World Class Lifting Equipment

Elephant Lifting Equipment has a proud record as a specialist supplier of lifting equipment, representing the world’s foremost brands and manufacturers.

Furthermore, with in-house industrial and electrical engineering expertise, special lifting systems and attachments are designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned.

All equipment is manufactured to international engineering standards and is supplied with certificates of test and conformance.

Products And Services

  • E.O.T. and JIB cranes
  • Monorails
  • Electric chain hoists
  • Chain and lever blocks
  • Winches and wire rope pulling machines
  • Lifting and spreader beams
  • Mechanical grabs and clamps
  • Slings: chain, polyester, steel wire rope
  • Crane and standard steel wire rope
  • Shackles and rigging accessories
  • Goods lifts
  • Service and repairs
  • Proof load testing and certification
  • Training and safety seminars

Industries Served

Company Profile

Nature of Our Business

Established in 1982, Elephant Lifting Equipment are specialist designers and suppliers of a fully integrated range of lifting and pulling equipment with full service back up, testing and certification to meet South African and International statutory requirements and best practice.

Countries of operation: view map

Company History

Started in June 1982 in Pretoria, as a small enterprise trading in engineered goods, Elephant Lifting Equipment has grown into one of the largest and most technically able suppliers, designers and manufacturers of lifting equipment in southern Africa today.

Over three decades of continuous growth, underpinned by innovation and an engineered approach to lifting safety, has made Elephant Lifting Equipment a highly respected lifting equipment supplier throughout Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

The company, staffed by mostly long serving employees, is highly valued by its local and international suppliers for its loyalty and professional representation, and serves a prestigious customer base in the Extractive and Metallurgical Industry, Construction, Infrastructure, Energy (power generation, oil and gas) and Project E.P.C.M.

The company’s financial strength, coupled with its in house engineering expertise, allow it to carry substantial stockholdings of both locally and internationally manufactured products, as well as to design and fabricate special attachments and cranes per order, thus enabling it to fulfil the needs of its clients in a very thorough and timely manner.

Innovation is driven by a team of mechanical and industrial engineers, supported by state of the art design programmes with integrated manufacturing equipment, and highly experienced personnel operating in a modern and spacious production facility. Elephant Lifting Equipment’s mission statement, along with its continuous drive to exceed client expectations, defines its guiding principles of operation.

Mission Statement

As lifting and pulling are inherently hazardous tasks, rated safety critical, we therefore undertake:

To supply equipment which meets or exceeds verifiable international design, manufacturing and safety standards of the specific country’s legal requirements.

  1. To meet and exceed our customer’s service expectations and to timeously and honestly inform them should we not be able to do so.
  2. To recognise and respect our customer’s right of choice (equipment and supplier) but insist on fair and equitable treatment and recognition for services rendered.
  3. To actively engage our customers in exploring ways to build and enhance mutually beneficial “partnerships” and lasting relationships based on trust, reliability and security.
  4. To vigorously protect our good name and standing in the market place through innovation, active involvement with and service support to our customers.
  5. To continually develop the skill base of all our employees, foster respect at all levels of the organisation and recognise each individual’s worth and rights.

Managing Director: Grant Walton

National Sales Manager: Benny Sibeko

Operations Manager: Fanie Masango

Internal sales: Jumaima Mashishi

Service Co-ordinator: Lee Anne-Meyer

Department & Regional Managers

Branch Manager PTAW: Jaco Prinsloo

Limpopo: Pat Smith

Exports & Proc. Houses: Les Faber

KZN North Coast: Deane Colley

KZN Branch Manager: Simon Patterson

North West: Kobus Brown

KZN South Coast: Stanton Kanniah

Cape Region: Jo-mare Meyer

Mpumalanga North: Johan Beytell

Gauteng South & EPCM: Matthew Johnston

Pretoria: Marcell Morgenrood

Market Segments

Mining & Mineral Processing

EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction)

Pipelines: Gas, Fuels, Water

Construction: Civil & Building

Offshore: Oil & Gas


Energy: Generation & Distribution

Manufacturing & Automotive

Forestry & Agriculture

Ports & Harbors

Theatre Systems

Internal sales

KZN: Farzana Lall

Head Office: Lizzy Mashishi

Head Office: Jumaima Mashishi

Pretoria West: Itumeleng Khumalo

Head Office: Kyleen Smith

Head Office: Derick Matana

Head Office: Edwin Songo

Head Office: Patrick Muleleke