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Business Profile

Business Profile

Big Red Rigging provides full cranage, machine moving, rigging and engineering services that exceed customer expectations - daily.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To be the most admired and trusted heavy lift operator, demonstrating real value to our clients with every project, with an absolute focus on zero-harm, safe, in-budget and on-schedule.

Risk Mitigation

Risk Mitigation

The safety of lives and loads is our priority. We take care and consideration of all personnel, client employees, other contractors, assets and equipment involved in lifting work.

Services

Services

Our core business and services include cranage, machine moving, rigging, and engineering.

INDUSTRY SECTORS

Big Red Rigging is a Fully Accredited Member of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association

CASE STUDIES

Emergency removal on a tight deadline saves a production line at Hulamin.

PRIMARY SERVICES

Mechanical dismantlement
Specialised rigging
Jacking systems
Cranage

We were tasked with removing a cracked main ram crosshead 30-ton press from Hulamin’s extrusion line. It was removed, transported to Alrode, repaired, safely reinstalled, and the production line could re-open.

CASE STUDIES

roles and responsibilities on projects

Emergency removal in a tight deadline saves a production line at Hulamin.

PRIMARY SERVICES

Mechanical dismantlement
Specialised rigging
Jacking systems
Cranage

We were tasked with removing a cracked main ram crosshead 30-ton press from Hulamin’s extrusion line. It was removed, transported to Alrode, repaired, safely reinstalled, and the production line could re-open.

OUR CLIENTS

Reliable, Safe Rigging Services to Get Your Job Done On Time and In Budget

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Azurri Engineering

Moved and set up sophisticated 8t CnC machines into a new workshop and together with the owner, saved our client > R 50K per CnC by avoiding deployment of international technicians.

Marco SpringoloMD

CCBSA (Coca Cola)

A reliable partner for innovative rigging to meet the demands of confined space installations. Big Red Rigging ticks all the blocks and exceeds our high expectations.

Marcel PretoriusConsultant Engineer

Boiler & Industrial Plant

Emergency dismantlement, cranage, and rigging of 30t crosshead press via a challenging roof lift of 18m enabled Big Red Rigging delivered to the unit to Alrode for highly specialised welding repairs and return. Very grateful for the safe, on-time, in-budget services of a heavy press integral to sustainable Hulamin operations. Excellent service partner with heavy lifting, specialised over-dimensional transport, and placement of 6t - 60t boilers, providing mutually beneficial good value consistently over 16 years. Regarded as part of the BIP family.

Bryan SwanepoelManaging Director

Meadow Feeds

The recent removal of three 5t weighbridge deck sections, which were giving erroneous loadcell under-readings of feed loads attributable to structural flexing, were repaired and craned back into position - with positive results. Variable losses of feed income have been solved.

Ashley WilsonAssistant Engineer

Pro-Dairy Services

I have been working closely with Big Red Rigging on bulk milk cooling tank as well as dairy parlor steelwork installations. Great, pleasant staff who are trustworthy and reliable, coupled with fair competitive pricing.

Mark ProbertOwner

L P Dairy Services

Critical deliverables to the installation of bulk milk cooling tanks, sizing from 5 000 - 33 000L, is the responsibility placed on Big Red Rigging to transport, deliver and install these tanks between successive milkings 6 hours apart, piped and commissioned, on large herd dairy farms. With 100% success record, we only use Big Red Rigging reliable services as the livelihood of client dairies depends on on-time availability milk cold storage operations.

Leslie LeeOwner

Delaval

Since 2003 we have worked closely with the Big Red Rigging team and management on numerous capital projects, including rotatory dairies, milk tank deliveries, and installations, Optimix feed wagons, grales, etc - all with excellent outcomes.

Lorna LindequeDistribution Manager

Spring Meadow Dairy Farm

Cranage, rigging and elevated installation of 30 000L silos through the roof into the factory production area and containerized generators in complicated placements under powerlines - all done expertly within tight deadlines.

Melville WhyteFactory Manager

Fairfield Dairy

Regular change out of 6H - 12H fillers and installation of yoghurt tanks via the roof directly into production areas have become a skills competency of Big Red Rigging as our first choice rigging specialists. The work crew is fast, courteous, friendly and always leave the dairy processing facility clean and neat.

Danie van Tonder and Andy van VuurenMaintenance Manager

Clover SA

The foremost dairy product processing facility in the country requires frequent change-outs and upgrades to machinery and tanks. Big Red Rigging fills these requirements with some unique rigging techniques via a sidewall opening at 15m elevation.

Braam NagelProjects Engineer

Truda Snacks

Due to restricted roof headspace, Big Red Rigging managed an impressive complicated tandem lift and installation of a vertical 80 000L barrel oil storage that is crucial to meet the rapidly expanding demand for Truda Snacks.

Andre SwanepoelSpecial Projects

Dunlop Industrial and Rema Tip-Top Products

A multinational with heavy presses, calendars and mills for rubber production demands a high level of rigging skills and knowledge of moving >45t items inside ``live`` factory environments. For the past 10 years Big Red Rigging has fulfilled these demands with excellence, and continue to partner Dunlop with its heavy capital lifts in a pleasant interactive manner.

Gianni NosenzoProjects Engineer

Tiger Brands

Stripping, relocation and installation of an Easter egg production line was a recent challenging, successful project at Beacon Sweets Chocolate factory.

Suren PahladMaintenance Engineer

Belgotex

A true multinational with carpet production operations on many continents. Big Red Rigging not only containerises redundant lines for shipment to sister locations, but also cranes and rigs in new high-tech tufting machines.

Malcolm NaickerFactory Engineer

Midwest Scrap

Conjoint removal and defraying of redundant, decommissioned stainless steel machinery and equipment rigged out from a list of multinational manufacturers - quickly and efficiently - and offering the best international steel prices.

Ryan van BlerkOwner

Southern African Shipyards

Two decommissioned redundant 190t Krupp portal jib crane structures, badly corroded and unsafe at portside, were successfully and safely dismantled from 80m height to ground and scrapped by skilled riggers and tandem lift 400t mobile cranes. Erratic elements of wind gusts and rain added complexity. SAS chose Big Red Rigging based on reputational safety and service. Removal of the two 55-year-old Krupp cranes facilitates the building of a new state-of-the-art shipbuilding yard.

Fred SchoonFacilities Manager

Hulamin

Emergency dismantlement, cranage, and rigging of 30t crosshead press via a challenging roof lift of 18m enabled the Big Red Rigging to deliver the unit to Alrode for highly specialised welding repairs and return. Very grateful for the safe, on-time, in-budget services of a heavy press integral to sustainable Hulamin operations.

Lester ColemanEngineer Extrusions

Imvusa Stainless

A longstanding partnership involving the transport of oversize stainless steel tanks and raw milk silos from Kuils River to KZN, delivery and installation for many key manufacturers who have all expressed complete satisfaction with Big Red Rigging workmanship.

Reg SteeleRegional Manager

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