Scaw Metals Group

Scaw's Wire Rod Products Division (formerly known as Haggie® Rand) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialised steel ropes, wire, strand and chains for mining, construction, offshore and industrial applications. Wire Rod Products comprised on three key divisions: Steel Wire Rope, Chain Products and Wire & Strand.


haggie® Steel Wire Rope 

haggie® Steel Wire Rope (SWR) is a recognised leading manufacturer of specialised steel wire ropes sold under the haggie® brand. haggie® has an established track record of engineering excellence and has supplied the South African mining industry since 1921. SWR manufactures an extensive range of wire ropes to be used in attractive end-markets such as mining (shaft and surface) and offshore oil and gas.  It also supplies general purpose wire ropes for use in the fishing, engineering and forestry industries through its Distribution network in Southern Africa.

SWR importantly provides operational technical services to its mining rope customers, thereby making SWR a critical partner to these customers.  With a team of very experienced mining rope engineers in South Africa, Canada and Australia, SWR directly engages with its customers in providing on-site expert technical support, training, rope inspections, recommendations f​or rope maintenance or replacement requirements and joint development of new products.  This direct and intimate customer contact creates strong customer relationships. This firsthand experien​ce of rope behaviour is also continuously fed back to the rope product development team enhancing their knowledge and capabilities. Furthermore the proven success of the Flat Lay Indicators on our Stranders coupled with the new manufacturing equipment on our Closers, the Dimensional Computerised Control Devise (DCCD) has improved the geometrical quality of our normal and Ultra Deep Hoisting (UDH) Mine Winding ropes.

This operation has achieved numerous technical milestones producing some of the most challenge ropes including the world's longest shaft sinking rope.


Mckinnon Chain 
McKinnon Chain, a division of Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd, was established in Vereeniging (near Johannesburg), South Africa in 1935. Regarded as one of the foremost manufacturers globally of welded chain links and related products, McKinnon Chain manufactures products under several trademarks including the McKinnon®, Max-Alloy®, HA®  and Zinc-Tough®.
McKinnon® welded chain link is manufactured to meet the requirements of its customers in the mining, industrial, manufacturing, construction, steel, marine, agricultural, offshore oil and gas industries.
The operation is ISO 9001:2015 certified and products are manufactured in accordance national and international standards in sizes ranging from 4mm to 70mm diameter and grades from 3 to 10.

- SCAW Chain Products Brochure


Wire and Strand

Scaw's Wire & Strand Division produces a range of high carbon wire products for the construction, mining and industrial sectors.

Wire & Strand is the only South African producer of pre-stressed concrete strand which is used to improve the strength of concrete in the production of beams, floors and bridges, with longer span than is usually possible with ordinary reinforced concrete. A significant proportion of PC strand is exported worldwide. The business has achieved the necessary accreditation in all major markets.

Wire & Strand also produce high carbon wire product​s for the manufacture of springs, steel wool, screen mesh, bedding wire, etc. Furthermore the business also remains a key supplier of scraper rope utilised in the Southern Africa mining sector as underground haulage rope.

Scaw's Wire & Strand Division is located in Germiston near Johannesburg.​

- SCAW Wire and Strand Brochure Construction Products
- SCAW Wire and Strand Commercial Wire leaflet
- SCAW Wire and Strand Construction products AS NZS 4672.1-200
- SCAW Wire and Strand Construction products ASTM A416 ASTM A4
- SCAW Wire and Strand Construction products EN 10138 PP2 leaf
- SCAW Wire and Strand Packaging Specifications leaflet
- SCAW Wire and Strand Construction products BS5896.EN10138.NF


Rolled ProductsCast ProductsWire Rod ProductsScrap Processing Division