Welcome to Mentis Africa.

Innovation and excellence stamped into every steel solution.

Mentis is a world leader in high-quality grating, handrailing, expanded metal, guardrail and other light structural steel products. Our investment in the latest manufacturing processes and technology ensures accuracy and efficiency, fulfilling our on-time, every-time philosophy, ultimately saving time and reducing site costs. This, along with a genuine commitment to customer service, makes Mentis a rare example of a company with a global footprint remaining dynamic and nimble at a local level.

We are experts in: grating, handrail, balustrades, mesh, screens, platforms, walkways, expanded metal, gates, ladders, cages.

Our Story

From the moment it opened its doors in 1950 as a precision engineering workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, to the present day, the Mentis name has been synonymous with innovation and uncompromising quality.

Founder, Andrew Mentis grew the company’s reputation on problem solving and quality, often designing his own bespoke machines to manufacture components. When the company won a contract to design and manufacture a unique steel floor grating for a massive new petrochemical plant, its focus became the development and manufacture of steel grating.

Over the following decades Mentis went on to supply vast quantities of world-class, innovative, high-quality products to all of the major industries including power generation, mining, petrochemical, motor, construction, food, paper and steel. In addition to grating, the company grew to offer expanded metal, guardrail, industrial handrail systems and other light structural steel products.

Andrew Mentis Snr is remembered as a pioneer and leader in the South African steel engineering industry, and Mentis (Pty) Ltd products are in demand around the world and in every major industrial sector, including power generation, mining, petrochemical, motor, construction, food, paper and steel. An increasing international reputation saw the company look to establish a global footprint. In 2012 Mentis acquired Australian firm R&R Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

Later in June 2018, Mentis acquired Rhino Grating, a handrail and grating fabricator with facilities in Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand and China. Rhino Grating has been operating since the early 2000s and was built around similar values to Mentis based on quality and service.

The Mentis story is one of continued growth through long-term partnerships with suppliers and customers alike. Join us in our tireless pursuit of quality, service and innovation.

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The Team


Sales Executive

M +27 82 900 9196
E giovanna.grobler@mentis.com


Operations Executive

M +27 082 909 9168
E dirk.nel@mentis.com


Financial Executive

M +27 76 051 5305
E karin.marillier@mentis.com


Engineering Executive

M +27 82 843 0084
E victor.hough@mentis.com


IT Executive

M +27 76 967 9750
E juan.krynie@mentis.com

Recent Projects

Mina De Cobre (Panama)

SCOPE: 3765 sqm fabricated grating for Mina De Cobre
COMPLETED: August 2018


SCOPE: 1150 sqm grating and 906 l/m angle iron handrailing
COMPLETED: February 2019


SCOPE: 3680 sqm fabricated grating and 4861 l/m solid forged handrailing


SCOPE: 1811 sqm fabricated grating
COMPLETED: November 2019