Cranes and Hoists
Initially structured as a consultancy and drawing office with general engineering capabilities, Condra later did research into the South African market for hoists and overhead cranes. This revealed an opportunity which Condra's management believed the company could fill - that of local manufacture in place of local assembly. The research indicated that there existed substantial demand for a range of robust cranes and hoists if these could be competitively priced.
Manufacture of the first overhead cranes began in 1971. Four years later Condra moved to a custom built factory in Germiston, where design and manufacture of the first hoists began.
The company remains in Germiston today, but growth has been such that the size of the original factory and offices was doubled in 1982. An additional 1 200 square meters of factory space has recently been completed to cater for anticipated growth.
Design: Condra's design team is in-house to accommodate consumer requirements.
Manufacture: Condra'smanufacturing plant is at head office to ensure the finest quality.
Service: Condra'sservice division is expanding its share of the maintenance market, offering maintenance to all makes of equipment as well as to Condra's own installations.
Sales: In South AfricaCondrais represented in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The network to neighboring states is extended through sales agents.
Internationally Condra has agents in South America, Australia and the Middle East. Condra works closely with the South African Foreign Trade Organisations with a view to further international expansion.