Our story starts in 2000 when we met as colleagues and became friends. For 14 years we worked together as engineers and business managers, gaining extensive experience in the corporate world. In 2015 we decided to start a new journey.
Our love for nature is one of our strongest friendship ties and it felt like a natural step to start a new company where we could serve the environment with our substantial engineering, business, and management experience. In pursuit of this goal, Sinowatek was registered, as a company specializing in process and product innovation for circular economies.
Nico Erasmus is one of the founding members of Sinowatek.
Nico has an honours degree in civil engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has held several executive positions in the engineering industry, most recently as General Manager: Operations at Aveng Manufacturing Duraset.
Nico has extensive experience in the development and commercialization of new products. The engineering of processes and facilities to manufacture industrial products on a commercial scale is Nico's passion and the drive to solve problems motivates him to excel.
Joe Visagie is one of the founding members of Sinowatek.
Joe has extensive experience in the development and commercialization of new products. He has held executive positions in the engineering industry, including Marketing and Technical Executive at Aveng Manufacturing Duraset.
Joe has a degree in mining engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and has a passion for inventing, designing, and building the equipment necessary for new product manufacturing processes.
Environmentalism and sustainability - We care for the planet by transforming and reusing waste- and by-products.
Profitability - We help businesses valorise waste streams, by-products and products.
Tailor-made solutions - We go above and beyond to find practical solutions unique to each client’s sustainability needs.
Innovative technology - We use our extensive engineering knowledge to select and integrate the most advanced technologies and equipment in the sustainable production field.
Invested client care- We are committed to the success of our clients – whether big or small companies.
At Sinowatek we apply our comprehensive engineering, business, and management skills to enable producers to change to more sustainable production practices.