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CORE BUSINESS

AT A GLANCE


World-Class Innovators


Founded in 1991, Specialist Mechanical Engineers’ confidence, knowledge and excellence, is forged from nearly three decades of industry experience.

SME specialises in engineering unique products and providing turnkey solutions to meet complex requirements, with a focus on HVAC & Complex Mechanical Systems. Our headquarters and main production facilities are based in Pretoria, South Africa with strategic service and maintenance centres countrywide.

We are deeply committed to providing clients with the highest standards, achieved through our risk-comfortable approach to boldly disrupt the industry through innovation.


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CORE BUSINESS

AT A GLANCE

At SME we specialise in HVAC Systems, Purpose Built Mechanical Systems & Designs, Plant Upgrades, Auxiliary Power Units across the Railway, Military and Mining & Industrial sectors.

Our main focus is to provide our clients with a custom specialised solution, specific to their needs/requirements.

To service our client’s needs, we have created four internal divisions: Railway, Military, Mining & Industrial and Custom Development. Qualified personnel head each of these divisions to ensure optimum results and quality.

To further serve these divisions, we put together a pool of internal departments: Project Management, Research & Design, Manufacturing, Testing & Commissioning, Quality Control & Long Term Product Support.

It is with the help of these departments that we are able to deliver custom solutions and turnkey projects on time and at world-class quality.

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CORE BUSINESS

AT A GLANCE

At SME we specialise in HVAC Systems, Purpose Built Mechanical Systems & Designs, Plant Upgrades, Auxiliary Power Units across the Railway, Military and Mining & Industrial sectors.

Our main focus is to provide our clients with a custom specialised solution, specific to their needs/requirements.

To service our client’s needs, we have created four internal divisions: Railway, Military, Mining & Industrial and Custom Development. Qualified personnel head each of these divisions to ensure optimum results and quality.

To further serve these divisions, we put together a pool of internal departments: Project Management, Research & Design, Manufacturing, Testing & Commissioning, Quality Control & Long Term Product Support.

It is with the help of these departments that we are able to deliver custom solutions and turnkey projects on time and at world-class quality.


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FACILITIES

SPECIALISED HVAC


SME specialises in custom high-efficiency industrial, rail and military heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for use in adverse environmental conditions.

Designs include stand-alone / bolt-on modular or integrated HVAC systems for rail locomotives and coaches, cash in transit vehicles, military armoured personnel carriers as well as mobile and stationary support systems.

Applications are extended to environmental control systems (ECS) for plant equipment, ground control shelters and also panel mount coolers for sensitive electronic racks and power panels.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING


SME’s custom manufacturing capabilities have evolved to being a high-level product supplier to reputable clients in various sectors. Parts and assemblies are mostly custom designed with very specific process requirements and manufactured to client drawings, with high quality requirements. SME is also a turnkey high-level system supplier from inception to commissioning. Our production facility in Koedoespoort is well equipped with various welding bays (MIG & TIG) to cater for most ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as structural steels, cast iron, stainless, aluminium, armour plate etc. Other key facilities are robot welding, press brakes, laser cutting, guillotines, paint facility, product / system assembly, climate chamber and QC area.

 

ELECTRICAL & CONTROL PRODUCTS


Development of product and application specific control systems. These include our own Multi-Application Controller (SmartMAC), aircon controller (PLC); CAN Bus & RS485 communications; LAN & Bluetooth communication interfaces. We also manufacture system related distribution boards (DB); PLC & control panels; customised man machine interface (MMI) consoles; custom gensets and auxiliary power units (APU). Extensive factory acceptance and testing form an integral part of our ability to warrant a high-level of reliability. All products are subjected to various simulated harsh environments in our climate control centre. Shock, vibration and EMI/EMC qualification are also done as dictated by the client or application.

EPCM & TURNKEY SOLUTIONS


SME has the multi-discipline engineering capability in design, development, manufacturing, commissioning and long term support.

This great offering provides sound turnkey solutions in the integrated environment of mechanical, electrical and control system engineering.

Our products and services meet only the highest standards as we seek greater achievements in quality, innovation and progress.

SME FACILITIES
IN RSA

SME's head office and main production facilities are located in Pretoria, South Africa. SME strategically positioned mobile service centres all over South Africa to serve our customers’ needs in regard to maintenance and after-sales. View our contact page for a full list of our facilities and depots.


SME FOUNDERS

AT A GLANCE


Specialist Mechanical Engineers is a proudly South African Based company founded in 1991. The founders of the company are: Alliwyn Oberholster, Johan Pienaar (Business Director) and Leon Jansen van Rensburg (Operational Director).

Corno van Rooyen (Systems Director) joined the company in 2006 and assisted in developing SME’s military capabilities to a whole new level.

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Alliwyn Oberholster

FOUNDER

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Johan Pienaar

Business Director

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Leon Jansen van Rensburg

Operational Director

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Corno van Rooyen

SYSTEMS DIRECTOR