About S.A.M.E. (Pty) Ltd Water Division

S.A.M.E. Water fabricates world class quality products and provides excellent service and expertise on all waste water treatment equipment, all backed by innovative design and cutting-edge technology for the water and wastewater industry.

Regarded as an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the country’s growth and development, the manufacturing sector is one of the top three contributors to the South Africa’s economy. According to the Department of Trade & Industry, ‘procurement of locally manufactured products is one of the levers identified by government to support Industrial Development’.
To this end, S.A.M.E. Water has developed an established and diversified manufacturing base within the country’s water industry and has distinguished itself amongst its peers, demonstrating innovation and resilience in the local economy.

Our Vision

At S.A.M.E. Water our vision is to:

  • Enable communities in every part of Africa to have access to clean drinking water
  • Demonstrate that humanity can co-exist with the environment without a negative impact on our natural resources
  • Deliver sufficient water purification facilities to meet the needs of the growing population of Southern Africa.

Our Mission

Our aim is to create world-class wastewater infrastructure, including water treatment plants that meet environmental standards to meet the needs of an ever-growing population in Southern Africa.

Our promise is to continually strive to develop ours into a world-class quality water and wastewater industry which supports communities and the environment for long-term sustainability.

S.A.M.E Values

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch


Striving to adapt to the ever changing needs of our clients and trends in the market.

Innovation and new technology

We have been on the forefront of innovation and new technology since 1966.

Produced locally

SAME Water is one of the few company’s which locally manufacture robust world class equipment designed to suit harsh African conditions.

Skills development

As a company we are proud to be involved in the on-going training of our staff and also informing communities about the importance of the preservation of the environment and water resources.


SAME Water strives to be passionate in all areas of our business incorporating professional and transparent processes.


Client Satisfaction throughout.


  • 1960’s

    Founded in 1966 by Willi Schulz and Hans Adler, S.A.M.E. began fabrication and installation of water and wastewater treatment equipment.

  • 1970’s

    Willi and Hans decided to move in to contracting themselves. S.A.M.E. designed and manufactured the first bio-filter equipment in South Africa and started manufacturing clarifier and chemical dosing equipment. A deal was concluded between S.A.M.E. and Schrage, Germany for the manufacture of local screening equipment and that same year grit removal technology was purchased from Germany.

  • 1980’s

    A deal was signed with Trummer Germany to produce their Screw Pumps locally.

  • 1990’s

    First screw compactor for the South African market and the design and manufacture of a local step screen.

    Spiral technology was brought to South Africa.

    seven year manufacturing deal was signed with Mahr Maschinen Bau, Austria, for the local manufacture of head of works fine screening equipment.

    Willi Schulz retired and moved to Cape Town and a few years later S.A.M.E. opened a Cape Town office.

  • 2000’s

    S.A.M.E. began manufacturing sluice gates and also acquired technology for vertical linear mixing.

  • 2000’s

    Tender process started changing and clients started specifying a full scope of mechanical supply. As a result, S.A.M.E. started looking at complete wastewater equipment supply, including belt press sludge dewatering equipment.

    A division was started in 2007 for inland hydraulic dredging equipment.

  • 2010’s

    Len and Manuela van der Made have since retired and the third generation have now joined the company.

    S.A.M.E. Water awarded its biggest contract since inception, Central Work Acid mine drainage.

    Opened an electrical division to fulfil the demand for electrical instrumentation supply on their equipment.

    A decision is made to Split the Company into three individual companies under the S.A.M.E Group. S.A.M.E Water, S.A.M.E Manufacturing and S.A.M.E Dredging.

    2016 Marks the 50th year of S.A.M.E.

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