About Cochrane Engineering

Mission Statement

Cochrane Engineering comprises a group of dedicated professionals, committed to service excellence in the wire and plastic industry. We are committed to meeting the requirements of all our customers, through maximum development of employees skills in a healthy and safe environment, using appropriate technology, that is upgraded
continuously, as well as the identification and pursuit of new supply and market opportunities, striving to provide superior levels of quality and service at all times. We are a service driven enterprise and believe in customer satisfaction at all times.


Mr. Ivan Cochrane founded Cochrane engineering in 1989. The company started by offering sales and service in the wire industry. The acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment enabled us to become a leading player in the South African wire industry. Cochrane Engineering has expanded its enterprise, which now embraces both wire and plastic manufacturing concerns, Robowire™ and Tyvan Plastic Products.

Products & Services

We manufacture wire components for the automotive and appliance industries as well as a full range of wire products for the domestic retail industry, for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as brush ware and plastic products. Cochrane Engineering owns the Robowire™ brand. We carry registered brand and patents on wire and plastic products.

Distributors to Retail Markets

Supplying to the large BBQ market sector in South Africa, for both kettle and conventional BBQ’s, we plan to expand and use this as a springboard to other areas in both wire and plastic product ranges, staring with paint rollers and tray sets, Robowire space storage solution, plastic leaf rakes and super market trolleys.

Transport & Office Facilities

Transportation consists of a fleet of light and heavy delivery vehicles and our nearest port from Johannesburg is Durban. Our 4000m² factory premises are under roof, with office of 800m².

Technical Support

Our research and development department also has a full design studio catering for cutting edge technology and allowing for more efficiency in production. Our investment in state-of-the-art equipment brings efficiency and speed of service to the fore as we have the latest CNC, straightening, bending and welding machines.

Quality Assurance

All work carried out at Cochrane Engineering is performed by experienced, skilled employees and supervised by professionals in the field. We assure the best quality by being totally committed towards our goals.