History

Aveng Manufacturing Lennings Rail Services was established in 1960 when the South African Railways introduced mechanised track maintenance for its railway network. Aveng Manufacturing Lennings Rail Services secured licence agreements, which are still in force today, from overseas suppliers to manufacture the tamping machines required for this purpose locally.

Aveng Manufacturing Lennings Rail Services has remained at the forefront of mechanised rail track building and maintenance and today offers a complete range of the most modern on-track equipment available anywhere.

Among our many successfully completed projects are:
 

  • The railway systems for the Port of Ngqura and the Coega Industrial Development Zone in the Eastern Cape
  • Expansion of the heavy haul iron ore Orex line, the second longest iron-ore railway line in the world at some 861 kilometres, between Sishen and Saldanha Bay
  • Relaying the coal line from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga to Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Construction of the railway network at the Richards Bay coal terminal
  • The complete track work in the Durban station
  • Doubling the main line from Balfour to Standerton in Mpumalanga
  • Construction of 32km of track for PPC’s Dwaalboom cement factory in Limpopo Province
  • The railway system for the Transvaal Sugar Terminal
  • The 250 km Northern Rail extension project between Tsumeb and Ondangwa in Namibia
  • Construction, upgrading and maintenance of the railway line between Beitbridge and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe
  • Various projects for the mining sector including underground track systems as well as rehabilitation of tracks for Konkola Copper Mines and Nkana Mine in Zambia among others
  • Rehabilitation of tracks for Lusiwasi Hydropower Station at Lusiwasi, Zambia
  • Rehabilitation of 520 km of flood damaged track on the Limpopo line in Mozambique