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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 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.

Pirtek & Sparrow Schools pioneer hydraulic hose training program in South Africa

South Africa continues to be plagued with skills shortages partly due to our country’s inability to develop, utilize and retain enough human capital. The lack of investment in skills development has been identified as one of the critical restrictions to economic growth and employment creation by government.

The scourge of skills shortages contributes to building social ills and leaves our country facing high unemployment levels. Although South Africa is considered by many to be the Economic hub of Africa, a lack of skills presents our country as one of the most unequal societies in the world.

Sparrow FET College together with its various industry partners continues to champion the fight against this lack of skills shortages. Most recently, Sparrow FET College partnered with global hydraulics company, Pirtek to launch a new mining skills programme called the Fluid Power Hose Assemblies at NQF level 2 to 3.

The skills programme equips students with skills to make up hydraulic hose assemblies, identify and select the correct fittings, read and interpret basic fluid power engineering drawings and maintain safe working procedures.

The pilot programme fully funded by Pirtek produced a 100 percent pass rate with all 16 of the students who were enrolled in the programme successfully completing it. Nine of the 16 students were employed across different Pirtek branches.

Credit must also be given to the programme’s facilitator, Parker Shamiel. Shamiel has over 20 years worth of experience in the hydraulics industry working for big companies including SAB, DENEL, and GNKEM. He played a crucial role in the programme’s success

It is through such partnerships between Pirtek and Sparrow that more youth will continue to emerge qualified with critical skills that enable them to be self-reliant and obtain a place in the labour market. Such partnerships help eliminate the high levels of unemployment and eradicate levels of poverty.

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