Expanded African footprint for pumps

24th February 2023

Expanded African footprint for pumps

Grindex submersible pumps

Dewatering, slurry and sludge pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology has expanded its distribution area, following the renewal of its distribution agreement for a further five years by global pump original-equipment manufacturer Grindex.

The countries added to its jurisdiction include Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda,  augmenting its existing footprint in South Africa, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho and Eswatini.

The dewatering, slurry and sludge pump specialists have been awarded a five-year renewal of the Grindex distributorship – a step up from the previous three-year term.

“Our success in Africa has led to a situation in which we now generate more business outside our traditional market of South Africa, than we do inside our borders,” says Integrated Pump Technology GM Jordan Marsh. “This trend is likely to continue, as we see blue sky potential in the mining of battery minerals like copper, cobalt and manganese.”

“We expect our local partners to keep sufficient stockholdings, and to service and repair Grindex equipment to our stringent standards,” he says. “We support them with training and specialist knowledge, and contribute substantially to local skills development in each of the markets in which we operate.”