http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.34Change: -0.05
R/$ = 12.15Change: 0.01
Au 1188.90 $/ozChange: 0.40
Pt 1112.00 $/ozChange: -4.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Mar 23, 2012

Concrete pumps manufacturer merger will not negatively affect clients or company

Back
Construction|Africa|Building|Concrete|Industrial|PROJECT|Pumps|Road|Africa|Equipment|Product|Products|Service|Solutions
Construction|Africa|Building|Concrete|Industrial|PROJECT|Pumps|Road|Africa|Equipment|Products|Service|Solutions
construction|africa-company|building|concrete|industrial|project|pumps|road|africa|equipment|product|products|service|solutions
© Reuse this



The buy-out of concrete, mortar and industrial pumps manufacturer Germany-based Putzmeister Holding by China-based Sany Heavy Industry Company will have no negative effect on Putzmeister’s customers, assures Putzmeister South Africa CEO Ludwig Geyser.

In January, Putzmeister Holding announced that it had signed an agreement with Sany and Chinese private-equity company CITIC Private Equity Advisors to acquire the company.

Putzmeister will remain an independent brand worldwide within the Sany group and will also continue as a premium brand in China.

“After the merger, Putzmeister will conti- nue to offer an independent product portfolio, made in Germany, in accordance with the highest quality standards,” says Geyser.

He states that both parties benefit substantially from the merger, as it will result in Putzmeister joining the largest pump manufacturer in the world.

Sany’s financial strength will also secure Putzmeister’s growth and provides the company with a competitive advantage, he adds.

Sany’s diverse product range also broadens Putzmeister’s scope of product supply. “Diversification is something that Putzmeister South Africa has always strived to achieve and, with this merger, we are now able to supply the industry with complete solutions,” he states.

Sany benefits through the addition of technologically advanced products and innovations to its portfolio, as well as through acquiring a strong distribution and service network outside China, particularly in Africa.

Meanwhile, Putzmeister South Africa recently introduced a new 42 m five-arm truck-mounted concrete pump, the first such product manufactured by Putzmeister that is ‘road legal’, in line with Southern African legislative requirements, says Geyser.

The company has also been awarded a contract to supply an MX 32 m stationary boom placer, together with a trailer-mounted concrete pump to the Portside property devel- opment project being constructed by the Murray & Roberts group in Cape Town.

“The uniqueness of this particular pro- ject is that the MX 32 m stationary boom is the first of its kind in South Africa that will hydraulically climb as the building progresses,” says Geyser.

The project entails the construction of an almost 130-m-tall retail and residential building, which, upon completion, will be Cape Town’s tallest building. Putzmeister successfully installed and commissioned its equipment in February.

Putzmeister Solids Pumps, a division of Putzmeister Holding, which is headed in South Africa by Hennie van Niekerk, is also making inroads into the industry by providing innovative ways to pump citrus biowaste, mine tailings, sludges and various other pumpable materials.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Pumps News
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%
Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox has launched the Flowrox Expulse flexible pulsation dampener, which is designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration, which can lead to pipe damage that...
The global pumps and valves manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo (PVPA), which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says event organiser Exhibition Management...
The international exposure of South African pumps manufacturers to international contractors is inspiring local pumps companies to supply products that adhere to international specifications and criteria, says foundry group specialist Steloy Castings. Steloy Castings...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 1 hour 24 minutes ago All grades of petrol will increase by 47c/ℓ on Wednesday, the Department of Energy announced on Friday. The reef price for unleaded 93 and LRP petrol was currently standing at R12.61/ℓ, while unleaded 95 cost R12.89/ℓ.
Updated 1 hour 26 minutes ago JSE-listed Tower Property Fund has acquired the Link Hills Shopping Centre, in Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal for R160.9-million from The Sabre Trust and Matlu Family Trust. The shopping centre, on Inanda Road, was situated in an upper-high-growth residential area, next to...
Updated 1 hour 33 minutes ago South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R2.51-billion ($207-million) in April from a revised shortfall of R9-million in March, data from the revenue agency showed on Friday. Exports fell by 7.5% to R84-billion, while imports were down 4.8% to R86.5-billion on a...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
While strongly welcoming the promulgation of the new Part 101 of South Africa’s civil aviation regulations, governing the commercial operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) in South Africa, the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa...
LSM Distributors has contracted engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to undertake the R100-million restoration of the 54-year-old Kyalami racetrack, situated in Midrand. The restoration will assist in re-establishing it as a venue for...
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been an implementing agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since 2008. The relatively young portfolio has 28 projects over 30 countries on the continent according to the 2014 AfDB and GEF annual report released...
PAUL SPEAR Training and development should be an integral and proportionate part of the long-term strategy of all companies, regardless of their size
Investment in South African youth through apprenticeships and learnerships will not only create direct benefits for businesses but will also contribute significantly to job creation and socioeconomic transformation in the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96