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AGE Technologies

June 2006 News

AGE Technologies provides professional system integration of automation and turnkey electrical engineering projects to industry. Not being product specific, it works to provide customers with cost effective solutions, from concept, through design to final commissioning and maintenance incorporating the latest products. Its policy is to train local people to provide sustained support and maintenance. AGE has provided automation systems and engineering expertise in countries as far afield as Mexico, Panama, Mali and Taiwan to a variety southern African companies.

AGE stands for 'Automation and General Electric', originally founded in 1985 (originally Cooper, Jackson and Son Consulting - CJS). In 1998 AGE of Africa Technologies was established in Johannesburg as a holding company and today AGE is based in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia. Besides these countries, it also has customers in Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The company is an authorised system integrator for Schneider Automation, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, ABB, Wonderware, Citect and Adroit.

Automation and instrumentation includes instruments, sensors, actuators, motors and control stations, remote I/O, controllers, networking, scada, and MES. LV and HV electrical engineering includes motor control centres, soft starters, variable speed drives, electrical reticulation, power monitoring, power factor correction, LV-power and lighting, surge protection and earthing. Services include project consulting, on site support for trained personnel, loan of equipment (in the event of client equipment breakdown), telephonic support for breakdowns. Customer specific training courses are on offer at facilities in Alberton.

Project experience ranges from chemical dosing plants for Rand Water's various stations, Turnkey control for Midmar Water Treatment Works, through process control for a tinning line, coil coating line, temper mills, electrical steel making for the iron and steel industries. Major customers include big names in the water, steel, automotive, food and beverage, power and packaging industries.

Complying with the latest ISO 9000 standards, AGE is regularly audited by its customers and is the only South African company to be audited and authorised by Bridgestone Japan. With safety in mind, the company complies with ISO 14001 - 1996. All AGE personnel are fully trained in safety and the company prides itself in its perfect safety record.

For more information contact Antony Junius, AGE Technologies, 011 869 3925, antony@age.co.za





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