BMG has recently expanded its operation in KwaZulu-Natal, with the relocation of its Regional Service Centre (RSC) and the opening of two new facilities. “This expansion programme was necessary for the KZN operation to meet significant development in the region and greater market demand for engineering consumables and support services,” explains Keith van Wyk, BMG’s regional manager for KZN. “The consolidation of BMG’s KZN workshop facilities and field services into a centralised hub over seven years ago resulted in massive growth for BMG, and it became necessary to expand the operation from one facility into three to accommodate further expansion.”
The BMG Springfield sales branch has moved from Imvubu Park to Riverhorse Road, while the engineering facility, which incorporates the Fluid Technology and Geared Drives divisions, is now situated at a new 1810 m2 facility in Mahogany Ridge. The materials handling, gaskets and chain sectors of the business are now located in a modern, well-equipped 1100 m2 workshop in Westmead.
The Mahogany Ridge operation, in conjunction with the Westmead facility’s materials handling, gaskets and chain technical teams, provides assembly, repair, maintenance and support operations to ensure optimum performance of every component.
The two new technical support facilities operate closely with 11 dedicated BMG KZN branches to meet every customer’s specific requirements. Benefits for customers include improved service, repair and delivery efficiencies, centralised technical support, and easy accessibility to BMG’s comprehensive range of quality branded components. In addition, the new KZN facilities are conveniently situated close to major highways, providing easy access for BMG’s broad customer and supplier base. As part of its commitment to offering dependable engineering solutions that optimise productivity at every plant, the BMG team in KZN also offers in-house staff and customer training at the regional training centre at the Riverhorse Valley branch.
The Mahogany Ridge operation, which focuses on hydraulics and pneumatics, offers services that integrate quality branded components, advanced hydraulic engineering and contamination control. There is also a test and repair facility to ensure optimum performance and extended service life of every hydraulic system.
BMG assists with the design, manufacture, assembly and repair of all hydraulic and pneumatic systems, whether for a workshop improvement or a hydraulic system for an entirely new plant. The highly experienced team follows stringent ISO-accredited procedures and works in consultation with customers to ensure the most efficient solution – from small, multi-purpose power packs to large power packs for mining and industrial applications.
The Drives division, also based at the Mahogany Ridge operation, offers technical support and repairs for leading brands that include Hansen, Sumitomo, Nord, Varvel, Dynamic Oil, Fenner and Cyclo. Specialist services encompass designing systems for new applications and replacement drives for existing products. With BMG’s vast knowledge of gearboxes, the team is also able to repair gearboxes and drives that do not form part of its product line.
BMG’s comprehensive range of equipment and components includes bearings, seals and gaskets; power transmission; hydraulics and pneumatics; fluid technology and filtration; drives, motors and controllers; materials handling; fasteners; and tools. The team works closely with customers in all sectors, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, mining, the food and beverage sector, and petrochemical plants. BMG also supplies and supports service providers to power generation and pharmaceutical plants, and also ports, rail and road facilities. The company offers around-the-clock repair service for all products.
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