Our History


Gerhard Unger is founded by Process Engineer, Willie Niemann and Juergen Tuchenhagen.

First manufacturing site built at Helvetia House, Edenvale.



Development work begins on Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) and High Pressure Cleaning Systems for dairies and breweries.



Development continues as the first caramel and sugar dissolving plants for soft drinks are fabricated.

First orders for margarine manufacturing plants are received.

Brewing vessels for juices and wines are customised and fabricated for customers.



Moved premises to Wilbart as larger workshops and offices were required.



Sees the introduction of turnkey solutions for tanker and train washing, confectionery and syrups.

Manufacturing facility moved to Grader Road in Sebenza.



Gerhard Unger becomes part of The Mequip Group of Companies.



The first plants for oils, bottling and beer maltings are manufactured. Gerhard Ungers sets up premises in Sigma Road, Germiston.


Awarded Runner up in the prestigious SASSDA Awards for the Mayonnaise Plant manufactured for Tiger Brands.


Gerhard Unger moved to its current premises at 22 Makriel Road, Wadeville.

Gerhard Unger celebrates 40 years of success in the manufacturing industry.

Winner in the Stainless Steel industry flagship event, the SASSDA Awards, in the Food and Beverage category for the manufacture, installation and commission of 21 wet product conveyors for a product process plant.

Runner Up in the SASSDA Awards Environmental category for the design and manufacture of a CIP skid for the CSIR.



Under refreshed management, with a refined focus are Gerhard Unger continues to provide excellent solutions in process technologies.



Gerhard Unger Process Technology division is acquired by PSA Global Technology 

Whilst Gerhard Unger continues with it’s specialised engineering solutions – specifically Train and Road Tanker washing plants, specialised truck mounted mobile mixing units, light gauge tankage, fabrication and pipe work.