About Us

Newcastle Hoists and Engineering Services was established in 1988 in response to a need in the area for a company supplying, maintaining and repairing lifting equipment. In 2018, the company celebrated 30 years of unlimited committed quality service to our customers and the industry.

The company, founded by Selwyn Low and his wife Stephanie, services the KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mpumalanga area in both the mining and industrial sectors. We are however, not area bound, and will service customers wherever our services are required.

We are currently a Level 4 BBB-EE company as per  Act No. 46 of 2013 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 2013.

Michael Low, is currently our General manager, and has been in the industry in excess of 20 years. He is a registered LMI, with ECSA, and controls the full function of our Administration as well as the workshop, including repairs of all lifting equipment, load testing and inspections as required by legislation.

Our workshop staff, led by Victor Van Breda, who is a registered LMI , are also qualified Lifting Tackle Inspectors and are able to carry out Lifting Tackle Inspections as required by the current regulations. Victor has in excess of 12 years experience in the lifting field with the company.

We maintain an excellent service to meet the demands of major industry, and the workshop has been approved by clients such as Arcelormittal and Eskom.

Our staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced and are able to satisfy most customers’ needs when it comes to lifting.

Through an affiliate company we also offer accredited training in the following fields:

* Basic Rigging, Overhead Cranes, Forklifts, Inspection of Lifting Equipment, Working at Heights, as well as numerous other courses.

Contact us for the complete list of courses offered. Courses can be offered in-house at client premises.

Here is a list of the products for which we are the distributors. We also have approved workshops and repair facilities for these products:

Atlas Copco

  • Air Line Accessories.
  • Assembly Tools.
  • Demolition Equipment.
  • Breaker Tools

Chicago Pneumatic

  • Chicago Pneumatic industrial power tools,
  • Automotive air tools and accessories.

Anchor Industries


Anchor Industries

  • Lifting chain, chain fittings, hooks.
  • Round endless and flat webbing slings.
  • Bow & “D” Shackles.
  • Plate grabs.
  • Load binders.
  • Ratchet tie downs.
  • Safety Harnesses.

Warn winches

  • Vehicle mounted recovery winches.
  • Utility winches.
  • Winch ropes.
  • 4×4 recovery kits.
  • Kinetic snatch straps.
  • Snatch blocks and accessories.

Yale industrial products

  • Yale lever hoists.
  • Chain blocks.
  • Electrical and pneumatic hoists.
  • Come a longs .
  • Wire rope grips / NGK grips.
  • Hydraulic pallet trucks and lifters
  • Yaletrac Rope Winches
  • Electric Winches
  • Stahl Wire Rope Hoists

Other Products

  • Wire rope slings.
  • Turn buckles.
  • Nylon ropes.
  • Rope blocks.
  • Snatch blocks.
  • Eye bolts.
  • Wire rope clamps.
  • Hand winches.
  • Electric winches.
  • Drum clamp lifters.
  • Bolt cutters.
  • Band-it band clamping system.
  • Lifting and spreader beams.

# Hand Tools and Tool Boxes

# Various off road products including:

  • Load fastening and Ratchet Tensioners
  • Hi Lift Vehicle Jacks
  • Vehicle Recovery kits
  • Load Bed Cargo Fastening Rails
  • Cargo nets
  • Wheel choks
  • Seed nets
  • Air Jacks
  • winch snatch blocks
  • vehicle compressors
  • Wireless winch remote controls
  • Powerful off road lights
  • Tyre Chains made to order
  • Recovery Snatch Straps
  • Towing Straps

We would welcome the opportunity to present our products and quote on any of your requirements. We feel certain that you will find our range of products, equipment and service to be of the highest quality and our back-up and repair service to be unrivalled.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information regarding the above-mentioned products or any other lifting equipment products that we have not listed above.