipment and represents the world’s foremost brands and manufacturers. 

Matomo Technologies

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     1st December 2006 Black-empowered Matomo Technologies, the local assembly partner of global information technology giant HP, last month produced its 300 000th PC at its 2 500-m2 factory in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     24th November 2006 Honingcraft, of 29 Dekema road, in Wadeville, on Gauteng’s East Rand, has been in operation since 1992 and currently employs 56 people. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th November 2006 Conveyor idler manufacturer Megaroller, of Brits, boasts a 1 800-m2 factory with injection moulders, lathes, milling machines and hydraulic assembly machines. 

Seal King Manufacturing

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     10th November 2006 Seal King Manufacturing, of Number 3 Atom road, Wadeville, on Gauteng’s East Rand, is a designer and manufacturer of fluid seals and has been in business for more than 20 years. 

Mathote Modular Building Systems

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     3rd November 2006 Prefabricated-buildings manufacturer Mathote Modular Building Systems, with factories on the East Rand and in Polokwane, reports that it has delivered more than 250 classrooms to the Department of Education in Limpopo. 

David Brown

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th October 2006 Gear-manufacturing company David Brown started operating in 1860 as a general pattern maker, but has expanded the scope of its activities over the years and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993, ending 133 years of private ownership. 

Steloy Castings

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th October 2006 Established in 1984, Steloy Castings ranks as one of the most advanced specialist foundry groups in South Africa. 

SEW Eurodrive

By: Helene Le Roux     13th October 2006 The South African division of German geared-motors and industrial-gears assembler, SEW Eurodrive, has invested R6,5-million to upgrade its industrial-gears assembly plant in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. 

SAM Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th October 2006 SAM Engineering was established in 1986 to manufacture a range of centrifugal pumps for the South African chemicals and pulp-and-paper industries using local technology. 

Morgan Carbon South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th September 2006 Morgan Carbon South Africa, part of the global Morgan Carbon division, is a manufacturer and distributor of carbon brushes, brush holders, pantographs, bursting discs, heater sleeves, seal faces, commutator maintenance products and specialised engineered carbon components. 

Ithuba Valves

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd September 2006 Established three years ago, black-controlled Ithuba Valves & Industrial Supplies boasts an annual turnover of about R20-million, and its order book currently stands at R25-million. 

Kan Pei Agencies

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th September 2006 Established in 1981 as an exclusive agency, Kan Pei Agencies shifted its emphasis on to the local manufacture of exclusive storage components for the kitchen and built-in-cupboard market in 1986. 

Gilo Engineering & Manufacturing Company

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     8th September 2006 Established 35 years ago, Gilo Engineering & Manufacturing Company has gained a reputation as a specialist in the field of precision-engineered components, particularly for the automotive industry. 

Sreenex Manufacturing

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     1st September 2006 East Rand-based Screenex Manufacturing, a developer and manufacturer of screening and associated products used predominantly in the mining and quarrying industries, has been owned by new shareholders since June this year. 

Below & Bus Technology

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th August 2006 The activities of Bellow & Bus Technology, of Meyerton, Gauteng, are split into four divisions, namely the manufacture of concertina bellows, mainly for local and international clients in the bus industry; the manufacture of vacuum tankers, mainly for the waste industry; metal processing... 

Bates Mining Specialists

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     18th August 2006 Klerksdorp-based Bates Mining Specialists is a manufacturer and supplier of mining and safety products and also has a plastic-pipe extrusion plant for the production of blast barricades. 

Allied Furnace Consultants

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th August 2006 Allied Furnace Consultants, which has been in operation since January 2005, is involved in the design and engineering of pyrometallurgical process plants and equipment, as well as the fabrication of equipment for the arc-furnace industry. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     4th August 2006 Protective-clothing and leisurewear manufacturer Sweet-Orr, of Cape Town, celebrates its 75th year of existence this year. 

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