TSR starts its journey to CNC technology and introduces its first CNC Hartford machining centre, boasting dimensions of 3.2m x 2.5m x 1.2m and a capacity of 8 tons. This shift towards automation significantly reduces delivery time and enhances precision, repeatability, and overall product quality.


TSR acquires the Modul Gear Hobbing machine, increasing processing capacity to 7.1m x 1.5m x 50 tons, establishing TSR as a leading gear production facility.


TSR expands to new 1500 m2 premises at Meadowvale, Johannesburg.


Titanus’ strategy pivots to focus on specialized manufacturing and refurbishment of slew bearings, establishing itself as a prominent player in the Southern Hemisphere. It rebrands from Titanus Engineering to Titanus Slew Rings (TSR).  


Titanus installs the IH EMA medium frequency machine with a power rating of 320 kW and a frequency of 10 kHz, becoming the first company to do so.

1983 – 1985

Titanus successfully establishes in-house slew bearing manufacturing capabilities.


Titanus completes its first mobile crane slew ring repair.


Continued growth prompts the acquisition of neighbouring premises, followed by the construction of a workshop extension.


In just four years, Titanus makes the strategic move to Edenvale, in response to increased specialised machining.


Titanus Engineering starts operations as a versatile machining workshop, initially equipped with a milling machine.