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Facilities & Locations
Galison’s facilities are ideal for the manufacture of heavy and medium steelwork, essential for producing quality rolling stock and mining equipment.
  • Galison’s main factories are situated in Welkom in the Free State, South Africa with smaller factories situated in Kalulushi in Zambia. The sales function is conducted via the Welkom facility, Sales Offices in Johannesburg and Rustenburg and a Sales Office in Zambia.
  • The covered workshop area is about 23 000 m² serviced by 25 electric overhead cranes from 5 ton up to 40-ton capacity while a further 2500 m² of open crane gantry is also employed.
  • The plant is divided into a parts preparation section and 6 manufacturing and assembling workshops.
  • Should the need arise, Galison has a total of 1.2 Mega Watt emergency electrical supply installed at its five sites.

Parts manufacturing is equipped with all machinery required for heavy and medium duty fabrication to excellent quality standards as required by the rail industry. The equipment includes amongst others:

  • 2 Heavy Duty High Definition Plasma profile machines 30m x 3m
  • 3 computerised multi-head profile machines.
  • 1 Fanuc Robotics welder
  • 1 CNC Drill
  • 4 large conventional Radial Arm drills
  • 10 CNC lathes up to 1m swing and 2.5m bed length
  • 2 CNC Machining centres
  • 4 Conventional lathes
  • 1 CNC 4 roll Plate Roller
  • 2 CNC bending brakes 400 Ton x 4.2m
  • 2 conventional bending brakes 400 Ton
  • 3 guillotines up to 16mm thick
  • Various presses
  • 2 large punch, shear and cropping machines
  • 5 heavy duty saws
  • 3 PC-20 profile cutters

The assembly workshops are equipped with an extensive range of both conventional and sophisticated welding equipment and plasma cutting equipment for mild steel and 3CR12 corrosion resistantsteel.

Galison can fabricate up to 1200 tons of steel products per month on a full 3 shift basis.

Galison makes sure that we use the latest equipment available and train our  staff to use this equipment thereby ensuring the long term sustainability of the business and their jobs due to productivity and safety gains.