Our History And Background

Mr. K Smith and Mr. S Sibiya, Founded Ugesi Transformer Solutions in 2003, which provides Power Engineering & Transformer Consultancy and Project Management Services and Transformer products.

From 2004 to 2010 additional businesses were established such as On-line Condition monitoring for Power Transformers and Hydra & Turbo Generators, Supply Chain solutions such as RFID, Asset management, disposal services and integrated software solutions applicable to our products and services. Our skills set are nationally and internationally known for their successes within the utilities industry.

From 2011 to 2017 the partners, utilising Nugen Technologies, had already expanded into the Nitrogen generation, Hydrogen monitoring, and installation space, executing and completing turnkey projects in the following; electrical, mechanical civils, structural disciplines, and upkeep for existing power generation fleets on a National Platform. Nugen’s built a reputation of high quality and a consistently persistent attitude to completing the job. In 2012, Nugen would attain their ISO9001 certification, maintaining and sustaining the system. Now, Nugen will be seeking to attain ISO1400 & 1800 enabling them to grow their management systems to a formidable state.

Nugen now seeks to broaden their endeavours and see themselves as the market leaders in their market and the market segments.


Shadrack Sibiya

Position: Operations Director

Fellow friend and partner of Karl Smith, Shadrack Sibiya boasts more than 30 years of experience within the entire spectrum of Construction, specialising in Electrical Engineering.

Shadrack is an essential part of the organisation, inspiring & ensuring accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency in all of the Nugens’ works. Shadrack is a profound leader, able to be the frontrunner in all aspects of any and all projects. He is characterised as peaceful and humble, yet fierce in his approach executing and completing projects.

Karl Smith

Position: Managing Director

Karl is the co-founder of Nugen Technologies, he has over 15 years of transformer refurbishment and installation experience within the Rotek and Electrical Power Engineering industry as well as the establishment of successful SMME repair facilities across the country. In addition Mr Smith has established successful companies that provide Transformer and Generator monitoring solutions, products and services within this market.