Vanrail Supplies (Pty) Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of engineering products and services exclusively to the railway rolling stock industry. Vanrail was established 21 years ago to manufacture mechanical and pneumatic products for the South African railway industry. Today, together with our sister company, Van Heerden Railway Enterprises based in Montagu, Western Cape, we are a vertically integrated business. Our manufacturing capabilities include a machine shop, plating plant and assembly operation. Machined and assembled products are:

  • air, vacuum and steam hose assemblies,
  • air brake equipment (end cocks, dirt collectors, brake cylinders, tee-pieces, pressure taps etc.)
  • cast and machined bogie products.
  • flange fitted and bent steel pipes

Vanrail has an extensive network of suppliers that allows it to offer a wide range of manufactured rolling stock products. These include castings, forgings, pressings, laser and profile cut materials, welded and fabricated products, pipe bending, seals, gaskets and fasteners. We can offer you the most appropriate and cost effective solutions for your railway product needs.
Vanrail Supplies is also the exclusive Southern African representative for Graham-White Manufacturing Co. of Salem, Virginia, USA. An ISO 9001-2000 and AAR M1003 Quality Approved company, Graham-White has been manufacturing products for the railroad and transportation industries since 1914. Today Graham-White operates from 4 manufacturing facilities across the USA. Graham-White is the global technology leader in the drying of compressed air for locomotives and rail transit vehicles. The 994-500 series air dryer operates on the world’s highest and most severe environment railroad, the QTR line from western China to Tibet. This same class of air dryer is also fitted on Transnet’s newest locomotives, the Classes 10E1, 15E, 19E and 43D. Graham-White also produces a range of filtration products to clean and drain air supply lines of water, oil and dirt. Their pneumatic and electronic devices for control of sanding, horns and pantographs are fitted standard on most new built North American locomotives. All Graham-White products are produced with lean manufacturing techniques using the Kaizen continuous improvement philosophy.

Vanrail is currently a level 3 BBBEE contributor.

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