The Lipman family has been serving the jewellery industry in South Africa since 1948 when Derek Lipman started manufacturing diamond jewellery in Cape Town. Today Lipman & Son is a full line supplier of machinery, tools, equipment and consumables to the jewellery manufacturing industry. Derek’s son, Ian continues the tradition of offering exceptional service and dedication, providing a full range of technical support to the industry, being the only company in South Africa with the capability to provide full sales and service backup to jewellery manufacturers throughout Southern Africa with customers in South Africa, Tanzania, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The company offices are situated in the heart of Cape Town with warehousing and sales facilities in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The company holds the distribution rights to the following well known brands:

LEGOR: alloys, electroplating solutions and related products
CERTUS: prestige  investment powders, injection waxes and Silicone  rubbers
SCHULTHEISS: induction/over pressure casting equipment
B-9 CREATIONS: rapid prototyping equipment
ORION: jewellery micro welders
EITAN INDUSTRIES: super heated steam cleaners & magnetic tumblers
YASUI: jewellery processing equipment
ACZET  : electronic balances, laser markers, laser welders, precious metal analysers
OPTICOM: graphite crucibles and related items
KOMET: burs and drill bits  
CASTALDO: mold rubbers and silicons
LUXI: polishing compounds