Sudami x-ring reloading equipment since 2012
Friends make business out of pleasure…
Gerrie de Beer and Sarel Smith of Sudami X-Ring pictured above with Christo Moolman of HSA on the Hurco stand at the recent Electra Mining Show, certainly have a lot to smile about. Both avid rifle specialists engaged in successful competition shooting, they have developed a range of reloading accessories and equipment for the sport. Building on their success to date Sudami X-Ring now employ four Hurco machines; TM6i and TM8i CNC Lathes and the compact, powerful VM10i CNC Mill to produce the parts for their growing business.
Two friends make a business from pleasure and how it all started out as…. Sarel can you modify this tool for me and make it better than it is please; don’t worry I will make a “mod”
Gerrie de Beer and Sarel Smith are two friends with a passion and considerable expertise for hunting and competition rifle shooting who met each other on the shooting range competing against each other. Having practiced the sport for some time they became more aware of the various, repetitive processes all serious shooters had to contend with and the lack of equipment available to assist with these tasks. Both avid rifle specialists engaged in successful competition shooting, they have developed a range of reloading accessories and equipment for the sport.
After going through the normal design and development stages Gerrie and Sarel set up the Company Sudami X-Ring to produce the parts for their new products. Initial production was on some older CNC equipment and conventional machines. However, as the product has taken off and manufacturing increased Gerrie started to look around for, initially a small CNC Lathe to cope with the increased production. The first Hurco machine, CNC Lathe model TM8i was supplied in November 2013 along with a Hurco Bar-Feeder and after a couple of days training with the Hurco Conversational Programming software Sudami X-Ring were up and running, along with the continued support from Christo Moolman, Hurco South Africa Applications specialist.
Sudami X-Ring – to be a company that inspires and fulfills your passion for precision accuracy reloading.
Our mission, is to build the best product. Is to make Sudami X-Ring your preferred shopping destination globally in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and exceptional guest experiences by consistently fulfilling our Expect More Precision and Pay Less for Reloading Where the X makes the difference.
Sudami X-Ring also trade as a subcontract engineering Company producing a variety of parts for a growing customer base.
Gerrie’s background after NDF was studying NHD architecture, civil engineering and scaffolding formwork. From there he started his own business contracting work for the SA Air Force, and through his interest in shooting competitively subsequently developed the Sudami X-Ring range of reloading equipment which put him ahead of the pack in the shooting fraternity. Gerrie is always looking at how he can improve and manufacture the perfect tool for the job. Gerrie has received Protea (Springbok) colors for Gallery Rifle and SABU colors and Gauteng North F-Class shooting.
Sarel joined the SA Defence Force after matriculation and served in the Infantry for three years. After successfully completing a Fitting and Turning apprenticeship with Denel and giving 33 years of excellent service Sarel was retrenched. During this time at Denel he worked on numerous projects for and behalf for Denel developing and manufacturing aircraft components. Sarel is a qualified artisan of note, specializing in tool & cutter grinding & CNC machining/programming and an absolute boffin when it comes to tolerances. In 2001 he and Gerrie met each other on the shooting range and thus the friendship started. Sarel is now the main programmer for Sudami X-Ring and a shooter of excellence in his own right.
Precision Engineered Reloading Equipment
Sudami X-Ring also trade as a subcontract engineering Company producing a variety of Reloading parts & equipment for a growing customer base.