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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!

Pirtek ranked 64th on global franchise systems list in 2014

Australian-founded franchise network, PIRTEK has been ranked 64th in a list of the world’s top 200 Global franchise systems by influential American publication, Entrepreneur Magazine. PIRTEK’s international expansion includes the United States, UK, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Mongolia, Canada and Africa.  The ratings by Entrepreneur Magazine are generated by a formula that takes into account numerous elements including growth, financial strength and additional weightings around international developments.

Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE. 

Franchising opportunities in Africa – why you should consider Pirtek

In today’s tough economic climate, many people are looking for alternative ways to make money. What used to be seen as a safe, secure option (ie a 9 – 5 job) can easily lead to early retirements or even an unstable financial environment.

Franchising offers a number of benefits to entrepreneurial minded people. Not only do you get to be your own boss, but you can ensure that you are able to secure your financial future by running and managing your own business.

Pirtek is a service-orientated company, which is something unique in the African hydraulic and industrial hose market. Companies are faced with increased productivity demands and Pirtek has become the go-to company for companies who use hydraulic and industrial hoses.

While Pirtek cenres are generally managed by the owners, you will have all the backup and support you need when you buy a Pirtek franchise. For example, we can give you the option of employing an operations manager that can assist you on various levels of your business. The business formula isn’t only successful in South Africa and Africa, but also throughout Europe, Australia, South East Asia and America, amongst other countries.

A further benefit of owning a Pirtek franchise is the fact that you don’t need to be an industrial engineer or have prior experience of the industrial industry. We can help you with everything from product knowledge to ongoing support on how to manage your business and take it to the next level.

Contact Pirtek today to find out more about investing in a Pirtek franchise.

Four things to look for when evaluating hydraulic hose suppliers in South Africa

With so many different brands and service providers to choose from in South Africa, it can sometimes be difficult to identify which hydraulic hose suppliers offer recognisable quality. Here are four tips on identifying a quality supplier.

Quality products

Primarily, a great brand will only offer great quality products. The supplier should only offer products that meet international industry standards in terms of quality and performance. Furthermore the supplier should be prepared to attach their name to those products by way of branding. Generic or unbranded products should be avoided if possible.

Great service

A progressive brand will ensure that they offer great customer service. This is evidenced in how rapidly they respond to imminent problems, how effectively they identify and attend to challenges, as well as how far they are willing to go to resolve problems.

Effective customer service

After you have evaluated the quality of the products and services on offer, it’s important to ensure great customer service as a whole. This is vital in terms of the complete client experience. Having great products coupled with great services are excellent on their own, but customer service broadly will ensure clients are retained and kept satisfied long term.

Your brand experience as a consumer

Finally, consider your experience with the brand. If you visit their premises, is it clean, safe and environmentally friendly? Are the staff courteous and friendly? These are, of course, subjective, but finding a brand that you feel comfortable with will certainly help you achieve peace of mind.

If you require hydraulic hoses, industrial hoses, couplings or any other products, don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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.

The benefits of a Pirtek Franchise

Do you dream of being financially independent and running your own company?  Do you have passion for people?  Are you an entrepreneur in the making?

 

Then a Pirtek Franchise is the solution for you!  A franchise can be lucrative if approached with a passion for business and customer satisfaction. The Pirtek Franchise network provides customers with a top quality product and superior service. The Pirtek Franchisee provides a fluid transfer solution by establishing a Service and Supply Centre together with 24/7 Mobile Service Units.

Pirtek supplies hydraulic and industrial hoses to various industries and OEM manufacturers.

Pirtek was recently ranked 64th on the global franchise systems list!

 

The Pirtek Service and Supply Centre is an overall package which consists of a walk-in centre, workshop for hose assembling, warehouse facility and an administration office. The Pirtek Mobile Service Unit is a fully equipped mobile service vehicle which operates on a 24/7 basis.

All Pirtek franchises carry the same motto of providing superior service for “Fluid Transfer Solutions”. Franchisees will receive assistance in terms of financial administration; accounting; marketing and IT support.

 

We are a fully registered member of FASA and ISO9001:2008 accredited.  Our qualified trainers will also provide you with MerSETA accredited Hose Assembly and product training.

Our experienced consultants await your call, make the right choice and invest today. Contact us on +27 (0) 861 PIRTEK (747835) or info@pirtek.co.za for more info.