WHO WE ARE
Southern Cross Industries (Pty) Ltd first set foot on African soil as the Southern Cross Windmill and Engine Co. Back then, its regulatory head office and factory, Southern Cross Organisation, was based in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia. The initial idea was to distribute Australian manufactured products in South Africa. In the 1950’s Southern Cross radically transformed, by establishing a manufacturing facility in Bloemfontein. Today, Southern Cross Industries (South Africa) and the various originating Australian companies, have no corporate relationships other than commercial ties.

On 1 December 2011, a leading Bloemfontein entrepreneur, Kobus Knoetze, acquired Southern Cross Industries. Kobus and his team boast a diverse product portfolio, including Southern Cross Agriculture, Southern Cross Garden Care, and Southern Cross Foundry. Backed by years of engineering expertise, Southern Cross Industries is your preferred partner towards a solid, green future!

“ENGINEERING EXPERTS, BACKED BY NEARLY 150 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL.”
OUR SERVICES

Our agriculture roots date back to 1871. Since then, we have always kept up with changing times. To give you the best products you need, we combine our experience with innovative skills.

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Southern Cross Industries tends to South African gardens since the 1960’s, when we launched our first lawnmower. Backed by decades of experience and craftsmanship.

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Southern Cross Industries is South Africa’s leading foundry engineer. We design according to your needs and expectations. We offer a variety of high-quality castings at competitive prices.

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SOUTHERN CROSS BRIEF HISTORY
Southern Cross industries (PTY) Ltd commenced business as the “Southern Cross Windmill and Engine Co” during 1939 in the then union of South Africa. then it was effectively controlled by the southern cross organisation with its headquarters and factory in Toowoomba Queensland, Australia. The purpose of opening the South African operation was for it to distribute products manufactured in Australia. The situation changed and Southern Cross Industries (South Africa) and the various Australian companies forming wat was the Southern Cross Organisation of earlier years have no corporate relationship other than commercial ties.

Southern Cross underwent a radical transformation in the 1950’s with the building of its own manufacturing facility in Bloemfontein.

On 1 December 2011, Southern Cross was acquired by Kobus Knoetze, a leading businessman in Bloemfontein. Now known as Bloemfontein Metal Merchants trading as Southern Cross Industries, Kobus and his excellent management team and competent employees, still has a diversified product portfolio and demand continues for traditional water pumping products due to their economy of use and ecological friendliness.

Introduction

Our agriculture roots date back to 1871. Since then, we have always kept up with changing times. To give you the best products you need, we combine our experience with innovative skills.
Southern Cross Industries (Pty) Ltd first set foot on African soil as the Southern Cross Windmill and Engine Co. Back then, its regulatory head office and factory, Southern Cross Organisation, was based in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia. The initial idea was to distribute Australian manufactured products in South Africa. In the 1950’s Southern Cross radically transformed, by establishing a manufacturing facility in Bloemfontein. Today, Southern Cross Industries (South Africa) and the various originating Australian companies, have no relationships other than commercial ties.
On 1 December 2011, a leading Bloemfontein entrepreneur, Kobus Knoetze, acquired Southern Cross Industries. Kobus and his team boast a diverse product portfolio, including Southern Cross Agriculture, Southern Cross Garden Care, and Southern Cross Foundry. Backed by years of engineering expertise, Southern Cross Industries is your preferred partner towards a solid, green future!
Windmills were one of the first products manufactured by Southern Cross. Skills and knowledge accumulated over nearly 110 years, inspired improvements in design and manufacturing. This continuous quest for excellence positioned Southern Cross as the undisputed windmill leader globally.
The demand continues for traditional water pumping products due to their economy of use and ecological friendliness.
This is the reason why we are successfully expanding further into African countries. Our product is built in Africa for African conditions. We are proud of the recent project of 100 complete Windmills successfully erected in Nigeria.
Key customers include government, Co Operations, commercial and small scale farmers.

Engineering experts, backed by nearly 150 years of knowledge and skill.

Services
Southern Cross Industries boasts a full equipped factory with excellent craftsmanship; a wide range of spare parts and service department.

We offer comprehensive water and energy solutions from manufacturing to facilitating installation and commissioning of specialised products such as off grid solar plant solutions as the windmill.

Locally manufactured products reach almost every sector of the industry from agricultural to mining.

The renowned and established brands are distributed through an extensive network of local and international distributors.

Facilities

Southern Cross Industries owns the following facilities that enable it to manufacture prime quality products and render associated services to its customers.
• 8000 square metre solar powered factory
• Engineering and Machine shop with CNC Machines
• Foundry
• Press shop
• Plastic Injection moulding shop

Products

• Southern Cross Double Wheel Hand Pump
• Southern Cross L-Type Hand Pump
• Climax Windmill
• Southern Cross IZ Windmill
• Stainless Steel Borehole Cylinder
• Climax Borehole Cylinder
• Southern Cross Gland Box
• Southern Cross Stand Pipe
• Southern Cross Traveling Irrigator
• Brass Float Valve
• Climax Tank Stand
• “R” Series Pedestal Mounted Centrifugal Pumps

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