Bird Machines is an industry leader with a notable presence in the South African mining sector. Our market has expanded to include various international countries. Our focus areas include the design, manufacturing, and servicing of trackless underground mining machines. To ensure that we satisfy market requirements, we commit to frequently assessing and adding to our product range. Our head office is situated in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa with additional branch offices and agents located close to the main mining areas. In addition to servicing the local sector, we continue to explore new markets internationally through suitably qualified sales and support agents.


Established in 1952, Bird Machines specialised in the design and development of equipment for the agricultural industry in South Africa. To date, many of our designs are still in use in the agricultural sector.

The first mining machines developed in 1988, designed for the application of limestone dust to the roof, walls, and floors of underground collieries, have since inception, become an industry standard. This enabled us to expand and shift our focus and efforts to mining machinery.


Bird Machines is continuously busy to expand our Product Range based on customer requirements and opportunities to improve safety and efficiency in underground operations. In addition, the relationship with Bird Machines shareholder Temeng Engineering and Fabrication (Pty) Ltd, a 100% black-owned business specialising in field service, maintenance support, and equipment rental to various mining groups, have enabled both companies to benefit from this synergistic relationship to provide a wider service to more customers.

With extensive industry knowledge and experience, our vision is to become a valuable partner of choice in targeted segments of the trackless mining equipment market, and other markets in Southern Africa and selected international countries where we would be able to leverage our core capability.


We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified company that prides itself on quality products. Through continuous assessments and evaluations of industry standards, we strive to constantly improve the quality of our products.


Through new developments and customisation of existing machines, our range of trackless mining equipment attests to our ability to innovate. New developments are driven by customer requirements and new technologies being available.


We believe customer support, both pre- and post-sale is imperative, and a vital part of developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers.

Bird Machines provides a number of after-sales services. These include Operator and Maintenance training, field service support on-site, full-time maintenance contracts on-site, spare sales as well as rebuilding and repair services. We have established sales service and spare parts branches in Bethal (coal mines), Burgersfort and Rustenburg (platinum mines), in addition to our manufacturing centre in Nelspruit. Our support and focus extend beyond our local market, we have qualified sales and support agents internationally who are furthermore supported by our local technical team. 


Bird Machines is an industry leader in the South African mining sector. Our focus areas include the design, manufacturing, and servicing of trackless underground mining machines. 


Our machinery ranges from light duty to heavy duty utility vehicles as well as an array of special purpose vehicles.

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Corner of Smuts & Basson Streets,
Rocky Drift, Nelspruit, 1240,
South Africa.


+27 (0) 13 758 1307

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