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Our Vision & Mission


Colman’s Engines is commited to the continued sale and remanufacturing of high quality, reliable and competitively priced products and services as well as meeting the daily needs of it’s customers with superior service.

Mission Statement

Customer satisfaction and organisational growth through superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment.



Colman’s Engines was established in 1947 by Barney Colman and was appointed the Perkins Engine & Parts distributor in 1960. We are one of the market leaders in bringing Perkins parts and engines into the South African market.

Throughout the years Colman’s has been overhauling petrol and diesel engines with the highest standards of precision and quality.

The company is still owned and run by Mike and Jason Colman. Every customer is treated as part of the family.

Mr. B. G. Colman – New Project (The Automobile in Southern Africa, July, 1960, Vol. 40)

Mr. B. G. Colman, managing director, went into business on his own account in August, 1947, in a small premises of 300 sq. ft. with a staff of one non-European.
Mr. Colman told a representative of The Automobile in Southern Africa: “My first job when we opened up relised 4s. 6d. for a whole day’s work.
It certainly wasn’t heartening for me, but I stuck to my guns and managed to survive the first six months.”

In the following year, Mr. Colman increased his staff to one journeyman and one apprentice and with business prospering, a move was made to larger premises of 800 sq. ft. directly across the road from the original premises.

Today, the company’s workshops are one of the most modern and up o date on the Witwatersrand.
Highly-specialised machines ensure top-quality workmanship of the highest level.