Engtec Engineering is a precision engineering business based in Maxmead, Pinetown (greater Durban area), that provides competitive, customised solutions to a variety of clients across diverse industries.
The company’s machining and fabrication workshop is well-equipped with high-quality CNC and conventional equipment, allowing it to handle a variety of project types, from intricate, once-off custom jobs to high-efficiency production work.
Engtec Engineering was founded in 2012 by Marcel, Didier, and Ryan Cazin (father and two sons). Marcel immigrated to South Africa from France in 1969 at the age of 21. He entered the local engineering industry and worked for well-known local businesses like Elgin Engineering and Spare Parts Manufacturing. Marcel soon became a leading and well-respected figure in the industry, founding and operating (with partners) several successful businesses – Roco Engineering; Mercury Engineering; and Engtec Engineering.
Initially, Engtec Engineering specialised in work for the railway sector and focussed most of its efforts in that direction. However, Given Marcel and Didier’s reputation in the industry, Engtec Engineering soon branched out into other areas and established itself as a major player within the local specialised machining and fabrication sector.This caused the business to grow rapidly and extend its service offering to cover diverse industries and work types, including sugar, paper, packaging, machining foundry castings, and many other types of related work. During the early part of 2018, at 72 years old, founder and industry veteran Marcel Cazin opted to take a well-deserved retirement and exited the business.
Engtec Engineering specialises in CNC milling, boring, turning, 3D scanning, and fabrication, activities that are the core of the business.
Acquisition and Way Forward
In April 2018, Engtec Engineering was purchased by SeSaKhulu Engineering (PTY) LTD, a 100% black, woman-owned business. This acquisition brought extra capital into the company and led to two highly-skilled and capable leaders joining the management team, Siddiq Adam – Managing Director, and Shabeer Essa – Financial Director.
Most of the original team that built and operated the company over the last few years have remained in the business, notably Didier Cazin – General Manager, and Ryan Cazin – Workshop Manager. Between the two of them, they have over 30 years’ experience in the engineering industry.
The combination of strategic and operational skills present in the new management structure is now firmly focused on growing the business by providing all customers with high-quality workmanship, excellent service, and cost-effective, customised precision engineering solutions.
Accreditation and Values
Engtec Engineering is a Level 1 BBBEE enterprise with a staff complement made up of men and women from various ethnic backgrounds. The ethos of the management team is focused on business growth with simultaneous employee development and increased prosperity.
Engtec Engineering continually seeks to uplift its staff members by providing them with the skills necessary to progress within the company.