Parker Hannifin has opened a new state-of-the-art distributor facility in Limpopo. This is the fifteenth ParkerStore in South Africa and one of over 2300 Parker Hannifin distributors worldwide. The executive mayor of Polokwane, Thembi Nkadimeng, and Limpopo Economic Development MEC, Seaparo Sekoati, helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening event on 18 May. “We are pleased to bring quality Parker products to our growing customer base in the Limpopo area,” said executive director, Brian Munetsi. “My entrepreneurial venture was born 11 years ago on my dining room table. Since then we have gained vast industry experience that sets us apart from our competitors.”
From l: Evershree Mathadeen, country distribution and retail manager, Parker; Seaparo Sekoati, Limpopo Economic Development MEC; Tebogo Macheke, board chairperson, ParkerStore Limpopo; Brian Munetsi, executive director, ParkerStore Limpopo; Thembi Nkadimeng, executive mayor, Polokwane; Lehlogonolo Masoga, legislature deputy speaker, Limpopo; Jacob Mothobi, technical director, ParkerStore Limpopo; John Dombo, senior manager, Ivan Plats; Tebogo Brian van Wyk, director, ParkerStore Limpopo; Eugene Nortje, new business development manager, Stefanutt Stocks Mining Services.
ParkerStore offers a local source of hydraulic and pneumatic products, backed by the knowledge and application expertise of store teams that are focused on building on-demand hose assemblies to minimise downtime and maximise production uptime and efficiency for its customers.
ParkerStore Limpopo was established to answer the demand in the province for hydraulic hoses and fittings, as well as pneumatic, filtration, sealing and shielding components, instrumentation and spare parts for heavy to light duty equipment and machinery. Applications are in the aerospace, mining, construction, agriculture, transportation and heavy and light transportation manufacturing industries. The modern purpose-built facility covers over 800 m², with strong stockholding of all products. “Our goal is to improve your productivity and profitability by delivering everything you need for your motion and control-related applications in one place. ParkerStore Limpopo supplies complete turnkey solutions to OEM specifications for hydraulics, hoses, fittings, pumps, motors, valves and pneumatics,” Munetsi continued.
ParkerStore Limpopo does not stop at supplying reliable products. It has knowledgeable internal sales personnel on hand and a technical team is available to answer all questions 24/7 through the Hose Doctor field services unit. A Hose Doctor is a workshop on wheels with qualified technicians able to do fabrication at any location. “Providing solutions to your motion and control challenges is at the core of what we do,” concluded Munetsi.