What We Do

Axis Developments is a consulting engineering company performing designs of machinery, pressure vessels, structures, vehicles for the following industries

Short History

The firm was established in 1991 specializing in the design of special machinery and vehicles. The projects undertaken then were typically the design of fire engines and special vehicles and special testing facilities for the military. The cc gradually moved from design only, to both design and manufacture. The manufacturing capabilities started in 1994 when the firm was contracted to manufacture anti riot water canon vehicles for crowd control during the 1994 elections. Manufacturing and fabrication continued till 2009 when it was decided to scale down the company’s activities to consulting engineering only. By then the company had vast experience of both design and manufacture to serve the industry with experience driven design and planning.

Typical work done for the various industries:


Stress verification on pressure vessels and heat exchangers is done according to the ASME and other related codes. Typical customer SASOL and PBMR


From September 2008 till March 2009 work was done for the PBMR [Pebble
Bed Modular Reactor, Company] in  Pretoria

Military Industry

Design of various mine resistant armoured personnel (MRAP) vehicles.
These included the design of the following subsystems:


Design and building of Low Mass load bodies for heavy-duty trucks to
  maximize legal payload on public roads.