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Libra-Plant has been installing and servicing permanent construction hoists and industrial lifts since 1976, when vertical access solutions were new to the South African market.

Over the last 30 years, Libra-Plant has grown steadily, from a purveyor of a single Alimak lift to world-class supplier with a rental fleet of 60 lifts and more than 100 permanent lifts to its name. It remains the exclusive supplier of Alimak rack-and-pinion hoist and vertical access solutions in South Africa – a testament to its superior quality, global vision and exceptional service.

Libra-Plant serves customers across South Africa and up into sub-Saharan Africa. The supplier of choice for blue-chip companies across all industry sectors, from construction and power generation to chemical processing, Libra-Plant meets only the most stringent of safety and quality requirements.

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    Company history

    Walter Baur acquired Libra-Plant in the late 1980s, thereby appropriating the exclusive Alimak agency.

    Baur’s daughter, Trudi, joined the business in the early 2000s and together, they steered Libra-Plant into market-leader position. Both Walter and Trudi still hold directorship positions in this striving business.

    In 2020, the Baurs welcomed new directors to their team, to drive their vision for pioneering and ambitious business growth.

    client portfolio

    Our clients include: Afrisam, Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Archstone, Barrow, Bazil Technologies, Boss Scaffolding, Eskom, Farquharson Construction, Grinaker-LTA, GVK Siya Zama, Kaefer, Lafarge, MHI Power, Mondi, Sappi, Stefanutti Stocks, Tiber, Transnet, Vlaming, WBHO
    and more.

    Proven commitment to the highest safety standards
    Our products and services meet the most stringent safety requirements

    Safety certified

    All our Alimak lifts as well as Libra-Plant services meet SANS and EU safety requirements, ensuring your compliance with ever-stricter legal regulations.

    Our team

    Our respected team of technicians, electricians, boiler makers, engineers and directors have a collective 75 years of industry experience and know-how.