Grimms group press

Transforming to meet the needs of the industry

As a 100 percent Black owned company, Grimms trading as Atlantic Commercial Diesel Ser­vices aims to support the government’s objectives of transforming the econo­my while meeting the needs of vessel owners who require engine experts for servicing.

With over three decades of experience, the company prides itself on having the skills and capability to overhaul, maintain and service all major marine diesel engines, propulsion, turbo­chargers and reduction gearboxes.

“We have highly skilled technicians experienced on all marine diesel engines. This wealth of experience in the mechanical field in diverse industry sectors has driven the company’s expo­nential growth to its current successful levels,” says Managing Member, Shafiek Hendricks explaining that the diverse and talented workforce is committed to achieving success for both the customer and the company.

This experience covers the servicing of all OEM’s, marine diesel engines, power generation systems and a wide range of related products, original manufacturer components, parts, and accessories.

“We have the necessary resources, capacity and experience to meet current and future customer require­ments,” says Hendricks, adding that the year ahead looks positive for the company.

“Our entrepreneurial spirit and strict adherence to sound business practices will enable us to continue to enjoy our position as a leading and challenging innovator and emerging leader for many years to come,” he says.

Navy contracts

Grimms secured the contract to provide propulsion maintenance and repair services as well as spares to the South African Navy in 2017 and operate a fully functional workshop in the Naval Dockyard in Simons Town.

“We service and maintain the marine diesel engines for the entire fleet within the South African Navy. One of our noticeable achievements for the Navy has been the successful W6 refurbishing of three classic x MTU 652 Marine diesel engines. In addition to this we have also refurbished a number of MTU 183 engines, a MTU 538 and are currently undertaking a complete rebuild on a MTU 1163 engine.

“We have a team of highly trained skilled technicians working on all engine types including Yanmar, MAN, MTU, Volvo Penta, Cummins, and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few,” says Marine Sales Manager, Calvin Beyer who adds that the company has the largest marine dynamometer in Africa.

In addition, the company, which is headquartered in Century City, main­tains a well-stocked marine spares and parts warehouse in Capricorn Park with a dedicated Marine Spares Manager.