StrucMAC CC, an engineering company based in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, is driven by founder Andre Hattingh, to offer a multitude of metalworking services and disciplines that makes it difficult for clients to look elsewhere for a better service provider. Hattingh’s attitude of ‘multitasking’ for the client has paid dividends over the years, and the increased services that have either been implemented in the last few years or are already past the planning stage, have put the company in a unique position.
Hattingh established his first business – Spares and Hardware Enterprises – just over 20 years ago. “I had been studying mechanical engineering but was impatient to start earning money and wanted to do something on my own. I started off at the bottom buying and selling nuts and bolts. I was not going to make myself into the tycoon that I envisaged, but it was the beginning of the formula that would lead me to where we are today,” explained Hattingh.
“I had an old Isuzu bakkie and would run around all over the place. The business grew steadily but I was not satisfied with being a ‘delivery boy’. I wanted to get into manufacturing something tangible. Something where we added value and offered a real service. In those days we did not have any fancy ideas about developing business plans, like it is today. You had a gut feel, you worked long and hard and you made it happen. This philosophy has stayed with me, and this is the discipline that I believe is essential to many successful businesses.”
StrucMAC’s owner and founder Andre Hattingh with his right hand man Ryno Bornman.
“StrucMAC, a name which comes from the words structural and mechanical engineering, was established in 1995 as a general engineering machine shop when we purchased a second hand turret lathe. We were a jobbing shop and were prepared to take on anything that came our way, or we sourced. This has changed now because we have specialised to a certain extent but not in a particular metalworking discipline. We still believe in being able to offer a client a complete one-stop service so that he does not have to take his components or products elsewhere to have them finished. I give my own example whereby I have to rely on someone else for my laser cutting services. We have decided to address this and will be installing our own laser next year.”
For further details on what StrucMAC can offer you, call us on 011 822 2399.