about us

Rapid Allweiler celebrated it’s 80th birthday in 2012 becoming part of a select group of companies in South Africa that have proved that consistent quality and service lead to longevity. Established as a general engineering business in Booysens, Johannesburg in 1932, the company continues to grow from strength to strength.

From modest beginings, supplying their own range of borehole and gear pumps to the market, the two founders, Mr AJ Hindry and H Day, soon saw the gap in the market for a quality centrifugal pump. Successfully establishing themselves as leaders in the South African market, in 1952 they formed a partnership with Allweiler AG, the oldest pump company in Germany. This partnership continues to flourish today, seeing Rapid Allweiler established as a leading pump manufacturer and supplier in the South African market. Caroline Houghton, Mr Hindry’s granddaughter, took over the reigns as Managing Director in 2004.

Rapid Allweiler’s product range is specifically engineered to meet market demands with over 220 years of combined national and international pump and engineering experience. A team of experts can provide pumping solutions for just about any industry requirement - whether it is chocolate or water that needs to be moved. Through thorough investigation made by the relevant sales team member before quoting, ensures that the right pump is supplied for the right application. In turn, this has resulted in warranty claims being reduced to a bare minimum.

Rapid Allweiler is a B.E.E contributor and as part of our enterprise development we have started a conference centre a mere 5km away from O.R Thambo airport.
Rapid Allweiler’s commitment to quality products and service is further demonstrated through the CBS, Quality Management System listing.

Today, Rapid Allweiler boasts some 400m2 of office, manufacturing and conferencing space, servicing branches in Cape Town and Durban as well as a nation-wide dealer network.

Rapid Allweiler’s mission is to continue to offer clients innovative solutions, combined with the highest quality products and unrivalled service.
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Founder 1932

Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director