With interruptions in the supply of electricity a constant threat to business and households, the launch of operations in the Western Cape of a leading South African power generating equipment company will be welcomed.
Engine Applications Western Cape is a new branch of the 30 year old Gauteng-based supplier of standby power to industrial, commercial, residential and fleet operations. It is headed by Gordons Bay resident, Gerald Spaans, who has been involved in the power generation industry for decades as managing director of Spa Industrial in Benoni. “Businesses need and depend on electrical power every day, which makes back-up systems a necessity, not a luxury,” says Spaans. Many South African businesses have already had to deal with losses in production or trade as a result of past power outages and, for further examples, Spaans points to the difficulties encountered at hospitals, hotels, department stores and casinos during power grid interruptions.
Engine Applications has an extensive product range that covers mobile and fixed diesel generators, static or rotary uninterruptible power supplies, switchboard and metering systems for generator sets, standby battery banks, diesel driven pump sets, and remote monitoring systems and building management systems.
The company, which is fully BEE compliant, has already supplied power generation products to major organisations such as Volvo Penta and Maxidor in Cape Town, as well as Plascon in both Cape Town and Luipaardsvlei in Gauteng, Natalspruit Hospital in Brakpan and Mamelodi Hospital near Pretoria. Engine Applications also supplies the mining industry and has exported its power generation products to other African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the DRC.