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Zest WEG Group achieves Level 1 BBBEE status

By: Simone Liedtke     12th September 2018 Motors and controls manufacturer WEG’s subsidiary, Zest WEG Group, on Wednesday announced that it has achieved Level 1 status under the Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice. The achievement follows just over a year after Zest WEG reached Level 2 status, in... 

Zest to enter renewables market

By: Shannon de Ryhove     8th June 2018 Local manufacturer of large electrical equipment and supplier of motors, drives and switchgear Zest WEG Group Africa has announced exclusively to Engineering News that it has recently restructured its business to include the renewable-energy industry. This move is strategically aligned with the... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Shaw Controls ISO certified  

18th January 2018 Motor control centre manufacturer Shaw Controls, a Zest WEG group company, is now a proud ISO 9000:2015 certified local manufacturing facility. Shannon de Ryhove has the story. 

Training facility to mitigate skills deficit challenge in artisan industry 

14th September 2017 Industrial rope access specialists Skyriders Access Specialists aims to bridge the rope access skills deficit in the artisan industry through offering training at its Midrand-based facility, in South Africa.  

Innovation Extends To Empowerment For Level 2 Rated Zest Weg Group

1st September 2017 At the leading edge of electric motor technology and related sectors, the Zest WEG Group is also innovating its empowerment initiatives by facilitating ownership of its shares by two black owned Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) that directly benefits communities in need. A subsidiary of the... 

Zest WEG Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status 

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st September 2017 Motor and controls manufacturer WEG subsidiary Zest WEG Group has taken steps to create a broader-based and more sustainable ownership foundation to ensure its compliance with the new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice, which has seen the group achieve a Level 2... 

Self-Generated Power Needs Special Focus On Efficiency

20th July 2017 Remote projects that are far from national power grids will tend to pay a premium for generating their own energy; so they need to plan carefully to use it as efficiently as they can. This is the advice of Zest WEG Group CEO Louis Meiring, who emphasises the opportunities presented by modern... 

Commitment To Africa Is Not Just About Money

16th March 2017 When companies invest in Africa by setting up production facilities here, they contribute far more than just finances, buildings and equipment; they offer their host countries a shortcut into the global mainstream, opening the doors to trade and development on an unprecedented scale. According to... 

Offering Complete Confidence, Certainty And Comfort

11th July 2016 It is never just about supplying products or technical support to the market. It is also about implementing best practice across all companies and in particular manufacturing operations. Louis Meiring, chief executive officer of the Zest WEG Group, says that it is this operating philosophy that... 

Zest extends guarantees across all products

By: Anine Kilian     5th February 2016 South African electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG will extend guarantees on all its WEG products. The guarantees will vary from product to product, but all customers are still assured of the same level of in-field support for which Zest WEG Group Africa is known. 

Zest WEG Group Africa first again ñthis time with extended product guarantees

5th February 2016 Long gone are the days of being considered a run-of-the-mill OEM. This is the strong message being given to all industries by Zest WEG Group Africa. With WEG Brazil as its parent company, this group has its roots firmly in Africa and its commitment to the continent is without question, especially... 

Zest extends WEG product guarantees

By: Anine Kilian     26th January 2016 South African electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG will extend guarantees on all its WEG products. The guarantees will vary from product to product, but all customers are still assured of the same level of in-field support for which Zest WEG Group Africa is known. 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 This week: Eskom unveils its new coal-sourcing strategy as it pursues its R2-billion Optimum claim. South Africa’s Chamber of Mines says Mining Phakisa can help unlock mining and exploration investment. And, Zest WEG is still acquisitive after adding scale and scope to its transformer offering. 

Weg Wins Prestigious Company Of The Year Award In Brazil

11th August 2015 WEG has received the prestigious Company of the Year Award for Brazil in the annual research survey undertaken by the financial and business magazine Exame. The well-respected publication issued the list of the 1000 Best and Biggest companies in Brazil, highlighting the 18 winners by business... 

Zest WEG still acquisitive after adding scale and scope to transformer offering  

By: Terence Creamer     7th August 2015 South African electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG remains on the prowl for “synergistic” acquisitions, having recently completed a transaction to buy TSS Transformers – a deal that materially increases its local manufacturing capabilities and heralds its entry into the... 

New BBBEE partner introduced to ensure sustainability

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Motors, controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Electric South Africa introduced a new broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) partner to the group last month. Zest WEG Group CEO Louis Meiring explains that the group, in its aim to ensure long-term sustainability,... 

Extended offering to include LV, MV products 

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Motor control systems manufacturer Shaw Controls, a member of motors, controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Group has extended its product offering to encompass low-voltage (LV) and medium-voltage (MV) applications. The company manufactures switchboard panels and control... 

Zest Weg Group Forms Bbbee Empowerment Trust To Benefit Previously Disadvantaged Employees

29th April 2015 A firm belief that its employees are the glue that holds any business structure together and drives it towards sustainability forms the rationale behind the Zest WEG Group’s strategy to establish an empowerment company – Zest Empower Co (Pty) Ltd – which will have a 25.1 % shareholding in Zest... 

Increased demand for electrical houses, MCCs and VSDs

13th March 2015 Motor control centre (MCC), distribution board, control desk, PLC and instrumentation enclosure, portable and containerised substation manufacturer Shaw Controls, a member of Zest WEG Group, has registered a significant increase in the demand for electrical houses (E-Houses), fully withdrawable... 

Zest Weg Group Provides Funding For Foundational Learning Material

3rd March 2015 The Zest WEG Group has provided funding to the Diepsloot Preschool Project to allow it to purchase foundational learning material for the initiative as part of its Corporate Social Investment programme. “The Zest WEG Group identified this important community initiative as being synergistic with... 

Zest Weg Group’s Shaw Controls Sees Significant Uptake In Demand For Key Products

12th February 2015 Shaw Controls, a company of the Zest WEG Group, has seen a significant increase in the demand for key products such as electrical houses (E-Houses), fully withdrawable motor control centres and modular variable speed drives. This has resulted in the Zest WEG Group committing to a major expansion... 

Motors company a regional hub in the making

23rd January 2015 Electrical construction company Zest WEG Group is positioning itself to become a regional hub of electric motors company WEG, with subsidiary company motor control systems manufacturer Shaw Controls set to become the number one panel builder and systems integrator in Africa, says Zest WEG Group. 

Zest Weg Group’s Shaw Controls Successfully Tests

13th January 2015 Shaw Controls, a member of the Zest WEG Group, has announced that it has successfully concluded a programme of product tests on its low voltage range of panels at the SABS-NETFA laboratory. Tests were performed in accordance with the latest IEC protocols, namely IEC 61439-2 Ed 1 / SABS 61439.... 

Zest Weg Group Wins Major Contracts From Arcelormittal

8th December 2014 The Zest WEG Group is showcasing its full suite of products and manufacturing capabilities at a flagship infrastructure and iron ore mining project in Liberia. This follows Group company EnI Electrical clinching two major contracts for ArcelorMittal at Buchanan Port in Liberia as well as at the... 

Company invests R1.5m in training centre

21st November 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, this year invested R1.5-million in the 200 m2 training centre at its Johannesburg office, where it offers training that earns the company’s employees and users of its products continuing... 

Zest Weg Group’s Eni Electrical Wins Electrical Infrastructure Contract

13th October 2014 The Zest WEG Group’s EnI Electrical, one of Africa’s largest electrical construction companies, has secured a major contract from Swakop Uranium at its Husab project in Namibia. The professional team includes international engineering and project management company AMEC and Tenova Bateman. “As... 

Zest Weg Group Sees Training As A Business Imperative

3rd October 2014 The Zest WEG Group has invested R1.5 million in its 200 m2 training centre at its Johannesburg head office, which employs a full time training officer. Accredited by the relevant Sector Education Training Authority, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Engineering Council... 

Zest Weg Group Restructures Its Executive Team To Drive Growth In Africa

18th March 2014 The Zest WEG Group has announced a complete restructure of its executive team, with the intention of establishing the skills and focus needed to accelerate the growth of the Group’s activities into other African markets. “The WEG Group, our parent organisation, has set in motion a strategic plan... 

Zest WEG acquires Hawker Siddeley

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th August 2013 Zest WEG group has acquired unit- and minisubstation and distribution transformer manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Electric Africa for an undisclosed amount. The transaction would enable the group to widen its product offering to include 50 kVa to 20 MVA distribution and minisubstation transformers. 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2012 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. This week: Gemcom Software increases the productivity of 4 000 mine sites. Zest WEG Group offers a full spectrum of products to industry. And, SEW... 

Company Announcement: WEG Energy Boosts its Capacity for Vacuum Pressure Impregnation

9th July 2012 WEG Energy, part of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturing group WEG — the holding company for the Zest WEG Group, recently installed new vacuum pressure impregnation systems at two of its factories in Brazil, effectively expanding its manufacturing capacity for both horizontal and... 

Motor manufacturer’s small works facility to grow

25th May 2012 South African electric equipment supplier Zest WEG Group’s first small works facility, in Johannesburg, has successfully met the demand for smaller starter panels for the original-equipment manufacturer market and the end-user. 

Company Announcement: Zest Weg Group's Programme Lights Up The Soweto Kliptown Youth Centre

13th April 2012 The Zest WEG Group’s multi-million rand Corporate Social Investment programme completed an important project in March 


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