ROV Durrant Engineering situated at 5 Lindsay Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa since establishment in March 1964, is a small engineering company concerned primarily with contract works.
RovD specializes in certain niche markets, namely: Automotive Industry, production line transfer systems e.g. rollerbeds, conveyors and transfer shuttles and elevators.
More specifically RovD has developed and improved certain standard facilities over the years striving to fulfil the customers requirements i.e transfer shuttles, double scissors lifts, 180° turntables, end-pivot rollerbeds, four-post hoists, and heavy-duty side lift elevators.
Many joint improvement projects have been set up to improve the specifications the customer comes to expect of the machines we build.
Agricultural/Industrial Mining Industry, wool presses, screw conveyors and stock pile elevators. RovD boasts the distinction of being one of very few manufactures in the world who successfully designs and builds salt harvesters for use in the salt mining industry.
As can be seen from RovD’s Agricultural/Industrial Mining products this company has a substantial wealth of knowledge regarding hydraulic systems. Hydraulic capabilities include circuit design, design and manufacture of hydraulic power-packs, design and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders and complete hydraulic systems seen in RovD’s mobile machines.
RovD’s expertise is further enhanced with the design and build of electrical control panels, PLC programming and SCADA software programming offered by the Electrical department. RovD currently employs 75 employees, occupies approximately 8500m² of premises and has a turn-over of 50 million Rands South African per annum.
History of the Company
The company was started in March 1964 by Mr R.O.V. Durrant.
RovD is one of very few manufacturers in the world who successfully designs and builds Salt Harvesters for use in the salt mining industry. The first Salt Harvester built by RovD was manufactured in 1967 and had a direct take-off of 80 tons per hour (TPH).
RovD boasts a highly specialized and experienced machineshop and boilershop. An electrical department was added to enable RovD to take-on turn-key contracts without relying on smaller sub-contractors, this has proven to be very successful and often the skills of our electrical personnel are called upon to assist in highly specialized PLC and SCADA programming projects. A paintshop as well as a sandblast facility were constructed to offer a more cost effective option and once again to reduce the uncertainty factors associated with smaller sub-contractors.
Our Projects Department co-ordinates the major projects and oversees the drawing office, using computer aided design, drawing packages used include Autodesk AutoCad & Inventor. Project Management packages used include Microsoft Projects, Microsoft Office and Visio Technical.
Some of our larger undertakings have been produced for the following clientele:
BMW, South Africa
GM, South Africa
Mercedes Benz, South Africa
Nissan, South Africa
Toyota, South Africa
Volkswagen, South Africa