Aggreko expands depot business to South Africa
- Aggreko has opened its first depot in Africa, located near Johannesburg, South Africa
- Aggreko’s initial investment in South Africa will be 10 million USD
- The depot will allow Aggreko to support local customers in South Africa
Midrand, March 2009 - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has opened its first depot in Africa, located in Midrand, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg. The depot represents an initial investment of 10 million USD and underlines Aggreko’s belief that the increase in industrial growth in South Africa will result in a larger demand for power in the country. Aggreko has been active on the continent for over ten years, operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola as well as South Africa.
By establishing a permanent presence in South Africa, Aggreko believes that it will be ideally positioned to support its African customers with reliable temporary power solutions. In particular, Aggreko is looking to support industries such as manufacturing, shipping, process industries, events and construction.
"The depot in Midrand will allow us to provide support to the local market by offering reliable temporary power systems within very short timescales,” said Steve Aitken, Director, Aggreko Africa. “Aggreko is committed to Africa and currently has over 800 MW operating in 27 countries. In addition, we are firmly committed to transferring skills and knowledge wherever we can to the graduates, engineers and technicians that are employed by Aggreko in South Africa. Currently, over 79% of Aggreko staff in Africa are locally employed Africans, and we intend to continue our in-house training and development process.”