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Investment, solutions critical for Africa’s power generation sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th July 2018  The African power generation sector needs sustainable investment to bolster economic growth and assist in developing fit-for-purpose, integrated power solutions, says electrical equipment manufacturer and solutions provider Zest WEG Group integrated solutions executive Alastair Gerrard.... 

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... 

Engineering Optimal Energy Solutions For Africa

5th June 2018 Zest WEG Group combines its local manufacturing capability with WEG’s range of world class products to engineer energy solutions for customers around Africa, according to the group’s integrated solutions executive, Alastair Gerrard. Gerrard also emphasises Zest WEG Group’s extensive network of... 

Acquisitions allow for access to tech, developments in industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     25th May 2018 Global motors and drives manufacturer and supplier Zest WEG Group’s Brazil headquarters has made several new acquisitions over the past few years, which has enabled the company to access a larger expertise pool and new technology, says Zest WEG Group manager of rotating machines Fanie Steyn. WEG... 

Zest WEG Group 

5th February 2018 The Zest WEG Group has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years.  

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... 

Solar Powered Variable Speed Drives For Remote Borehole Applications

21st June 2017 Farmers are making increasing use of photovoltaic solar panels and variable speed drives (VSDs) to get clean and continuous power to their boreholes in remote locations, cutting out the need for costly infrastructure and cables to link with the main grid. Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading... 

Complete solution provided for medium voltage applications

27th January 2017 Last month, automation solutions provider Weg launched the new MVW3000 series of variable speed drives (VSDs) for voltages from 2.3 kV to 8 kV and power levels from 280 kW to 2 400 kW. Weg highlights that this series is built with multilevel technology and cascaded H-bridge inverters. The... 

Mobile substations assist Eskom

By: Dylan Slater     17th April 2015 State-owned power utility Eskom has ordered a set of five trailer-mounted substations from electrical solutions company Zest WEG Group to assist with substation up-time. 

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 Small Works Facility Offers Cost Effective Quality Panels

5th September 2014 Customers looking for panels can experience the flexibility and cost competitiveness that they would normally get from a very small operation, but with the assurance of knowing that products are supported by the full Zest WEG Group network. This African multi-national organisation grows its... 

Weg Lv Switchgear Offers A Viable Alternative

16th January 2014 Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. Zest WEG Group’s low voltage WEG switchgear is steadily being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to... 

Company Announcement: Zest Weg Group Moves Into New fit for Purpose Premises in Montague Gardens

18th March 2013 The Zest WEG Group has moved into new fit for purpose premises in Omuramba Road, Montague Gardens, in a move that Gary Daines, Zest WEG Group’s sales and marketing director, says has positioned the group for robust future growth as the Cape Town team takes advantage of the many opportunities... 

Electrical equipment supplier eyes further expansion into Africa

By: Sashnee Moodley     25th January 2013 To grow its share of the African motors and drives market, electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group is investigating the possibility of opening two more sales offices in Africa and is planning to partner with new distributors in Madagascar, Tanzania and Malawi. 

Company Announcement: Zest WEG Group Achieves Savings at Mozambique Sugar Mill

12th November 2012 Leading electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group recently commissioned an installation at a sugar mill in Mozambique that has not only led to robust improvements in centrifuge performance, but has also achieved significant energy savings 

Company Announcement: Zest Electric Motors Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

29th October 2012 Zest Electric Motors, part of the Zest WEG Group, has been awarded ISO 9001 certification after an aggressive implementation programme which started in January 2011 

New steam turbine for Richards Bay paper mill

19th October 2012 Zest Energy, part of the Zest WEG Group, has been awarded a contract to supply a new steam turbine to international paper and packaging group Mondi’s Richards Bay mill. This project will entail the supply of Brazilian company TGM Turbinas’ largest turbine, model CTE63.  

Company Announcement: Zest Energy Secures Mondi Steam Turbine Contract

3rd September 2012 Zest Energy, part of the Zest WEG Group, has secured the contract to supply a new steam turbine to leading international paper and packaging group Mondi’s Richards Bay mill 

Company Announcement: Zest Weg Group Middelburg Branch Increasingly Focuses On Energy-Reducing Measures

25th July 2012 The coal sector is being confronted by the same pressure to reduce energy costs as other mining sectors and Zest WEG Group’s Middelburg branch is fielding an increasing number of customer requests to assess their mining operations and plants and recommend energy-reducing measures 

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... 

Alternative power generation sector to grow operation

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 Electric equipment supplier Zest WEG Group aims to grow its KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) operation by tapping into the alternative power generation sector created by the province’s key distilling, pulp and paper and sugar industries, besides others. 

Motors to reduce carbon footprint

25th May 2012 Brazilian motor and control manufacturer WEG says its three-phase W22 motor, available locally from its Zest WEG Group subsidiary, provides an energy efficient solution for reducing industrial energy consumption. 

Company to deliver 1.2 MW biogas power generation plant

By: Chantelle Kotze     20th April 2012 South African electric equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, through its subsidiary company Zest Energy and in collaboration with an engineering, procurement and construction management contractor, has been awarded a contract by water and sanitation services provider Johannesburg Water for the... 

Brazilian motor group acquires US company

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th March 2012 Brazilian motor and control manufacturer WEG reports it has signed an agreement to acquire the US-based company Electric Machinery, a company that is expected to show $56-million in revenue in its results.  

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