Company profile: Proconics

February 2020 News

Proconics came into being in 1995. Through acquisition, organic growth and cutting its teeth on petrochemical giant Sasol, it has developed the capability to execute electrical and instrumentation engineering design projects of diverse scale and nature.

The company is adept at dealing with the unknown and has a track record with notable brownfields renewal projects and an ability to enter complex, hazardous operating environments and deliver bespoke renewal solutions. Quality is an absolute as is the delivery of true value for its clients. The company is truly global, with major office centres based in South Africa (Secunda, Sasolburg and Durban), Australia and the Middle East (Qatar).

Proconics employs over 200 qualified employees – ranging from engineers, designers, project managers, health and safety personnel – all dedicated professionals who take pride in their work and the organisation’s fundamental principles of delivering excellence to clients by believing in people, never compromising on safety and acting with integrity.

Part of the Proconics management team: Bongani Ngcongo – CFO, Melvin Jones – CEO, Reginald Mbatha – GM Jhb Office, Elizma van der Walt – engineering manager, Gert Nieuwoudt – CTO.

Clients, in both the private and public sector, are among the world’s biggest and best in their fields – Sasol, Eskom, BHP, Linde, ABB and Siemens, to name a few. Proconics’ size and breadth and depth of expertise make it the ideal partner to manage or participate in complex greenfields and brownfields electrical and instrumentation projects.

A local base with world-class experience

With its feet planted firmly on South African soil, Proconics has partnered and collaborated with some of the globe’s top engineering firms. The head office in Secunda, the industrial capital, allows it to deliver effectively on current projects, while the proximity to Pretoria and Johannesburg connects the organisation to Africa and the world.


Proconics has received several awards from independent parties and professional bodies and have also formed part of project teams which have received recognition for outstanding performance. Some of the more notable awards include:

• Sasol Badger award – project of the year 2009 – member of the team.

• Sasol Technology awards 2011 – reforming & U90 fire damage repair project.

• Sasol Synfuels project team of the year 2012 – phase 8 switchgear replacement project.

• Sasol Technology safety star awards for 2011, 2012 and 2013 – best safety performance by a smaller EC.

• Sasol Chemical operations project of the year award – U24/70


• ISO 9001(2008).

• Registered gas practitioners able to issue COCs for SANS 329.

• Certified functional safety practitioners.

• Professionally registered engineers, technologists.

• Certified Master Installation electricians.

• South African Government Certificate of Competence (GCC Mines).

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