About Us

WHO WE ARE?

Mernok Elektronik designs, manufactures and supplies Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) as well as vehicle management systems and peripherals for the South African mining industry.

Founded in 2008 by managing director Schalk Janse van Rensburg, Mernok Elektronik has come a long way in just a few years. Our products are currently used by some of the biggest names in the mining industry.

The company’s focus was initially vested in three main areas, namely mining applications, military applications and high-end industrial applications. In 2016 we decided to re-focus the company to service only the mining sector. This decision was made to ensure that we deliver the best possible specialist service to a very demanding industry.

We have a highly experienced team of designers and with continuous investment in research and development we design and manufacture all of our products in-house. A good understanding of the industry together with the fact that all of our products are designed in-house allows us to rapidly respond to client-specific requirements.

WHAT DOES OUR CERTIFCATION MEAN?

We ensure that our products comply to the required certification as set out by the DMR. This gives our clients the peace of mind that our products are not only exceptional in terms of function but also safe to use in the mining industry. Certification typically ensures that products are safe to use and causes minimal interference to other products as well as is able to withstand interference from other products.

The interference levels under which mining equipment must be able to operate differs from that of commercial products, therefore it is imperative that equipment is certified according to the correct standards. Please enquire from us about the relevant standards for more information.

Typical tests include electrostatic discharge immunity, radiated immunity, magnetic field immunity etc.

OUR MISSION

Mernok Elektronik strives to completely satisfy customer needs by supplying excellent service based on technical expertise, knowledge and experience. Integrity, trust and a passion for what we do is at the top of our priorities. We strive to ensure that all our business relationships are mutually beneficial, this includes our clients, employees and suppliers.

We believe that by, manufacturing locally and doing in-house designs, we are not only PROUDLY South African BUT we can give our customer; tailored and custom designs to suit client-specific requirements.

OUR VISION

By using our experience and expertise to become the industry leader in Southern Africa of mining safety systems with a focus on;

  • Proximity detection
  • Vehicle monitoring and tracking
  • Automated traffic control

With all of our products designed and manufactured in-house we strive to remain at the forefront of technology to deliver products for all types of mining vehicles that improves the safety and efficiency of these vehicles

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Mernok Elektronik designs, manufactures and supplies Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) as well as vehicle management systems and peripherals for the South African mining industry.

Founded in 2008 by managing director Schalk Janse van Rensburg,
Mernok Elektronik has come a long way in just a few years. Our products are currently used by some of the biggest names in the mining industry.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

  • We are well known for customising to suit client-specific requirements.
  • All our products are locally manufactured
  • All our products are designed in-house by our team of electronic engineers.

CORE VALUES

    • Treat customers with respect
    • We grow creativity, inventions & innovation
    • We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business
    • Reliability and safety is at the core of all our products and services

OUR CLIENTS

  • AfriSam
  • Northam Platinum
  • Impala Platinum
  • Harmony Gold
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Lonmin

OUR HISTORY

Whats Next – LEVEL 9 PDS

Roll-out Level 9 PDS solutions. Implement automated train.  

2018 FIRST REMOTE CONTROLLED WINCH

Remote control systems for low profile mine machines. First prototype of remote controlled winch.

2017 LEVEL 2B-BBEE

Lab certification of PDS system. Recognised as Level 2 B-BBEE contributor.

2016 COMPLETED COMMANDSUITE RANGE

Complete range of complementary accessories launched at Electra Mining Africa. Roll-out of our reporting service (CommandSuite)

2015 EXPAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Expand management system to Surface Operation. Refocused business interest to serve only the mining industry

2014 MERNOK THIRD GENERATION

Third generation management system, TITAN COMMANDER, launched at Electra Mining Africa.

2013 PDS DEVELOPMENT

Commence PDS development update for all equipment.

2012 MERNOK SECOND GENERATION

Second generation management system, MAXUS, launched. MAXUS rolled out across Anglo-Gold. Successful implementation of PDS on locomotives.

2011 MERNOK FIRST GENERATION

First generation management system introduced to the underground rail-bound market.

2008 MERNOK WAS FOUNDED

Mernok was founded by Schalk Janse van Rensburg