Hytec Services Africa has appointed a new Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner – Pace International – to offer the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and services to the actively growing mining industry in the country.
This appointment is in line with Bosch Rexroth SA Group’s strategy to grow its distributor network across Africa. “Our aim is to increase our footprint to servicing existing customers and to extend our services to add value in the country,” explains Petrus Viljoen, Africa Development Manager, Hytec Services Africa.
Appointed on 12 October 2020, Pace International is a specialist in procurement, consolidation and export services in South Africa, with branches in Harare and Bulawayo delivering on-site services to strategic customers in Zimbabwe.
As such, Pace International is the distributor of key consumables and products in the mining industry (specifically pumps, motors, hose & fittings, filters and cylinders). Additionally, Pace International is experienced in on-site stock management and delivery coordination. It is therefore well-suited to provide the full scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and aftersales services.
“Pace International is a member of the Local Enterprise Development (LED) programme, and this ensures a high level of support from the major mines in the region,” explains Viljoen. This programme is similar to South Africa’s BEE programmes; to be appointed, candidates must meet specific criteria. “This LED appointment is significant, as it positions Pace International as a preferred supplier for customers who wish to support the programme. It opens doors for business,” adds Viljoen.
Additionally, Pace International has extensive experience working with mining companies, across supply, distribution and aftersales support. “They possess strong technical expertise, particularly in the engineering field, and their team of competent engineers and technicians sets them apart. Furthermore, they have solid relationships with key accounts in the mining industry, and their technical teams have presence across various mines,” explains Viljoen. Currently, Pace International personnel are undergoing virtual training on Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and will have full support from Bosch Rexroth SA to ensure certified excellence accreditation.