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Bessemer Innovation Through Design

With 60 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Bessemer Africa (Pty) Ltd has become the leader in design, manufacture and the erection of steel silos for the storage of bulk grain, making the handling thereof more economical and easier.



Bessemer has already achieved great success with these steel silos in South Africa and overseas due to the greater economy of the steel constructions compared with cement silos. The double galvanizing is of a particularly high standard to ensure an extremely long life



Bessemer also has an extensive technical division offering all the necessary know-how and expertise to guarantee work of the most exacting standards. All the complexes are designed and manufactured by skilled technicians in Bessemer’s own factory.



Only the finest steel, bearing the approval of the South African Bureau of Standards and meeting the Bureau’s exacting demands, is used. Use is also frequently made of the testing facilities at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research offices to ensure advanced designs for the manufacture of advanced silos.



Bessemer was responsible for the design and erection of some of the biggest steel silos in Africa. Galvanized silos with a 38m diameter and a height of 25.5m have already been erected by Bessemer as well as 30m diameter by 25.5m high.



A Bessemer silo is watertight and safeguards its content from rodents. Of great importance is the fact that the storage costs per metric tone offered by these silos represent the lowest possible cost structure. They can be speedily erected and eliminate the use of heavy and expensive conventional foundations. Since they are made of steel, they offer versatility in design, allowing easy changes or extensions to the silo complex … at the lowest cost. This feature also makes for easy dismantling and re-erection on another site.


The elimination of bags and the low maintenance costs of the silos also make them an exceptionally economical proposition for the grain farmer. Extensions are often necessary when an excess of a particular type of grain is delivered at a silo. But because the existing silo makes provision for the necessary division of compartments, the largest bin possible is required to store any one type of grain in bulk. In such cases Bessemer can provide the ideal bin which can easily be adapted to any extension up to a capacity of 25764 metric tone per unit.



Bessemer Africa (Pty) Ltd also provides turnkey projects to the poultry industry. Bessemer have also recently completed the single biggest project in the history of South-Africa for a breeder farm.

Earlybird Farms Awarded the project to Bessemer because Bessemer can deliver turnkey. The project consisted of 48 poultry houses. Bessemer fabricated and erected all steel work for Early Bird Farms. The Civil and building works was also conducted by Bessemer.

Bessemer have also erected up to 60 Poultry houses in Mauritius for long trusted clients.

So it is clear at Bessemer we don’t just do Poultry Houses but also build long term relationships with our clients.

Bessemer can offer all types of buildings for the poultry. We also consist of our own engineering and drawing office departments that can assist clients with their design of poultry houses.




Bessemer Africa (Pty) Ltd offers the highest quality bulk feed bins in the market that is manufactured in our own factory. These bins are designed for the poultry, dairy, pig industries the help customers store large volumes of pre-mixed feed that cuts away the old conventional method of bag handling of feed.


  • These bins can be extended from 1 ring up to 8 rings.
  • Bins are equipped with safety ladders.
  • Bins can be erected on site that reduces the transport cost to far away sites.
  • Bins are fully galvanized.
  • Full range of spare parts are available at our factory.

These superior feed bins have been manufactured for the past 30 years.


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