Sunflower Scientific is a small engineering company with skills in the fields of chemical engineering and industrial automation. When doing automation projects in the chemical industry we understand and accommodate the chemical aspects of the process. Likewise when doing chemical work, we already anticipate control implications.

Often production problems can be solved in different ways; we can evaluate the merits of solutions involving process hardware, control hardware or control software and find the most suitable approach or combination of approaches.

Project experience spans a wide range of applications and industries, such as chemical; packaging; paper & pulp; research; timber processing; water; etc.

Sunflower Scientific has a level 3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) rating.


Sunflower Scientific is based in Durban, South Africa and is currently active in South Africa, the Republic of Congo and the United Arab Emirates.

Fluency in English, German, French and Dutch allows us to communicate with our diverse client base and their foreign counterparts. We have also done work involving Portugese, Arabic, Hindi and Tamil.

1  Process hardware  heat exchangers, piping, separation equipment, pre-mix vessels, control valves, pumps, etc.
2  Control hardware  PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), VSD (Variable Speed Drive), sensors, etc.
3  Control software  recipe handling, batch sequencing, multi-variable control, model reference control, statistical control, etc.
4  Hosted by