http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.01Change: 0.00
R/$ = 10.67Change: -0.04
Au 1287.51 $/ozChange: 0.01
Pt 1424.50 $/ozChange: -1.50
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
May 30, 2008

Industrial group hunts for yet more specialised engineering opportunities

Back
Engineering|Johannesburg|Africa|APE Pumps|Eskom|Industrial|Petrochemicals|Projects|PSV|PSV Holdings|Pumps|Shell|Africa|South Africa|Capital Equipment|Equipment|Industrial Engineering Group|Manufacturing|Petrochemicals|Power Generation|Power-generation|Abie Da Silva|Power
Engineering||Africa|Eskom|Industrial|Petrochemicals|Projects|Pumps|Shell|Africa||Equipment|Petrochemicals|Power Generation|Power-generation|Power
engineering|johannesburg|africa-company|ape-pumps|eskom|industrial|petrochemicals-company|projects|psv|psv-holdings|pumps|shell|africa|south-africa|capital-equipment|equipment|industrial-engineering-group|manufacturing|petrochemicals|power-generation|power-generation-industry-term|abie-da-silva|power
© Reuse this Specialised industrial engineering group PSV Holdings will be consolidating its manufacturing and corporate footprint around the premises of newly-aquired APE Pumps, in Germiston, but remains on the prowl for yet more engineering acquisiitons.



"APE Pumps is a well-established pump business and had a facility that needed upgrading and equipment that needed renewing. We combined the two workshops, which will provide additional capacity and allow the two subsidiaries to increase turnover and profitability and also allow APE Pumps to be able to secure larger tender projects," PSV CEO Abie da Silva told Engineering News, in Johannesburg, last week.

He added that the company is spending about R8-million on new capital equipment and R1-million on the refurbishment of the facility.

"An approved capital investment programme will, firstly, allow PSV Services to eliminate the outsourcing of machining of material and, secondly, the additional equipment will expedite turn around and delivery times for APE Pumps," said Da Silva.

On other potential strategic acquisitions, he added that the company had sent out a cautionary notice for a specialised engineering business.

"The deal will be finalised in the next two months and we will be in a position to elaborate more."

PSV starts its new financial year on a confirmed order book of R110-million as of end of February.

All current contracts are progressing well and amounts to R250-million, include a five-year pump maintenance and spare supply contract, a three-year petrochemicals service contract and a three-year petrochemicals spares supply deal.

As a result of the massive fuel price increases in South Africa and the fact that many older pumps are not able to cater for a fuel price greater than four digits a litre, it is expected that PSV's Petrologic subsidiary will receive orders for the updating of these old fuel pumps.

PSV has successfully benefited from the cross selling of services to large international clients. The company was recently awarded a contract to manufacture swirl tube separator assemblies under licence for Shell Global Solutions International, becoming only the second company in the world to manufacture these swirl tube assemblies.

The company will continue to exploit opportunities arising from the upsurge in infrastructural and power generation spend in South Africa.

"We remain close to Eskom and are especially excited about their update and extension programmes, some of which we are already tendering for. We are encouraged by opportunities in the market place, which our group will be able to capitalise on," concluded Da Silva.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other News This Week News
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
More
 
 
Latest News
The pump prices of both grades of petrol and wholesale diesel, as well as the maximum retail prices of illuminating paraffin and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), are set to decrease from September 3, the Department of Energy said on Friday. Petrol would drop by 67c/l,...
The amount owed to municipalities for services has continued to rise, reaching R94-billion by June, compared with the R93.3-billion recorded in December. Households still accounted for the bulk of the aggregate municipal consumer debts; however, this had declined...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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