WERNER Pumps South Africa has received accreditation as a bodybuilder by Scania South Africa for its locally manufactured high-pressure vacuum and jetting trucks.
Pre-sales engineer for Waste, Fire and Special Vehicles at Scania SA, Theuns Naude, says there are very few vac and jet builders in South Africa that are ISO9001 accredited, as Werner Pumps is. “There are also just a few in South Africa that can build vac and jet units of such a quality that they can compete against their European counterparts. Werner Pumps manufactures trucks of export quality,” he says.
“My division is responsible for looking after the waste segment, which includes waste compactors, skip loaders, hook lifts, vac and jet trucks, fire trucks and specialised vehicles. For us at Scania South Africa, it is very important to get the maximum market share and exposure in this segment. Thus, the decision to add another world-class body-builder to our suppliers list was a no-brainer.”
MD at Werner Pumps, Sebastian Werner, says the accreditation by a global company offering sales of trucks, buses and services in more than 100 countries worldwide is a major win for the company. “Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions and also offers vehicle financing, insurance, and rental services to its customers. Their accreditation of our truck units opens new markets to us and allows them to increase their customer offering, so this is a positive development for all parties,” he says.
Naude adds that Scania South Africa is also in discussions with Werner Pumps to introduce the company to global Scania markets to pursue export opportunities. “We’re looking forward to working with Werner Pumps, now and in the future, showing the world that there is very good quality that is available out of South Africa that can compete against European suppliers,” he says.
Werner Pumps offers a full range of high-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment, from small trailer- and skid-mounted units to industrial truck-mounted vacuum, jetting, combination and recycling units. With a national presence and the capability to service neighbouring countries, the company has been leading the local manufacture of high-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment for more than 35 years.