By 1976 when Radium Engineering was established, the exceptional quality, innovative design and dependability of their implements was well recognised and accepted throughout the agricultural industry. An ongoing research and development program ensures that Radium products are at the forefront of current technology, both in new product design and in further development of existing models.
Radium Engineering remains current and well-informed with modern technology, the latest manufacturing and production trends and new product design. These activities ensures that Radium continues to grow and expand its existing range of implements through a continuous research and development program.
Radium Engineering is a renowned and reputable brand name in the agricultural sector that provide well-established products to their customers together with a remarkable service offering. We definitely make a difference.
Radium, like so many successful companies started from humble beginnings. In 1965 Johan Roest built a cattle scale on his farm near Radium in the then Northern Transvaal, now Limpopo province. This scale was highly successful and the result thereof was a basic but very successful operation focussing on the locals and neighbouring farmers' equipment needs.
This success culminated in the establishment of Radium Engineering in 1976. This name has become synonymous with outstanding quality, original design and reliability of their implements. Radium is now welcomed and accepted throughout the agricultural industry.
Under the guidance and supervision of Mike Roest, John Roest's son, Radium Engineering now employs in excess of 60 well-trained staff. Radium design, manufactures, markets and services a complete range of quality agricultural machinery through their wide-range production facilities in Babelegi, north of Pretoria. Radium now not only supplies to a wide-ranging dealer network throughout South Africa and neighbouring states, but to international markets as well.
In 1965 John Roest built a cattle scale on his farm near Radium in the Northern Transvaal to meet his specific requirements. Forethought in the construction facilitated uncomplicated and effective operation. Demand from neighbours resulted in the design being patented and units manufactured to initially satisfy local requirements.
By 1976 when Radium Engineering was established, the exceptional quality, innovative design and dependability of their implements was well recognized and accepted throughout the agricultural industry.
Under the leadership of John's son Mike Roest, Radium Engineering has gone from strength to strength and now employs in excess of 100 well trained staff, manufacturing and marketing a comprehensive range of quality agricultural machinery through their extensive production facilities in Babelegi, north of Pretoria.
An ongoing research and development program ensures that Radium products are at the forefront of current technology, both in new product design and in further development of existing models. The production facility and its equipment is being continually updated to keep abreast of the latest manufacturing methods.
The third generation of the Roest family, sons Gareth and Grant, have now taken their places with the Radium team as Radium Engineering supplies an extensive dealer network throughout South Africa as well as exporting to neighboring states and overseas.
Radium Engineering is managed by Mike Roest and the third generation of the Roest family, sons Gareth and Grant, have now taken their places with the Radium team as Radium Engineering supplies farmers throughout southern Africa.
Best is defined as being:
• Best in appearance i.e. paintwork, finish, construction and welding
• Best in function i.e. doing the job, ease of use and longevity
• Manufacturing and construction that lasts
• Ensure that its products are easy to maintain
• Best in aftermarket service
• An exceptionally strong brand name in the Southern African agricultural industry
• Being an agriculture equipment specialist
• Supply the best product into the markets it serves
• Supply the best service to the markets its serves
• Be the technology leader in the markets it serves
• Be at the leading edge w.r.t. manufacturing quality
• Be a market leader through being close , and fully understanding , farming practices
• Continuously improve on service response times
• Continuously improve delivery times and adhere to committed delivery times
QUALITY & SAFETY
Radium implements have been known for their in-built quality – it is one of the key differentiators between Radium Engineering and its competitors. Radium Engineering continuously reviews its systems and processes to ensure that it remains at the forefront with exceptional quality implements.
Radium Engineering understands that its employees are its key asset and that they need to be cared for appropriately in their working environment. Every precaution is taken to provide safety in the workplace and ensure conformance to relevant health, safety and environmental legislation.
An on-going research and development programme ensures that Radium products are at the forefront of current technology, both in new product design and in further development of existing models. The production facility and its equipment are continually updated to keep abreast of the latest manufacturing methods.
Radium engineering understands that no matter how high the quality of an implement, if it is not properly set in or commissioned, the implements will never function optimally. Radium Engineering prides itself in not only understanding farmers requirements well, but being able to render a service to ensure optimal functioning of the implements sold.
If the parts support for the implements are not adequate, one often sits with an implement out of order during critical times. Radium prides itself with 85% of all parts being available off the shelf and the balance available within days.