About Us

Hems Africa - Engineering solutions for Africa


Mission Statement

Providing unparalleled high quality engineering products and services by offering:

  • 1. Engineering products and services including back-up spares to the mining sector and industry
  • 2.High quality products and services always awarded to the clients at an affordable price through innovatoin and product development
  • 3.A comprehensive after sales service through maintenance programs,repairs and refurbishments
  • 4.Adherence to strict delivery/completion schedules in order to minimise client downtime

Quality Assurance

We are committed to providing top quality products that conform to international standards through zero tolerance working standards



To lead in the supply of manufactured quality engineering products and services to the african market


A brief description of Hems Africa Engineering

  • Mr N.H. Paradzai
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Hems Africa Engineering

Hems Africa Engineering is a wholly Zimbabwean owned company.It was founded and registered in 1999 by Mr N.H.Paradzai. Originally the company was focused on fabrication and project management.Hems Africa has grown over time into a reputable force in the engineering sector specialising in structural & mechanical engineering ,crane hire(14-60 tonne) and industrial & mining supplies.The company is domiciled at 21 Khami Road,Bulawayo,Zimbabwe where there are spacious ,well equipped workshops and administration offices.The company is able to handle projects of any size backed by a professional technical team and a skilled labour force.

An industry trained Engineer ,Ngoni Paradzai is a holder of a certificate in industrial management from the Institute of Management(UK) and in later years studied for a B.Com degree in management with UNISA.

With experience spanning over 28years,Ngoni held various key positions in the heavy structural engineering industry which included the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO)'s multi-million dollar coke ovens and by-products plant at Redcliff, Zimbabwe.This was under the employ of OSC process engineering(UK).

He later ran a project management consultancy service prior to the formation of Hems Africa.Major Structural and Mechanical projects executed during the consultancy service were for Oliken Engineering being the Zimasco blocking Plant Project and the Mimosa Phase 4 expansion project.


A summary of our services.Click on the icons to view details.

Cranes and equipment hire

Roof sheeting and cladding

Mechanical handling and installation



Fabrication and erection

Skilled labour hire

Our Projects

Key projects undertaken

  • Delta - Structural steelwork for Chibuku super-flow plant

  • Mimosa Mine - Fabrication of floatation tanks

  • Pretoria Portland Cement - Skilled Labour for unidon plant

  • Schweppes - Fabrication of a new tank

  • Murowa Diamonds - Fabrication of a portal frame

  • JMN Nkomo Airport-Structural Steelwork of Presidential canopy


Get a quote from among the items listed here...and more


  • 14 Tonne -> 16 metre boom length
  • 18 Tonne -> 21 metre boom length
  • 25 Tonne -> 20 metre boom length
  • 30 Tonne -> 24 metre boom length
  • 60 Tonne -> 42 metre boom length
  • Cranes of higher capacity available on brokerage
  • 55 Tonne lowbed available
  • Mobilisation charged upon request

Structural & Mechanical Engineering

  • Structural steelwork - Fabrication & Erection
  • Platework - Fabrication & Installation
  • Roof sheeting and Cladding
  • Mechanical Installations & Machining
  • Turnkey Projects

Equipment and labour hire

  • Mechanical work contractor
  • Structural steelwork contractor
  • Fitters & Pipe fitters
  • Boiler makers
  • Electricians
  • Riggers
  • Steel erectors
  • Artisan Assistants

Industrial and mining supplies

  • Pumps and Valves
  • Industrial & Mining Equipment
  • Open grid flooring
  • Handrailing
  • Wear plates
  • Steel Universal beams,IPE Sections,CFLC,Angles,Round bars,Steel pipes

Our Team

Meet the Hems Africa team

Ngoni Parazai

Chief Executive Officer

[email protected]

Mbongeni Matiwaza

Operations Manager

[email protected]

Joseph Mzungwana

Sales Engineer

[email protected]

Kudzai Sibanda

Cranes Guru

[email protected]

Norman Chishamba

Finance Manager

[email protected]

Jotamu Mutanda

Commercial Manager

[email protected]

Hems Articles

Access our Articles page to stay up to date

Complex is simple

November , 2017

So last month the city of Bulawayo experienced its first abnormal rig movement through the city.Met with confusion the “boat house” as it was...

Read More

Fourth quota workshop projects

October , 2017

Hems Africa Engineering is proving beyond doubt that it is one of the giants that has been evolving. The past 2years have been very tough economically but Hems Africa through its management...

Read More

Silver Medal Award - Manufacturing

August , 2017

The Hems Africa team is excited to have won this award and it is a humbling experience bearing in mind that the competition among-st the participants was stiff. It is a demonstration of the high level of creativity within the team. We would like to assure our current and potential clients to continuE...

Read More

Our products and Services

July, 2017

A list of our products and services

Read More

About Hems Africa Engineering

July , 2017

With a wealth of experience, Hems Africa is an emerging preferred contractor in the provision of Engineering services especially in Structural Steelworks and related disciplines. With cranes of up to 60Tonne capacity, Hems Africa is well poised to take on projects up to a significantly large scale and has the necessary...

Read More

Meet our clients

Some of the companies we have worked with


Contact Us

Thinking of a project?