About us & The Team

A Brief History of RAW Steel & RAW Projects

RAW Steel was established in 1986, it was previously known as Simpson Steel Construction, which started in 1976. RAW Projects was established in 2003 to take over the structural steel side. Both companies have been actively involved in structural steel and sheet metal fabrication, and over the years have built up a very strong relationship with many of the large contractors, numerous buildings standing in the country being proud testimony to that fact.
The services offered by our companies are varied.

Our day-to-day work is split into:

  1. The manufacture, supply and erection of structural steel buildings ranging in size from 100m² to 9000m² (with or without roof and side cladding).
  2. CNC Laser Cutting & Bending. Our machines can cut Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and Aluminium.
  3. Trailer Manufacture up to 3500kg.
  4. General Engineering and Fabrication

Alistair Simpson
Managing Director

Financial Manager

Monique de Jager
Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Christie Pelser
HR Manager

Marizanne Jansen van Rensburg
HR Assistant

Michaela Leuenberger
Office Administrator

Deidre Kalis

Stanley Hulme 
Laser/Bending Manager 

Neelan Calvert
Bending Supervisor/Programmer

Sean Benade
Laser cutting programmer

Estie Fourie
Technical Drafter & Estimator

Julian Janse van Rensburg
Technical Drafter & Estimator

Ian Janse van Rensburg
Workshop Manager

James Bason
Estimating Manager

Xavier van Staden

Armand Du Toit

Christopher Meadon
Drawing Office Manager

Leomar Coetzee

Johan Venter

Willie Louw
Junior Draughtsman

Annel Parmiter
Procurement Officer

Deyan van der Westhuizen
Dispatch/Receiving Clerk

Donré Gericke
Maintenance Manager

Rudi Ehlers

Annemike du Toit
Health & Safety Officer

Kenny Baker