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ZEST WEG GROUP’S SHAW CONTROLS SUCCESSFULLY TESTS LOW VOLTAGE PANEL RANGE TO THE LATEST IEC STANDARD

Shaw Controls, a member of the Zest WEG Group, has announced that it has successfully concluded a programme of product tests on its low voltage range of panels at the SABS-NETFA laboratory. Tests were performed in accordance with the latest IEC protocols, namely IEC 61439-2 Ed 1 / SABS 61439.

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ZEST WEG GROUP’S SHAW CONTROLS SEES SIGNIFICANT UPTAKE IN DEMAND FOR KEY PRODUCTS

Shaw Controls, a company of the Zest WEG Group, has seen a significant increase in the demand for key products such as electrical houses (E-Houses), fully withdrawable motor control centres (MCCs) and modular variable speed drives (VSDs). This has resulted in the Zest WEG Group committing to a major expansion drive at Shaw Controls as the Group expands its manufacturing capability in order to boost its presence in the local market and also in Africa, which is perceived as a major growth area.

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ZEST WEG GROUP OFFERS FREE PRODUCT TRAINING FOR ITS CUSTOMERS ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

The Zest WEG Group has a dedicated training centre in River Horse Valley Business Estate in Durban North where it conducts free training for all its customers on its entire product range.

“This is a substantial investment on the part of the Zest WEG Group as a whole, reflecting the importance it places on disseminating the latest developments and innovations to its varied customer base,” Taylor Milan, Branch Manager – Durban KZN, says.

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ZEST WEG GROUP POSITIONS ITSELF AS A REGIONAL HUB OF WEG

The Zest WEG Group is positioning itself as a regional hub of WEG, with subsidiary Shaw Controls “set to become the number one panel builder and systems integrator in Africa,” Louis Meiring, CEO of the Zest WEG Group, says. This forms part of the Group’s strategy to ramp up its automation and electrical systems business, with Valter Luiz Knihs from WEG appointed as Group Automation & Systems Director.

“I am very happy to join the team in South Africa and to assist Shaw Controls in particular in delivering full package solutions,” Knihs says. “The strategic focus is for Africa and the Americas to have regional Centres of Excellence in terms of systems manufacture and integration that will service WEG globally. We are working hard on adding more products, having clear pricing and delivery times.”

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First Mobile Substation Reference For ZEST Energy In Africa

Zest Energy, a Zest WEG Group company, is poised to deliver the first of three mobile substations ordered by Eskom for deployment within its Mpumalanga Operating Unit. This represents the first mobile substation reference for Zest Energy in Africa.

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WEG LV Switchgear Offers A Viable Alternative

Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. Zest WEG Group’s low voltage WEG switchgear is steadily being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to the South African industrial and domestic markets with 24/7 technical backup across the full range.

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ZEST Energy Close To Commissioning Its First Reference Site

Playing a key role in the growth of the Zest WEG Group’s footprint across Africa, group company Zest Energy is moving towards the commissioning of its first reference site for diesel power generation in Zambia. Zest Energy also has installations in Congo, DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Ghana. The order was placed by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in August 2013 and calls for the supply and installation of a 12 MVA diesel power plant.

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ZEST WEG Group Celebrates 20 Years In Cape Town

Zest WEG Group first established a small office in Cape Town 20 years ago to cater for local customers who require fast turnaround times on the supply of electric motors. Today, this thriving business provides the entire Western Cape with a range of quality electric motors, variable speed drives (VSDs), softstarters, switchgear, standby generators, transformers and access to renewable energy equipment, all under the well-known and respected WEG brand.

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