SOMILA ENGINEERING is a niche engineering company. We specialize in engineering products tailor made for our clients’ specific
needs. We are a 100% black-woman-owned South African business established in 2014. We aim to manufacture and supply specialized engineering products to the mine and minerals processing industry, engine manufacturers, the construction industry, and passenger and freight rail industry. We seek to provide our clients with high quality, high value and cost–effective products. SOMILA ENGINEERING strives to offer “best-inclass” precision engineering products. Our ambition is to build a family of complementary businesses that will create value for our customers by using technology innovatively.
We would like to contribute to our country’s economic growth and ultimately the growth of our continent – Africa. To provide
employment opportunities for women engineers, artisans, technologists and operators in the manufacturing facilities and the
running of the business. Ultimately we want to inspire young girls to dream and take up careers in engineering, to get excited about mathematics and science. To know that they can achieve anything they set their minds on.
Conax Machine Solutions
Conax Machine Solutions Pty Ltd was founded in 2011. The business was started by building customised mining equipment and industrial machines, based on client requests, as well as refurbishing, repairing and servicing existing equipment. Since then, the business has designed and developed its own range of equipment.We pride ourselves on being tenacious problem solvers who are able to develop and deliver solutions that meet the demanding challenges faced by our clients. Our solutions are innovative, represent high quality and good value.
Stackable Steel Bins
Stackable Steel Bins is a South African manufacturer of Stackable Steel Bins ideal for the protection of components or products during manufacture, transport and storage with products advantages including: Components are kept together and organised, bins are robust and protect components from being damaged, products are stackable and save on space utilisation, liquids drain automatically, creates a neat and safe work/storage environment, gives a professional workspace appearance, loading and offloading vehicles is made easier and safer, steel bins not flammable, reduce fire risks and may reduce insurance costs, bin life expectancy 40+ years (abuse dependent) – this means the asset can be depreciated over at minimum 40 years meaning that the average annual cost is negligible, unique name branding available on request, we also do customised Bins to your requirements and finance can be arranged through a third party.
Sedna Industrial IT Solutions
Sedna was founded in 2005 with four hardworking young people, a tiny office and a borrowed pickup truck. Today we have a team of over 60 skilled employees across offices in Africa and North America. Sedna’s initial focus was instrumentation convergence, systems integration and data accumulation for reporting and management purposes in the mining industry. Sedna has increased its offering to include autonomous mining, distributed acoustic sensing and managed SVM platforms. Sedna has and continues to add value to industry leaders such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold and Anglo American.
F&O Industrial Controls
F & O Industrial Controls is an electronics development and manufacturing company based in Observatory, Cape Town. The company develop and manufacture a range of specialised industrial control systems primarily targeted at the mining industry, with a specific focus on lubrication control systems and fire detection systems for mobile (vehicular) equipment. Through our established client base our products are distributed globally.
Accutrak is an electronics company specialising in tracking and weighing solutions for the mining environment ; with the resulting production data being digitilized .The data collected is used to optimise productivity through state of the art information technology.We assist most of the major mining groups in Southern Africa.Accutrak is well positioned to enable well-known mining groups achieve their digital ambitions.Our products include Trucktrak (a tracking solution for the trackless underground mining environment) , Minegaze (a tracking solution for the trackless surface/open pit mining environment) , VEI -on – Board (a weighing integration for both Trucktrak and Minegaze) , Smartrail (tracking and weighing solution for rail – bound mines) and accuchip (a material and explosives car tracking solution).
Trysome Auto-Electrical (PTY) LTD, is established in 1991 and well represented country-wide with its head office in Jet Park, Boksburg and branches in Middleburg, Cape Town, Durban, Kathu and Rustenburg. Across the border, Trysome operates branches in Mozambique and Zambia and has recently appointed a Authorised Distributor in Namibia.Trysome is focused on sourcing OEM and specialised auto-electrical, replacements components, associated technical services and collision avoidance systems for operators of heavy-duty automotive, earth-moving, construction, agricultural, transport and mining machinery.In addition to sourcing, Trysome is committed to the development and innovation of auto-electrical and safety products. The Company’s state-of-the-art technology, in collision avoidance and safety systems, has already been adopted by, and is operational in, many of Southern Africa’s mines.At Trysome, ”our products are often the solution for the industry segments that we serve”.
Kapabrake is a product division of Kapablock (Pty) Ltd and is a majority black women owned business. The factory is located in Cape Town.Kapabrake offer the woven lining in roll form or flat sheets (can shape and bond the lining) , cut to size pieces , clutch cones and customized items such as bushes and friction bearings.Kapabrake also do brake removal, sandblasting, coating of shoe or band and application of new brake linings. We have in-house sand blasting, spray painting and curing facilities.The products are supplied throughout South Africa and also exported and aligns its procedures with ISO9001:2015 and will certify shortly.
Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a South African company specialising in electronic safety equipment with a focused approach to provide bespoke and innovative mine safety related products which will both add value and increase productivity within the southern African mining sector including Proximity Detection Systems, Environmental Sensing Instruments, IS Power Supply and Trapped Miner Locators.Booyco primary objective is to provide a single source supply for reliable and accurate warning, locating and monitoring systems capable of operating in the harsh African conditions.
Rush Exhaust Purification
Rush Enterprises has been in existence since 1998, and Rush Exhaust Purification’s are a newly formed company since 2005 . Specializing in services such as design and manufacturing of exhaust purification systems and diesel particulate filters as to specifications, on underground mining equipment, i.e.L.H.D., S.V.M., Drill Rigs., according to mines shaft act.Steel fabrications i.e. fully equipped machine shop with CNC and conventional machines (Lathes, milling machines, plasma cutter, Press Brake, Galantine all three welding processes available: Tig, Mig, Stig and coded welders).Rush also supply items such as backup alarms ,forward hooters scrubber boxes for forklifts e.t.c.
Centron Energy SA
Centron Energy SA, a BEE company formed in 2009 as part of a global market expansion strategy. Centron SA corporate office is located in Woodmead, Johannesburg with chemical blending facilities located in Durban, SA.These modern blending facilities are ISO 9002 certified and utilize the latest technologies to quickly and accurately process product orders to our clients in the mining, trucking, automotive, rail, construction, agriculture, government, mass transit, marine and retail market sectors worldwide.Centron High Performance Fuel Enhancer is the main product of Centron Energy which is is a patented (SA patent # 2001/02005), multifunctional fuel additive that performs as a hydrocarbon enhancer lowering the surface tension of fuel resulting in a more complete and powerful combustion. Our current distribution network spans Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia, North & South America .
Hydro Power Systems
Phillips Machine SA
Phillips Machine South Africa manufactures OEM batch haulage vehicles that complement the increased production rates of modern day continuous miners and refurbishes any underground coal mining equipment as per customer requirements.Its shuttle car offering has evolved from battery powered to cable powered and also includes a diesel-electric version.The High Capacity (HC) Shuttle Car offering ranges from the HC08 (8 ton payload) to HC30 (30 ton payload which have a higher payload capacity , meaning more haulage tons per trip to the feeder breaker or less trips required to mine the same material, which significantly improves productivity and increases profitability.Most of the components for the High Capacity Shuttle Cars are either manufactured in the company’s Middelburg, Mpumalanga, facility or sourced locally. The fabrication, assembly, final testing and applications are performed locally, while a few of the smaller, IP components are imported.
Nkangala Mining Equipment
Nkangala is a South Africa-based manufacturer and refurbisher of high-end mining equipment with a strong commitment to improving safety, efficiency and profitability for customers with expertise in maintenance and repair and manufacturing of LHDs (load,haul,dump) loaders , drill rigs and bolters.The Nkangala range of rock support drill rigs enables safe, efficient and effective underground mining that involves drilling and blasting and bolters that can handle all industry-standard bolt dimensions.
Nkangala Bucket Repair Services
Nkangala Bucket Repair Services is a company established primarily with the view of becoming a service provider that provides sustainable solutions to the mining and heavy duty industrial operations.Nkangala bucket offfers services such as repairing of earthmoving equipment e.g. front end loader buckets, excavator buckets, dozer blades, truck bowls and dragline buckets and manufacturing water tanks and service units (conventional mining trucks) as well as offering on-site repairs.
VR Squared Engineering
VRR is a black womand owed company which provides repair and rebuild, manufacturing, maintenance and asset management services to the rail resources and infrastructure sectors and business process outsourcing services to these users.Services offered by VRR Engineering break the mould of traditional life extension in that thorough modernisation is applied reducing operating cost, improving capability and improving performance beyond the original equipment designs.
The VUMA3D-suite of software comprises world leading windows-based software packages for mine ventilation, cooling, and environment control, and is applicable to a full variety of underground mining methods.VUMA3D products are based on current research and development and use state-of-art procedures and technology.
Since 1980 Rham has supplied over 2000 roofbolting units to the underground mining industry, both hard rock and coal. The range of equipment has grown to include load haul dumpers, face drilling rigs, long hole drill rigs, and dump trucks. For underground material handling Rham produces hydrostatic belt conveyor drives, and a variety of material transporters built to customer specifications.
Rham Equipment is a 100% South African company with its Headquarters and manufacturing facilities near OR Tambo International Airport, and stores in both Steelpoort and Delmas. The company boasts an R&D team with the ability to improve and enhance its product range with innovative designs. In addition, Rham has an established network of sales and service personnel. Rham Equipment is ISO 9001 accredited and has 31% Black ownership.
Novatek develops, manufactures and maintains innovative rock drilling and mining machinery – providing productivity, safety, energy and economic benefits. Our expertise lies in hydropowered (water hydraulic) mining equipment – our range of products and services includes;
Complete turnkey hydropowered mining systems.
Rock drills for hand-held and rig use;
Drilling rigs for ‘appropriate mechanisation’ to electro-hydraulic rigs for drilling in large ends, raises, gullies, etc.;
Mining tools – water jetting guns and cleaners, hole desludgers, chainsaws, emulsion loaders;
Powering systems; HP pumps and controllers, tanks, filters and strainers; and
Reticulation; control valves, piping, valves, fuses, manifolds and hoses.
Mine Support Products
Mine Support Products (“MSP”) manufactures innovative support systems for the mining industry,
in particular for deep level gold, platinum and coal mining.
Its flagship product is the unique ROCPROP roof-support system, which is exported to Africa the USA and Australia. The company also provides roof-control systems catering for both soft- and hard-rock mining environments, and manufactures and distributes yielding steel elongates, temporary support systems, tendon roof support systems, pumps, control panels, headboards, and footplates.
MSP has an active R&D program fuelling new product development and providing customers with bespoke solutions. MSP also launched a first-of-its-kind onsite dynamic testing facility, which is able to accurately simulate underground seismic activity by testing static loads of up to 100 tons and dynamic loads of 40 tons at three-meters-per-second.
Established in 2017, Buraaq Mining Services is a cost-effective provider of repair and refurbishment services for all equipment in the mechanised mining environment, both hard and soft rock.
We offer our clients unique service and maintenance plans as well as ad-hoc repair and refurbishment options that are based on their specific requirements, so as to ensure they meet their stringent production targets with a controlled cost base.
Buraaq Mining Services was founded on the significant experience of key management and has a strong association with a bucket and frame fabrication firm. Buraaq Mining is Level 1 BBBEE company with a focus on hiring employees with specialist critical skills. We are an agile and innovative company operating out of Jet Park, Gauteng.
Kwanele offers equipment rebuilds, while supplying a wide range of mining equipment and parts as well as field services. A preferred contractor in underground mining component & equipment rebuilding, we strive to add value to clients’ businesses & operations. Commitment to excellence ensures services superior to expectations in a shorter turnaround time.
J.A. Engineering was established in 1987 to provide the South African mining industry with alternative aftermarket support through exceptional reverse engineering solutions. The company soon established itself as an OEM in the design of battery scoops and now continuous miners for the South African coal mining industry, and holds 80% of the market share on battery scoops in SA.
In 2016, JA Engineering launched its first in-house designed continuous miner to the South African Coal Industry, the Wildcat JAE42CM. The Wildcat 90% locally manufactured and procured, and aims to create a safer, more productive mining environment. Extensive repair and rebuild services includes both surface and underground mining equipment such as large surface blasthole drills, rope shovels, walking draglines, continuous miners, haulage equipment feeder breakers and roof bolters.
Hydro Power Equipment
Hydro Power Equipment (Pty) Ltd has, since 1985, pioneered the use of hydropower
(high pressure water) as an alternative power source in mining and industry throughout Africa, Australia, Brazil, USA and Canada. The company, through innovative design and engineering excellence, has proven the viability and necessity for hydropower as an energy efficient delivery medium for cost-effective mining and industrial water hydraulic systems. HPE’s main line of business is high and low pressure valves (rated up to 250 bar), drilling equipment, rock handling machines and devices, energy saving products, water jetting as well as auxiliary equipment associated with stoping in narrow ore bodies. As an industry leader, HPE has the technical strengths and manufacturing expertise which enable the company to remain at the forefront of hydropower innovation, whilst ensuring efficient engineering solutions for its customers.
Great Shift Trading
Great Shift Trading (GST) is situated near Brits in the North West Province, and manufactures innovative mining machinery specifically for the mining industry in South Africa. The company has twelve years of experience in mechanised mining, and specialises in rail bound mechanised equipment.
GST provides an innovative approach to underground drilling: its electro hydraulic single and double boom drill and support rigs are designed and manufactured specifically for safe quality drilling in all development ends. The company’s working culture emphasises a safe working environment by providing all necessary work procedures, risk assessments and training manuals to operators, ensuring a protected and productive workplace. In its twelve years of operating, the company’s SQD drill rigs have recorded no operational injuries. GST is a B-BBEE compliant company, and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 accredited.
Mech – Industries
MECH-INDUSTRIES (Pty) Ltd is a South African registered company , whose core business as an OEM, is the development manufacture and marketing the New Generation MECH215 Pneumatic Rock Drill..This, we will do by localizing manufacturing, supporting regional development and creating the much-needed jobs in the Platinum Corridor. Mech -Industries turn ideas into products by using the latest 4th industrial revolution technologies and Solution providing to customers is a speciality to Mech-Industries.
FERMEL (Pty ) Ltd is a privately owned company which was established in 1962 .
The company’s core business is in providing ‘tailor made’ mining solutions that encompass the manufacture and supply of an extensive range of underground, trackless mining machinery and integrating the supply thereof ,with the appropriate service delivery solution. Conceptualized as a provider to the local industry, FERMEL’s roots and major market remain within the confines of South Africa. Utilizing our SA infrastructure as a springboard, FERMEL operate in a number of African nations and are represented in the Namibia, DRC, Tanzania and South America, with wholly owned FERMEL entities in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Drill Rod Specialist
Drill Rod Specialist (PTY) LTD was established in 2014 and the manufacturing facility is situated in Chamdor, Krugersdorp. The Company specializes in manufacturing of rubber collar drill rods for the mining industry. We manufacture new drill rods and refurbish used drill rods to conditions suitable for re use. We also do CNC machining and general engineering work.
Other supporting services include
CAD design and drafting services for mining and other products.
Metallurgical testing and failure analysis of rock drilling tools and other metal products.
Tests are conducted at our in house metallurgical lab with state of the art equipment and expertise.
Drill Rod Specialist is a 51% black owned company and a level two B-BBEE contributor.
Desmond Equipment (Dezzi)
Dezzi is a South African family owned OEM who designs and manufactures the Dezzi range of machinery. All products manufactured are designed in our factory based in Port Shepstone. Our product range has been developed over 18 years to includes Articulated Dumps Trucks, Front End Loaders, Tractors & Graders. Our practical design philosophy is aimed at building equipment that operate in demanding environments like Africa. We use sophisticated components in a manner that allows ease of maintenance, and unnecessary electronic gadgetry is avoided. This is an outstanding sales feature in Africa with its remote areas.
Dezzi prides itself on designing and building innovative solutions to meet customer specific requirements, within a relatively short lead time.
CMTI Consulting is a multi-design company that is developing equipment for the mining industry in various fields. Products currently on offer include ultra-low profile mining equipment, a Hybrid 10t Loco for underground use, and specialised brake testers. In addition CMTI offers services i.e. brake testing and analysis, and measuring the quality of underground rail and shaft guides using a specialised equipment developed by CMTI.
Ultra-low profile mining equipment:
MT100 – battery operated platform with dozer/sweeper attachment
MT1000 – tethered machine equipped with multi drill
Cheetah Tech is a medium sized company, established in 1980, and based in Alrode south of Johannesburg at a newly refurbished 4000 m² facility. Cheetah’s manufacturing capabilities range from CNC Machining, Eccentric Pressings, Precision Grinding, to Welding and more. Our In-House R&D team is continuously improving the existing product range as well as developing new products. We manufacture a wide range of products including pneumatic mining equipment, pinch bars and innovative capsule loaders for grout guns.
Bird Machines designs, manufactures and services a range of trackless underground mining machines. Established in 1952, the company is situated in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The range of equipment manufactured by Bird Machines now includes Multi Purpose Vehicles, Utility Vehicles, Maintenance Units, Scissors Lifts, Dump Trucks, Personnel Carriers, All Wheel Steer Flatbed vehicles, Pipe Manipulators, Road Compactors, Agicars, Roof Scalers, Rock Breakers, Haulers and machines to meet specific client requirements. Most vehicles are available in flameproof (for coal mines) or standard configuration (e.g. hard rock mines).
The Bird Machines strategy of providing standard mechanisation solutions (with some customization to suit unique requirements) to the underground mining industry has been largely successful and the company is the market leader in a number of product classes. Representation has been set up in Australia, Argentina, Botswana, China, Canada, Chile, Zambia, Zimbabwe and India.
Aard Mining Equipment
AARD Mining Equipment (Pty) Ltd (AARD) has been associated with mining capital equipment for over 30 years. Under the management of an experienced team, AARD has built a comprehensive product range to complement drilling, blasting, loading and support operations in both low profile and standard height mechanised underground mines. AARD designs and manufactures a wide range of equipment for the mining industry. In addition, we are able to custom design equipment to meet the requirements of specific clients. Our range of equipment includes hydraulic rock drills, drill rigs, roof bolters, load haul dumpers (LHDs), dump trucks, utility vehicles (UVs) and cassettes, scalers and graders for both standard and low profile underground applications. Aard has corporate and manufacturing facilities in Chamdor, Gauteng, and subsidiaries in Zambia and Zimbabwe.