Trident South Africa has a long standing history and was founded in 1969 under the name Trident Engineering by Roger Calvert, John Curnick and Richard Curnick. Colin Willliams joined in 1984 to head up the spare parts division and in 1995 Mike Calvert and Tommy Webster joined to start Tridents international sales division. Rob Steel followed in 1997 as technical director. These shareholders have worked side by side and have developed Trident into a well established engineering concern which services many prestigious companies both locally and abroad.

In April 2000 Trident purchased the rights for Goodman Technology for the entire continent of Africa. The world rights for the entire range of Eimco Rocker Shovel loaders were also acquired by Trident in 1997. To further expand the products range the assets, including all the intellectual property of Daelian Engineering was acquired in 1998. In May 2001 Trident purchased the joint venture interests held by Bateman Industrial Holdings and the name Trident Engineering was changed to Trident S.A.May 2003 saw a new dawn for Trident when THE GOODMAN EQUIPMENT COMPANY of Chicago ceased operations and Trident became the global manufacturer of the Goodman brand.


Trident as ever conscious of the need to support a considerable delivered base of equipment decided to acquire the global manufacturing and distribution rights for all new Goodman equipment. It did not take Trident long before an entirely new and very much improved Goodman loco became available. The Millennium Locomotive.

In November 2010 Trident S.A. became part of the M.O.G.S
www.mogs.co.za which is a subsidiary of Royal Bafokeng Holdings www.bafokengholdings.com. In doing so Trident S.A. now becomes a BBBEE Company.

Trident employs a network of carefully screened Sales Agents globally who have access to all aspects of the Trident product. Agents are now active in Bolivia,Canada,Chile,Colombia,Ecuador,Ghana,Peru,Mexico,Philippines,Indonesia,USA,Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applications to represent Trident in any country not mentioned will be received with pleasure. Please eMail us at agents@tridentsa.co.za .

Trident has since its inception in 1969 played a major role in industry at large. Today, together with its new shareholders and dedicated team of directors and staff, Trident S.A. is poised to continue its contribution towards the economy of our country

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