• Machinery Contractors not only strives for Perfection, but our standing friends and customers refer to us as "DETAIL FREAKS".

  • Where many service Providers, Manufacturers or Suppliers run out of solutions and ideas, WE only get started to assist our customers to solve these unique problems.

  • We like to take up a challenge, and SUCCEED.

About Machinery Contractors

We are an authorized and extremely successful supplier of earthmoving equipment and components to some of the biggest mining companies in the Southern Africa Development Community and abroad.

Our high standards of design, manufacturing and repair services are well known amongst many Coal, Diamond, Platinum, Copper and Iron ore mines.

We are situated in the industrial area of Brits, a mere 50 kilometres from Pretoria, 100 kilometres from Johannesburg and 70 kilometres from Rustenburg.

Staff at Machinery Contractors are dedicated to delivering only the best quality.


Our workshops have been fitted with two Back-up Generators (300 kVA and 350 kVA) to supply our workshops and office with electrical power during Load shedding thereby minimizing downtime. A Helipad with its own refueling station is available on site for visitors.

Machine / Mechanical and Hydraulic Workshop (1 075.3m³)

Our Machine workshop is fully equipped with Lathe, Drilling and Milling Machines and a Hydraulic Press Brake. A 6 and 12 Ton DEMAG Overhead Crane and Lineboring department enables us to meeting critical deadlines and reducing our customer’s downtime when it comes to urgently required fabricated components.

The Machine workshop is shared by our Mechanical and Hydraulic department that offers a full field service team for assessments and repair on all hydraulic and auto-electrical components.

Light Duty Workshop (1 354 m³)

Our Light Duty Fabrication Workshop caters for the manufacturing of smaller earthmoving attachments, ranging from 1 to 12 Tons. This workshop is equipped with 3 Overhead Cranes, a Spray Bay and Sandblasting Bay. Having these facilities on site enables Machinery Contractors to reduce downtime and to be more independent.

Heavy Duty Workshop (1 589.90 m³)

In 2014 Machinery Contractors added a new Workshop to our facility: The Heavy Duty Fabrication Workshop. This workshop includes a 25 and 45 Ton Overhead Crane as well as a 50 Ton Tower Crane. The lift and handling ability of these units allows us to accommodate and handle larger jobs such as the manufacture and repair of water tankers ranging from 14 000L – 85 000L as well as Dump Bodies and liner packages of various manufactures.

OUR History

Our trading name is Machinery Contractors – A Division of Keeley Granite (Pty) Ltd.

On the 1st of July 2012, as a result of a group re-structuring, Machinery Contractors became a division of Keeley Granite (Pty) Limited.

Heavy Duty Workshop

On the 6th of January 2014 Machinery Contractors opened the doors of their Heavy Duty Workshop for production.
The new “Heavy Duty” division installed cranes enable Machinery Contractors to build and repair much larger earthmoving equipment.

Our Management

Our board of Directors: Mr. Gordon Lester (Managing Director), Mr. M.F. Keeley (Chairman) and Mr. Andre van der Westhuizen (Financial Director).

Our Managing Director, Mr. Gordon Lester is the head of our executive team. His experience in Mechanical Engineering and related fields in diverse industry sectors has driven the company’s exponential growth to its current successful levels. His experience covers design, implementation and management of projects in General Machine Shop, Fabrication Engineering and Hydraulics.


Our management team is actively involved in the design, fabrication and marketing of our products and have over 20 years accumulative experience in the industry.

Our Management team is always on hand to offer expert advice and to guide customers through difficult and costly decisions when it comes to building, repairing or purchasing of earthmoving and related equipment.

Contact us for trade references of customers with whom we have long-standing trade relationships.

Social Responsibility

Black Economic Empowerment-

As a medium sized company within the South African context we recognise the importance of Black Economic Empowerment and have embraced the various areas of BEE.

Equity Ownership-

During 2013 the holding company donated 15% of it's shares to the KG Employee Share Ownership Trust. All employees of Machinery Contractors are beneficiaries of the trust and distributions are made based on the employees' years of service.

Skills Development-

Our preferred investment in skills development is apprenticeships. This provides a longer term commitment and investment with sustainable results. We also ensure that our employees receive the necessary training on a regular basis to fulfill the scope of their work.

Enterprise Development-

Here we tried to marry the development of an enterprise with meeting a company in need. During 2013 and 2014 we provided financial assistance to a local taxi operator to acquire an additional minibus. We also entered into an agreement with the operator to provide personnel transport to our company. The taxi operator transports our employees when they have to work overtime.

Socio-economic Development-

Our main focus here is education. Since 2013 we provide bursaries to selected individuals in various fields of study. We also partner with local schools and provide grants to meet some of their immediate needs.

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