Proof Engineering (Pty) Ltd was established in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Steadfastly retaining its original entrepreneurial and innovative roots, the company achieved many personal, as well as industry achievements. Consequently, it was inevitable for the company to attract local as well as international interest as a potential investment opportunity. The group was recently acquired by the Hudaco Group and operates as a division within the Powermite stable.
Leadership in the design and manufacture of highly innovative products it is recognized by leading South African mining entities such as SASOL Mining, ANGLO American, BHP Billiton etc, Exxaro and Xstrata mining. Proof Engineering products can also be found in international mining and tunneling operations as far a field as Dubai, Singapore, Canada, Russia, Australia and Europe. The company has specialised in the innovative design and manufacture of flameproof and non-flameproof cable couplers for the mining industry. Over the years, the range expanded to include low- and high-voltage (1.1 KV through 22KV, 120A through 800A) couplers in a variation of configurations i.e. plugs, sockets, adaptors, as well as the PLM type aluminium range. We were the first company to offer and manufacture a complete phase segregated range of couplers within the 1.1kV, 6.6kV, 12kV and 22kV ranges.
Proof Engineering products meets all necessary local specifications e.g. SANS. Proof Engineering also has SIRA approval on several of its ranges. In addition, ATEX approval has been granted on our 3.3kV and 6.6kV ranges and we are currently working through the entire product range. Furthermore, Proof Engineering is also ISO9001 accredited through BVQI, since 2000.
Azolite (Pty) Ltd was established in 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa to produce lighting systems for the mining industry. Azolite (Pty) Ltd was acquired by Proof Engineering in 2005 and was also recently part of the acquisition by the Hudaco Group and operates as a division within the Powermite stable.
At inception, the company focused mainly on the design and manufacture of Flameproof and Water/Dustproof lighting systems for the South African mining industry. Demand however dictated systematic development of products suited to such diverse markets as garden lighting, industrial floodlights etc. Key clients however remain blue chip mining houses such as SASOL Mining, ANGLO American, BHP Billiton, Exxaro and Xstrata mining etc. In addition, Azolite currently enjoys parallel expansion strategies to Proof Engineering, and one would consequently find products being applied in international mining and tunneling operations e.g. in Dubai, Singapore and Malaysia.
The first company to offer a flameproof light that could be isolated while live to change fluorescent tubes and remains safe. The mining related products also include ‘stope’ lighting and ‘stringer’ lighting systems. Being a fully-fledged design and manufacturing facility, Azolite manufactures various speciality products. Demand for other and/or associated lighting systems resulted in gradual expansion of the range. In addition to an extensive range for the mining industry, Azolite (Pty) Ltd today also manufactures industrial floodlights, garden light systems as well as various other electrical systems and components.
Azolite products meets all necessary local specifications e.g. SABS. The innovative designs have also been recognized by global mining entities, which necessitated Azolite to look into obtaining IEC certification on several product ranges. Furthermore, Azolite is in the process of being awarded the ISO9001 accreditation through BVQI.