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International solutions for heavy lifting, machine moving and plant relocation


Vanguard is Africa’s leading heavy lift and industrial relocation specialist. A private company established in 1974, Vanguard competes internationally, bringing world-class services and equipment to its clients across industries and across borders. 

Supported by the most comprehensive and immaculately maintained fleet of plant and machine moving equipment in the southern hemisphere, Vanguard has the in-house design and engineering expertise to provide a solution to any heavy-lift or relocation challenge. 

Vanguard is a ‘can-do’ company that will deliver your plant in place on time and in budget.

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