About us

What sets us apart

Our history

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.

Our mission

These are not just the aspirations of what we hope to achieve some day, some time. These are the fundamental driving forces behind everything we do, every day, every time:

– To surpass our rivals by using vision and foresight
– To be honest in our dealings and trusted by all our customers and suppliers
– To remember that our employees deserve respect, recognition for their merit and opportunities for advancement
– To provide inspirational leadership creating a culture of success
– To try new ideas and purchase new technology

Our training philosophy

SwiftNova recognises the shortage of skills in South Africa and believes in actively creating a skills pool of artisans and tradesman for the manufacturing and marine industry in the region of Mossel Bay. We are accredited / approved by the following training institutions:

– Merseta Training Accreditation | Boilermaking and welding
– South Cape College | Host employer for boilermakers
– Africa Skills Village | Platinum host employer as accredited by Merseta – Welders
– West Coast College | Host employer for pipefitters