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|Mining|Petrochemicals|Spraying Systems Co|System|Systems|Testing|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|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...
A trading demonstration has showcased the applicability, functionality, utility and readiness of the well-established, commercial and financial electronic infrastructure provided by private-sector commodity registry Silocerts and the JSE as a potential platform for...
Recent Research Reports
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.
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.
This Week's Magazine
Updated 6 hours ago The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope – which is to be jointly hosted by South Africa and Australia with, later, outstations in other countries – may not yet exist, but international scientific working groups are already deciding what...
Updated 6 hours ago A free Web-based solar power plant capacity-planning tool offers project planners and developers, as well as governments, a means to assess the solar energy potential of thin-film solar PV power over an area of land. The tool was developed by thin-film solar...
Updated 6 hours ago As yet, no specific methodology, timeline or costs have been finalised to remedy the water ingress, excessive to contractual specifications, into the Gautrain tunnel between emergency shaft two (E2) and Park Station, says Bombela Concession Company technical and...
Updated 6 hours ago The “seriously disruptive” electricity outages in South Africa have cost packaging group Astrapak more than R2-million in “irrecoverable downtime costs”, the company said on Monday, adding that the power cuts were negating some of the benefit of energy saving...
Updated 6 hours ago Bakkies and more affordable cars dominated South Africa’s new vehicle market in 2014. Unaudited data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shows that South Africa’s most popular vehicle in 2014 was the Toyota Hilux, selling 37 562 units.
Next ArticleDesigner behind the success story