Left to right: Ali Karademir, director SKF Africa (standing); Ian Cillié, MD SKF Southern Africa; Jan Viljoen, BED director (standing); and Mike Giltrow, BED MD & owner.
SKF South Africa has announced the appointment of Bolt & Engineering Distributors Group as an authorised SKF Industrial distributor.
With this latest agreement SKF now has 60 Industrial Authorised Distributors with an overall total of 169 distributors located throughout southern Africa.
SKF Distribution Development manager, Anton Theunissen, explains that the recent expansion of the company’s distributor network not only gives its customers improved access to SKF product and services, but that the strategic selection of SKF Authorised Industrial Distributors ensures close proximity to its customer base.
“This facilitates effective planning and stock management, while enhancing the ability to service customers and end users in the shortest possible time. This partnership with our customers reduces asset downtime, while maintaining the best possible production levels, uptime and customer performance. It ultimately reduces total cost of ownership for our customers.”
The Bolt & Engineering Distributors Group (BED), established in 1983, is a leading supplier of engineering related products to the construction and mining industries. The group’s South African footprint spans Gauteng, North West Province, Free State, Western Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The company operates from eleven locations throughout South Africa and the full SKF products and service portfolio will be available to industrial customers in the respective branch areas.
Meanwhile, Theunissen advises customers and end users to source SKF products through SKF authorised distributors only to safeguard product authenticity. “Our customers can buy with confidence from any one of our authorised distributors, rest assured in the knowledge that the products they purchase are of world-class quality.”