Yachting Equipment

Meridian Systems manufactures various hydraulic cylinders for the yachting industry. The specialised hydraulic cylinders can be made from aluminium (aluminum), titanium, stainless steel, or other light-weight materials. The cylinders are used for rigging and tensioning backstays, halyards, and other sailboat functions. For high reliability, we have a solution.


* Motors
* Orbitrols
* Control Valves

Fishing Equipment

Offering a wide range of fishing solutions that will save you time & money.


* Long line hauling
* Lobster/ Crayfish winches
* Deck Winches
* Ect.

* Design
* Fabrication
* Fault finding
* Instillation


We offers a wide range of products for the agricultural market, including but not limited to;

* Motors
* Cylinders
* Steering Orbitrols
* Joy sticks

* Repairs
* Maintenance
* Upgrades
* Design

Oil & Gas Service Provider

Working safe to reduce down time.

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Your Complete Solutions Provider

Meridian Systems is a family owned company providing turnkey and engineering solutions globally since 1986.  


Providing custom engineering solutions to solve any problem.


Providing repairs and services  to the marine and industrial fields.


Suppliers of Danfoss parts and equipment


The hydraulic package that Meridian Systems supplied to Velsheda increased our system performance by over 150%, it has been faultless throughout our ten years of cruising and racing and has been straight forward to maintain and service throughout this period. The supplied equipment was designed and built to a high standard and we received very good support. I recommend Meridian to any custom project
Barnaby Henshaw
Master - Velsheda - JK7

Custom Solutions


Greatest innovations in the fishing industry.


Elegant design for the prestigious yachtsmen.


Uncompromising power and reliability.


"The hydraulic package by South African company Meridian was chosen for its reliability, general manager Innis McGowan says. Until now hydraulics had only been used for rig trim. Aboard the 74 they also operate the thruster, windlass and furler. Both PTO and DC power can be sourced and the hydraulics can still be pumped manually if the electrics fail. A touchscreen beside the navstation provides complete diagnostic control" This is an extract from November 2014 issue of Yachting World
Innis McGowan
General Manager Spirit Yachts


Welcome to the home of Meridian Systems (Pty) Ltd

We are mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic engineers

Since 1986, Meridian Systems has formed a deep knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic engineering projects, and is capable of providing turnkey services to clients. We can plan, manage, and execute the engineering cycle, from initial concept and system design, to detailed mechanical and electrical design, to procurement and manufacturing, to factory acceptance testing and commissioning, to preventive and reactive maintenance and repair, plus modifications to existing systems. Some projects we have executed include:

  • Design, manufacture, commission, and preventive overhaul of offshore cranes
  • Design, manufacture and commission 60,000T steering systems for 4-off 260m container vessels to Lloyds Register rules
  • Design and manufacture subsea hydraulic cylinders for crawlers operating at 200m depths
  • Planned overhaul and recommissioning of umbilical winches
  • Design and manufacture of mechanical and hydraulic sub-systems used to manufacture catalytic converters
  • Design, manufacture and commission our own range of long-line (bottom and surface, fishing and crayfishing) deck equipment
  • Design and manufacture specialised light-weight aluminium hydraulic cylinders for global yachting customers
  • Design, manufacture, install, and commission full hydraulic systems for J-class racing yachts with PLC control

We are authorised Danfoss agents

Meridian Systems is Cape Town’s authorised Danfoss sales and service agent and distributor. We are product specialists in the full Danfoss, Sauer-Danfoss, and Sundstrand ranges of hydraulic valves, pumps, steering systems, motors, and related hydraulic components. The common products we deal with include (but are not limited to):

  • PVG 32, PVG 100, and PVG 120 proportional control valves
  • Gear pumps and motors
  • Series 90, series 45, and series 20 axial piston pumps and motors
  • Low-speed, high torque ge-roller motors
  • Series 51, series 51-1 variable displacement bent-axis motors
  • Hydro-static steering systems and orbitrols
  • OMR, OMP, OMH motors
  • OMS, OMT, OMV motors
  • Concrete mixer transit drives and systems (TMP pumps and TMM motors)

We are installation, service, and repair specialists

Meridian Systems is synonymous with quality installations, timely service, and guaranteed repairs. Our facilities and personnel enable us to take on a wide range of repairs, and our supply-chain supports the procurement of spare parts and components. We service a wide range of components and systems, including:

  • Hydraulic cylinders of all makes and sizes
  • Hydraulic pumps, motors, and valves of all makes and sizes (Danfoss, Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, Sun Hydraulics, Parker, etc)
  • Mechanical systems and subsystems, including drives, winches, umbilical reelers, launch and recovery systems, capstans, etc