Elitsha Holdings specializes in the design, fabrication, construction and commissioning of plant and equipment in the Food and beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries.

Since its formation in 2003, we have primarily focused on the design, manufacture and installation of stainless steel tanks and pipework. We have access to equipment, dairy fittings, tubing, valves and flanges at competitive prices. We are in a position to respond to client's needs at short notice.

More recently we have acquired the services of an experienced chemical engineer who is a registered professional. His involvement has allowed us to broaden the scope of services offered top include troubleshooting, feasibility studies and detailed engineering, enabling us to offer turnkey solutions to clients problems.

All work is performed by or under the supervision of coded welders or professional engineers. Consistent with current legislation, we will ensure and promote equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, creed, colour, sex, age, disability or national origin. We are currently engaged in the establishment of an accredited training center to ensure the ongoing availability of qualified welders to our clients.

The company is fully compliant with BEE legislation in that it is 100% black owned.


Pat Blaauw, who has 36 years of experience welding various exotic materials, formed the company in 2001.

At the outset the company undertook the fabrication of items in stainless steel, including small vessels, trolleys, tables and handrails as well as pipe fabrication.

Clients were mainly in the Food and Beverage and Pharmaceuticals sector and included:

  • Bodene (Pty) Ltd (Port Elizabeth)
  • Valor Fruit Processing (Port Elizabeth)
  • Chicory SA Limited (Alexandria)
  • Herbertz Plascon (Port Elizabeth)
  • Saffil Automotive (Port Elizabeth)
  • SA Breweries Port Elizabeth)
  • Transwerk Division of Transnet (Uitenhage)
  • Mondelez SA
  • SABCO - Coca Cola (Port Elizabeth)
  • Aloe Africa (Uniondale)

From the outset, growth has been rapid and the company now employs 22 people at its premises in Sidwell.

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