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Renttech SA: The latest digital welding technology and first validation facility in SA

Renttech South Africa, a company within the Bidvest Group’s Commercial Products division, with a solid background in the rental and sales of 22 recognised brands of welding and construction-related equipment, has become the first local validation facility which is able to provide a service to industry validating welding equipment according to ISO 17662 standards. In close collaboration with the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW), Renttech has improved its processes to incorporate international testing standards for validation of welding equipment as required by companies accredited according to ISO 3834. “In order to comply with the requirement of most big projects, construction companies need accreditation according to the ISO 3834 welding quality standards. With respect to welding equipment, ISO 3834 requires...

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Kelmeg Lifting Services provides customer support ‘on site and on demand’ with its mobile LMI unit

When it comes to lifting, rigging and lashing, Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) is South Africa’s leading manufacturer and supplier, and a company within the Commercial Products division of Bidvest. For the past 26 years, KLS has been providing customers in all industry sectors with excellent lifting equipment and outstanding after sales-support. This year, KLS is pushing the boundaries of excellence even further by bringing this support right to the customer’s premises or project site. “We have recently expanded our service offering to include a mobile Lifting Machinery Inspection (LMI) unit. This will be accompanied by a registered lifting machine inspector, who is fully equipped to perform lifting machine inspections, load tests, repairs and maintenance; as well as the recertification of...

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‘Uplifting’ local industry: Kelmeg’s dedication to innovation, quality and customer service

Rodney Young, General Manager, Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS). Lifting and rigging is a fundamental industrial activity, using a wide range of products throughout all industry sectors. Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS), founded in 1991, is South Africa’s leading specialist in manufacturing and supplying equipment for lifting, rigging and lashing. With a proud 26-year track record, the company has grown into a thriving operation. Its portfolio of products is marketed throughout South Africa via an established distribution network. KLS General Manager Rodney Young and his team are extremely passionate about the lifting industry and their company; which, in 2016, became part of Bidvest Commercial Products division when the holding company Brandcorp was purchased. Innovation is a pivotal focal area for KLS, and...

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Renttech SA: ‘Business as usual’ – with a renewed focus: New MD to ensure higher than ever service, product and technical excellence.

Duncan Whitehead, new Managing Director of Renttech SA. Renttech South Africa has a proud 20-year track record of providing a combination of high-quality local and international branded equipment for rental or purchase, allied to superb customer service and business integrity. After two decades, a new Managing Director, Duncan Whitehead, has taken up leadership of this well-known business. Renttech SA is the preferred supplier of welding, power generation, lifting and rigging equipment for rental or purchase to the engineering, industrial, construction, pulp and paper, petrochemical, power generation, agricultural – and many other sectors – across Southern and sub-Saharan Africa. Whitehead, who took over as Managing Director in March this year, brings 3 decades of senior management experience in the aviation, industrial...

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Renttech SA Holds an Orbital Welding Open Day in Secunda

Having recently become the southern African distributor for Polysoude orbital welding systems, on May 19, 2017, Renttech SA held an orbital welding open day at its Secunda branch. African Fusion’s Peter Middleton attends and talks to welding specialist, Eduan Naude. Advanced orbital TIG welding arrives in SA Renttech SA, according to Naude, has been looking at how to help clients to implement more automated solutions for several years. “To improved productivity and quality, we know that out fabricators have to adopt automation to remain competitive against imports,” he begins. “For several years now, we have been looking for new opportunities and partners that could help us improve our offering and the capabilities of our local industries, “ he says. Hence...

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