1991  Angus and Rob - the beginning of it all

About Us

Paterson & Cooke was formed in 1991 as a partnership between Dr. Robert Cooke and Dr. Angus Paterson, with the aim of providing consulting services specialising in hydraulics and hydrotransport to the local mining industry.

Since then the company has grown and extended its range of services so that it now offers comprehensive specialist and slurry handling solutions from its offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, Santiago in Chile, Denver in the USA, Sudbury and Calgary in Canada, Perth in Australia, Cornwall in the UK, and Sweden and Spain in Europe.

Our Vision is: “To be the most sought after Company delivering specialist engineering to the Mining Industry.”

We live by this vision by ensuring that we continually strive to provide the best possible work in areas that add specific, specialised knowledge and engineering to our clients so that clients and staff seek to work with us.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and on being able to offer innovative solutions to our clients. Our engineering operations are supported through comprehensive laboratory services covering rheology, pipe loop tests, pump performance tests, clay behaviour analysis, thickening, filtration, cycloning and backfill material characterisation.

Our strength lies in the intellect, commitment and creativity of the people who work for Paterson & Cooke.