about manhattan corporation

Manhattan Corporation, currently in its 21st year of operation, provides Turnkey Process Plants, equipment and engineering services in the Design, Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Turnkey Process Solutions for Mining and Industrial companies throughout the world.

Manhattan has equipment alliances and an established presence on 4 continents and 30 countries through Africa, Middle East, Russia, South America and Europe. Manhattan’s head office is based in Johannesburg.

Manhattan provides BEST VALUE solutions to its Client’s by understanding their needs and delivering on them. Process Plants, mining and process equipment solutions are supplied, covering over 30 commodity applications with its key focus on Base Metals, Gold, Coal, Diamonds, Platinum and Uranium.

The Mining Services division was voted as one of South Africa's Top 500 companies, as well as one of the Top 5 Mining Service companies by Topco Media for 2008, 2009, 2010 and for 2011. The alluvial diamond mining division Manhattan Diamonds, is one of the top three alluvial diamond mining companies in South Africa.

Manhattan is a successful, professional and entrepreneurial business focused on delivering Best Value for its Business Partnerships and strives to be a responsible vertically integrated mining and engineering company focused on increasing employment, development of skills, and empowering its employees and the communities it operates in.

Manhattan has delivered technical solutions to the mining industry for over 20 years, including the development of various diamond mining projects, and the development of the Gravelotte Gold mine (please visit for more information). It has a client base of approximately 20,000 clients, including BHP Billiton, Glencore, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, De Beers, Xstrata, Vale, Goldfields, African Governments and developmental institutions, as well as medium sized organizations.

Manhattan intends to be a leading engineering, diamond and gold mining company employing over 10,000 personnel at its operations.

Manhattan’s in-house or alliance designed and built new equipment product range includes ISO 9001 accredited Grinding Mills (up to 6 000kW), trommel screening plants, wet and dry screening plants (mobile and fixed), track and skid mounted crushing and screening plants, diesel power plants (up to 25MVA), electrical transformers, materials handling conveyor systems and steel fabricated products.

Manhattan has continued to enhance its product offering through its strategic partnerships with various Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agencies. These manufacturers, selected for their exceptional quality and track record performance, offer impressive turnaround times and world class standards on supplied products.

Manhattan has developed on a Lump Sum Turnkey Supply EPCM basis various Gold and Diamond mining operations extending from Southern to Northern Africa. Manhattan has spent over ZAR1,200,000,000 (USD160 million) developing its diamond mines in the town of Douglas in the Northern Cape South Africa, where at full capacity Manhattan will employ approximately 30% of the local residents (urban and rural). Its current annual spend in the region is in excess of ZAR300,000,000 (USD38 million) and forecast spend is set to reach R1,500,000,000 (USD188 million) per annum. The Manhattan group being one of the top performers in its sector in South Africa, adopts a unique, pioneering approach to mining and community development through its vertical integration strategy of engineering, mining, beneficiation, agricultural and industrial development.

In 2011/12 Manhattan has developed four Joint Venture Mining Service Partnerships, involving Black Entrepreneurs, professionals, engineers  to develop skill in the engineering sector so that a focus on procurement can be made from emerging technical companies which enjoy a rating of Level 1-3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE).



Head Office

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