Company Overview

Set Point Laboratories, A Part of Torre Industries, is an ISO 17025 accredited analytical chemistry lab. The laboratory holds a COR from the National Nuclear Regulator to transport, handle and analyse radioactive isotopes.  In addition, Set Point laboratories currently has  a Level 3 B-BBEE rating, verified as a value adding supplier, resulting in 125% preferential procurement recognition. The laboratories employ highly qualified and motivated chemists who operate in world class analytical facilities, thereby offering fully comprehensive and professional testing services.


Industries and sectors we serve:


Geological and Exploration





We offer testing on the following:

Platinum Group Metals and Gold

Base Metals

Light Elements

Uranium and Rare Earths



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Management Team


Kevin Gerber: Managing Director

Kevin graduated at WITS in 1992 with a BSc in Chemistry. He began his career with Anglo Platinum and worked at various laboratories including Potgietersrus Platinum Ltd, Precious Metals Refiners and lastly Rustenburg Platinum Mines where he was Assistant Chief Chemist. He joined Set Point in 2002 as Quality Manager and set up ISO 17025 accreditation. He eventually took over as MD of Set Point Laboratories in 2009.


Gerrit Fouche: Regional Manager

Gerrit has been with the company for 10 years. He has over 15 years laboratory experience in sample preparation and various analytical and evaluative methods and techniques. He has vast experience in managing satellite facilities and currently sets up and oversees the satellite facilities in South Africa and abroad.



Thelma Maré Horsfield:  Technical Manager

Thelma has a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and a B.Tech. Degree in Laboratory Management. She has more than 15 years’ experience in a variety of analysis techniques, method validation and thorough knowledge of ISO17025. Previous companies she worked for include Arcelormittal, Highveld Steel, Xstrata and Anglo Platinum.



Noelene McKenzie: Quality Manager

Graduated from WITS in 1989 with a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry and has worked as an analytical chemistry in the commercial laboratory environment since then. She has experience in classical wet chemistry techniques, inorganic analysis of water, leaching procedures to identify hazardous wastes and quality management.



Moses Lelaka: Water Laboratory Manager

Moses has a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and currently studying B.Tech in laboratory management. He has more than 10 years’ experience in water analysis techniques, as well as interpretation of water quality results for various applications. Moses is a member of the water Institute of South Africa (WISA) and the ground water division of south Africa.



Sandra Van Zyl: Northern Cape laboratory Manager

Sandra has worked in the Laboratory Environment since 1979.  She has experience in Gold, Uranium, Chrome, and Platinum Analysis.  She has just returned from Tanzania where she assisted in commissioning and interfacing a Gold and Silver Laboratory. She is currently managing the satellite laboratory in the Northern Cape for Set Point Laboratories.



Hugo Rust: Financial Manager

Hugo Rust is qualified CA (SA). He completed his articles at RSM Betty and Dickson (Tshwane) 2012. He then started his career as a financial consultant with Deloitte, before moving on to iPlan Industrial engineers. He joined Set Point in 2014 as the Financial Manager of Set Point Laboratories.