Company Profile

FB Crane Builders & Repairs (Pty) Ltd was established by Frans Best in 1992. The company, which had two employees then, now employs in the region of 80 staff members and operates from a 16 000m² factory in Bergvlei Road, Wadeville, on Gauteng's East Rand, and from a 900m² factory at the Acbo Industrial Park, in Rustenburg.

FB Crane Builders & Repairs (Pty) Ltd offers a unique combination of products and services for the manufacture and maintenance of overhead and lifting equipment. The company's New Cranes Department produced an average of 70 cranes per year, and the Maintenance Team are continuously obtaining Lifting Machinery Inspectors' certifications.

FB Crane Builders & Repairs is also an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and it’s consistent focus on product development has seen it develop it’s own in-house brand:  the Amandla/TBM Steel Wire Rope Hoists and Amandla Electric Chain Hoists.


To be recognised as preferred quality supplier in lifting machinery and services throughout Southern Africa.


With an effectively structured operation we aim to supply high quality and cost competitive lifting machinery, equipment and services in a timely manner to customers in varied industries. Our well trained staff are committed to providing customers with lifting equipment and services that increase the value and effectiveness of our customers’ operations.

What would happen to your business if your Crane broke down today?

Think about it for a second – your business depends on the performance of your heavy lifting equipment. What would happen if your Business came to a standstill because of a simple breakdown that could have easily been avoided?

If you own lifting equipment, FB Cranes, your partner in lifting machinery safety and compliance, can help your Business;

  • Avoid downtime
  • Prevent loss of productivity
  • Identify risks with your lifting equipment
  • Minimise repair fees
  • Extend Equipment Life
  • Ensure your Cranes are compliant with the latest Lifting Machinery Legislation.

    Keep your people safe and your business compliant

  • Our Services

    Crane Manufacturing

    For 25 years, FB Cranes has been designing and fabricating high quality products based on advanced crane building technology. Every crane design is built around your needs with regards to height, capacity, application and price. As your partners, FB Cranes walks with you through the process from design through to installation and commission of your crane.

    Lifting Equipment

    FB Cranes designs and fabricates high quality products based on advanced crane building technology. Our association with global leaders in the crane building industry ensures access to the best available technology and commitment to ongoing research and development ensuring you receive only the best when you entrust us with your crane specifications.

    Service & Inspections

    FB Cranes' regular safety inspections improve the reliability of your equipment and the safety of your personnel. Our inspections ensure that hazards, such as personal injury or damaged equipment caused by falling loads, are identified and prevented. Quality Inspections can be agreed to on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis by our service division.

    Lashing Equipment

    FB Cranes also supplies high quality, durable lashing equipment in all sizes for the cargo industry. We also specialise in creating customized lashing equipment to meet our customers unique requirements. All our lashing equipment is tested, approved and certified to meet industry standards.

    7 Reasons why you should choose FB Cranes

    1. We value Quality and Customer Satisfaction that’s why we are ISO 9001:2015 certified, and SANS compliant. We are leading experts in the Manufacturing and Lifting Industry and our team has over 100 years of joint industry experience. We are one of the founding members of the CMA (Crane Manufacturing Association); and a member of the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA).
    2. To cater for our customers’ production and emergency requirements – we offer a 24 hours breakdown service.
    3. We are an approved Lifting Machinery Entity (LME) for examining and testing of lifting machinery and lifting tackle by Department of Labour – Reference no: LME095.
    4. By actively participating in the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment policies we have reached Level 2 B-BBEE Status and continue to support the government’s transformation targets.
    5. We value our team’s development so that they can provide world class services – We have received a Top Training award from Merseta for our development initiatives relating to Manufacturing, Load testing, Servicing and Repairs of Overhead Cranes and Lifting equipment. We have multiple registered Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMIs) who can help our customers maintain their lifting equipment.
    6. We are a valuable partner in the manufacturing industry and have been awarded a Level 5ME CIDB Status (Construction Industry Development Board).
    7. We are a responsible and safety conscious employer – We have a valid letter of good standing with Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company Limited (FEM).

    Meet Our Team Of Experts

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    Managing Director

    Clair Augère

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    Business Development Executive

    Mathew Best

    Mathew started at FB Cranes in 1995 as an assistant and progressed to completing his Millright Apprenticeship becoming FB Cranes first Lifting Machinery Inspector. He is now the Business Development Executive of FB Cranes.

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    Business Development Executive

    Timothy Best

    Timothy started as a Crane Technician and moved to sales as a Sales rep. He is now a Business Development Executive

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    Field Service Manager

    Jacques Jonker

    As a registered LMI Jacques was introduced to the team in 2003 assisting internal sales.

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    Internal Sales Supervisor

    Thembani Masuku

    Thembani started as a Clerk in 2014 in internal sales. She is now the Internal sales Supervisor where she manages internal sales for both the Wadeville and Rustenburg departments.

    What Clients Have To Say About Us

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