Manufacturers of all types of new scraper winches.

Bafotech PTY (Ltd) has manufactured complete units, new spares and also reconditioned component parts and complete units to the mining industry over the past twenty years. Our manufacturing facility is based in Welkom in the Free State, Goldfields and is comprised of 10 000m² of workshop facilities. Our repair facility in Rustenburg is comprised of 1800m² of workshop.

About Bafotech

Bafotech (Pty) Limited ("Bafotech"), previously known as Techkraft (Pty) Ltd, was established in 1981 by Frans and Chris Boone who were later joined by their brother, Pat, in 1990 as the Operations and Technical director. Pat is the current CEO, while Chris is Director of Marketing. Late 2005 Matantabelo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd ("MIH") acquired 30% of Techkraft in a transaction that led to the name change.
MIH is a company wholly owned by members of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, and is led by Lesedi Rakgokong as its major shareholder and Chairman.


Bafotech PTY (Ltd). manufacturing facilities is based in Welkom in the Goldfields Free State and currently caters for the following:

  • New complete scraper and mono winches.
  • Reconditioning of used scraper and mono winches.
  • New scraper and mono winch components.
  • Reconditioning of scraper and mono winch components.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Become the supplier of choice to the South African mining industry, and the international market.;
  • Provide, maintain and sustain the quality of products and their manufacturing as per international standards;
  • Be abreast with new developments and market trends in order to provide cost effective products and services to our clients without compromising our quality and safety;
  • Grow shareholder value by increasing our market share;
  • Be an employer of choice to our workforce by continuous skills development and training.

Business Units

Bafotech PTY (Ltd). Has offices in the following areas:

  • Rustenburg

Bafotech PTY (Ltd). Also has agents in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Africa


Bafotech PTY (Ltd). has its own transport department to handle the logistics surrounding our business:

  • 2 x MANN 36 ton interlink.
  • 3 x Nissan 20 ton fully equipped with 10 ton hi-up.
  • Numerous LDV’s


Bafotech PTY (Ltd). Boasts some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment available to market today. Some of the equipment at our disposal is:

  • CNC
    • Shafting
    • Bar Feed
    • Machining Centre
    • Horizontal Machine
  • Conventional
    • General purpose lathes
    • Gear cutters
    • Vertical lathes
  • Other
    • 150 Ton Roller
    • 100 Ton Stripping Press
    • 80 Ton Assembly Press
    • Various Band saws
    • 3 x 2 Nozzle Maxi Cut profile cutters / CNC operated plasma cutter
  • And much much more…...