Our Company Profile


As Transnet’s advanced manufacturing division, Transnet Engineering dedicates its formidable human and capital resources to the research, design, manufacturing, remanufacturing and maintenance of rolling stock products, namely: locomotives, freight wagons and passenger coaches. Although proudly grounded in South Africa, Transnet Engineering is very much a pan-African manufacturer that operates with a global perspective. Its footprints spans from the African continent and beyond.

In realising its new strategy and vision, by 2021, Transnet Engineering has developed, and is implementing a new model to become a preferred name in rail and related engineering solutions across the continent. Chief Officer: Advanced Manufacturing - Thamsanqa Jiyane

Strategic Imperatives

  • Preferred Maintenance and Overhaul (MRO) partner for rail and related equipment on the African Continent
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of world class rolling stock and logistics equipment
  • Leading Enterprise in driving economic development and growth in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technical and engineering skills development in Africa

Our commitment

To be a manufacturing and engineering services partner of choice for the African continent and the world.

Facts about Transnet Engineering

Customer-facing businesses:  4
Employees:  Over 11 000
Number of factories/plants: 6
Number of depots: 143