About Us

History

How we became NEC

NEC started as a family business under the name South West Engineering Company when it was founded in 1958 by Johann Albrecht Brückner. Initially, the company was an engineering sales and services operation for pumping and power generation. In later years, NEC started with renewable energies, mainly for the farming community and the mines.

Over the years the company branched out to steel fabrication and construction. Later, we developed armature rewinding with the customer base again being largely from the mining industry, although quite a few custom-made structures like towers, telescopes bridges (amongst others) have been built for multiple clients. The size and lifting capacity of the steel factory has given NEC a competitive edge in Namibia.

With the unfolding energy crisis, renewable energies have grown in importance over the years and now form a core component of NEC’s business.

In 2007 the company achieved the strategic aim of broadening its capital base, by the Swedish ITTUR group taking up a majority stake in NEC.  In 2012 Ittur acquired the remainder of the shares from the Brückner family.  At the same time, the group disinvested from the armature rewinding activity.  

NEC Power & Pumps resort under Namibian Engineering Corporation (Pty) Ltd. as subsidiaries.   Namibian Engineering Corporation (Pty) Ltd holds a 55% shareholding in NEC Power & Pumps, with the remaining 45% being held by the Desert Stone Fund – an Investment trust largely owned by the GIPF (Government Institutions Pension Fund).

Our mission

To serve our customers to the very best of our abilities through expertise, quality products and service.

To become and remain market- leaders in all our fields of activities

To generate a fair income from our activities for the benefit of our shareholders

To provide a business climate to attract and retain employees of high caliber

To participate actively in the economic and socio-economic development of namibia and all its people

Meet some of our team

We work for you

Joring von Gossler

CEO
Joring von Gossler

Sven Grüttemeyer

Technical Sales Engineer
Sven Grüttemeyer

Robin Bruwer

CFO
Robin Bruwer

Jandine Schoonbee

Job Costing
Jandine Schoonbee

Wilhelm Genis

Head – Sectional Steel Tank Division
Wilhelm Genis

Daniela Epifanio

Project Engineer PA
Daniela Epifanio

Jacoba Lloyd

Accountant
Jacoba Lloyd

Andreas Amunyela

Storeman
Andreas Amunyela

Raymond Brinkman

Procurement & Stock Controller
Raymond Brinkman

Justin Julius

Project Engineer
Justin Julius

James Jefta

Senior Supervisor
James Jefta

Thuli Mathias

Counter Sales
Thuli Mathias

January Ruben

Electrician N6
January Ruben

Tinus Smit

Head Pumping Division
Tinus Smit

Jeremia Ashiyana

Electrician N6
Jeremia Ashiyana

Paul Areseb

Procurement & Inventory control assistant
Paul Areseb

Clients

we've worked with

Social Responsibility

We care

“Certainly without your assistance this would’ve remained just a dream and the kids would surely be avoiding taking a bath at the thought of cold water. Instead, the children of the Dolam Children’s Home now have access to 300 l of hot water, which means there shall certainly be no excuses for not showering daily, with the added bonus that their electricity consumption should be reduced drastically.”

Ms Claire, Dolam Children’s home spokesperson.

NEC also donated another solar geyser of 300 l to the Women Solidarity of Namibia. It’s a big home based in the centre of Windhoek, they aim to accommodate expectant mothers with unwanted pregnancies, as well as young girls who are victims of domestic violence, rape and molestation. They target women who could resort to “baby-dumping” and take in babies who are not wanted by their mothers at a special “baby drop-off point”.

“We provide education, safe space and support for them and without generous donations such as yours, our organisation would not keep up with the ever rising electricity cost and these young women would not be given a hot water treat that they need so much. So please extend our gratitude to all involved in making this happen.”

Mrs Rosa Namises, the Director of Women Solidarity of Namibia

NEC also gives quarterly contributions to three other organizations, The Young Adults, Prosperity Youth, Rainbow Kindergarden and Zolar’s Kindergarten which is based in Otjiwarongo.

The CATS (Commercial Advanced Training Scheme) is one of the outstanding academic up-upliftment that is aimed at young people who want to acquire business administration skills and fundamental commercial skills. CATS is a German based educational dual system of two years; the theory part is done with the Polytechnic of Namibia, while the practical part is with the participating company. The companies pay the yearly tuition fee for the program and support the individuals throughout the course. NEC has been committed to taking in a trainee every year since 2007, whereby some of the graduates now are full-time employees and two more candidates are enrolled.

One of the most outstanding stepping stones NEC considered is making a remarkable change in the future life of six students from the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) for internship.

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