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About Culmen Western Cape

Founded in 2001, Culmen Wes Kaap is Africa’s market leader in the lifting equipment industry. Our comprehensive offering includes load testing-, maintenance-, training of lifting machinery and pressure vessel testing. We are a 100% South African-owned company with an extensive footprint across the country and a growing presence throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We have over 60 years combined experience backed by a strong network of skilled lifting machine inspectors and technicians and our commitment to providing 24/7 support to our customers.
We have built a solid foundation and are consistently recognised by our customers for delivering an exceptional service. The factors contributing to our early success are still part of our company today: a strong focus on safety, our responsiveness to macroeconomic and industry developments, and our ability to develop innovative solutions that benefit our customers. As a dynamic, professional and reliable owner run company specialising in the certification of lifting machines, training of lifting machine operators and pressure vessel testing.
Today, we are able to bring them all together to offer a one-stop solution to our customers that incorporates load testing and training of all lifting machinery and pressure vessel testing, through a single point of contact. We continue to build on this legacy of entrepreneurship and determination as we pursue our strategy for growth and expansion. We aim to produce long-term, sustainable results for our business, our people and our customers. We manage each interaction and solution expending the same underlying methodology:

To add value to the business of our customers. We do this in the following key areas: o cost savings, o productivity gains, o risk management and o safety improvements. We are able to quantify the cost-saving and time-saving potential of our solutions, something that has proven to be invaluable to our customers and we aim to provide solutions that ensure maximum efficiency. In addition, we continually review global best practices to ensure our equipment, support and training are of the highest standard and in line with international safety and regulatory requirements. We have a reputation for an unwavering commitment to safety. Maintaining the highest standards of safety is an important focus area of our business, and we dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to participating in and contributing to the institutions that guide our industry. The company utilises registered Lifting Machine Inspectors who are accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) to carry out the mandatory inspections/tests on lifting machines and lifting tackle. Our Training department is also accredited with Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA04-176) and registered AIA for the pressure vessel testing. Culmen management offers total commitment to ensure client satisfaction.

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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.


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)

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.

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