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Steel Wire Rope

The haggie® steel wire rope operation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steel wire ropes for ultra-deep level mine winding. The factory is located on a land area of 235,000m² in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a covered production area of 70,000m².

Since its establishment in 1921, the expertise in designing and producing ropes used on winders has developed. As the South African gold mines became progressively deeper, so too did the demand for wire ropes which were longer, and stronger.

The knowledge and craftsmanship gained in producing ropes for sinking and winding operations has been extended to all of our products, irrespective of the application.

Our history, experience and extensive manufacturing capabilities equip it with both the machinery, tooling, innovative processes and technical knowledge to transform raw material into the quality products demanded by our customers. We have modern manufacturing units boasting up-to-date processes providing traceability from rod to rope, thus maintaining fundamental quality controls.

Front left to right: Morgan Pillay – Marketing, Planning and Logistics Manager; Andries Fouche – Finance Manager; Keith Taylor – General Manager; Tshepo Tshetlho – IR and HR Manager; Eddie Botes – Works Manager, Ropery


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Compliance certifications

South African compliance and -certification - ISO 9001:2015

Compliance certifications

Lloyd's register

SANAS - ISO/IEC 17025:2005

API Monogram

Issued by the American Petroleum Institute

French Literature

History of Haggie

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March 7, 1921, is the birthday of Haggie, Son & Love, and also of the wire rope-making industry in South Africa. Founders, James MacGill Love
and Gordon Stewart Haggie, started up Haggie’s Jupiter Rope Works,
the first wire rope-making plant in South Africa, located in Heriotdale, Johannesburg.

Haggie, Son & Love amalgamated with Rand Ropes Limited in Germiston in 1936, providing the business with its Wire and Strand factory, resulting
in a name change to African Wire Ropes (AWR) and giving the business access to the construction industry.

It was in 1950 that Ian Haggie, the son of co-founder Gordon Stewart Haggie, accepted the torch of leadership. He expanded AWR, flexing its muscles in South Africa and investing in the USA.

AWR was later renamed Haggie Limited and listed on the JSE (1979). The company established a distribution network across South Africa and in
Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia and formed Haggie Reid Australia (a manufacturing and distribution operation) and Haggie North America.

In 1998, Haggie acquired McKinnon Chain. In the preceding years, Anglo
American had bought 100% of Scaw (1964). In 1980, Steel
Ceilings and Aluminium Works (SCAW), which was established in 1924, bought 36% of Haggie and in 1999, 100%.

Together the Scaw and Haggie operations forged ahead to dominate key industries in South Africa and consistently achieve major exports of its reinforcing bar, and low and high carbon wire rod; prestressed concrete wire and strand to the construction industry; steel wire rope and wire products to the deep level, surface level and open cast mining industries, and offshore oil markets; coal grinding components to power stations in Europe, China and Mexico; and cast steel railway components to North America, Taiwan and Africa.


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