As it stands today, Gullwing Engineering is one of the top engineering companies in Cape Town. Established by Dennis and Desiree Powell in 1989, Gullwing Engineering has been around for decades. The company was originally established to fill a gap in the South African market for the manufacture of engineering parts and components. This gap came to exist mainly because of the fact that it was extremely difficult to import products of this nature into South Africa due to the sanctions that were held against our country during the Apartheid era. This, however, is not the case anymore and today Gullwing Engineering is at the forefront of providing quality parts and components to clients in a diverse range of industries.
Gullwing Engineering is, and always has been completely family owned, and in 1990, Dennis Powell’s son, Alan Powell, left his former job at Atlas Aircraft to join his father in manufacturing general and precision engineering components as a member of Gullwing Engineering. During the company’s first few years in business, the team at Gullwing Engineering specialised in the skilled craft of designing, developing and refurbishing surgical instruments and other medical instruments. Since then however, the company has progressed towards concentrating more on the manufacture of general and precision engineering components and we have become a leading, and respected, service provider in the local industry.
We are situated in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, but our services are available to clients across South Africa.
Today, Gullwing Engineering makes use of the very latest EdgeCAM technology used by the programming and design department to program highly complex commands into the company’s computer numerical control (CNC) machines. The combination of the team’s skills and the advanced technology we use, enable us at Gullwing Engineering to manufacture virtually any component imaginable for our clients.
Although Alan has taken over from his father as the Managing Director of Gullwing Engineering, Dennis is still actively involved with machine designs and complex tooling, constantly keeping an eye on the company he established almost 30 years ago. Dennis’ wife, Desiree and his daughter Debi are also both involved in the company, managing the admin and finance departments thereof.
The Powell family has a passion for their company and their employees, and their extensive knowledge and experience in engineering has enabled them to create a successful company that has truly stood the test of time.
For our team, working in this industry is not simply about manufacturing parts and components for our clients, it is also about finding viable engineering solutions that help make their projects a success. To ensure that each of the projects we take on as a company is successful, we have developed an efficient production system. Our production system includes the design of our clients’ required parts or components, the review, the manufacture, the quality-check, and the final hand-over.
By paying close attention throughout the design and manufacture of all parts and components produced by our team, we are able to ensure that we provide nothing but top-quality products to each of our clients.
Along with our top of the range machinery, including milling, lathing and press machinery, our precision engineering services are some of the best available locally and clients can rely on us for the manufacture of all kinds of parts and components, be it for the medical, aviation, or any other industry.
If you would like to get in touch with one of the top engineering companies in Cape Town, feel free to contact our team directly via phone or email.
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Unit 5 Railway Park | Railway Road | Montague Gardens | 7441