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Company Profiles


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

Waloni Industrial

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     21st July 2006 Established in 1992, Waloni Industrial, of Krugersdorp, is involved in the design and manufacture of belt-training equipment for the bulk materials-handling and mining industries. 

Alfred Teves Brake Systems

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th July 2006 Alfred Teves Brake Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of brake components for the automotive sector, was established in 1968. 

Gem Switchgear

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     7th July 2006 Gem Switchgear is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive range of low- and medium-voltage switchgear. 

Dos Group

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     30th June 2006 Dos Group, of Germiston, is a manufacturer of steel pressed products and plastic injection products for the mining, automotive and security industries, as well as small direct-current (dc) motors. 

A & E Confab

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     23rd June 2006 A&E Confab, of 36 Victoria road, Lorentzville, Johannesburg, was established 22 years ago and is involved in the manufacture of ducting and spouting for the food and processing industry, as well as complete turnkey dry-filtration systems from steel and mild steel. 

Probraze Metals

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th June 2006 Probraze Metals, a leading manufacturer of brazing alloys in Africa, started trading in November 2001, following the company’s purchase of the knowledge base, plant and equipment of Johnson Matthey South Africa’s metal-joining division, which had closed shop earlier that year. The... 

Salt (Pty) Ltd

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th June 2006 East Rand-based Salt (Pty) Ltd, which has been in operation since 1997, is an importer and distributor of branded propshaft and CV components. The company has grown by more than 25% a year during the last five years, with growth for the quarter ending May this year coming in at over 20%.... 

Vamco Steel & Engineering and Pylon Gears

By: System Author     2nd June 2006 In 2003, Vamco Steel & Engineering, of Heidelberg, and L&H Industrial, of Wyoming, in the US, acquired Pylon Gears, which is based at 46 Tennyson drive, Tulisa Park, Johannesburg, on a 50:50 basis to meet the steady growth in demand the two companies were experiencing. 

Pegasus Steel Products

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th May 2006 Pegasus Steel Products is a steel-service centre based in Tunney Extension 7, in the Greenhills industrial area of Elandsfontein, on the East Rand. 

Ozz Foundries

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th May 2006 Ozz Foundries, a manufacturer and supplier of wear parts and general-engineering ferrous castings, boasts a yearly turnover of R500-million. 

B&B Tubular Products

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     12th May 2006 B&B Tubular Products is a specialist in the manipulation and fabrication of steel tubular products. 

Linatex Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th May 2006 Linatex is an authority in the use of rubber for abrasion, impact and corrosion resistance and has been in operation since 1933. 

Crosible Filtration

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     28th April 2006 Crosible Filtration is a Gauteng-based supplier of high-tech filtration fabrics for industrial liquid and dust filtration. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     21st April 2006 TML, of Germany, is involved in the design and production of debricking machines, converter shooter and special solutions for the metallurgical industry. 

Stainless Precision Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th April 2006 Stainless Precision Engineering (SPE), based in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is a jobbing shop which offers a range of services, including laser cutting, punching, bending, welding, power coating and assembly. 

Pilot Crushtec

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     7th April 2006 Pilot Crushtec, a supplier of mobile and semimobile crushing, screening and materials-handling solutions, markets its products and services in more than 20 countries and boasts an annual turnover exceeding R140-million. 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st March 2006 Nail-manufacturing company Abracon, which has been in existence since 1958, boasts a yearly turnover of R50-million. 

West Rand Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     24th March 2006 Black economically-empowered West Rand Engineering is a manufacturer of mining equipment used predominantly in hard-rock underground applications. Its product range includes snatch blocks, mining-hose connections, valves and other connections used in underground hard-rock mining. The company, in... 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th March 2006 Putzmeister is a manufacturer (in Germany) and assembler (in South Africa) of concrete boom pumps, trailer-mounted concrete pumps, and single, double and triple hydraulically-driven piston pumps for the transfer of sludge, paste and thickened tailings. The company, based at 1485 Citrus street,... 

CHC Elastogran

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     10th March 2006 CHC Elastogran, based in Elandsfontein, on the East Rand, is a polyurethane (PU) systems house with a product range comprising thermoplastic PU elastomers, primarily for the automotive, machine-construction and electrical industries; flexible forms, for the furniture, bedding and seating... 

Petrel Engineering

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     3rd March 2006 Cape Town-based Petrel Engineering is a leading manufacturer of deck machinery and components, supplying a range of industries, including marine diamond-mining; offshore oil and marine research; diving and subsea; and merchant marine and navy. The company, which is owned by Petrel Investment... 

CHC Resources

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th February 2006 Established in January 2005, CHC Resources manufactures and distributes a range of products for the construction and mining industries. 


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. 

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