About Us

Retecon was established in 1970 by Burkhard Herrmann supplying tooling to the South African engineering industry.

On the occasion of our 51st anniversary, we ask ourselves to what extent we have achieved the goals we set when we chose the name RETECON as an abbreviation of REliable TEchnical CONsultants.

Over the last 51 years we have grown and gained vast experience, expertise and success. We look back to the period of transfer from conventional machines to computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines as a challenging one. It has tested us and our clients alike.

As predicted, South Africa’s international competitiveness in manufacturing has materialised due to the utilisation of new technologies. Retecon takes pride in having aided in the successful transfer of these technologies to South Africa.

Our persistent and positive attitude towards uncompromising excellence in service has paid off and today forms a strong base for a successful future. With the ongoing quest for new technologies, the level of service demanded by our clients has increased to more than just the capability to repair machinery. Today, and in the future, we will have to reliably demonstrate how to efficiently apply highly advanced technologies and continuously train our customers’ technical staff in the most economical use thereof.

We are most grateful for the trust and confidence of our many customers and principals who have supported us in the past and who are willing to entrust their future plans to us.

We are committed to thrive in the effort to anticipate and satisfy our customers’ needs. Our highly motivated team has grown in expertise and number and is fully prepared to meet your challenging demands of the future.


To be recognised as the leading Machine Tool supplier in South Africa.


Through dedicated leadership and teamwork, we will demonstrate our consistent commitment to deliver excellent service, honest and correct information and leading technology equipment.

We will constantly enhance our customers through our passionate employees, ongoing innovation and leading edge technology of our suppliers.

Our integrity, values and on-going investment in our staff will provide an exceptional return to our customers and stakeholders, ensuring continued and sustainable growth.

We are committed to train our employees to ensure that they can deliver the best possible support in sales, service and their administrative duties.


We are committed and governed by our code of conduct to the highest standards of business ethics through accountability, honesty, respect and integrity.

We care for our country, for the equipment of our customers, their employees, for our company and for our environment with which we have been entrusted by future generations.

We care for our employees whose work we value, respect and recognise for its worth and contribution.

We care for and respect our suppliers whom we trust to provide us with goods and services of the highest standards and quality.

We strive to understand our customers, to emphasize and to support, to develop our customers’ personnel, as well as our own employees to the very best we possibly can. We are committed to train our employees to ensure that they can deliver the best possible services in sales, service and their administrative duties.

Retecon Service has been providing skilled, motivated dedicated technicians for 42 years in the Manufacturing sector. Our technicians are sent to the machine builders for training to ensure that their skills are the best that we can provide. We also provide a comprehensive in-house and local training program to equip our technicians with the required skills to provide top quality service to our customers.

Retecon Service Administration

Retecon Service Technicians

The services offered by Retecon Service are :

• Installation

• Servicing

• Service contracts

• Repairs

• Importation of spare parts and consumables

• Programming

• Training

• Machine moves

• Time studies

• After hours support

• Project implementation

• Calibrations

• Verifications

We also have an in-house apprenticeship program to train our technicians from the beginning. We are also proud of our safety policy which has been graded “Green” by Sasol’s stringent criteria.

Fumanang Entrepreneurial Promotions (Pty) Ltd was formed in 2005, as part of the Group’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) strategy. The company markets and sells products and services within the Retecon Group’s product line with a particular focus on customers with BEE procurement policies. Fumanang also offers support services to the other members of the Group, and furthermore, is involved in the identification and implementation of other entrepreneurial opportunities.

Through its connection with the Retecon Group, Fumanang is able to offer a full range of products and services to the general engineering industry. These include: Machine tools, spare parts, tooling and consumable items, installation and commissioning of machines, as well as operator training. Despite its relatively short history, Fumanang has already established an excellent track record, and has developed ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships with some of the industry’s biggest clients. Fumanang offers its full range of products and services to Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

We are proud to support the following:

Colleges and Training Centers

• Ekurhuleni East College Springs Campus

• University of Johannesburg – Resolution Circle

• National Tooling Initiative Programme

• North West University

• NMU (Nelson Mandela University)

• Walter Sisulu University

• Durban University of Technology

• Coastal KZN College

• TUT (Tshwane University of Technology)

• SAJ Competency Training Institute

• Stellenbosch University – Institute for Advanced Tooling

• TASA (Tool Makers Association South Africa)

Charitable Contributions

• Jicama 89, Educational and Social upliftment in our Community

• Little Eden, Society for the care of persons with Mental Handicap(s)

• The Last Hope Organisation

• Unity Edu Care Centre

• Sea Rescue, National Sea Rescue Institute

• Manger Care Centre

• RGM School of Excellence

• FoodForward SA (for Nelson Mandela Day)

• WB Tshume Primary School

• Reagile Primary School

• Learn2Live

• Wallacedene Aftercare


Want to join our family as the leading supplier to the metal working industry in Southern Africa?

We are looking for a candidate that is a go getter, confident, is self-motivated and is results orientated, to join our dynamic team.

We are looking for a candidate to fill the following position:

  1. Machine Tool Millwright Technician – minimum of 2 years experience (electrical and mechanical) and N6 qualification required.

Does it sound like this could be the job for you?? Then, please send your CV through to JMSIS@retecon.co.za and request for more information on the above-mentioned vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE that should you not receive any feedback within 10 working days, your application has been unsuccessful.