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STAFF PROFILE

Theresa Ferguson is fairly new to the Pirtek Family. She joined us in September of 2016.

Theresa comes from a business background, having studied at Wits University. Her very special role at Pirtek is Business Analysis & Development, as well as ISO.

On a personal note, Theresa has been happily married to Ross for 7 years and they both love nothing more than playing and spending time with their two adorable boys.

Theresa is celebrating her birthday today, so we would like to wish her a big Happy Birthday from all of us at Pirtek.

We look forward to celebrating many happy Pirtek years and birthdays with Theresa!

PIRTEK – HYDRAULIC HOSES/ISO COMPLIANCE

Pirtek SA is pleased to announce it has been approved by ISOQAR for ISO 9001:2015

Pirtek’s ISO compliance ensures standardisation throughout all hydraulic hose supply within our system.

Utilising ISO helps Pirtek to ensure our customers get consistent, good quality products and services when it comes to hydraulic hose and fittings supply.

SECUNDA’S NEW PREMISES

Pirtek Secunda are pleased to announce they have officially moved into new premises in 4 Carolus Street, Trichardt, Mpumalanga.

The new space is a much larger facility to accommodate their stock of hydraulic hoses and fittings, industrial hoses, hydraulic adaptors and other hydraulic components. Additionally they now have a rebuild yard where they can do re-builds and refurbishments of client’s equipment.

The building is only 100m from their previous shop so it wasn’t far to move their stocks of hydraulic and industrial hose.

This move will broaden the capabilities and supply opportunities of Pirtek Secunda and will enhance their reputation as a premier hydraulic hose supplier in the Secunda region.

24hr Contact Details and phone numbers are below:

P: +27 (0) 17 638 1613/638 0356/ 638 0261 C: +27 (0) 83 651 4938
/+27 (0)83 609 9554

Photos to follow soon!

A Buyer’s Guide to Petrochemical Pirtek Hoses

As industry leaders and manufacturers of Pirtek hoses, we understand precisely what clients need when they seek pipe fittings, pipe couplings, industrial hoses and rubber hoses. This insight allows us to provide the ideal solutions for each business and individual we deal with. However, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your own knowledge, to ensure you always get the right tools, hardware and services you need.

Petrochemical Pirtek Hoses

Petrochemical hoses are utilised mostly for petroleum fluid transfer, but can also be used for a wide variety of other applications due to their high resistance to chemicals, temperatures and wear and tear. From boat refilling stations to fuel tankers, these hoses are specially designed to resist the harsh effects of high octane chemicals. Aside from the hoses, we also sell couplings, fittings and Pirtek hose accessories to complement our range of hoses.

The following are some of the key features you can expect with our petrochemical range of Pirtek hoses:

  • Resistant to harsh chemicals.
  • Durable design to withstand severe conditions.
  • Customisable length and specifications to accommodate unique needs.
  • Colour-coded for specific applications – reduces confusion and mistakes in workshop or industrial environments.

For more information about our company and range of Pirtek hoses, as well as other quality products, simply contact us today.

Who to Contact for Repairs and Maintenance to Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses

The following piece will take a look at our maintenance department and why you should get in touch with them for upkeep to your Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses. Here at Pirtek, we offer a comprehensive maintenance solution for all of your fluid transfer needs. While most businesses across South Africa are familiar with our outstanding range of products, many aren’t aware that we provide a full follow-up and maintenance service.

By opting to have your rubber hoses, hydraulic hoses and all your other Pirtek products maintained and serviced by our team, you’re significantly reducing the chance of a loss of productivity as a result of down time. This includes flushing out, cleaning and thorough inspection of your hose assembly prior installation. This process allows us to remove any foreign contaminants which may be present in the hose assemblies. Failure to remove these contaminants can result in serious issues with your hydraulic system down the line.

Our vastly experienced team of maintenance professionals are equipped with all the knowledge and tools required to effectively maintain your hose systems.

Get in touch with our maintenance team today to learn more about how you can extend the life of your Pirtek hydraulic and industrial hose. We look forward to assisting you with any queries and questions you may have regarding any of our fantastic products or services.

Why Buying Cheap Hoses Could Cost your Company in the Long Run

Cheaply produced pressure hoses can fail after very little use. It is therefore important that you invest in the best possible options for your machinery – in order to avoid mechanical failure and unnecessary costs associated with maintenance and repair. The following piece will take a closer look at why purchasing cheap pressure hoses can cost your business in the long run.

Damaged hoses can essentially lead to mechanical failure

Machinery and equipment which makes use of industrial hoses and hydraulic hoses rely on these fluid transfer vessels in order to operate optimally. The premature failure of these hoses can lead to the mechanical failure of your equipment, leading to massive costs down the line. Investing in quality Pirtek hoses can increase the longevity of your machinery and equipment, thus saving you time and money, while keeping productivity up.

Purchasing a hose that isn’t specifically designed to work in certain conditions can prove quite detrimental

Cheap, low quality hoses are often not designed to work under certain conditions. For example, a hose that is constantly exposed to high temperatures will need to be specifically engineered to perform under those conditions. If not, then such items will, in all likelihood, not last very long compared to reputable counterparts. Failure can cause machine damage and possibly even lead to injuries or fatalities. Pirtek is a supplier that stocks a vast range of hoses, all designed for specific applications and operating conditions.

Contact the team at Pirtek today to learn more about our extensive selection of pressure hoses.

4 environmental factors that can cause industrial rubber hoses to deteriorate

Rubber hoses and industrial hoses need proper care and maintenance in order to last a long time. While any hose will deteriorate over time, there are certain environmental factors that can contribute to this deterioration. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that you have a long service life from your hydraulic or industrial hose:

Storage temperature

Your supplier or a technical consultant specialising in hoses will be able to advise you on the recommended temperature limits for your specific hose. It is important to make sure that you do not store the hose in an area that exceeds these temperature limits. Rain or excessive humidity can damage your hose, which is why you need to store it in a place that is cool and dry. Make sure that the temperature within the storage unit or workshop does not exceed 38°C.

Insects and rodents

Insects and rodents can wreak havoc on your rubber hose or industrial hose. Make sure that there are no insects and rodents in the areas where you use or store your hose.

Heaters and electrical equipment

Do not use or store the hose near heaters or other electrical equipment as this can damage the hose.

Fumes, radioactivity, oils and solvents

Your hose is sensitive to both natural and man-made environmental factors. Make sure that it is kept away from radioactive areas as well as areas that contain fumes, oils and solvents.

For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.

Need to sharpen your hose assembly skills?

Become the mastermind of hose assembling by attending our in-house and onsite training courses.

Pirtek Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), registered by Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authorities (merSETA) to provide nationally recognized qualifications.

Pirtek’s training packages are among the first in our industry to be nationally recognized.

Nationally recognized training is your assurance of quality and proof of the competence of our service technicians and hose assemblers. Hose-making competency modules are available for our valued customers. We are able to deliver and assess customers’ staff members to complete this nationally recognized training to obtain a certificate of attainment.

Upon completion of our programs, you’ll be able to understand the construction of hoses, the standards used in hose, how construction affects performance and troubleshooting failures.

Feel free to contact us for more info regarding upcoming courses.  Tel No: +27 (0) 861 PIRTEK (747835) or info@pirtek.co.za

Importance of the Pirtek hose tagging system

The Pirtek hose tagging system keeps track of all hoses supplied by each centre. This is a unique method of marking our hoses for easy tracking and identification. Each year our tags are represented by a different colour scheme and marked with the year of manufacture. Down time and inventory maintenance can be reduced because each hose will reflect the original supplier details and the parts used to create it.

The benefits of hose tagging are:

  • To ensure that the hoses are easily identified
  • Assembly details are easily accessible
  • Controlled inventory and maintenance
  • Supplier accountability in the event that a hose failed
  • Ability to preschedule maintenance to avoid downtime

The hose tagging system is a management tool which will improve the life cycle of your hoses through regular maintenance.   Tags should never be removed from the hoses as it will affect the condition of the warranty on the hose.

How to complete a hose tag:

 

1. Pirtek Logo at the top

2. Contact number of the originating Pirtek Centre

3. Year of manufacture

4. Enter the Hose Type

5. Enter the End Fitting A

6. Enter the End Fitting B

7. Over-all length of the hose

8. From left to right: Month of manufacture; End Fitting Orientation; Operator Number

 

So, ensure that your hoses are tagged in order to enjoy the freedom of free flowing production!

 

For more info on hose tagging system or any of our other products and services, feel free to contact us on +27 (0) 861 PIRTEK (747835) or info@pirtek.co.za.

How Pirtek compares when it comes to customer service excellence

How Pirtek compares when it comes to customer service excellence

For many years, Pirtek has proved that in our line of business, it’s not just about achieving our profit margins but it all boils down to providing outstanding customer service and product satisfaction to our target market. This is backed by our extensive product offering and the professional support of our qualified staff. This is why we always aim higher than expectations.  Now we ask, why settle for less when you can discover a whole new dimension when it comes to fluid transfer solutions.

The implementation of our franchise network has helped us reach many areas thus ensuring that you can always rely on our accessibility at any given time or day.  Our MSST (Mobile Sales and Service Technician) team together with our equipped mobile units will ensure that production is not lost by providing you with the quickest response time.  Our OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) division targets the bulk supplying of our products within various industries.

  • Caring for our customers
  • Unlimited support to ensure a best solution is provided
  • Supply and demand focused to improve on customer services
  • Time management- because quick response will reduce down time
  • Organised tools and equipment by means of our equipped mobile units
  • Meticulous attention to details when it comes to investigation of a problem in order to provide with the correct solution
  • Exceptional staff training
  • Rapid response time

Pirtek offers a comprehensive range of fluid transfer solutions, products & services to industries including Mining & Quarrying, Manufacturing, Materials Handling, Agriculture, Transport & Logistics, Utilities, Rail, Construction & Plant Hire, Marine, Environmental Services, and Defense.

Contact us to experience our outstanding service and for further info. Contact details:  +27 (0) 861 PIRTEK (747835) or info@pirtek.co.za.