The Bearings International (BI) Durban branch stocks a wide range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools, and power transmission products for a range of industries. These include food and beverage, cement and quarries, pulp and paper, port and rail, water and sanitation, sugar mills, mining, petrochemicals, and animal-feed plants.
The main brands showcased are FAG bearings, FIS products, INA, Bauer electric motors and gearboxes, Rocol Lubricants, Cooper split bearings, Senqcia (Hitachi) chain, Ewart Chain, KOYO, Link belt, Dodge, Rexnord, Makita power tools, and Jonnesway professional tools.
The branch is managed by Trevor Veeradu, whose engineering expertise has stood him in good stead with regard to industrial gearboxes and conveying systems, specialising in light and heavy duty rubber belting, and thereafter hydraulics and pneumatics.
BI Durban offers support to the entire province, as well as supplying customised solutions for largescale technical projects. The branch has an in-house division that refurbishes sugar mill carrier and diffuser chains, as well as assembling and supplying new chain. It also manufactures specialised sprockets as per customer requirements.
Additional services encompass bearing inspections and fitments, condition monitoring, customer training, gearbox repairs, technical advice for all projects, from small to large, as well as bearing reconditioning, vibration analysis, specialist manufacture, on-site operations, troubleshooting, 24/7 service, and even design and selection.
Staff are kept up to date through ongoing training, which is also offered to customers upon request. “Our strength lies in our people and knowledge, and our commitment to servicing the customers who have supported us over the last 65 years,” concludes Veeradu. “We have great plans to extend our product offering even further in the future and, as part of the Hudaco Group, our value proposition to customers is commensurately larger.”