UK plasma cutting table manufacturer enters South African market

The British designed and engineered CNC plasma cutting table manufacturer Swift-Cut Automation has opened up a subsidiary in South Africa. Swift-Cut Automation South Africa is based in the Beyerspark, Boksburg area of Gauteng and is headed up by Hester Le Roux.

“This is just the beginning of a journey. Swift-Cut Automation has an established name worldwide in the USA, Europe Russia, UAE & Middle East, Australia & New Zealand and we intend to grow that reputation locally. The local metal working industry will now be able to benefit from having a dedicated team that will only concentrate on supplying the Swift-Cut products to a broad spectrum of engineering companies,” said Le Roux.

Swift-Cut Automation’s story started back in 2011. Alan Swift ran a business manufacturing parts for the heavy goods vehicle market. Tired of out-sourcing, he set about building a small CNC plasma cutting table. The drive behind this was to be less dependent on his suppliers whilst being able to handle his orders at a faster pace and with more flexibility. After successfully building his first table it wasn’t long before Alan was asked if he could produce cutting tables for third parties.

The most popular amongst the machines manufactured by Swift-Cut is the Swift-Cut Pro Series. There are three models in this range with table sizes of 1 250 x 1 250mm, 2 500 x 2 500mm and 3 000 x 1 500mm. All machines are powered by a Hypertherm source. Depending on choice of power the machines can cut mild steel from 10mm to 25mm, stainless steel from 9.5mm to 20mm and aluminium from 9.5mm to 25mm.

The company also supplies its own software with the equipment and manufactures a water jet cutting option – Swift-Jet.

The company has also recently launched a new CNC compact plasma cutting table named ‘Swifty’. The table has been designed and priced to open up a world of possibilities to artists, educators and small workshops. The bench-top system, which comes complete with table, CNC and easy-to-use operating software, cuts mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper, and any ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

For further details contact Swift-Cut Automation South Africa on TEL: 011 894 2281 or visit