Vandan Engineering was established in 1967 by Belgian immigrant, Andre Vandenheever, and owing to its ongoing investment in innovation, staff training and technology, Vandan soon earned its reputation as South Africa’s, and Africa’s, leading cutting die manufacturer.
In 2008, Alex Largatzis purchased and re-established the business and shortly thereafter, the business achieved SABS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification.
Attention to detail, a willingness to work together with our customers to overcome any challenges, and personal involvement by the owner, remain an integral part of our culture.
Our “Quality Non-Negotiables” that we strive for are as follows:
The Best Staff
The Best Materials
The Best Processes
The Best Value-for-Money
We are proud suppliers of cutting dies using pre-sharpened steel blades to global automotive leather and component suppliers, and our dies are used to cut leather and other materials supplied into the world’s leading major car manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Ford, GM, Nissan and Chrysler.
We also supply a range of cutting dies and related products to customers in fields as diverse as Sewing, Shoes, Laboratories, Healthcare, Fashion, Packaging, Advertising, Envelopes and Carpets. Our dies are used to cut materials including Leather, Fabric, Automotive Components, Plastic, Rubber, Paper, Vinyl, Shoe soles etc.
We also supply cutting dies with serrated cutting edges for specialised fabric cutting.