Keegor Group opens induction heating equipment company

Group purchases intellectual property, assets and stock of LH-Power Electronics.

The Keegor Group has recently expanded its product portfolio to create a new group company specialising in induction heating equipment. The new company, Keegor Power Electronics (Pty) Ltd, has been established as a result of the Keegor Group purchasing the LH-Power Electronics (Pty) Ltd intellectual property, assets and stock.

Although Keegor Power Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a newly registered company, the Keegor Group of companies has been in operation since 1959. Keegor Managing Director, Bruce Hansmeyer, has been involved since 1981.

The Keegor Group includes Leonard Light Industries (Pty) Ltd, Keegor South Africa and Keegor Meltech (Pty) Ltd. Keegor™ is a brand name that is a registered trademark to Leonard Light Industries, which has been designing and manufacturing a range of Keegor™ brand products for the precious metals assaying and refining industry since the company’s inception in 1959.

The company’s products and related accessories include furnaces, smelt-house hardware, sample preparation equipment, cupels, fire-clay crucibles and various items of fire assay hardware including tongs, trays, trolleys, bins, rollers, mixers, plates, cups, slag moulds, laboratory crushers and pulverisers.

Keegor Meltech was established 14 months ago as a result of Morgan Molten Metal Systems, a division of Morgan Advanced Materials, appointing of Keegor Meltech (Pty) Ltd to distribute its complete range of crucibles and accessories for the melting, holding and treatment applications used in the casting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and metal alloys in South Africa.

“Many industries rely on the LH-Power products and technical support. This support will continue with the introduction of the new company under the Keegor Group. Keegor Power has met with overwhelming positive support. The new company already has commitments and orders,” said Bruce Hansmeyer.

LH-Power staff
The Keegor Power Electronics team includes key former LH-Power staff including Alan Grant as General Manger, Trevor Ferreira and Charles Rafuma in the service and technical division and Desiree de Waal in the finance and administration department. This adds up to over 30 years experience and skills in the induction heater and furnace market.

“Decades of experience in the furnace industry, vested with LH-Power and the Keegor Group, is now available to the local manufacturing industry. Keegor Power Electronics services will include mechanical and electrical design, fabrication, service and spare parts. The company will be located at the head office and factory that is situated in Leicester Road, Benoni, Gauteng,” explained Hansmeyer.

“We pride ourselves in being honorable in everything we do. We strive to have four basic ingredients for success: great customers, great suppliers, great people and great products. It goes without saying that we are committed to building strong relationships with existing customers and suppliers.”

“This development is a very positive situation for the many existing customers of LH-Power Electronics. We look forward to working with these customers and the suppliers to our mutual benefit,” concluded Hansmeyer.

For further details contact the Keegor Group on TEL: 011 421 0711 or visit