About Culmen Western Cape

Established in 2001, Culmen WC has grown from humble beginnings to a strong competitor in the Training and Load-testing Industry/space in the South African region. The Managing Director, John van der Walt has 40 years' experience in both fields and leads the team through continuous training of his team and a very hands-on approach to ensure Culmen WC delivers at a world-class standard.

Culmen WC is an expanding SMME business situated in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.  We focus on delivering quality service to our customers, small or large.  Our expert staff is trained in the testing & inspection of lifting equipment / pressure vessels as well as training others to operate lifting equipment.

Our Vision


Culmen WC strives to establish training and load-testing by being a leading service provider to both disciplines in the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa, through focusing on training and development requirements as well as providing a high standard of load-testing to ensure repetitive business at a world-class standard.


Our Mission Statement



With constructive expansion and improvement of service - Culmen WC will be the undisputed leader in South Africa

Company Profile



Company Reg. No. CC/2001/0254362/23

CC Reg date 2001/04

VAT No 4500 195 468


CC Members

JMM van der Walt (managing member)



John van der Walt - Managing Director

Morne van der Walt - General Manager

Franco Peach - HR Manager

Elizabeth George - Finance Controller

Celeste Terblanche - Training Manager

Werner Groenewald - Assessor / Training Facilitator

Frikkie Muller - Assessor / Training Facilitator​

Eldridge Booysen - Load-testing scheduler

Drean Kotze - Technical Manager


BEE Equity policy

Culmen WC promotes and accepts the responsibility of providing increased and improved employment equity through on-going innovative measures and openly embraces the philosophy of Employment Equity. We aim to guarantee a workplace empty of unfair discrimination and promote employment opportunities to previously disadvantaged groups of people. As such, Culmen WC remains committed to South Africa’s national policy of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), as laid out by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Code of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment.