High quality new brand of industrial chains
Wilec’s Mechanical Division, which supplies and supports a range of well-known brands of industrial bearings and associated components, recently introduced a high quality new brand of industrial and transmission chains into the local market.
The new range bears the brand name Matco and is manufactured by a world-leading China-based producer of industrial chains. Wilec is the sole distributor locally and initially holds stocks of various types of standard range chains to launch the new product.
The local stockholding will be extended progressively as the product becomes more widely known in the local market. “The range of available products from source is extensive and we can order practically every type of industrial chain that customers may require,” said Frans Odendaal, the Mechanical Division’s Product Specialist.
“The most important point is that the new brand is both competitive and world class, conforming to international quality standards. We are therefore confident about gaining a healthy share of the market in the medium term, once we have made users aware of the product, which is ideally suited to local conditions. We have already supplied it for use in harsh underground mining machine applications, where these qualities have been fully demonstrated and proven.
“We also offer a comprehensive after-sales service in partnership with the manufacturers,” he added.
Wilec’s initial stockholding of chains comprises British and American standard roller chains, ANSI heavy duty series roller chains, double-pitch roller chains, heavy and light duty leaf chains and chains for the agricultural industry.
Odendaal emphasised that the full Matco range caters to numerous applications that include mining, metallurgy, mineral processing, bulk handling, road construction, the petrochemical industry, cement manufacturing, water treatment, the automotive industry and the food & beverage industry.
ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, projects and distribution through its 41 distribution outlets throughout Southern Africa.
ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.
It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.
For further information contact Frans Odendaal, Wilec
PO Box 86330, City Deep 2049
Tel (011) 629-9300 Fax (011) 613-7107
Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657
Date: March 31, 2014
Caption: Frans Odendaal (left), Product Specialist for Wilec’s Mechanical Division, and Peter Small-Shaw, the Division’s Product Manager, display some of the Matco industrial chains recently introduced into the local market.