Power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission supplier Vert Energy has been appointed by Japanese diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar as its official distributor in Southern Africa for Yanmar industrial engines from the beginning of 2021.
“What’s exciting for the African market is the easy access to the globally respected Yanmar brand through local specialists, offering a dependable service and technical support, in line with stringent international standards,” says Vert Energy sales and marketing director Ryan Robertson.
“The addition of Yanmar diesel engines and power products to our electro-mechanical power generation range provides new market and application opportunities. This development also extends our services not just to genset manufacturers, but to many sectors, including agriculture, mining, climate control and construction.”
Robertson states that at Vert Energy, they align themselves with companies that vertically integrate with its energy and electro-mechanical business units and provide industry with products that are at the forefront of reducing carbon footprints for use in environment-conscious energy solutions.
“By selecting the best partners and products, we are able to meet our customers’ exact requirements. Product efficiency, competitive market positioning, pristine quality standards and guarantees of extended service life, are our main selection criteria. In Yanmar, we have found a partner with whom we share all these important values,” notes Robertson.
The team strives to not just support the direct sale of Yanmar products, but also work closely with global OEMs who integrate Yanmar engines in their equipment.
Yanmar’s extensive range of diesel engines provides a variety of solutions for new capital equipment manufacturers, as well as the option of potential retrofitment in certain ranges to engines that are now Tier 4 Final Stage 5-compliant with European emission standards.
“The addition of Yanmar’s L Series diesel engines strengthens Vert Energy’s position in the local pump industry. The company has been supplying electric motors to the pump industry for many years and the addition of a mechanical diesel-powered engine as an alternative, represents an exciting opportunity for the company.”
Yanmar’s L-series air-cooled diesel engines and TN-series water-cooled diesel engines are key products now available through Vert Energy, which are geared to enhance effiiencies of the power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission industries.
According to Vert Energy, although legislation surrounding emission levels in many African countries is not as stringent as in Europe or Asia, the need for cleaner, fuel-efficient solutions is at the forefront of product development locally, particularly in the underground mining environment.
Benefits associated with the Yanmar L-Series air-cooled diesel engines include longer service intervals and improved fuel consumption. Lower emission levels in the Tier 5 range of products present a strategic opportunity for local manufacturing companies looking to export to emission regulated territories.
Vert Energy’s service to the electro-mechanical power generation sector also encompasses a repair and maintenance facility. The company has made a substantial investment in skills training to ensure technicians are able to efficiently service and support a range of products throughout the region. In addition, the company holds a comprehensive range of standard products and spare parts to support the local market.
Highly skilled technicians assist with inspections, diagnostics and repair procedures, re-assembly, installation and commissioning, as well as the implementation of preventive and predictive maintenance programmes.
The combination of Yanmar’s quality branded products and Vert Energy’s technical expertise and broad distribution reach, augers well for electro-mechanical power generation in Africa.