VERT Energy has been appointed by Yanmar as the official distributors in Southern Africa for Yanmar industrial engines.
Vert Energy’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ryan Robertson said the addition of Yanmar diesel engines and power products to the company’s 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 agricultural, mining, climate control and construction.”
He said the Vert team would strives not to just support the direct sale of Yanmar products, but would 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.”
Robertson said the addition of Yanmar’s L Series diesel engines strengthened 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 enhances efficiencies of the power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission industries.
Robertson said that although legislation surrounding emission levels in many African countries was not as stringent as in Europe or Asia, the company believed there was a need for cleaner, fuel-efficient solutions and was committed to putting these 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. Robertson said the company had made a substantial investment in skills training to ensure technicians are able to efficiently service and support a wide 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.
The company also supplies and supports the entire Leroy Somer LS range of alternators and Nexus electric motors and power transmission components. The company is also the authorised sales and support partner for DEIF generator controls, NSM alternators and Energie power products.