High-grade stainless steel industrial pipes.

Africa’s growing appeal as a business destination is attracting a wave of regional and international companies looking for new business on the continent. Leading industrial manufacturers will be heading for INDUTEC this year; the influential 10-events-in-one SA Industry and Technology Fair, which takes place from 20-22 May 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

“Africa is now rated the second most attractive investment destination in the world,” says John Thomson of Exhibition Management Services, organisers of the event. “As a cost-effective springboard into Africa’s industrial markets, INDUTEC is hard to beat, and most of the world’s top industrial companies actively use INDUTEC to explore these  opportunities.”

Showcasing, networking, deal making

“Instead of making several trips to various countries in Africa to seek out business opportunities, one visit to the INDUTEC Fair provides a versatile showcasing, networking and deal making platform for companies from all over Africa,” adds Thomson. INDUTEC provides an efficient, effective, networking venue enabling exhibitors and visitors to leverage thousands of opportunities from around the world – all in one place at one time.

 INDUTEC consists of 10 industry-related shows focusing on manufacturing, engineering, water, petrochemical, plastics, and energy sectors, with hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of decision-making visitors and unlimited business opportunities.

New exhibitors at PVP Africa 2015

The Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa exhibition welcomes newcomer Thai-German Products Public Company Limited (TGPRO) as a first-time exhibitor in 2015. It’s also their first time exhibiting in Africa. “We decided to exhibit at PVP Africa 2015 because we heard this event will help us introduce the company and its products to African markets, and expand our business,” says Rinlada Panpoonsub, the company’s International Sales Executive. TGPRO manufactures stainless steel pipes, tubes and sheets, and will exhibit its current range of industrial and decorative products.  These include high-grade stainless steel 304 and 316L industrial pipes, sanitary tubes, heat exchanger tubes and ornamental tubes.

Another first time exhibitor, Franklin Fuelling Systems Limited, is a world leading supplier of complete fuelling systems. The company will launch its new storage tank overfill protectiondevice, UPP submersible pumping systems and fuel management systems to African business.

“We decided to exhibit at INDUTEC because the PVPA expo has major synergy with allied industries such as petroleum,” says Natasha Pratley, Marketing Executive for Franklin Fuelling Systems. “Our brand fuel management product range includes sensors, probes and consoles which together provide continuous inventory monitoring and tank testing through proven magneto-strictive probe technology,” adds Pratley.  

Magneto-striction is a property of ferromagnetic material that causes it to change shape or size during the process of magnetisation.

Regulars return again

Spanish manufacturer Sera ProDos SA returns to PVPA in 2015 for the third time, to launch its new dosing systems. It supplies a range of precision chemical dosing systems and metering pumps with many accessories available.  

“We decided to return to PVP Africa 2015 for brand exposure and networking; we always find new customers at these shows,” says Marco Josephs, General Manager. “The expo also helps to grow the pumps industry by raising awareness of business opportunities amongst potential investors.”

Multi-sector support

“INDUTEC is traditionally endorsed and supported by 33 leading professional associations and organisations, making it the leading showcase for industry on the continent,” concludes show organiser John Thomson.