Who We Are

Besaans has been manufacturing Cast Iron products for the industry since 1946. Our business management processes carry ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification. Quality is the basis of all we do. Our success is built on the foundation of over 70 years of industry experience and expertise, alongside a commitment to innovation as we look towards the future, creating a legacy for tomorrow.

About Us

Besaans has recently joined the Kutana Steel family.

The Kutana group of companies (Kutana) is a 100% black women-­owned and led investment group focused on contributing to the transformation of the economy and our country as a whole.

Our History

Our company has been in operation for over 70 years

1946

Original company, Besaans-du Plessis Engineering (PTY) Ltd, founded by Mr Henri Besaans and Mr Charl du Plessis
1971

First DISAMATIC Moulding machine installed (second machine installed the following year)
1977

Embarked on intensive diversification programme which included the manufacture of castings for the automotive, agriculture and general engineering industries in grey iron, S.G, Iron and malleable iron. Laboratory spectrograph installed
1993

Entered the cast iron cookware market
1998

Acquisition by Saint-Gobain Pipelines UK
2001

Following the purchase, the well-established name of Besaans-du Plessis Foundries was changed to Saint-Gobain Pipelines South Africa
2005

Our Quality Management System is certified to ISO9001
2008

Invested in a DISAMATIC 2013 Mark 4 moulding machine (AMC, SBC and cooling drum)
2010

Saint-Gobain PAM is extracted from Saint-Gobain Pipelines leaving the business to focus on Industrial castings and cast iron cookware
2017

2017 Saint-Gobain Pipelines joins the Kutana Steel family. Company name is changed to Besaans (Pty) Ltd continuing on the journey started more than 70 years ago.

Executive Committee Profiles

The company benefits from a highly experienced senior management team

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Stefan du Toit

CEO
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Willem Boshoff

CFO
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Tobie de Klerk

Operations Manager
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Dieter Eckert

Sales & Development Manager
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Lorelei Madden

Commercial Manager - Cookware

Certification and Permits

Besaans complies with all legal permit requirements such as Air Emission License and various others and are also certified to ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015.

Quality

We’re committed to delivering quality to our clients.

Our standards are rigorous, complying with stringent certification requirements. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our team, as well as conserving natural resources and reducing the impact on our environment.