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Company Profiles


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     10th February 2006 Kumbatech, based in Nigel, Gauteng, manufactures underground hopper axle assemblies using a recently patented bearing technology that has extended the life of an operational axle to more than 18 months. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th January 2006 Deebar, an East Rand-based family-owned business which manufactures and supplies electrical and mechanical engineering products for the mining, petrochemical and automotive industries, has been in operation since 1976. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th December 2005 Speck Pumps, with its head office at 4 Bart street, Wilbart, Germiston, on Gauteng’s East Rand, was established in South Africa in 1969 and in Europe in 1909; it now has branches in Tshwane, Durban and Cape Town. It specialises in the production, distribution and marketing of pumps, its... 

TSE Big Max

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th December 2005 TSE Big Max, which was launched in November 1985, as a small retail outlet, is now a manufacturer, importer and wholesaler of trailer parts, and currently boasts a yearly turnover which runs into millions of rands. Its products include axles – which have the South African Bureau of... 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th November 2005 Hydrex is a family-run business specialising in the manufacture of water-storage and filtration systems, as well as the building of swimming pools. 

Distek Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     18th November 2005 Established in August this year, Distek Africa, based in Spartan, on the East Rand, is a specialist in the thermal-diffusion zinc coating of steel to prevent corrosion, and its customers include various manufacturers requiring extensive corrosion protection on their products and services. 

Gem Switchgear

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th November 2005 Gem Switchgear, based in Roodekop, on Gauteng's East Rand, has been in operation since 1997. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     4th November 2005 Ringrollers, part of the DCD-Dorbyl group, is a forging and rolling company servicing the rolling-stock, mining and industrial markets by producing railway tyres, tram tyres, seamless rings and flanges. 


28th October 2005 Electro-Rail, a supplier of electromechanical and general engineering components to the rail and mining markets in South and sub-Saharan Africa, has seen its staff complement increase from two directors and one employee at its inception as a close corporation in 1997 to 30 permanent employees and... 

Imab Engineering and Transvaal Galvanisers

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     21st October 2005 Steel-structures manufacturer Imab Engineering, based in Nigel, has been in operation since 1974 and currently employs 112 people. 

Falpon Hydraulics & Engineering 

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th October 2005 Falpon Hydraulics, a 24-year-old East Rand company which specialises in the manufacture and repair of hydraulic cylinders, has, since last month, been under a new management team with a combined knowledge base of hydraulic design and manufacture of more than 50 years. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     30th September 2005 Established in 1978, Western Cape-based RC&C, a company dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of electronic components and turnkey product solutions, boasts yearly revenue of more than R300-million. 

Global Roofing Solutions

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     23rd September 2005 Manufacturer of roof sheeting and cladding Global Roofing Solutions is a private company in which banking group Absa is a significant shareholder, with empowerment investors owning a 25% stake. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th September 2005 SS Prifiling, which was established in 1987 and reincorporated in 1997 but has been under new ownership since 2003, makes corrugated iron, inverted-box rib and lipped channel. 

DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering Vereeniging

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th September 2005 DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering Vereeniging, involved in the machining and fabrication of capital equipment for the mining, metallurgical and materials-handling industries, currently boasts an order book of about R150-million. 

The Cleaning Company

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd September 2005 The Cleaning Company, of Johannesburg, which has been in operation since 1972 but started trading under its current name in 1980, is a manufacturer and supplier of industrial cleaning chemicals. 

TF Design

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th August 2005 Western Cape-based TF Design designs, develops, builds and installs high-tech systems, mainly in the fields of heat transfer and thermodynamics. 

Rockcrete Equipment and Guniting Services

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     12th August 2005 Rockcrete Equipment & Guniting Services, of Roodekop, on Gauteng's East Rand, has been in existence since 1992, whenit was established by management that had a total of 85 years experience in the industry. 

DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering Venco

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th August 2005 Kwazulu-Natal company DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering Venco, which boasts a current order-book value of R48-million, has seen its yearly turnover increase from R52-million to R112-million in the last four years. 

Robotic Systems South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th July 2005 Local company Robotic Systems South Africa reports that its order book currently stands at R20-million. 

Melco Conveyor Equipment

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     8th July 2005 Conveyor idlers, structure and pulleys designer andmanufacturer Melco Conveyor Equipment has its products installed in 55 countries across the globe. The company, which is wholly-owned by Cason Engi-neering and is based in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, has as its main equipment guillotine shears,... 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th June 2005 Engineered-solutions company Schenck Africa - which supplies weighing, feeding and screening as well as balancing and condition-monitoring equipment - has seen its turnover increase from R14-million four years ago to R45-million. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th May 2005 DCD-Dorbyl Metpro, a manufacturer of asbestos-free composite railway brake blocks for mainline passenger coaches, freight wagons (low- and high-friction), suburban coaches and locomotives, has been in operation since 1967 and currently employs 34 people. 

Harrack Car Airconditioning 

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th May 2005 Gauteng-based Harrack Car Air Conditioning has been in operation for the last 30 years, making and supplying automotive air-conditioning spares, accessories and kits. 

RSD (DCD-Dorbyl)

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th May 2005 RSD, the rolling-stock division of DCD-Dorbyl, designs, manufactures, refurbishes and services rolling stock, including locomotives, railway wagons and bogies for the local and international markets. 

Unique Filling & Labelling Machines

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd April 2005 Unique Filling & Labelling Machines, a division of Allied Production Industries (API), makes a range of filling and labeling machines, mostly for the food-and-beverage industry, but also for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industries. 

Armcoil Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th April 2005 Supplier, manufacturer and repairer of electric motors and transformers Armcoil Africa says it is to leave its current 2 000-m2 site in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, for new premises, where 4 000 m2 will be under cranage, by the middle of the year. 

Factory Tour: Marthinusen & Coutts

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     1st April 2005 Marthinusen & Coutts is an electric-motor repairer operating from an 8 500 m2 site in Cleveland, Johannesburg. Established in 1954, it employs 148 people and boasts exclusive partnership agreements with several original-equipment manufacturers, which gives it access to detailed drawings and... 

CH Warman Pump Group

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th March 2005 Established in 1958 as the South African arm of a manufacturing concern founded by an Australian mining engineer and entrepreneur 20 years earlier, CH Warman Pump Group makes heavy-duty slurry pumps used in mining and industrial applications in South Africa, the rest of the continent and beyond. 


18th March 2005 Established in 1999, H&M Rollers specialises in the covering and refurbishment of rollers for various industries at its 1 2000 m2 factory, in Vereeniging. 

Inprofile 2000

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th March 2005 Established in 1999 and operating from a 16 000 m2 site in Alrode,on the East Rand, Inprofile 2000 designs and makes sections from hot-rolled, cold-rolled and galvanised steel, copper, brass, stainless steel and aluminium. It is also a steel-sheet, tubing and coilmerchant. Profile 2000 employs 40... 

Garsin Engineering

4th March 2005 Garsin Engineering is a steel tube merchant and manufacturer of drawn round, square and rectangular steel tubes. 

Tristar Plastics

25th February 2005 Tristar Plastics, a division of packaging group Astrapak, manufactures plastic packaging, including pallet stabilisation products. 

SA rubber firm in global push

By: elizabeth rebelo     18th February 2005 The Engineered Products Division (EPD) of tyre and rubber company Goodyear last year delivered a R12-million conveyor belt to Nigeria, which will be commissioned in April this year, for a cement plant owned by Objana Cement. 

DBT Africa

11th February 2005 DBT Africa is a supplier of complete solutions for underground mining and a leading supplier in the area of longwall equipment. 

PCB Power Transformers

4th February 2005 PCB Power Transformers claims to be the only 100% black-female-owned manufacturer of transformers and distribution boxes in the country. 

Transvaal Abrasives

By: renay de     28th January 2005 Supplier of abrasives, air tools and general tooling, Transvaal Abrasives is reportedly the largest 3M industrial abrasives distributor in Gauteng. 


14th January 2005 Afrox conducts the manufacture of gas equipment at a factory in Germiston, in Gauteng. 

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