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PCI Africa formerly Paterson Candy International (SA) (PTY) Limited has a history dating back to the 1870’s when Frank Candy began supplying filtration equipment around the world. PCI Africa was established in 1953 and has been at the forefront of water and wastewater treatment for nearly 60 years, with a staff of engineers and project managers, who have extensive experience in the water and sewage treatment fields, we believe we can assist and add value to your project.

PCI Africa’s primary role is as process contractor and solution provider in the water and wastewater treatment sectors. The company offers a variety of services from process design, plant design, project management, equipment manufacture, materials supply, installation, commissioning and where appropriate operation and maintenance.

Potable Water Treatment
The common technologies, processes and products offered by PCI Africa in the treatment of potable water are:

Chemical Conditioning, Hydraulic Flocculation, Mechanical Flocculation, Sedimentation....

Waste Water Treatment
The common technologies, processes and products offered by PCI Africa in the treatment of wastewater are:

Screening, Grit Removal, Primary Sedimen-tation, Surface Aeration....

Standard Plant

Our standard plant generally consists of our two ranges of package potable treatment plants, namely the Waterman and Waterman CP Plants.

Download PDF- WATERMAN PLANTS.pdf - 1.4Mb
Download PDF- WATERMAN CP SERIES.pdf - 759Kb

PCI AFRICA have extensive exposure and experience in the more advanced water treatment technologies which may include but are not limited to: Ozone and Granular Activated Carbon Plants, Channel and In Line Ultra Violet Disinfection Systems, Membrane Technologies including Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Tech.
Sludge Treatment
Along with the standard sludge treatment equipment offered by the company, we represent the DEWA Range of products from Finland which include an extensive range of Linear screens and Belt Filter Presses for the dewatering of sludge’s, as well as the chain and flight sedimentation scraper systems.
Magnetic ION Exchange
In keeping with our approach to offer high technology treatment processes to our clients, we are the agents for the MIEX Process, which is a technology developed by ORICA Watercare in Australia.


PCI Africa’s head office is based in Laser Park, JHB where most of the engineer-ing, design, procurement, project management, finance and shipping are performed.

3 additional offices exist namely, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Nigeria

The contact details of the offices are provided here.


PCI Africa has adopted a very flat management structure one in which, people are given broad spectrums of work and a large amount of authority and responsibility in dealing with their projects.
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associated companies

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