R&H was established as Robertson and Hitchins Consulting Engineers in 1950, and has since migrated through various acquisitions, allowing R&H Rail to become a significant force in maintaining and supporting railways on behalf of the public, mining and industrial sectors with our wide spectrum of expertise.

In 2004 R&H Rail became part of the international DAR Group of Companies. With subsidiary companies such as TY-Lin, Currie and Brown, Penspen, Perkins & Will and GPO forming part of their portfolio, the Group ranks second globally among Building Consultants and fifth in the Transportation Division. The Group further ranks number one amongst Consultants in Africa. (ENR – July 2019)

With R&H’s head office in Johannesburg, and supporting offices in eMalahleni (Witbank), Umhlathuze (Richards Bay) and Kathu, we are at the forefront of rail activities in Africa.

Providing quality rail solutions based on integrity, honesty, expert knowledge and innovation in view of service excellence

R&H is committed to the development of the rail sector and the important function it plays in the social development of the continent as a global and industrial contributor.  R&H holds Level 1 – QSE Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status with 26% black shareholding.

R&H’s competence and service is built on professionally registered Engineers and Technologists, all with more than 15 years’ experience in their various fields of railway engineering.

R&H’s service delivery is measured against a certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System to ensure continued service excellence and product delivery.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (ISO)
  • Fully accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)
  • Endorsed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • B-BBEE Certification (BBBEE)
  • CESA Membership Certificate (CESA)

R&H Rail (Pty) Ltd is a member of the DAR Group of Companies