Profile

Jakob Phillipus de Bruyn, also known as “Boetie” to his customers and friends, founded Southern Diesel Services cc in 1989. When the company was found, he had 25 years experience in the field of engine and gearbox rebuilding in various applications including steam and diesel locomotives. His son Jacques joined him in 1992; who is currently the owner of the company. Since the company was found, it grew to be respected throughout the field and also built up a good clientele who can proof this.

The company is currently based in Stikland, Cape Town, South Africa. The modern 900 square meter premises is equipped with a dynamometer. It is centrally situated and is only 25 minutes drive from Cape Town harbor. We service companies in South Africa, Namibia and throughout Africa.


We provide service and general engineering to a wide field e.g.: Marine propulsion, diamond industry, mining, compressors, power generation, earthmoving, automotive and also oil rig service supply companies. We recondition any make of diesel engine and gearbox in the high and medium speed range, including automatic and marine transmissions. The workshop is also equipped to recondition various injectors and turbochargers. General welding and manufacturing is done in house.We also manufacture stainless steel silencers as per your requirements.

Our staff is very loyal to the company and is trained internally and qualified to rebuild any diesel engine. The training is done hands on in the field. They provide excellent, professional service to all our clients and are always available wherever and whenever they are needed.