SwiftNova Engineering (previously known as Swift Engineering) was established by Mr JDT Otto in 1982 during the early development of the oilfields in Mossel Bay.
In 2004 his son, Danie Otto, took over the business after completing intensive training and having gained extensive industry experience. Danie worked closely with his wife, Suzanne Otto, to manage the daily operations of the company. The company has grown exponentially in size from its humble beginnings and is now recognised as an engineering stalwart in the close-knit community of Mossel Bay.
As part of the strategy for growth and innovation, in November 2020, Novatech (Pty) Ltd trading as Hesper Engineering purchased a 51% shareholding in the company. The SwiftNova and Hesper Engineering partnership aims to strengthen the service offering between the two companies with the purpose of being complimentary engineering houses with an extended national footprint. It also allows us to offer increased capabilities and more robust manufacturing operations (or any range of core competencies a company requires). We can diversify our product and service offering and provide an improved synergy by melding our capabilities and strengths. This allows us to offer increased capabilities and more robust manufacturing operations (or any range of core competencies a company requires).