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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 head office and main production facilities are based in Pretoria, South Africa, with strategic service and maintenance centres countrywide.

We are passionately 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

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 head office and main production facilities are based in Pretoria, South Africa with strategic service and maintenance centres countrywide.

We are passionately 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

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 head office and main production facilities are based in Pretoria, South Africa, with strategic service and maintenance centres countrywide.

We are passionately 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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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 (APUs). 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.


LONG-TERM PRODUCT SUPPORT


SME Richards Bay as well as EME based in Maputo, Mozambique, are companies within the Specialist Mechanical Engineering group (SME). They are strategically located to render support with installations as well as maintenance & repairs of our products at our clients.

Our team’s quality service levels and excellent technical skills have led to high customer satisfaction and growth. The result has been an expansion into the domestic, industrial & mining, mobile & automotive as well as commercial markets in both Richards Bay and Maputo. Preventative maintenance and emergency services are available 24/7, and also form part of our passionate commitment to service excellence.

We pride ourselves on the fact that since inception nearly 30 years ago, we still provide comprehensive support of spare parts, maintenance and repairs for all our products. Besides effective obsolescence management, the advanced new technology developed by SME also enables us to provide cost saving predictions for the life cycle of spare parts.

Furthermore, we have established service depots in Cape Town, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Coligny, Welgedacht, Nelspruit, Durban and Ladysmith; thus creating a trustworthy footprint  for product support.

Domestic

We supply, install and maintain GMC, LG, Samsung and Daikin air conditioners. We will assess your needs accordingly and supply you with the best options suitable for your home. Our team is available 24/7 for all maintenance and repairs as part of our after sales commitment to our customers.

Commercial

We specialise in providing the best options for any sized commercial building including office buildings, warehouses, shopping malls, hotels, hospitals etc. We are proud suppliers of Daikin, Trane and Samsung air conditioners as well as custom built ruggedised systems according to your specific needs.

Industrial & Mining

Our highly qualified engineers, project managers and technicians are able to expertly design, manufacture, install and maintain specialised air conditioning systems to regulate the extreme temperatures in mines, chemical & process plants, smelters and factories.

Our HVAC products include:

  • Operator cabins & girders air conditioning
  • Air/water chillers
  • Package units
  • Cooling towers
  • Heat pumps
  • Ducting
  • Extraction
  • Filtration
  • Piping

Mobile & Automotive

Our range of air conditioners are perfectly suited for all earth moving equipment, refrigerated trucks and heavy commercial vehicles.


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