Atlantis Diesel Engineering (PTY) LTD



ADE Original Engine, Part And Component Manufacturer/ 

 Mercedes, Man, New And Reconditioned

Engines, Sub Assemblies, Gearboxes, Parts & Components



The company was started in 1979 by the government of South Africa following the imposition of sanctions by the United Nations Security Council. ADE was licensed in 1979 to manufacture Mercedes Benz and Perkins diesel engines primarily for military vehicles such as the Unimog, Ratel, Buffel, Casspir, Rooikat and SAMIL vehicles.


After the 1994 democratic elections the company continued and expanded production until it was taken over by the current shareholders and the License Agreement with Daimler was terminated. Operating from engineering facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town with the main focus on supplying the road & transport industry as well as the mining and defence (peace keeping) industry with new & reconditioned engines, parts, components, new sub assemblies and gearboxes including Atego/ Actros/ Axor/ ADE 300 & 400 series, MAN & Bussing.


Atlantis Diesel Engineering (PTY) LTD or more commonly known as ADE, is a world renowned brand name with parts/ components & engines being manufactured and remanufactured in South Africa. Additional parts are also imported from our OEM manufacturers in Europe.


Due to the quality of our products, customer service and our willingness to engage ourselves in joint ventures, we are now working in association with leading military, armoured & mining industry vehicle manufacturers in South Africa. Our products are used on various applications for the United Nations and Africa Union Peace Keeping Forces. We are currently the leading and preferred supplier to the South African, as well as various other African Countries Transport Industries.


We have also engaged ourselves in supplying alternative gas Generator Sets. These Gensets are used in Hospitals, Hotels & Defense Forces. (see Alternative Fuels page for more information)