Welcome to Eskom Rotek Industries
Eskom Rotek Industries is wholly owned subsidiary of Eskom Enterprises, which in turn forms part of Eskom Holdings, and was established to construct, maintain and transport anything needed to support Eskom in its quest to keep the lights on in South Africa. It is the organisation's vision to be a world class energy industry services company.
With the construction of the first power station in South Africa in Rosherville in 1911, the need for maintenance saw the rise of the Rosherville workshops in 1913. Ownership changed hands in 1948 when Eskom took over the Victoria Falls Power Company Limited and the Rosherville workshops became part of Eskom as Central Maintenance Services. In 1989, Eskom commercialised this division into Rotek Industries and established Roshcon (with sub-division Rotran) in 1990 to provide electrical and civil infrastructure construction, bulk material handling, as well as logistics and transportation services in addition to power generation maintenance. In 1999, Rotek Engineering, Rotran and Roshcon were incorporated into Eskom Enterprises SOC Ltd as wholly owned subsidiaries.
In recent years it has become clear that evolving conditions on the South African power supply landscape required a new organisational structure, so in 2011 Rotek Engineering, Roshcon and Rotran merged to form one subsidiary with six product groups as an integrated offering. Eskom Rotek Industries supports Eskom, but also provides services to both public and private commercial entities in the energy industry sphere.