As part of its continued growth across the African continent, the Zest WEG Group has drawn subsidiary company IMS Cape, the oldest and largest generator set manufacturer in Cape Town, into its corporate brand. The business is now known as the Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division.
“As a Group we’re experiencing real growth, both in South Africa and in other parts of the continent, and our brand is becoming well recognised in the region,” Gary Daines, Zest WEG Group’s sales and marketing director, explains. “At the same time, the genset business has evolved into a genuine solutions provider and, as such, is very much a part of the Group’s total solution. At this point it makes sense to incorporate this business into the group brand.
“We have a vigorous business development team active from our Johannesburg headquarters whose responsibility is to expand our footprint into Africa. Integrating the genset business into the main brand will also strengthen the presentation of our Group offering, particularly since many mining operations in remote areas of the continent are running off alternate energy sources, such as diesel and HFO (heavy fuel oil).”
The Zest WEG Group acquired the generator business in 2007 from the IMS Group of companies and, with subsequent significant investment in both infrastructure and manufacturing plant, has developed this genset manufacturing concern to a specialist supplier capable of designing and custom-producing generator sets to suit specific applications. The division’s capacities are available in either stationary or portable configurations from 20 kVA up to 2 500 kVA and can be increased upwards with multiple synchronised sets.
Key sector users of generator sets produced by the Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division include telecommunications, mining, municipal, retail and shopping complexes, marine, hotels, offices, hospitals and clinics. This technology is also being increasingly required in the energy, industrial and petrochemical sectors.
Integrated packages include mechanical and electrical manufacture and assembly as well as electronic design that incorporates control panel manufacture. The Generator Set Division also provides supply and installation of transformers, cabling, bulk fuel systems and sound attenuation with standby generators on a turnkey basis, together with project management, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
To date the division has supplied equipment throughout Africa, as far afield as Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana and the DRC.