What We Do
VWG Consulting assists manufacturing and industrial organisations of all sizes to reduce costs, improve productivity and reduce their environmental footprint. Our business has three primary areas of focus: Operational Excellence, Resource Efficiency, and Process Engineering.
Operational Excellence refers to the sustainable achievement of goals with respect to cost, product quality, safety, plant reliability , plant flexibility and throughput.
Resource Efficiency refers to the achievement of goals with respect to energy efficiency, water use efficiency, material usage and waste management.
Our Process Engineering work involves optimisation and supporting clients across the full life cycle of capital projects, from concept to commissioning.
Our philosophy is to consider these three areas in an integrated way, incorporating best practice. VWG delivers value through consulting services, training and technology supply.
Craig van Wyk
Craig holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) (UKZN) and an MBA (with distinction) (Wits). He had a 13-year career in manufacturing, including roles in process engineering and executive management, before co-founding VWG in 2005.
Senior Engineering Consultant
Manoj holds an M.Sc. (Eng.) (Wits) and a B.Comm. (Hons.) (UNISA) and is a co-founder of VWG. With over 20 years of industrial experience spanning various industries, Manoj leads the process engineering aspects of our business.
Manufacturing Optimisation Engineer
John holds a B.Eng. (hons.)(UP) (with distinction). John’s work includes process and project engineering, technology development and technical and management support to our resource efficiency programmes.
Resource Efficiency Engineer
Jenilee holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) (with distinction) (Wits). Jenilee’s work at VWG involves process and project engineering, the development of training material and engineering support for our resource efficiency programmes.
Junior Process Engineer
Tshepang has a BSc.(Eng.)[Wits] and a B.Sc. (Chemistry)[Wits]. Tshepang’s work at VWG includes on-site process optimisation, resource efficiency assessments and support with training and coaching projects.
Verona van Wyk
Verona spent several years in the food industry where she was involved with quality assurance. She has a National Diploma in Food Technology and assists with data analysis and project and programme administration.
I attended VWG’s Problem Solving Training. The course content and presentation was engaging and of a high quality. Every module included excellent case studies. I liked the practical nature of the material, and also how the facilitator promoted focused discussion and exchanges. Would recommend highly to others.
Our business operates and maintains boiler plants on behalf of clients, and VWG partnered with us in identifying opportunities to increase system efficiency at one our client sites. I found their engineers to be extremely knowledgeable, and the modelling carried out highlighted a range of opportunities for reducing boiler fuel and make-up water usage. I would recommend VWG to any manufacturer seeking to reduce energy costs.
VWG Consulting has assisted multiple manufacturing operations across Tiger Brands with projects involving energy reduction and system optimisation, water recovery and water saving initiatives as well as materials and waste reduction opportunities. The value we have realised through the work undertaken with VWG Consulting has been commendable. Their expertise and professionalism is of a high standard.
I found VWG Consulting to be professional, hands-on consultants that are passionate about real-world energy savings. The depth of their interventions went far beyond what we could have achieved alone. We made our targets and their fees were offset within the first few months.
VWG Consulting has conducted training and projects involving steam system optimisation at our site, and I have found them to be highly professional and knowledgeable. I recommend them highly.
VWG Consulting conducted an assessment at our facility and identified a wide range of opportunities aimed at saving energy and water. I found their consultants to be professional and helpful.