As turnkey specialists, Anderson Engineering offers a variety of unique and innovative engineering solutions to the personal care and pharmaceutical processing industry. We understand the specific and unique requirements that are essential for companies in this industry to thrive.

Our world class engineering and project management expertise facilitates custom-built products and turnkey solutions, which offer maximum hygiene, quality and improved efficiency and safety. We specialise in being a full service provider, including process and automation design, fabrication, manufacture of the equipment, installation and commissioning.


  • Experts in the highest quality and finish
  • Specialists in various mixing solutions including surfactants and gumming agents
  • Ultra-hygienic solutions
  • Equipment with ease of cleaning, product recovery and auditing considerations
  • Highly experienced in full turnkey, tailored solutions for
    both the cosmetic & pharmaceutical industry which includes:
  • innovative and cost-effective design
  • process and layout design using Computer-Aided Design technology
  • the manufacture of the plant including automation, fabrication, site installation
  • commissioning and staff training
  • complete project management from the enquiry through to product trials
  • GMP documentation (including FAT, IQ and OQ)
  • ISO 9001 certified

Selona Fat Melter – Johannesburg, South Africa

Background Selona International, a manufacturer and supplier of raw ingredients for various food and personal care manufacturers, were experiencing throughput issues with melting and handling the fat required for their raw material process. They contacted Anderson Engineering with the task to build a Fat Melter that would be capable of melting 4 tons/hour. The client had an existing unit which melted a single block in approximately 4 hours. We were asked to build a machine that was capable of 4 times that throughput. The fat melter is used to melt a palm based fatty acid for the manufacture of soap. The project Anderson Engineering was tasked to design and fabricate a Fat Melter that was capable of melting 4 tons of a palm based fatty acid (1 ton block) in 1 hour. The fat melting throughput requirement was unprecedented and the dimensions of a 1ton block posed several challenges in terms of ergonomics, safe design and fat melting and heat transfer ability. The machine had to interlink with the clients existing bulk fat storage system. This required Anderson Engineering to effectively understand the process of transferring and storing into their existing system. A number of changes and updates were made […]

Ingredients Transfer System for Crystal Candy – Harare, Zimbabwe

Background Crystal Candy, a sweet and candy manufacturer required a solution to efficiently transfer a chocolate premix into a pre-mixing tank which was being received by Netsch in Germany. The pre-mix was being received in bags and needed to be de-canted and conveyed into the mixing tank automatically according to a specific set point. Anderson Engineering was tasked with building an ingredients transfer system. The project Anderson Engineering built and supplied an Ingredients Transfer System which consisted of the following; 1 x 3 “ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor 1 x Ingredients Hopper 1 x Actuated Gate Inlet Valve 1 x Actuated Outlet Ball valve Electrical and Control allowing interlinking systems and automatic transfer based on a load cell input. Factory Setup and Testing as well as delivery to site Due to the fact that the Ingredients Transfer system required interlinking with the German Netsch system, there was considerable risk in ensuring smooth interlinking and plant operation. The project required in-depth discussion with the client and the Netsch Engineers, this was done to ensure the scope was as accurately defined as possible. Anderson Engineering have built many Aero-Mechanical Conveying (AMC) systems with ingredients hoppers. These hoppers come standard with manual gate valves, which […]

Pain Suspension

Cold & Flu Syrup

Ointments & Creams

Blood Plasma Processing

Decongestion Syrup

Cough Mixture

Gripe Water


Mouth Wash

Face moisturisers

Shampoo & Conditioner

Hair Relaxing Products

Bubble Bath

Shower Gel

Hair Dye

Tissue Oil