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​SALT RIVER

Salt River Centre is situated a stones' throw away from the Port of Cape Town and approximately 16.8km from the Cape Town International Airport on the R102 route.

Transnet Engineering's Salt River plant has lead the way of rail engineering in South Africa since 1860 and occupies 54 028 hectares of land. As one of the oldest mechanical engineering facilities in South Africa, Transnet Engineering Salt River celebrated a remarkable 150 year history in 2012.

The history has not only successfully served the development and diverse activities of railway transport in South Africa, but has also played a leading role in the country's technological development. Central to Salt River's success is its people. Its collection of the finest draughtsmen, best engineering brains, highly skilled technicians, unskilled dedicated labourers.

 

Supporting Depots

  • Saldanha - Locomotives, Wagons, Wheels & Support Services

  • Bellville - Containers, Wagons & Locomotives

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Operation in the plant



COACHES

Overview

Transnet Engineering's Coach Business refurbishes upgrades and repairs some 350 coaches annually at its workshops in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban. All four workshops have ISO 9002 certification.

Maintenance is also undertaken on Shosholoza Meyl's 1200 coaches at eight maintenance facilities strategically placed throughout the country at Durban, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Culemborg, East London, Braamfontein, Port Elizabeth and Kimberley. READ MORE

WHEELS

Overview

Transnet Engineering's Wheel Business specialises in the refurbishing and assembly of all types of railway wheels for the Southern African region. The business has the capability and facilities to assemble and build up new wheels from components brought in from local and international suppliers.

The Wheel Business is managed from its head office situated at Transnet Engineering's Koedoespoort depot in Pretoria.
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ROLLING STOCK EQUIPMENT

Overview

Transnet Engineering's Rolling Stock Equipment Business (RSE) is able to manufacture modern, technologically-advanced rolling stock components. Its services include the manufacture of parts and sub-assemblies for locomotives, coaches and wagons.

 It is able to refurbish and upgrade equipment components so that they will cost-effectively extend the lifespan of the rolling stock they serve. RSE is a responsive and proactive operation, offering the highest levels of service. READ MORE

AUXILIARY

Overview

Transnet Engineering's Auxiliary Business, previously known as the Tarpaulin Business, prides itself on innovative products, individually designed to meet customers' specific needs.

The business portfolio includes manufacturing and maintenance of tarpaulins and auxiliary equipment. More recently, the Business has diversified into the manufacture, maintenance and conversion of containers and wagon preparation.

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ROTATING MACHINE

Overview

The Rotating Machines (RM) business is an operational Business of Transnet Engineering, focuses on electrical and mechanical repair, maintenance and assembly of rotating machines in the rail industry and Port business.

The RM business, currently refurbish and maintain in excess of 3000 traction motors, 4000 auxiliary components and 120 Engines per annum. The business is geographically spread and has operational facilities in Cape Town (Salt River); Durban (Umbilo), Bloemfontein, Swartkops and its largest facility is in Koedoespoort.

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