South Africa

Melco Conveyor Equipment (Pty) Ltd


About Melco

Melco Conveyor Equipment, founded in 1970, is the largest supplier of idlers/rollers in South Africa and Africa. The company supplies competitively priced high quality equipment to the South African mining industry. Melco has been part of the Rulmeca group of companies since 2006.

The company’s main scope of work includes the design, manufacture and supply of high quality, conveyor idlers/rollers, motorized pulleys, and supporting structure for the bulk materials handling industry. Melco operates a modern manufacturing plant in Germiston, South Africa, employing more than 400 people and is a Level 4 contributor to B-BEEE with a 100 percent procurement recognition level, and 25% black ownership.   As an ISO 9001:2008 listed company, Melco is able to manufacture and offer conveyor components suitable for surface, plant and underground applications – meeting the requirements of all international standards.

Melco idlers have been successfully utilised in over 75 countries throughout the world, and installed on belt widths from 200mm to 3000mm. The company boasts a comprehensive product range, with steel rollers ranging from 89mm to 219mm in diameter with bearing and shaft arrangements from 25mm to 60mm diameter.  Standard and heavy duty HDPE polyrolls (102mm, 127mm, 152mm and 178mm diameter) are also manufactured, and Melco manufactures a wide variety of standard impact and rubber disc return rollers. Melco’s roller manufacturing plant is capable of producing more than 2,000 rollers per shift, and conveyor structure and bases of over 20 km per month.

Research, Testing & Development

Melco operates a high technology research and testing facility at its premises in Germiston.  Its extensive research and development activities have enabled many of the innovations originating in its facility to become industry standards. All products are tested under controlled environments and according to Melco and/or industry standards, prior to field testing, and finally full-scale manufacture and supply. Melco actively participates in Rulmeca Group research and development initiatives such as standardisation, sealing systems, noise testing and new product development.


Contact details:


Cnr. Hertzog & Jack Pienaar Street
Germiston South Ext. 7
P.O. Box 131,
Germiston 1400
South Africa
P. +27 87 806 3160 (Primary Number) / +27 11 255 1600 / +27 11 825 3520
F. +27 11 825 3592 

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