"A soldier is just as good as the equipment he takes to war"
About UsThermoplastic and Ferro Steel Piping is our business. Our expertise and skill allows us to provide specialized construction services in the Piping fields. We have been servicing the Mines, Mining Houses, Mining Plants, Civil Houses and Gasline installations since our inception. We have extensive experience in the Platinum, Gold, Coal and Diamond Sectors.
We operate throughout the Southern African Regions and are currently busy with expansion into the rest of Africa.
Our Team Consists of:
FC (Christo) Swanepoel (CEO):
Swannie started as NDT Technician with Uniray Services. He soon started his own inspection/NDT Company in 1986. He was soon recognised for his expertise and was co-opted into Group 5 Company as QA manager for Group 5 Pipe. This was followed by an extensive stint as QA/QC manager for Group 5 Projects. His experience was gained doing site
QA/QC on projects such as Saldanha Steel, Pongola Sugar Mill 280 TCH Expansion, Rasimore Platinum Mine and Scorpion Zinc Mine.
In 2003 Swannie took up the position of SHEQ Manager at Flexicon Piping Specialist. His responsibilities included developing and implementing safety, health, environmental and quality procedures. Flexicon received their ISO
9000:2000 listing 6 months after he joined.
Quality assurance and control has been Christo’s forte for every organisation he has contributed too. In 2006 Swannie started Ramping Systems thereby realising his vision to bring affordable, quality orientated and customer specific piping solutions to the broader market.
Today RamPiping specialises in the supply, fabrication and installation of Thermoplastic (HDPE, LDPE, Poly Propolene, uPVC and mPVC) and Steel piping.
Ben Kok (Marketing and Sales Executive)Ben has a wealth of knowledge and understanding in both the sales and marketing environment. He holds a BA (marketing) degree from University Potchefstroom. He has had more than 20 years know-how in the pharmaceutical industry gaining experience working in large key accounts and management positions.
Ben has a philosophy of not leaving any stone unturned in pursuit of a client’s objective. His approachable style allows for easy interaction which ensures that client’s needs are understood and attended too.
Sean Wells (Manager Projects)The effective execution and implementation of all projects is one of the distinguishing features of RamPiping. Sean Wells is responsible for ensuring we live up to our reputation. Sean has had tremendous experience looking after large and complex projects. His experience includes a distinguished military career where he was responsible for the successful implementation of many operations on the ground. His strength is his ability to understand risk and effectively eliminate it.
Sean qualification includes Project, Administration, Workshop and Stock Management. In addition, the senior leadership positions he has held, makes him well suited to lead the teams responsible for the implementation of projects in RamPiping.
Administration:Yvette joined the company as Administrative Director. Yvette has vast experience in the corporate sector, starting from legal to commercial fields. She holds various diplomas from Wits in her respected fields. Yvette is instrumental in the smooth running of the admin side of the company, which includes but are not limited to:
• Ordering of materials
• Stock control
• Invoicing as well as
• Liason with clientele
The professional manner in which she conducts her duties, make her irreplaceable in RPS.
Other staff includes:
• Supervisors and Foreman
• Skilled Artisans
• Semi-skilled personnel
These personnel are the corner stones and foundation on which RamPiping’s growing market and business influence is based. RamPiping has monthly as well as on the job training programs which ensure our team remain focussed and up to date with the latest technology and work methods.