About Us

Infrastructure is our Backbone

Infrastructure is a backbone, a foundation on which businesses and economies can grow – at DB Thermal it’s our wheelhouse.  Keeping up with the needs of a growing world and maintaining today’s existing and aging infrastructure can be seen as a daunting challenge.  We see it as an inspiring one.  With a problem solver’s instinct, we bring creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to go beyond meeting our customers’ needs for safe, reliable and efficient solutions, to laying the groundwork for a more productive future.

We’re focused on the individual requirements of our customers – be it new build projects, increased efficiency requirements for existing plants, modernization, construction or repairs. With over 45 years of experience, we can safely say we are a reliable partner to power utilities, refineries and operators of complex installations throughout Southern Africa.

Our Heritage

Founded in South Africa in 1970 and was previously part of the Deutsche Babcock Group, DB Thermal is currently part of SPX, with access to best in class design and engineering, global collaboration, technical skills and support whilst still ensuring high local content in manufacture and construction activities.

Our Parent Company

SPX Corporation is a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, holding leadership positions in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation had approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue in 2018 and approximately 4,000 employees in 17 countries. SPX Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SPXC.”

For more information, please visit www.spx.com.

A Matrix Organisation with Customers at its Heart

  • Established customer relationships show full commitment over many years of operation.  
  • Environmental, health and safety performance to rely on with implementation of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 envisaged to be completed in 2017.
  • A ISO 9001 certified organization managed  in accordance to principles and requirements of the ISO 9001 programme and our philosophy of building a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Across all of our projects we place a strong emphasis on high local content and skills.
  • As part of SPX Corporation we have access to best in global design, engineering and manufacturing standards set to conform to local needs
  • Technologically advanced products to support infrastructure progress.

Black Economic Empowerment Certificate

Our focus on enterprise & supplier development as well as socio-economic improvement and preferential procurement has contributed to our achievement of a Level 4 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Certificate, providing 100% procurement recognition. Our BBBEE activities are audited and certified by RVN Empowerment Services, and our certificate, issued on 22 August 2019, is valid to 21 August 2020.