3rd April 2017 – Pillans has acquired the business and property of Malleable Castings. Malleable will now trade as a division of subsidiary West Rand Engineering (WRE) enabling WRE to become a fully local, South African manufacturer of Valves, Fittings and other mining products.
Malleable have been a long term supplier of castings to WRE and the synergistic benefits of the acquisition enable Malleable to increase the capacity of the foundry with a huge localization drive from South African customers.
The foundry is to be upgraded with a new dust extraction system, furnace, automated moulding line and other ancillary equipment.
The extra volume through the foundry has not only secured the jobs of the current workforce, but has also necessitated the hiring of additional staff to cope with the manufacturing at full capacity.