Grandi Manufacturing has provided a highly skilled and versatile engineering service from its premises in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, for over fifty years. Our general engineering department, supported by our Tool Room, is specialised in all aspects of metalwork engineering, including light and heavy press production work. Our Engineers undertake the design and development of various kinds of highly specialised metal products according to client requests and specifications.
Our Sheet Metal and Boiler Making Shops manufacture a variety of components, including artistic external and internal balustrades, external entrance canopies, facades, pilasters and advertising panels, elevator shaft screens and shrouds. Other services offered include the general servicing and maintenance to the elevator industry, Otis and Schindler elevators in particular, the manufacture of components in a variety of metals, including the processes of metal spinning, polishing and epoxy powder coating. Examples of our work may be seen at the prestigious Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, including the balustrades, exterior entrance canopies and the ceiling centrepiece at the food court, a large feature comprising a variety of metal and glass components.
Other notable projects include petrol station forecourt signage and related components reflecting the change in corporate image of Caltex and Sasol, the continuous upgrade of security mechanisms and manufacture of prison doors at various state prisons, Napierville (Pietermaritzburg), Kokstad Super Max and presently at the Kimberley Mental Health Project in the Northern Cape, a variety of metal signage for the Robben Eiland Museum as part of the recent tourism development on the island and the upgrade and redecoration in stainless steel cladding of both the Domestic and International Departure Halls at Cape Town International Airport.
Grandi Manufacturing was awarded the Classical Mall Balustrade contract at the prestigious Canal Walk Retail Centre development at Century City, which was duly completed in October 2000. Additional contracts in the centre subsequently awarded, include a variety of decorative balustrades for Edgars, the Art Deco Mall, the Entertainment Zone and the Kiddies Mall. Our years of experience and knowledge were brought to bear on the recent extensive development of this centre, a project that required versatility and attention to detail.
Other recent projects include the decorative balustrades, metals features and a spiral staircase for the elaborate CD Warehouse, staircases, bridges and balustrades at the prestigious V& A Clock Tower Precinct, all completed during 2001. Further projects include decorative balustrades, staircases and metal features for Mitsubishi Motors, Paarden Eiland, and metal cladding and balustrades for the recently refurbished Blue Route Mall, competed in 2003, stainless steel balustrades and metal features for Aquarius and Two Oceans Beach Luxury Apartments in Mouille Point, completed in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and our most recent project being the manufacture and installation of a variety of balustrades, staircases and metal features for Daimler Chrysler - Century City headquarters, Audi N1 City showroom, Metropolitan Life – Plattekloof, and One & Only Hotel & Spa – V&A Waterfront.
Manufactured objects of interest and diversity include the manufacture of free standing gas patio heaters for commercial and industrial areas, metal extractor fans, individually spun metal ice containers available in a variety of colours. Various metal components including stainless steel trolleys, trays, tables, pans, barbeques and packing components are manufactured for the food and beverage industry on a regular basis.
We pride ourselves in offering competitive prices, quality materials, high standards of production, quality workmanship and excellent service. In addition, we add value to contracts by providing design input based on the client’s individual specifications.