The History of Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology is the market leader in Oil and Gas Burner and Boiler installations, sales and service in the Southern Hemisphere. We pride ourselves in guaranteeing the delivery of modern, highly efficient solutions to the industry and are the exclusive distributors for Autoflame Combustion Management Systems, Limpsfield Burners, Riello Burners, Unical boilers, I.VAR Industry boilers and Cannon Energia boilers & heaters. With these leading brands as our core products, we provide exceptional standards of product delivery, from sales and installations through to after sales service and spare parts support.
We have offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, with an extensive dealer network throughout South Africa. This makes us well-positioned to service our large customer base, with projects running in all provinces. No matter how big or small the task; we are committed to providing you with outstanding service wherever and whenever you need it.
We have been supporting some of our clients exclusively for 31 years! Our world-renowned products and superior technical expertise have been the bedrock of our rapid and consistent growth.
No matter how big or small the task, we are committed to providing you with outstanding service wherever and whenever you need it.
Combustion Technology (Pty) Ltd was established in 1987 in Cape Town by Grant Renecle. Today, over 30 years later, this family run business is still operating from Cape Town, with a full branch in Johannesburg.
Cape town branch
Riaan van Biljon
Chief Executive Officer
Purchasing / Imports
Bachelor of Commerce (Bcomm) (Business Management), Stellenbosch
NDIP: Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Diploma: Project management
National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering
B.Compt. Honours – with completed Articles Coopers & Lybrand (PWC)
B.Tech: Mech. Eng
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
BSc (Eng) Mechanical Engineering
STORES & OFFICE STAFF
Personal & Marketing Assistant
Brian De Koker
JHB Branch Manager
National Diploma – Mechanical Engineering, Cape Technikon
Qualified in Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation
STORES & OFFICE STAFF
Combustion Technology (Pty) Ltd was established in 1987 in Cape Town by Grant Renecle. Brian Barclay receiving a long service award from Grant Renecle.
1987 First offices opening in Cape Town
Combustion Technology is appointed official Exclusive Distributor of Riello burners in South Africa
23 March 1998
Received Riello Award for the excellent results achieved in the period 1996 – 1997
15 November 2001
Riello Burners Dealership Agreement Mauritius signed between Combustion Technology and Rey & Lenferna
22 May 2002
First Autoflame Installation in SA
01 July 2003
Combustion Technology is officially assigned as Exclusive Distributor of Autoflame in South Africa
2003 ISH Exhibition Frankfurt
Grant Renecle & Riello General Manager – Mario Generani
2004 Combustion Technology appointed as exclusive distributor of Limpsfield
2006 Garioni Naval Award for High Sales Achieved in 2006
2006 Macadams Acknowledgement of Excellence Award in recognition of 15 years of service excellence
11 March 2008
Riello Burner Award
More than 20 Years of Great and Profitable Cooperation in SA
9 March 2008 Award
Heat Industrial & Marine International Conference
Award for Sales Achievement in 2008
Expanding / Opening JHB offices at Dekama Office Park, Wadeville
25 Year Anniversary in 2012, Spier Wine Estate
Combustion Technology celebrated its 25th birthday and is proud to say that each year just keeps on getting better! We ended a jam-packed year off with a spectacular function at Spier Wine Estate and had loads of fun. Once again, we would like to thank all our loyal customers and suppliers for their support throughout the year – we could not have done it without you.
The following awards were given in 2012:
Best Single Contract: SAB
Best OEM: MacAdams International
Garioni Naval Riello Burners
1) Klapmuts Engineering
2) East Cape Engineering
3) Flamerite Engineering
5 Year Service Award:
The 4-Pillar Award for the Single Largest Contract
1995 Bokomo H. Jorden
1996 Bokomo H. Jorden
1997 Bokomo H. Jorden
1998 United Fishing J. Berthold
1999 John Thompson Africa
2000 John Thompson Africa
2001 EB Cochrane SA (Pty) Ltd
2003 ISCOR – ILSP
2004 Babcock Engineering
2005 Stettynskloof Dam
2006 Fenner SA (Pty) Ltd
2007 Epic Foods
2008 Department of public works
2009 Clover Danone
2010 Bliss Chemicals
2011 PQ Silica
2013 Heartland Leasing
2015 Acacia Operations Services
2016 MPACT PE
2017 SASOL Oil
26 July 2013
Combustion Technology was awarded the Sales Achievement Award 2010-2013 by Limpsfield. Only three awards were given – the other two has gone to US companies – and we are very proud to be a part of this group! Thank you to all staff for their hard work and dedication that made this possible.
21 July 2014
Proud official affiliation with UNICAL S.P.A Boilers, Italy
Combustion Technology is appointed official Exclusive Distributor of Bonno Energia in South Africa
I.VAR industry re-appoints Combustion Technology as Exclusive Distributor in SA
Elbi S.p.A appoints Combustion Technology as Distributor in South Africa
Combustion Technology is committed to contributing to the welfare of our community and proudly supports various organisations with this core function:
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by 980 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year. Donations and sponsorships cover their annual running cost of R25m, with the volunteers saving them a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum. The NSRI crews put their lives at risk in order to save the life of stranger and will voluntarily go to sea in the worst conditions, to help anyone in need.
St Luke’s Hospice care for about 800 patients on any one day, with more than a quarter of our patients aged between the ages of 20 and 35. There are 12 community hospices spread throughout Cape Town, including almost 200 staff members and more than 650 volunteers. Patients are cared for without cost to the patient (unless the patient has a medical aid) and costs can run over R20 million a year.
The South African Red Cross Society is part of the world’s largest humanitarian Movement and is neutral and impartial, providing protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts. The Movement is made up of almost 97 million volunteers, supporters, and staff in 186 countries. They support communities in becoming stronger and safer through a variety of development projects and humanitarian activities. The Movement also works in cooperation with governments, donors and other aid organizations to assist vulnerable people around the world.
Inspired by Just Do Good! The Little Optimist Trust was started by the original Little Optimist, Greg Bertish, a man inspired to just do good! H uses a Little Optimist children’s sailing dinghy as a metaphor and a vehicle to connect with kids, to promote positive thinking and belief, and to create a passion and purpose to overcome obstacles in life.
In April 2016 Greg Bertish sailed an 8-foot Children’s Optimist dinghy around the Cape of Storms. He crossed False Bay, rounded Cape Point and headed for Langebaan Lagoon on the wild West Coast. His 200-kilometre journey matched the 200 days he had spent in hospital fighting life-threatening heart infections.
At Combustion Technology, we are passionate about people and are always looking for new ideas, perspectives and extraordinary talent.
If you believe you can make a difference in our company and would like to become part of our dynamic team, please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this space for future vacancies