The ABC Africa Group of companies consist inter alia of ABC Hansen Africa, (the main operating company) which is incorporated in South Africa as part of the ABC Hansen / Cormall group of companies from Denmark, and manufactures, distributes, imports and exports agro processing and food processing equipment and engineers complete turnkey plants for a variety of industries with a primary focus on grain storage, milling and oil processing industries.
The company specializes in solutions to processors and would-be processors and has first hand experience of operating businesses in South Africa of most of the equipment it manufactures and sells. Its depth of knowledge therefore is not limited to the manufacture of machines only, and it has successfully operated maize mills, wheat mills, oil expelling plants, bakeries, bakery ingredient blending plants, spice mills, dry food milling, extrusion and blending operations. The company has an engineering division manufacturing many different types of equipment and able to extend full maintenance, warranty and repair services to its customers and on behalf of foreign principals where required.
The company has been at the forefront of developing small and medium scale wheat milling systems in the early 1990’s incorporating both roller and stone mills which has become extremely popular in many parts of the world including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South America and elsewhere. The affordability of these systems offers an entrance into the market to small and medium scale enterprises. The health aspects associated with stone ground milling furthermore offers entrepreneurs access to a niche market.
A range of hammer mills and small roller mills now fulfil these small and medium scale milling requirements while roller milling system from 3-20 tons per hour is core business. Industrial hammer mills up to 110kW are also manufactured in South Africa under the well known Hippo brand, dating back to 1928.
The main focus of the company today is on large scale grain storage systems from 2 tons to 20,000 tons per bin and all associated handling, conveying, drying and cleaning systems in all capacities and for all types of grain including maize, wheat, soy beans, sunflower, rice, rape seed, nuts, sorghum, millet etc. The company represents the Global Industries group from the USA including MFS/York/Stormor, Neco, Hutchinson, Brownie, Sentinel and Mayrath – most of these divisions of Global has been in operation for more than 40 years. ABC Hansen Africa also represents the air conveyance systems of Walinga of Canada, a fifth generation grain handling company.
The company continuously invests in research and development in expanding the range of equipment it manufactures.
The group maintains offices or representatives in Denmark, Poland, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Russia, Kenya, Namibia, the USA, China and India.
The company represents many foreign manufacturers on a sole or part agency basis.
Other companies in the group are involved with livestock farming and services (Edify International), horse riding gear & general trading (AC Trading) , feed trailers (ABC Agri) , property development (Maradna), forestry and wood chippers, cut-off saws and log splitters (Scanwood Solutions).
The ABC Africa group of companies focusses on excellence with machinery and equipment you can rely on.