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Generating sets manufacturer HIMOINSA has announced the opening of a subsidiary in South Africa in Q4 2016
The head office will be located in Port Elizabeth, supported by nationwide sales and service coverage across South Africa. The subsidiary will also support the wider SADC region, serving customers in the nearby countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
South Africa is reportedly one of Africa’s leading importers of generator sets. According to official sources, South Africa imported US$155mn worth of generator sets in 2015, thereby becoming the African country with the greatest demand in the electricity generation market, followed by Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria and Libya.
In Angola, HIMOINSA has an existing subsidiary and 25MW power plant supporting the local utility, which has been operating successfully since 2013.
A local management team has already been identified for the Southern Africa subsidiary.
Guillermo Elum, sales and marketing director for HIMOINSA in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), said, “Our objective is to be close to the market and to bring the needs of the local market to our factory in Europe. That is how we guarantee our customers a made-to-measure product and rapid service.”
The company has already supplied hundreds of units in the South African market, for mining, construction, agricultural and telecommunication projects.
“All the projects we undertake in South Africa, as is the case throughout the world, include the commissioning of the units, whenever the client so requires, together with specialised on-site training for all the technicians in order to guarantee that the units are perfectly maintained,” Elum added.
The company’s engineering team will make available to the Southern African market the development of a plug-and-play product that ensures a rapid installation and easy configuration in order to increase and/or reduce the power that is generated, depending on each client’s needs, primarily in power plant and IPP projects.
“We want to share our technical know-how with our clients in South Africa and we want to offer them a comprehensive support right from the outset and through to the end of each project,” according to Elum.
The company has already supplied hundreds of units in the South African market for mining, construction, agricultural and telecommunication projects.