ECOAN Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd utilizes highly advanced production techniques, thereby enabling the company to produce a wide range of railway products i.e.

Repair and Refurbish Sliding door –Outside sliding and pocket spares

Repair and Refurbish Door Gears –Outside Slider and Pocket and Spares

Plastic Door Handles and Door Rubber seals

Computer Numerical Control Machines (CNC) products



•  Windows/Windscreens

•  Handles

•  Gear Cases

•  Pressurizing Fans

•  Monsoons

•  Seats

•  Slack Adjustor

•  AC, DC, Rewind and Refurbishments

•  VPA Rewind

•  Locomotive repairs

•  Coach repairs

•  Compressors

•  Exhausters

•  Blowers

•  Pumps

•  Fans

•  Inverters

•  Doors and associated components

•  Arch Chutes

•  Gear Cases

•  Design Services

•  Infrastructure and installation of Engineering Equipment

•  Procurement and supply of Engineering components

•  Machining of Copper and associated parts

Engineering News

Maintenance is the general day-to-day upkeep of the railway such as looking after tracks, signals and power supplies.

Engineering work is larger scale projects such as track replacement.

When we took over the running of the railway in October 2002, we faced a huge backlog of work. We have been working since to upgrade or replace much of the infrastructure and have significantly improved the safety and reliability of the railway.
Railways are made up of complex mechanical and electrical systems and there are hundreds of thousands of moving parts. If a railway service is to be reliable, the equipment must be kept in good working order and regular maintenance is the essential ingredient to achieve this. A railway will not survive for long as a viable operation if it is allowed to deteriorate because of lack of maintenance. Although maintenance is expensive, it will become more expensive to replace the failing equipment early in its life because maintenance has been neglected.
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