Welcome to ECEM

From humble beginnings in 1990, the founder, Charl Marais, rapidly grew ECEM into being the leading manufacturer of ready mix batching plants and one of the leaders of mixer truck manufacturers in South Africa. Jacques Marais and Shane Wheeler now own the business, which employs around 57 staff members, including general workers, fabricators, electricians, welders, boiler makers and office

We manufacture fully computerized batching plants, Mobile Plants built to specification to suit the client’s requirements, and manufacture and refurbish Drum Mixers for all suitable vehicle types. We also supply all the peripheral requirements needed to operate a fully functional batching plant, including silos, screw conveyors, weigh hoppers, aggregate hoppers, electrical panels, and general fabrication

Besides supplying goods to South Africa, ECEM also provides cross-border services to the whole of Africa (23 countries at the moment) and as far as Australia.

In addition to the plants manufactured, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including:, calibration of plants, after-sales maintenance and a wide range of spares and accessories for said plants and screw conveyors.

New products on the horizon

While ECEM covers most products that are required for a concrete ready mix plant, we want to offer a total turnkey solutions to the construction companies. These include the following products or services.

  • The manufacture of tipper trucks.
  • Expand the drum Mixer business in Africa and have service centres where required
  • The manufacture of Wet batching plants.
  • The manufacture of more homologated compact mobile batching plants for the African market.
  • Expanding our on-site maintenance service plans
  • Increasing our footprint in Africa.
  • Create base drum mixers, batching plants and silos, to keep as stock items, for a quicker turn around for our customers

New factory and new products

We have moved to a larger and more modern premises in Brakpan as from the 1st March 2022

Corner Denne and Lower roads, Witpoort Estates, Brakpan

We are now offering a fully mobile batching plant and horizontal silo.

  • No foundations are required
  • No commissioning from our side, except training
  • No transport costs
  • No crane hire
  • Setup/take down takes about 7 hours
  • Includes an 80 KVA generator
  • This will save hundreds of thousands in set up and rehabilitation costs.
  • 1 days training
  • The plant will be usable when delivered
  • Road legal