About Spectra-Mapal

Spectra-Mapal was founded in June 2005 as a joint venture with German based company Mapal Präzisionswerkzeuge. Since its inception Spectra-Mapal has been operating from premises located in Atlantis, Western Cape.


Spectra-Mapal specialises in the design and manufacture of Tungsten Carbide cutting tools including drills, milling cutters, reamers as well as non-standard indexable carbide inserts. Spectra-Mapal also offers the services of regrinding, modification and re coating of HSS and Tungsten Carbide cutting tools. All work is carried out according to high dimensional and strict quality standards.

The above is made possible by continuously investing in state of the art manufacturing equipment as well as on-going training of personnel.

Managing Director

Deon Bower

Technical Manager

Marcel van Rooyen

Office Manager

Anthea Pick

Spectra-Mapal currently utilizes the following equipment:

Latest technology 5-axis CNC grinding machines:

  • Walter Helitronic HMC 600
  • Hawemat 300 NUM
Other machines:
  • Okamoto 250 NCB CNC cylindrical grinder
  • Hawemat FC-250W wheel dresser
  • Additional 15 various manual grinding machines
  • Fully equipped quality control department

Spectra-Mapal is constantly pursuing the latest technology through its German based partner, collaboration with local universities as well as tool trials at major local OEM’s. Current projects include the regrinding of PCD tipped tools and the development of specialised geometries for high speed machining of Titanium components.

Spectra-Mapal has also been the agent for the Kennametal range of products in the Western Cape since 2006. This is a comprehensive range of metal working products ranging from work holding to the latest ceramic and PCD machining solutions.

Spectra-Mapal is proud to be part of the local manufacturing industry and our purpose is to prosper through our efforts to improve the productivity and profitability of our customers.

We are in the process of
being ISO 9001 certified

Contact Details

Atlantis Foundries
Industrial Park
William Gourlay Street
Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 577 3929
Fax: +27 21 577 3932