Proudly South African, Elgin Brown and Hamer is the oldest ship repair company in South Africa, having been in
existence since 1878.
The company operates around the Southern African coast, with branches in Durban, East London, Cape Town and
The Elgin Brown and Hamer Group comprises of 8 companies. Together they provide the international ship industry
with a full in-house service in all aspects of ship repair. First for Southern Africa includes privately owned
floating docks with multiple docking capacity, a floating crane, barges, tug and a launch.
We are passionate about our business and the passion we speak about comes from our most valuable asset, a
dedicated team of employees focused on superior quality service. Skilled craftsmen, an extensive network of
experienced subcontractors as well as a full range of utilities create the ideal environment for efficient ship
repairs, conversion or new construction projects.
High Quality, cost effectiveness and timely completion are illustrated by the high percentage of increasing
client base and repeat business. Providing our clients with excellent customer service is our motto. We work
closely with the National Ports Authority and play a significant role in the maritime sector of the economy. We
currently have a 4 star NOSA rating and are ISO 9001-2000 accredited.