ELB Equipment: A journey of over 100 years

With over a century of experience, ELB Equipment continues to thrive as the country’s most trusted supplier of mining, construction and earthmoving equipment.

The company's commitment to quality, strong partnerships and dedication to customer success contribute to its ongoing wellbeing and reputation as a trusted equipment solutions provider.

As we celebrate over a 100 years of business, we remain poised for continued growth and success in the dynamic equipment sales landscape of southern Africa. The company’s rich history and foundation built on integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction, puts us on a favourable footing for the future, embracing new opportunities and providing industry-leading solutions.


Edward L Bateman Equipment Sales founded.

1920s - 1930s

Early growth and establishment as a trusted supplier.

1950s - 1960s

Expansion and diversification into new industries.

1970s - 1980s

Name changes to ELB Equipment and becomes increasingly recognised as a market leader in the mining, construction and earthmoving industries.

1975 Furukawa Rock Drills distributorship

1980s - 2000s

Embracing innovation and expanding into international markets.

1981 Ditch Witch distributorship

1984 Furukawa Loaders distributorship

1989 Sumitomo excavators distributorship

1995 Powerscreen, crushing and screening distributorship

1995 Powerscreen processing distributorship

1995 Powerscreen Washing Systems (name changed in the mid 2000’s to Terex Washing Systems)

1996 Mitsubishi Graders distributorship

2002 Kawasaki distributorship

2007 MST distributorship

2008 Mustang skidsteers distributorship

2009 Dressta distributorship

2010s - 2020s

Sustained success through adaptability and customer satisfaction.

2011 Hammerhead distributorship

2012 Terex Mineral Processing Systems

2013 Ammann compaction equipment distributorship

2014 Hidromek distributorship

2014 ELB Modular

2016 Gehl backhoe loaders distributorship

2019 Reichdrill


Delisted from the JSE, acquired by Apex Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd

2021 - Present

Continuing legacy of excellence and poised for future growth.

2022 Lovol wheel loaders distributorship

2023 MDS distributorship


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