Promine (Pty) Ltd was established in May 1984 with two directors namely I.D van Niekerk and J de Klerk. The main objective of the Company was to supply the mines in our area with commodities they required. The Company was successful in obtaining Vendor Numbers with all the mining houses in our area like Vaal Reefs Gm. Co, Stilfontein Gm Co, Buffelsfontein Gm. Co and Hartebesstfontein Gm Co.

The Company supplied electrical components, lathe tools, hand tools, workshop equipment, lifting equipment and castors and ladders. In September 1985 Promine (Pty) Ltd was appointed as " Sole Agent for the mining industry" in the supply of WAP cleaning equipment. We also became the Sole Agent for Binteeh Mining Supplies for the supply of Socket and Tamping Plugs, HET Stay-a-lites, Duck Boards and Rubber Dustbins.

In June 1990 WAP SA (Pty) Ltd appointed us as "Western Transvaal Regional Office" and we had to open a workshop to accommodate the repairs of WAP cleaning equipment. We had to appoint a technician to undergo training at the WAP factory. We also approached Vaal Reefs Gm Co and managed to start repairing Lifting equipment and Sludge pumps. Promine (Pty) Ltd had the services of a retired engineer to assist us with the in house training of employees for the repair of the mentioned equipment. With the help of Vaal Reefs Standards Department we implemented a Qualiy Management System to comply with the mines standards for the repair of Lifting Equipment. Equipment was purchased to test all Lifting equipment to be able to issue Test Certificates for equipment that was repaired.

We obtained a contract from Vaal Reefs Gm Co for the repair of Yale and Bantam Lever Hoists. Additional equipment that was repaired included: JDN Air Hoists, Jim Crows. I.R Pumps, Cameron Pumps and Air Tools.