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CHEMICALS Certification of chemical
products is restricted to
timber preservatives &
adhesives.
FIND OUT MORE TIMBER Sawn Structural & Industrial
timber produced to the
SANS 1783 series of
standards.
FIND OUT MORE METALLURGICAL Hot dip galvanized coatings
on fabricated iron & steel
articles specification.
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TECHNICAL AUDITING SERVICES
The placement of highly trained personnel in strategic positions
makes it possible for us to offer short reaction time
to service requests.
The placement of highly trained personnel in strategic positions
makes it possible for us to offer short reaction time
to service requests.
PLASTIC PRODUCTS We believe that the recycling
of material is important &
a necessity to ensure future
sustainability.
FIND OUT MORE THATCHING This is a private Standard &
Specification requirements
will be revised to adapt to
new processes.
FIND OUT MORE CONSIGNMENT
INSPECTIONS
SATAS has a network for
examining products In
Southern Africa as well as
some other countries.
FIND OUT MORE SOUTH AFRICAN
TECHNICAL AUDITING SERVICES
Six permanent auditors as well as a number of sub contractors
enable us to offer a nationwide service. CV’s for all our
auditors are available on request.
Six permanent auditors as well as a number of sub contractors
enable us to offer a nationwide service. CV’s for all our
auditors are available on request.

FIND OUT MORE SOUTH AFRICAN TECHNICAL
AUDITING SERVICES
The placement of highly trained
personnel in strategic positions
makes it possible for us to
offer short reaction time
to service requests.
FIND OUT MORE SOUTH AFRICAN TECHNICAL
AUDITING SERVICES
Six permanent auditors as well
as a number of sub contractors
enable us to offer a nationwide service.
CV’s for all our auditors are available
on request.

Scope

Product Certification and inspections to the requirements of National, International and private standards as specified by the client.

Mission

To provide internationally an acceptable South African Certification Scheme which will enable our clients to compete on the international markets.

Vision

To broaden the scope of certification activities.

Company Profile

The original company South African Timber Auditing Services, was formed by Abe Stears, Piet Posthumus and Danny Goodall to provide an identified need for a specialized service to the Timber Industry. The company was formally registered on 29 November 2002.

We registered a Product Certification Logo on 17 December 2002 and within a short while timber products bearing this logo appeared on the market. This logo has since become highly respected as a mark of distinguished quality.

As time progressed it became more and more evident that we would need to broaden the scope of our certification activities. The name South African Timber Auditing Services, which contributed to our success in the beginning, was no longer appropriate as we broadened our certification activities to other technologies.

A decision was made in 2010 to change the company name to South African Technical Auditing Services (Pty) Ltd. (SATAS)

SATAS is accredited by South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS) to certify manufacturers, producing products within the scope of our accreditation, to the requirements of ISO 17065. The scope of our accreditation is covered on the Accreditation Certificate.

About Us

SATAS offers the following range of services in the fields of certification and inspections:

Certification Services

Certification Services
Certification of product in compliance with national, international and private specifications.

Consignments Inspection Services

Consignments Inspection Services
Batches/lots of product can be inspected for compliance with national, international or private standards.

Consumer Inspection Services

Consumer Inspection Services
Product can be inspected/tested on request at an end user.

General Inspection Services

General Inspection Services
Capability Studies at factories tendering to supply product.

Management of the Company

The company is managed by the three founding members (directors) with Abe Stears performing the function of Managing Director. The

company is financially independent and is owned by the 3 directors who are also the shareholders.

The location of the areas of responsibility of the directors is as follows:

Abe Stears

Abe Stears

Gauteng, Europe

Piet Posthumus

Piet Posthumus

Mpumalanga, West & Eastern Cape, New Zealand

Danny Goodall

Danny Goodall

Kwazulu Natal, Southern America

Key Success Factors

The placement of highly trained personnel in strategic positions makes it possible for us to offer short reaction time to service requests.

Six permanent auditors as well as a number of sub contractors enable us to offer a nationwide service. CV’s for all our auditors are available on request.

Where the expertise and experience is not available within SATAS, use is made of sub contractors with the necessary background and experience.

SATAS also makes use of sub contractors in a number of foreign countries.

The hands on management of the company by the directors enable SATAS to make delay free decisions.

SATAS prides itself on maintaining a very high standard of service delivery backed by the wealth of our experience.

In all our business deals we apply the following principles:

Integrity

Honesty

Reliability

SATAS Services and Products

  • Certification
  • Product Inspections
  • Development of client specific specifications
  • Participation in specification committees
  • Factory Capability reports for tenders
  • Specific Product tests
  • ZA Dry Q Certification
  • Roof truss inspections

Future Plans

  • To ensure the future existence of SATAS as a certification body, succession planning is undertaken.
  • Broaden the scope of our certification service to cover a wide range of technologies.
  • Extend our client base.
  • Continue training of personnel to keep abreast with developments.
  • Investigate all national and international business opportunities.