Welcome to Enterprise Engineering Online

By: Enterprise Engineering  11-11-2011
Keywords: Directors, Milling, System Components

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING was founded in 1978 by Werner Erne and was situated in Voortrekker Road, Maitland. Two additional directors, Max Frei and Sepp Hunkeler, joined the company and in 1984 the company moved to 10 Dorsetshire Street, in Paarden Eiland.  Sepp Hunkeler bought out his partners during 1987 and moved premises to 15 Carlisle Street, Paarden Eiland shortly afterwards.

In June 1989 the company was sold to Liedtke Technik (Pty) Ltd t/a Enterprise Engineering with J. Liedtke and S. Liedtke as shareholders and directors.  The company aquired it’s own premises at the previous address, 10 Dorsetshire Street in Paarden Eiland. And moved back in June 1998.


ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING is a light engineering company that undertakes work in three major categories, namely production work, jobbing and project type work.

The equipment at our disposal to do the work includes the following:

Manual turning:       2 Conventional Centre Lathes
Semi automatic:      2 Turret/Capstan type lathes
Cam automatic:      3 Cam auto lathes
CNC turning:           5 CNC lathes

Manual milling:        3 Conventional Universal milling machines
CNC milling:            6 CNC milling machines

Eccentric presses:   1 x 60 Ton with auto feed
1 x 15 Ton high speed with auto feed
2 x 10 Ton manual
Fly press

Welding equipment, Tig, Mig, Arc & Gas
Sheet metal, Guillotine & Folder ( very limited capacity)
Various drilling machines, tumbler etc.

PRODUCTION work is the core line of our business and entails the following:
Components are manufactured from a variety of inputs, including samples or drawings provided by customers or components are designed for a specific application.
The work is limited to relatively small parts with a high level of complexity in most cases. Batch sizes for production vary from as little as ten to over 250 000 items/month

JOBBING work is undertaken on a very limited scale where customers require one off or very small batches of components to be manufactured or repaired and typically includes work such as the manufacturing of shafts, mechanical seal components, the machining of mould cavities for injection moulding tools etc.

PROJECT work is undertaken in the cases where complete assemblies or subassemblies are required by our customers and normally would include the design of the assembly, including all calculations, drawings etc. Items that would be handled under the project category include machine building, press tool manufacture, larger subassemblies as for winches etc.


Owners and Directors
Mrs S H H Liedtke                67% Shareholder & Director
Mr J J C Liedtke                   33% Shareholder & Managing Director
Mrs C Jacobs

Mr J Erasmus

Production Manager
Mr U Schaller                        Artisan

At present ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING is training one apprentice turner and seventeen operators on the shop floor. All operators have attended a basic introduction course in measurement and quality control presented by the Peninsula Technicon.

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING is accredited by the MEIETB to do apprentice training and is a founder member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our customers include companies such as:

Automotive Garage Supplies 

Mechanical components for gas analyzers

Creative components, hinges, knobs, etc for the glass bonding industry including for export to Germany.

GRW Engineering system components Fuel transport tanker, filling/emptying control

Hydraulic manifold blocks, fishing vessel steering
gear & winches.

S A Road Tankers Fuel transport tanker, filling/emptying control system components.
Sparcraft/Southern Spars Fittings and components for yacht rigging
Warehouse Enterprises Fuel transport tanker, filling/emptying control system components.

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING has been involved in the Glass Bonding industry since 1998 and has been actively doing research and development as well as designs for various projects. The projects include :

The Jewish Museum in Cape Town

The Graham Beck Wine Cellar in Franschoek

The Seronsberg Cellar in Tulbach

The Quality System at ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING is in accordance with ISO 9001 - 2000. Certification was achieved in 2001 and has been maintained since then..

Keywords: Directors, Enterprise Engineering, Milling, System Components