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ZEST WEG GROUP PROVIDES FUNDING FOR FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING MATERIAL FOR DIEPSLOOT PROJECT OVERSEEING 22 PRESCHOOLS AND 1 600 CHILDREN A YEAR

The Zest WEG Group has provided funding to the Diepsloot Preschool Project to allow it to purchase foundational learning material for the initiative as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme. “The Zest WEG Group identified this important community initiative as being synergistic with its own goals of encouraging and fostering educational development,” Nokuthula Shabangu, CSI project manager for the Zest WEG Group, says.

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ZEST WEG GROUP COMPLETES BENCHMARK STEAM TURBINE PROJECT AT MONDI RICHARDS BAY AND CLINCHES LONG TERM SERVICE AGREEMENT

The Zest WEG Group, through subsidiary company Zest Energy and its technology providers have successfully completed a benchmark steam turbo generator set contract at Mondi Richards Bay that showcases the Group’s value addition, innovation and customer focus. The original contract was awarded in May 2012 and partially handed over in December 2013, with final hand over in March 2014. This contract has been followed by a five year Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA), where Zest Energy will be responsible for the overall maintenance of the steam turbo generator set. “The LTSA has also been linked to availability guarantees on this turbine,” Coenraad Vrey, Managing Director at Zest Energy, says.

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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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