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ACTOM Electrical Machines

2012-02-13

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ACTOM Electrical Machines adapts organisation to improve customer contact

Leading electric motor manufacturer and supplier ACTOM Electrical Machines recently
adapted its organisational structure to simplify and improve contact with customers.

The company, which previously operated separate sales entities for medium voltage and low voltage motors respectively, has combined them into one, thereby establishing a single sales entity to provide a more efficient “one-stop seamless point of contact” for all customers, said Paul Cuthbert, Divisional CEO of ACTOM’s Power Conversion division, of which the Benoni-based Electrical Machines operation forms part.

“The new arrangement has been in operation for several months now and, as many of our customers have confirmed, is proving to be far more streamlined and effective than the previous structure. It makes better sense for a customer requiring anything to do with electric motors to have a single point of contact. ACTOM Electrical Machines continues to benefit from the support of its factory and design team and is totally committed to customer service,” Cuthbert said.

At the same time Antonio (Tony) Teixeira, formerly General Manager of the company’s LV Motors business unit, was appointed General Manager of ACTOM Electrical Machines, which is the reorganised sales and marketing operation. Ronnie Broom remains as General Manager of the manufacturing business, Large Motors.

Other managers in the sales team, also appointed to new posts as part of the reorganisation, are:

• Paul Lepora, Commercial & Marketing Manager (formerly Commercial Manager for Large Motors)
• Brian Lindsay, Projects Manager (formerly Sales Manager for Large Motors)
• Rishi Gangaram, Sales Manager (formerly Sales Manager for LV Motors)

ACTOM Electrical Machines is the leading manufacturer and supplier of medium and low voltage motors in Southern Africa. The company designs, manufactures and supplies motors ranging from 0,55 kW to 15 MW in power.

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer and distributor of electrical equipment in South Africa, employing about 6 000 people and with an annual order intake in excess of R5bn. It is a black empowered company with 33 operating units, 27 production facilities and 28 distribution centres throughout South Africa.

ACTOM formerly traded under the name Alstom South Africa and re-branded to ACTOM in September 2009.

For further information contact Paul Lepora, ACTOM Electrical Machines
PO Box 1026, Benoni 1500
Tel (011) 899-1114 Fax (011) 899-1371
E-mail paul.lepora@actom.co.za

Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657
E-mail mwkraftj@mweb.co.za

Date:  February 7, 2012

Caption:  The key managers in ACTOM Electrical Machines’ reorganised sales force (from left): Brian Lindsay, Projects Manager, Tony Teixeira, General Manager, Rishi Gangaram, Sales Manager, and Paul Lepora, Commercial & Marketing Manager.