BMG and Eaton have strengthened their partnership by signing a master distribution agreement, where BMG will supply and support Eaton’s globally respected Winner brand of hose and hose fittings in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“This distribution agreement consolidates Eaton’s position locally and in neighbouring countries, by improving accessibility to Eaton products and also extends BMG’s engineering solutions and technical support service to a broader customer base,” says Gavin Pelser, managing director of engineering, BMG, part of Invicta Holdings Limited. “An important advantage for the market is availability to quality branded Eaton hydraulic components, through BMG’s extensive network of over 120 branches.
“BMG’s team has advanced technical skills to support the company’s commitment to optimising productivity and enhancing process plant operating reliability.
“With the combination of Eaton’s established reputation in power management and BMG’s technical engineering solutions service and extensive distribution reach, both companies are set to significantly extend market share across Africa.”
BMG’s R350-million expansion of distribution and engineering facilities in Johannesburg, enables the company to continue to provide high levels of operating efficiencies and delivery service in line with substantial growth of the business.
The existing 15 000 m² under-roof warehousing facility is being increased to 24 000 m² and the re-developed Droste Park warehouse will soon carry approximately R1,0-billion of stock, with an additional R500-million strategically located throughout the Southern African region.
Functional operations at BMG World include a product warehouse and distribution centre for the entire product range and a manufacturing centre and general engineering workshop. There are specialist assembly and repair workshops for drives, conveyors, hydraulics and pneumatics, as well as electric motors, electronics, gaskets, lubrication systems and filtration.
BMG currently has BEE Level 3 certification, with recognition as a ‘value add supplier’(VAS) which provides the market the facility to source Eaton hydraulic components from BMG and comply with the B-BBEE charter. This status represents a significant benefit to customers as a BEE procurement recognition of 137,5% against all purchases from BMG can be claimed.
BMG is committed to providing a 24 hour customer process support for production efficiency and reliability centered maintenance. This service is enhanced by advanced technical and design support across all functional disciplines.