Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
+27 16 910 7000 | Fraud Hotline: +27 87 152 9541 (Anonymous)



  • 6 Coreless Induction Furnace (Total Capacity of 80 tons)
  • Thermal Analysis Systems to evaluate and optimize molten metal quality before tapping and casting
  • Horizontal Centrifugal Caster (HiCr, ICDP & HSS 600 to 840mm dia.)
  • Vertical Centrifugal Caster for sleeves/rings
  • 3 Continuous Sand Mixers (resin – self setting system)
  • Sand Reclamation Plant and sand testing station
  • Moulding Equipment & Chills for Static and centrifugal casting
  • 8 Natural Gas Fired Heat treatment Furnaces
  • Various Casting pits ranging in width and depth to accommodate big size castings


The laboratory is fully equipped with the following:

  • Q4 Tasman Bruker Spectrometer for chemical analysis
  • Sample cutting and preparation equipment
  • Microscope with Image Analyzer for microstructure analysis and quantification of phases present
  • Portable sample preparation and microscope for on-site casting evaluation
  • Emcotest Rockwell Hardness Tester for sample hardness measurement
  • Ferritscope machine to measure and evaluate effectiveness of heat treatment
  • Laboratory furnaces for heat treatment of samples and smaller components
  • Software to determine liquid metal solidification morphology
  • Mould design and solidification simulation for rolls

Machine Shop (Heavy and Light Bay)

  • Heavy Duty Roughing and Finishing Lathes (CNC)
  • Roughing and Finishing Grinders
  • Automatic Ultrasonic Scanning Equipment (centrifugal cast rolls)
  • Horizontal Boring and Duplex Neck Milling Machines
  • Vertical Boring Machines (rings)
  • LISMAR Roll Inspection Machine for surface defects detection

Research & Development

  • SARCO’s globally competitiveness is attributed to continual improvement of its manufacturing processes and materials
  • A process improvements and projects department specifically drives research and development of new material specifications with the aim of meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations and increasing demands.
  • The department also focuses on ensuring that customer queries are resolved timeously.
  • Partnerships or collaborations with local universities enables SARCO to strengthen its research and development

Quality Assurance

  • SARCO is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OSHAS 18001:2007 accredited.
  • The Quality Assurance department has strict procedures for planning, manufacturing, testing and document control.
  • Equipment in the department include a portable Bruker metal analyzer, Equotip hardness tester, Ultrasonic Scanners (evaluating bond integrity in spun cast rolls
    and sleeves and defects) and LISMAR Roll Inspection Machine for surface defects detection