Our Story

Since its establishment in 1950 as a precision engineering workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mentis has epitomised innovation and unwavering quality. Founder Andrew Mentis built the company’s reputation on inventive solutions and top-notch craftsmanship, often creating custom machinery for component manufacturing. A pivotal moment came when Mentis secured a contract to produce a distinctive steel floor grating for a large-scale petrochemical facility, setting the stage for its specialisation in steel grating production.

Throughout the years, Mentis has supplied a diverse range of industries—including power generation, mining, petrochemicals, automotive, construction, food, paper, and steel—with vast quantities of cutting-edge, high-quality products. Expanding beyond grating, the company now offers expanded metal, guardrails, industrial handrail systems, and other lightweight structural steel products.

Andrew Mentis Sr. is fondly remembered as a trailblazer and luminary in the South African steel engineering sector. Today, Mentis products are sought after globally, spanning every major industrial domain, from power generation to mining. Building on its growing international reputation, Mentis expanded its reach by acquiring Australian firm R&R Engineering (Pty) Ltd in 2012.

In June 2018, Mentis further bolstered its portfolio by acquiring Rhino Grating, a leading handrail and grating fabricator with operations in Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand, and China. Founded on shared values of quality and service, Rhino Grating aligns seamlessly with Mentis’s ethos.

The Mentis narrative is one of continuous expansion, fostered through enduring partnerships with suppliers and customers alike. We invite you to join us in our relentless pursuit of quality, service, and innovation.

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