About Us

History 1987 to 2018

Aton Engineering was founded by Mr. A. Coetzee in 1987, specialising in the manufacture of side shifts and forklift attachment modifications. Aton Engineering rapidly grew into a trusted engineering service and supplier of Cascade Forklift Attachments as well as specialised forklift modifications and repairs to masts, carriages and steering axles.

Today still, Aton Engineering (PTY) LTD is a preferred supplier of Cascade Forklift Attachments and we can modify your attachments to your exact requirements. Repairs still form an integral part of the company and we maintain good relations with all leading forklift, skidsteer, reach truck and tele handlers.

Servicing and product supply have also expanded in order to provide a total material handling solution which includes Aton Cranes & Hoists to supply customers with overhead crane servicing, repairs and system solutions.

In 2018 Aton Engineering formed a non-profit company by name of Ndawonye Aton Empowerment which has as its members all previously disadvantaged personnel. This vehicle allows Aton personnel to receive training and dividend sharing on a yearly basis. Aton Engineering (PTY)LTD has achieved a Level 2 B-BBEE rating.

Standards, Design Specifications and Testing

Aton Engineering (PTY)LTD is registered with the Department of Labour as a Lifting Machinery Entity, number 282. This allows us to certify the equipment we manufacture and issue a certificate as proof of such performance test. We also employ Lifting Machinery Inspectors which are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa and are certified to apply such performance tests.

 Design standards are in line with the highest world norms. Overhead lifting devices are designed to ASME B30.2 and ASME B30.11. Forklift modifications and attachments are designed to ANSI/ITSDF B56.1. Welding is done to AWS D14.1/D14.1M. On request non-destructive testing is carried out to further verify workmanship integrity.

A Bright Future

With a dynamic and passionate management team, a focus on customer satisfaction and uncompromising quality Aton Engineering is ready for the next 30 years of innovation in materials handling.

Vision statement
A legendary reputable supplier of quality products to the forklift (attachments, sales and rentals), engineering, earth moving repairs and food processing industries, penetrating the market with specialised onsite and backup service.


Mission statement

Offering a quality product to the forklift (attachments, sales and rentals), general engineering industry, ranging from entry level to specialised products and ensuring customers are serviced promptly with products of the highest quality to the required safety standards.


All activities are governed according to current legislation. The company upholds a strict policy of an honest business relationship with all customers and potential customers.
Business Concept
Business concept
Aton Engineering specialises in the manufacture and supply of forklift attachments ranging from forks to custom built attachments such as bin tippers, drum oil handlers, forklift safety cages, gas cylinder cages and fork spreaders.
Products include Load back rests, side shifts, carriages, forks, axel and mast repair, coil boom, battery boxes, fork extensions, light fabrication, turning, milling, service and repair of specialised attachments, working platform safety cage, forklift goods cage, gas cylinder cages etc.
Quality policy & objectives
In lieu of the nature of the business the company complies in every respect with the specific codes and processes as laid down by Kenhar U.S.A relating to a) Pre-heat and post heat where applicable, and b) Welding processes and standards relating to lifting equipment. Standards comply to ISO ratings.
Service pledge
Our company pledges to deliver the highest level of service by providing a quality product which is guaranteed, complies with the necessary standards and is delivered to our customer on time without fail.
Value chain
The value chain that the company will be offering lies in the fact that we are able to manufacture and supply basic and specialised forklift attachments and perform general engineering manufacturing. We are able to service a wide selection of customers ranging from the mining industry to breweries and logistics companies.

Completed Projects


Cascade Corporation

Tel: +2711 975 9241

Completed projects include: various models of side shifts, bin tipper attachments, repair on various attachments including bale clamps, paperoll clamps and load extenders.


Barloworld Handling SA

Tel: +2711 898 0100

Completed projects include:  Load back rests, mast carriage modification, fork extensions, forks, manufacture of various machine parts.


Servitrade Services Investment and Trading

Tel: +258 21 7521 21/2

Completed projects include:  Carriage frame for a CAT 966H front end loader.


Saficon Industrial Equipment

Tel: +2711 571 0200

Completed projects include:  Mast cut down, manufacture of new mast carriages and various repairs on masts.


Sanvik Mining and Construction

Tel: +2713 665 8143

Completed projects include:  Manufacture of tyre handlers for servicing of vehicles working underground (Mining industry).


Goscor Lift Truck Company

Tel: +2711 230 2600

Completed projects include:  Mast repair and cut downs.  Manufacture and supply of fork extensions.  Repairs on various forklift attachments.


Value Logistics Limited

Tel: +2711 570 2000

Completed projects include:  Manufacture and supply of load guards for forklifts and manufacture of various forklift parts and attachments.


Masslift Africa

Tel: +2711 786 6524

Completed projects include:  Axle repairs, supply of new forks and fork modifications.


Avis Forklift Centre (Pty) Ltd

Tel: +2711 397 1784

Completed projects include:  Various forklift attachment repairs.

ATON Engineering (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1987 by the current owner Mr. A Coetzee. The business has grown over the past 30+ years into a sought after manufacturer and supplier.

Contact Information

4 Molecule St Ext 1, Chloorkop, Kempton Park
+27 10 634 0558

Mon-Sat, 9:00am - 7:00pm

General Inquiries:

Licensed Agent

ATON Engineering (Pty) Ltd is a proud licensed agent and licensed manufacturer for Cascade Corporation.

We now have a Level 2 B-BBEE accreditation.