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JULIANO VARGAS Manufacturing has already grown to represent about one-quarter of yearly revenues
Group outlines positive ‘cascading effect’ of local manufacturing evolution
28th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Electrical products supplier Zest WEG aims to continue expanding its South African manufacturing footprint in an effort to improve its market competitiveness and respond to government’s growing... 

The new HGY-25, available in 50 Hz and 60 Hz, is powered by natural gas, delivering 28 kVA of continuous operation power
New gensets developed
9th April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Vertical manufacturer HIMOINSA developed a gas-powered generator set with maintenance periods that stretch for up to 10 000 hours, or 14 months of continuous work, highlights HIMOINSA Southern... 

Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift PLC panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift systems
Upgraded chairlift increases mine safety
12th March 2021

Mining sector technology specialist Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift... 

The upgraded PLC is used in conjunction with Becker’s chairlift system to safely transport personnel on mines
Upgraded chairlift PLC panels increase safety
15th January 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa in October last year successfully installed and commissioned its first, upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel,... 

Wärtsilä signs ten-year service agreement for 170 MW power plant at PNG mine
4th January 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year tailored guaranteed asset performance agreement covering power plant maintenance and operations advisory services for Newcrest Mining's Lihir gold... 

Renewables are taking up a greater share of investment in energy resources
Multinational power company launches microgrid solution
11th December 2020

Last month, multinational power solutions provider Cummins announced the launch of its new PowerCommand Microgrid Control product line for managing, coordinating and optimising distributed energy... 

COVID19 Temporary Field Hospital
2nd October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

HIMOINSA Southern Africa provide 1500kVA emergency rental power for events company GL Events and Nasrec Covid Field Hospital Generator Sets: 

The Opra gas turbine generator set
Gas turbine gensets generate power and produce useful exhaust gas
7th August 2020

Gas turbine generator sets (gensets) designed to deliver energy solutions that reduce a company’s reliance on power utilities, have the added benefit of being able to capture the high temperature... 

Specialist repairs on a generator diesel injection system underway at Reef Fuel Injection Services
Maintenance of diesel gensets highlighted
10th July 2020

Diesel generator sets (gensets) systems should be checked regularly and maintained correctly, especially when there are long periods of inactivity such as the recent lockdown, asserts a leading... 

Rolls-Royce announces creation of its Microgrid Competence Centre in Berlin
19th June 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has announced that it has renamed its 73.1%-owned German subsidiary company Qinous as Rolls-Royce Solutions Berlin and upgraded it into a Microgrid... 

PLANTATION POTENTIAL Steam Generation receives many enquiries from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, which is known for its tea plantations that present potential for the supply of biomass and co-gen technology
Cogen technology heating up in Africa
12th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa needs to realise that the rest of Africa is becoming more business friendly, and it may no longer be the sole gateway to Africa, which is showing noticeable demand for co-generation... 

A Megagen genset
New division rolls out diesel generators
30th April 2020

A new a range of diesel generators is now on offer, starting from 12 kVA, single phase units, up to 1 MVA 400 V three-phase generators.  The generators are supplied by Megagen, a new division of... 

According to Frost & Sullivan a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets has been experienced in Europe
Cleaner power demand boosts gas genset sales
17th April 2020

Stringent environmental regulations, declining gas prices and increasing demand for flexible transmission of renewable power have sparked a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets (gensets)... 

A solar panel currently uses considerably fewer inputs, compared with a solar panel ten years ago
Storage key to exploiting renewables’ full potential
10th April 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Energy storage is a key technology to unlock renewable-energy potential, says full-service renewable-energy provider New Southern Energy (NSE) MD John Deepak. 

Centenary milestone spurs  ‘new dawn’ for genset specialist
Centenary milestone spurs ‘new dawn’ for genset specialist
14th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Global diesel and alternative fuel engines supplier Cummins celebrated its hundredth year in 2019, which Cummins South Africa application engineer Rodney Naidoo states has resulted in a “new dawn”,... 

Zest WEG Group
Zest WEG Group
24th January 2020

Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector... 

Zest WEG has spent R25-million on skills development over the past three years
Celebrating 40 years of building local capacity
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The establishment of motor and controls manufacturer WEG in a remote area of southern Brazil in 1961 prepared its South African subsidiary, Zest WEG Group, for its localisation journey. WEG has a... 

South Africa needs to address its power supply crisis by implementing more energy efficient solutions on an industrial level
Efficiency focus can ease demand on Eskom
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has engaged local entities as well as the Embassy of Brazil to hold a roundtable in South Africa on energy... 

Himoinsa’s detailed knowledge of the market has enabled it to develop increasingly tailored products for clients
Cost calculator developed for industry
6th December 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

To assist companies in fully understanding the financial impact of a power outage or load-shedding on their businesses and operations, power solutions manufacturer Himoinsa developed the... 

Rolls-Royce is to procure gas-powered generator sets and cogeneration modules in the 250 kW to 550 kW power range with and without heat extraction
Company to procure gas-powered gensets from specialist
6th December 2019

The power systems business unit of global industrial technology company Rolls-Royce sealed a contract of cooperation with gas-powered generator specialist 2G Energy which covers the mutual supply... 

Master Power Technologies specialises in the supply, installation and after-sales servicing of a comprehensive range of engineered power solutions
Generators remain a valuable solution
6th December 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Generators will remain important in supplying power during power outages owing to their flexibility and affordability, says industrial power solution provider Master Power Technologies sales and... 

Diesel Electric Services
15th November 2019

Product range: Generators (Diesel/Gas) UPS's Power Factor Correction Voltage Stabilisers MV and LV Cabling and Reticulation Real Time Diesel Fuel Management / Monitoring Transformers Trailer... 

Vert Energy has a highly-skilled team of technicians that is able to help with any on-site electromechanical breakdown or repair problem
Checks crucial to continuing operations
15th November 2019

Specialist in electric power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission Vert Energy supports a wide range of components and systems, with the assistance of a repair, refurbishment and... 

Company provides quality power supply amid energy uncertainty
20th September 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Amid South Africa’s rising energy uncertainty, industrial power solution provider Master Power Technologies supplies backup power solutions that ensure not only uptime but also good quality power... 

Leonardo fitted with Backup Power from Zest Weg Group
25th June 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As Sandton anticipates the completion this year of the Leonardo, the top-end mixed-use skyscraper being constructed by Aveng-Grinaker LTA, Level 1 BBBEE-rated Zest WEG Group has supplied generator... 

Gen sets locally manufactured to meet African demands
Gen sets locally manufactured to meet African demands
13th June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Starting as an importer of small household generator sets from China, Pretoria-based commercial and industrial diesel generator supplier Maverick Generators has grown into a local manufacturer,... 

Generator sets unveiled
14th May 2019

A number of generator sets were on display at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2019 in Dubai, where a new natural gas generator was unveiled. The generator is designed to operate in extreme... 

Alternative power solutions to load-shedding problems
7th May 2019

A range of alternative power solutions, to manage the effects of load-shedding, has been made available. Features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment make the technology... 

The Doosan generator is one of the long term - mid range - solutions Zest WEG offers
Generator supplier helps combat load-shedding impact
26th April 2019 By: Halima Frost

With inconsistent power supply being an ongoing issue for companies in South Africa, electrical products supplier and local manufacturer Zest WEG Group offers synchronised generator sets (gensets)... 

If installed and maintained correctly, a genset can minimise operational costs on site
Company making inroads into embedded generation generators
26th April 2019 By: Halima Frost

The global trend of moving towards decentralised embedded generation has encouraged power solutions manufacturer Himoinsa to work with its research and development (R&D) teams to enable its... 

Siegfried Kreutzfeld
Siegfried Kreutzfeld
22nd March 2019 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Siegfried Kreutzfeld, CEO of Zest WEG Group Africa, whose offering includes low- and high-voltage electric motors, vibrator motors, variable-speed drives, soft starters, power... 

Zest WEG Group CEO Siegfried Kreutzfeld
Electrical equipment group aims to penetrate new markets with integrated offering
12th February 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Electrical products manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added an integrated-solutions offering to its products-oriented sales strategy in a bid to penetrate market segments in which there is a growing... 

Offering Complete Confidence, Certainty And Comfort
Offering Complete Confidence, Certainty And Comfort
11th July 2016

It is never just about supplying products or technical support to the market. It is also about implementing best practice across all companies and in particular manufacturing operations. Louis... 

Coal-bed methane could be viable feedstock for power generation in SA
15th May 2015 By: Anine Kilian

Coal mine methane is a viable feedstock for electric power generation in South Africa said Southern African Caterpillar dealer Barloworld business development manager Nalen Alwar at a conference... 

The Zest WEG Group reports continued demand for its WEG transformers, manufactured by WEG Transformers Africa
Zest WEG Group
20th February 2015

Zest WEG Group is Africa’s leading supplier of low- and medium-voltage electric motors, variable-speed drives, softstarters, switchgears, transformers, motor control centres (MCCs), containerised... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa
Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa
20th February 2015

Eskom reported in January this year that the first 333 MW Ingula pumped-storage unit would only be synchronised in the first half of 2016. 




Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

SMS group
SMS group

At SMS group, we have made it our mission to create a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.


Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...


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