R & N Engineering is a 100% black female owned business. The company has been in business since 1989. Mrs. Sharon Singh joined the company as a partner in 1993, after working in the banking industry for 18 years, taking charge of the administration and financial portfolios.
Initially, the business only serviced the motor industry viz. Toyota S.A. , specializing in the manufacture of steel products e.g. dunnage, paint jigs, conveyors systems, catladders, carpet formers etc. soon becoming the leading supplier of dunnage to Toyota S.A. However, since Sharon Singh took over 100% control of the company in May 2005, R & N Engineering has since ventured into other avenues of engineering.
The company has since developed good business relations with Defy, National Brands, Transnet Rail, Transnet Engineering, Metrorail, Ethekwini Municipality, Toyota Boshoku, Motheo Construction and Assmang Manganese. R & N has also successfully carried out major contracts for A.E.C.I. (specialized structural steelwork). Ethekwini Municipality (Barrier Fencing for A1 Racing Project) and Nike (mezzanine floors and shop fixtures) R & N’s success has been built by practicing sound business ethics, always ensuring quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.
The management and staff enjoy an open relationship with the focus on skills development. Sharon Singh has won numerous awards, among them the Toyota Award for Service Excellence and the 2009 Technology for Women in Business Award (TWIB) from The Department of Trade and Industry.