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ENGINEERING: MTU SA Appoints New Service Dealers in Sub Saharan Africa


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The Tognum Group company MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd, supplier of engines, complete propulsion and power systems in southern Africa has recently appointed new service dealers in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa to extend its reach and quality of service to customers throughout Sub Sahara Africa.

The service dealers are Stag Engineering Nigeria Ltd, R and S Diesel Pro Services in Zimbabwe and AfrEquip (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. As leaders in their respective sectors, the appointment of these service dealers will ensure quality service delivery to MTU SA customers. Their employees have undergone specialised training on the product range at MTU SA’s Johannesburg training center.

“As with all mechanical equipment, it is necessary for engines to be serviced regularly to ensure that they operate at full performance over their entire service life. Customers demand quick and efficient technical support and we therefore continually review the company’s network of approved service dealers throughout Sub Sahara Africa” says Michael Baumann, Managing Director of MTU SA.

Electro mechanical company, Stag Engineering, specialises in the sales, after sales maintenance, servicing and overhauling of mainly gensets. The team of qualified engineers at Stag have previous operating experience on MTU engines and an extensive knowledge of the local genset and power infrastructure industries. By adding qualified staff to their team, the company aims to expand into other applications such as Marine. Stag operates from Lagos where the new office is mainly dedicated to MTU business. Additionally to this, the company also has five branches spread throughout Nigeria to ensure rapid response for maintenance and technical back-up.

Engine specialist, R and S Diesel Pro Services in Harare focuses on the service, maintenance and overhaul of diesel engines for a wide variety of applications. The company employs trained staff on the mine sites under maintenance contracts to ensure optimum availability of engines in the various sectors of equipment, while overhauls and dynamometer testing are carried out in Harare. In particular, the Platinum mines operate underground mining vehicles, many of which are powered by Detroit Diesel and Mercedes Benz engines.

Furthermore, AfrEquip, based in Empangeni Rail, Kwazulu Natal, is the leader in forestry mechanisation in southern Africa. The company imports, sells and services heavy forestry machines, with an increasing number being powered by Mercedes Benz engines.

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