Sep 07, 2012
International principal of local industrial spraying products distributor celebrates 75 years in businessBack
Cape Town|Chicago|DURBAN|Engineering|Johannesburg|Port|Port Elizabeth|Wheaton|Africa|Cement|Components|Design|Fire|Flow|Industrial|Measurement|Petrochemicals|Spraying Systems Co|System|Systems|Africa|Brazil|United States|Automotive|Beverage Bottles|Chemical|Chemicals|Control Systems|Customised Systems|Drop Size Equipment|Equipment|Flow|Food|Industrial Spray Technology|Manufacturing|Manufacturing Facilities|Manufacturing Operations|Mining|Petrochemicals|Product|Products|Services|Solutions|Specialised Precision Applications|Spray Technology|Steel|Systems|Fabrication|Grant Orsmond|Power|Operations|Illinois|Southern Africa|Fluid Dynamics|Industrial Spray Technology|Laser|Measurement |Pollution Control|Spray Technology
© Reuse this
Spraying Systems Co is a global supplier of a range of products, systems and solutions that are offered to the local market by Johan- nesburg-based Monitor Engineering.
The international company, which ope- rates ten manufacturing facilities and 85 sales offices, has pioneered major industrial spraying technologies, ranging from nozzles through to advanced and specialised systems.
Monitor Engineering, which has been Spraying Systems’ sole distributor in Southern Africa for the past 45 years, is a major supplier of industrial spraying products and systems in the region. The product offerings cover all aspects of spray technology – nozzles, fabricated components, control systems and research and testing services. In providing complete systems, the company works closely with customers to provide customised systems to meet their particular production and process requirements.
“Such solutions also often have to be devised in close conjunction with producers and suppliers of specialised liquids, requiring integration of our technologies with theirs.
“A typical partner would be the producer of a specific chemical or coating that has to be sprayed onto the product concerned – such as a protective coating on beverage bottles, for example,” comments Monitor Engineering MD Grant Orsmond.
The variety of industries that use spraying equipment and systems is almost limitless. It includes the steel, paper, petrochemicals, food, mining, chemicals, pharmaceutical, fire protection, automotive, power and pollution control industries, besides others.
Spraying Systems Co, which is based in Wheaton, Illinois, was founded in 1937 by two Scandinavian immigrants, who started manu- facturing operations in a rented garage in Chicago.
The company expanded steadily, developing and patenting dozens of spray nozzles and, thereafter, diversifying its products to include showers, headers, special injectors and lances.
Eventually, it expanded into automated spraying systems for more specialised precision applications. It also took the lead in introducing research and testing procedures, including wind tunnels, drop size equipment and computational fluid dynamics.
The company started manufacturing outside the US in 1960 when it established a plant in Brazil and subsequently set up plants elsewhere around the world, while simultaneously expanding its global sales and distribution network.
The many innovations developed and introduced by the company during the course of its history include:
• The first nozzles in the US for spray drying milk, eggs and other products.
The company has access to over 100 000 spraying products produced by Spraying Systems Co and keeps a large stock of the faster- moving items at its Johannesburg headquarters. It operates sales and support branches in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
While sales of spray nozzles remain the major contributor to its turnover, in recent years, Monitor Engineering has successfully diversified into the other areas of Spraying Systems’ business, encompassing turnkey spray systems, custom fabrication and research, and testing services.
In the past five years, the company has landed a number of orders for custom-designed and manufactured spray showers, headers, injectors and lances, mainly for applications in the paper manufacturing and mining industries.
In the last two years, it has also secured a number of contracts for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of a variety of turnkey automated spray systems for, among others, major players in the petrochemicals, food and beverage, mining, steel and cement industries, in Southern Africa.
Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Corporate Profiles News
Aerosud’s flagship company Aerosud Aviation has come a long way since 2000, when the company’s diversification into commercial aviation as a manufacturer and supplier of parts and accessories to Boeing and Airbus started in earnest. The company succeeded in winning...
Aerosud programme aimed at empowering lower-paid employees To quality as a broad-based black economic empowered (BBBEE) company in terms of the BBBEE Amendment Act, 2013, Aerosud is placing the focus on putting suitable mechanisms in place to enable its lower-paid...
Aerosud, South Africa’s leading aeromechanical parts manufacturer, has restructured its operations as part of a strategy aimed at ensuring continued strong growth. The restructure, put into effect in June, is directed at strategically positioning and financially...
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago Swedish Ambassador to South Africa Christian Meuwly will next week inaugurate the final roll-out of the new vertical shaft brick kiln (VSBK) at clay brick manufacturer Langkloof Bricks’ facility in Jeffrey’s Bay. The VSBK formed a part of economic, social and...
Updated 1 hour 34 minutes ago Hot on the heels of the launch of Rustenburg’s rapid transport system’s brand name and logo last week, a negotiation framework agreement (NFA) has been formally agreed to and signed by the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) and taxi and bus operators affected by the...
Updated 1 hour 35 minutes ago The runway at the George Airport, in the Western Cape, has been rehabilitated to improve safety, in terms of run-off and storm water drainage, and the structural capacity of the pavement surface. The scope of work comprised the extension of Runway 11/29, the...
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
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 road...
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.
This Week's Magazine
Integrated energy and chemical company Sasol has partnered with Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) professor and founder and CEO of PanAvest Partnership Dr Douglas Boateng to publish a series of books on executive supply chain management aimed at...
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) 2014 Living Planet Index (LPI) indicates that there has been a 52% decline in vertebrate species since 1970. The Index tracked the trends of 10 000 discrete populations of over 3000 vertebrate species between 1970 and 2010.
Rwanda has joined a number of East African countries seeking to import electricity from Ethiopia as its demand grows. After it became apparent several generation project it is implementing will not come on stream early enough, now plans to import 400 MW from Ethiopia...
Metrorail’s first new passenger train will arrive in November next year, says Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana. “Next year we will be able to put our hands around the infrastructure and equipment we have been talking about for so long.”
The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into what it says are “price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or vehicle...