After almost 50 years in the business, Vanguard is South Africa’s leading industrial installation company. Operating internationally, Vanguard has the in-house capability, expertise and experience to relocate and install industrial plant and machinery across industries.

Our service extends to mechanical, electrical and PLC commissioning.
Vanguard’s specialised cranes and lifting equipment are also available on a rental basis. 


Vanguard shipped, transport ed, installed and commissioned 27 presses across 5 manufacturing plants for the expansion of Ford’s motor manufacturing facility at Silverton with a project spend of over $1 billion. 

The Millwright Service Department is a sought after service that allows Vanguard to offer its clients a full turn key solution to all their projects.


The health and safety of our staff is core to our business and the culture we have established at Vanguard over the past 50 years.

Vanguard ensures the safety of all personnel through our commitment to best practice in safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) management. We are compliant with all local, national and international laws, regulations and standards applicable to our business.

Through detailed lifting, rigging, transporting, jacking and skidding engineering studies, we constantly identify and assess potential safety, health and environmental risks, implementing effective controls to prevent and mitigate possible consequences.

Backed by the most comprehensive insurance policies available in South Africa, you are in safe hands with us!


Vanguard provides a lifting, transporting, moving and installation service to the heavy industry and infrastructure markets.


Our dedicated in-house design and engineering department specializes in engineering bespoke solutions to complex plant installation or industrial heavy lift application.


Our team combines experience, innovation and state-of-the-art design technologies and equipment to optimize the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety of each stage of your heavy lifting or plant installation project.


Innovation, certification and quality control is at the heart of all our engineered designs.

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