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Company Profile

We are an established General Engineering Company, and in 2009 we celebrated our 30 year anniversary. Our Head office is in Glen Anil, Durban, KwaZulu–Natal; South Africa.

We specialize in steel fabrication and the manufacturing of tanks, silos, pressure vessels, dryers, hopper, Sugar and materials handling equipment, in our large fully equipped modern workshop and machine shop. The 4500 square meters of workshop has full overhead craneage.

Our subsidiary Company - Wyatt Africa specializing in ECO Mini Treatment Plants

The facilities to designing, drawing, third Party inspections, fabrication & installation – if required a full turnkey facility are offered.

Safety, Health & Environmental Policy

F.P. Engineering Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Management Policy is designed to integrate the management of HSE practices into one program that embraces a project or activity from beginning to end and is consistent throughout the company. The use of an integrated, consistent company-wide approach has provided efficiencies in the execution of work, a competitive advantage to clients through reliability and reduced risk, improved tracking of HSE performance measures that indicate the manner in which the company is managing its HSE impacts and greater opportunities to provide innovative solutions to HSE challenges.

We will continue to be proactive in providing value-added services to clients, as well as contributing to a safe, secure and sustainable quality of life for our employees and for the communities in which work.

We will:

  • Be a responsible member of society committed to continuous improvement in HSE
  • Provide a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees
  • Reduce our environmental impact and optimise the use of natural resources
  • Meet or exceed regulations, legal requirements and international agreements
  • Ensure HSE considerations are integrated into all our activities
  • Develop a culture that encourages employees to take personal responsibility for HSE
  • Openly communicate our HSE performance and enter into dialogue with interested parties
  • Eliminate all incidents and injuries.

The policy has been adopted by the Board of Directors and applies to all employees and all activities worldwide.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)

As a company with its roots in South Africa, the Directors of FP Engineering acknowledges that transforming our workplace and broader society is not only morally and ethically right, but it is also commercially prudent.

Morally, BBBEE is a necessary measure for the normalization of South African society given the emphasis that it places on the socio-economic up- lift ment of previously disadvantaged people. In this sense we recognize that FP Engineering constructive commitment to BBBEE will contribute to the creation of a better society for all South Africans.

Commercially, BBBEE will improve the buying power of the broader South African demographic, thereby expanding the markets in which we trade and increasing demand for the products that we supply. We recognize therefore that transformation is critical for the sustainability of a healthy society and our business, we understand the implications and challenges it presents and the opportunities and benefits that will materialize through successful transition.

FP Engineering is at present updating it BEE rating.

View the details of this update.

CIBD Certification

FP Engineering
has been registered with the cibd since 2003. Category of Registration 5ME , class of work : Mechanical Engineering.

HIV / Aids Awareness

FP Engineering
is committed to investing in the health, safety and welfare of our staff, in which context we understand that we will sometimes have to go further than our peers in developed countries. FP Engineering runs and has implementation a comprehensive HIV/Aids awareness programme in the workplace.

Development & Training

FP Engineering
has committed in the development needs of its employees, and is registered with the MerSita in KwaZulu – Natal. In September 2008 we were accredited as one of the top 50 Merseta rated Training Companies and supporters of the National Skills development Strategy in Natal. We at present are running Section 28 programs, Apprentices – Boilermaker & Turners - programs and we are continually striving for ways to develop and upgrade our employees.

Employment Equity – EE

F.P. Engineering
is registered with the Department of Labour. All information regarding our registration can be seen at our office. Our reference number is: 798192

Quality Control

We have a fully qualified Quality Control Department (QCP) – working in accordance with the latest ISO rating and guidelines. This is done independently or within the client requirements / guide lines.

All our fabrication / manufacture codes / welding codes, or any other specification that requires a third party certificate or inspectorate, an independent third party is called in or the client’s Inspectorate is used.

KwaZulu Natal Inspection Services – K.I.S.; is the third party inspectorate that we work with when an Inspectorate is required by the client for the required projects.


Over the last number of years we have been awarded large and larger contract and projects. We attribute this to our approach of gettingthe job done, to problem solving, work ethic and the ability to assist the client in finding solution for problem that arises during the course of a project.

We have worked with the following Companies, Groups & Consultancies:

  1. Bosch Projects
  2. Bosch Equipment
  3. Techserve Engineering & Consultancy
  4. SugarEquip
  5. Halliburton
  6. MI Swaco
  7. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation - RSSC
  8. TSB Sugar
  9. PGBI Consultants
  10. Scientific Design
  11. Sivest Project Managers
  12. ED Exports & Equipment Supply
  13. Clyde Bargeman Africa
  14. Illovo Sugar (Pty)Ltd
  15. Tongatt – Hulletts Sugar
  16. EThekwini Water Services – Waste Water Management
  17. Lafarge - South Africa
  18. Sappi & Mondi Paper
  19. Zambia Sugar
  20. United Sugar Company Of Egypt.

Principal Officers

Director: Mark Potter
Director: Michael Potter
Manager -  Financial: N.Crowe
Manager - Workshop: D.Gounden
Manager - QC: D.Lombard
Manager - Site/Installation: D.Potter

Contact Details

Work Shop
Tel: 031 5692839/40
Fax: 031 5692534

Reference number you may require:

Workmen’s compensation 2301-187-1340

VAT 4090108301

Our Public Liability Cover is for R 5 000 000.00

Registration Number 79/06509/07


Bill Yeo - Bosch Projects
+27 (0) 31 5356000

J. Kirsch - Claude Bargeman
+27 (0) 82 7700436

Thierry Johannes - Scientific Design
+27(0) 11 6096320

Ivan Voigt - Bosch Equipment
+27(0) 31 5356000

Latest Project

New Equipment ____________________________________________________ ____________________ May 2014

In Line with our continued expansion and to supply our clients with a wider range of solutions, FP Engineering was acquired the following two machines for its machine shop operations:

- A UNION BTF 80 Horizontal Borer
- A Swift Summer Skill - 3m planer

Both machines have been commissioned and are in operation.

DAVI Plate Roller

In Line with our continued expansion and to supply our clients with a wider range of solution, FP Engineering was acquired a DAVI Plate Roller – Model MCB 3045, imported from Italy.
The DAVI Plate roller is capable of pinching 50mm mild steel plate and capable of rolling 70mm mild steel plate, the rolls are 3100mm wide.
The unit is CNC controlled via a wireless system with design programs on an iPad.
The unit will be commissioned in January and training of operators in the first week of February2013.

F.P. Engineering Expansion of Workshops

In 2009 a decision was taken to expand F.P. Engineering. Land was purchased next door to the present workshop and a new 3000 metre square workshop and offices was planned. The first stage has been completed in January 2011 with 1800 square meters and 2 x 10 ton over head cranes have been added. Phase two is to start in June of 2011.

Air Pollution Seminar – Pretoria

In May 2013, F.P. Engineering was invited by the Dept. Trade & Industry (DTI) to attend an “Air Pollution Control Seminar” along with its partner CTP –Austria at the DTI head office in Pretoria. The seminar was hosted by Annelize Van Der Merwe – Director: Green Economy, Dept. Trade & Industry.

The seminar was aimed at promoting the exchange of ideas between the country’s industrial players and government departments in an attempt to find solutions for the reduction of the level of air pollution in South Africa. Ideas to convert these toxic gasses to a form of alternate energy was also discussed.

Present at the meeting were the:
  • Department: Trade and industry,
  • Department: Environmental Affairs
  • Department: Of Energy
  • CSIR
  • Eskom
  • NCPC – National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Gondwana Environmental Solutions
  • CTP – Air Pollution Control Specialists