Retecon Machine Tools



Johannesburg Head Office
100 Plane Road
Spartan Industrial, Kempton Park
Gauteng, South Africa
Tel: +27 (11) 976-8600

Tel: +27 (31) 701-8149

Port Elizabeth
Tel: +27 (41) 453-2720

Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (21) 555-2270/1

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Company Profile
Retecon Machine Tools is a leading machine tool, tooling, consumables, services and accessories supplier to the metalworking and related engineering industries. The Retecon Group represents a number of well-known international manufacturers including Trumpf, United Grinding-Studer-Jung-Mikrosa, GF AgieCharmiles, Kasto, DMG MORI, Ficep, Kapp-Niles, Hexagon Metrology Group, Schuler, DEA-TESA, Renishaw, Leica, Mahr and EFD.

Retecon has for some years covered all the metal forming and cutting disciplines including milling, turning, gear cutting, boring, grinding, tube and wire, EDM, pressing, punching, laser, bending and measuring by importing quality well known brands from all over the world.

Retecon’s various products range from vertical and horizontal machining, turning lathes, multi-spindle lathes, universal milling and boring, tool and cutter grinding, laser cutting systems, bending systems, punching and forming machines, automatic sawing equipment, roll forming, wire and tube cutting and bending machinery, measuring equipment, fixtures and fittings, manufacturing lines and much more.

Retecon can supply complete machining facilities, manage and supply equipment for turnkey projects for machining of all types of complex automotive components such as inlet/outlet manifolds, crank shafts, cam shafts, conrods, cylinder block machining, complete forging lines, gear and gearbox manufacturing cells, hardening plants, to name a few but not limited to these areas.

The core of Retecon’s client portfolio is made up of companies, large and small, in the aerospace, automotive, tool and die, transport, mining, power generation, structural steel and service centre, defence, construction and general engineering industries.

The history of the company shows that it is committed to all areas in South Africa with the branch office in Cape Town passing the 30-year mark. Other branches are located in Durban and Port Elizabeth.

Retecon was established in 1971 by Burkhard Herrmann supplying equipment to the South African manufacturing industry. The name Retecon is an abbreviation of REliable TEchnical CONsultants.

Retecon Service has been providing skilled, motivated and dedicated technicians for over 40 years in the manufacturing sector. The company’s technicians are sent to the machine builders for training to ensure that their skills are the best that it can provide.

The services offered by Retecon are installation, servicing, repairs, importation of spare parts and consumables, programming, training, machine moves, time studies, after hours support, project implementation and a portable coordinate measuring arm calibration service.

The Group’s BEE partnership is with Fumanang Enterprises where young entrepreneurs get skills training in every aspect of a running company, technically as well as commercially.


Machining CNC


EDM wire technology


Metal bandsaw cutting




Metrology CMM


CNC machine controls


Servicing spindle