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EM offers key products for power-factor correction to cut energy costs

21st May 2019 Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages here are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network voltage, and reduced overloading of cables, switchgear, and transformers. The power factor is... 

Eaton acquires controlling interest in Turkish company

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2019 Power management company Eaton has acquired a controlling interest in Ulusoy Elektrik, a manufacturer of medium-voltage electrical equipment based in Ankara, Turkey. The acquisition will help Eaton develop innovative power solutions for the African market. “The acquisition of Ulusoy Elektrik... 

Rittal to showcase the VX25 at Africa Automation Fair 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 How can the best be made even better? This is the question that Rittal asked itself as we began developing a new enclosure system. This ground-breaking system sees the rise of the enclosure evolution with more than 25 registered patent and trademark applications. Following the official launch of... 

Energy solutions provider aims for Africa expansion

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     3rd May 2019 Electrical house (eHouse) solutions and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider TGOOD Africa is expanding its business into Africa and aims to establish offices in Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia in the next nine to twelve months. The company’s head office for its sub-Saharan... 

Academy launched to align learners with Industry 4.0

By: Halima Frost     19th April 2019 Competency-based training institute Polytech Africa and industrial switchgear and automation management supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the Mechatronics Academy, at the EM head office, in Johannesburg, last month. The venture is a collaborative benchmark for the South African education... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 Kusile Unit 3 produced first power on April 14. 

Rittal invests in new global smart factory

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th March 2019 Investing in the future of our company, Rittal’s new plant in Haiger embraces the principles of Industry 4.0. The company has made its largest single investment, totalling 250 million euros, to establish the world’s most advanced facility for its new compact and small enclosures. The highly... 

Siegfried Kreutzfeld

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd March 2019 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 and distribution transformers, among others 

Zest Weg Group’s New Ceo Looks To Grow Africa Footprint

7th March 2019 As part of its ongoing growth plans, Zest WEG Group will continue to focus on opportunities in more African countries, according to its new chief executive officer, Siegfried Kreutzfeld. With 40 years of service in the global WEG Group, Kreutzfeld brings a wealth of industry experience to the top... 

Electrical equipment group aims to penetrate new markets with integrated offering 

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2019 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 appetite for all-encompassing solutions. The South African company is the fifth largest branch... 

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