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WearCheck – increase capacity

WearCheck’s oil analysis and reliability solutions services received a boost with the recent appointment of several professionals:


  • Jacques Blignaut is the new chemist in WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory. The capacity for this position has developed as the laboratory becomes busier due to the company’s expansion around Africa. Blignaut, who holds a Masters Degree in Chemistry, will also be assisting with research and development for WearCheck.



  • Paul Nhlapo has been promoted to handle business development and technical support for WearCheck Middelburg and the surrounding areas.


  • Jacoba Schwartz is WearCheck’s new agent in Kathu, covering the areas from Kuruman to Upington and surrounds, and develops sales, processes quotations and collects filled sample bottles to dispatch to the laboratory.


WearCheck can be reached via telephone on (031) 700-5460 (head office), email support@wearcheck.co.za, or visit www.wearcheck.co.za.

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