About AEP

African Electroplating is a Gauteng based company started in 1978 by Peter Posniak, his wife and father-in-law.  It has grown into one of the largest plating plants in the country.
Our years of experience facilitate the delivery of service excellence, for which we continually strive. We are proudly South African and have ISO 9001:2008 certification and level Three BBBEE. We actively promote from within the organisation and have many senior staff who started at shop floor level. We are, in essence, still a business with a strong family ethic, and it is the norm to have family members working with us. We supply plating to most industries requiring metal finishing, including Furniture, Automotive, Medical and Construction. We have an effluent plant which is closely monitored by Johannesburg Water, and always complies with their requirements for toxic waste disposal.

Our Culture

We are constantly striving to improve our production, quality and standards in order to enhance our customer's experience and produce a level of quality that meets & exceeds world class standards. We believe that the more energy and attention you invest into solutions, the greater the yield for the customer and the company. Our ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is our ultimate competitive advantage within the market. We are proud to have ISO 9001:2008 certification and a level Three BBBEE. We believe that talent is the multiplier and a person’s legacy is greater than any currency. With this in mind we are constantly looking at training and empowering our staff as well as providing employment for future generations. We truly love what we do and our quality shows it.

We take pride in delivering industry leading quality and customer service.

We understand that your customer is our customer, and strive to form long and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.

Our Team



Peter Posniak, Managing Director

Peter is the founder and owner of African Electroplating. He has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a British Post Graduate Business Management Diploma.  He has nurtured the company from inception, and is extremely hands on in its day to day running.

Donovan Hewitt, General Manager

Donovan Hewitt started his electroplating plating career in 1989 and has been active in the industry for more than 26 years, most in the Automotive and mass production finishing sectors.  He holds a production management qualification.



Carmen Abrahams, Sales & Divisional Manager

Carmen began her career at African Electroplating in 1999 as an Admin Clerk. Carmen worked her way up through the ranks of admin and sales within the company, culminating in her appointment as Sales and Divisional Manager in March 2014. Carmen is a graduate of the SAMFA Electroplating course and is currently well on her way to earning her Business Management diploma.

Fatima Norman, Financial Manager
Started in 2012




Pups Pule - Date started 1979
Chrome Line Manager


Vusi Hlatshwayo - Date started 1979
Chrome Production Manager


Jerry Motsei - Date started 1987
Barrel Zinc Line Manager


Milton Masengeni - Date started 2003
Automated Zinc Line Manager


Mjabulusi Zikode - Date started 1995
Large Hanging Zinc Line Manager


Edwin Zulu - Date started 2007
Polishing Shop Manager


Zain Fatar - Date started 2000
& Sannah Nkosi - Date started 1988
Restoration Managers


Themba Nkosi - Date started 2008
Restoration Specialist