5 September 2012 – Supplier of capital equipment and consumable products in the electrical, automation and mechanical fields, Elquip Solutions, believes that high quality offerings built to endure arduous conditions will dominate over less reliable products.

In 2004 Elquip Solutions became a certified South African distributor for Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure to the commercial, industrial and residential markets. “Elquip Solutions offered the perfect fit for the distribution of our industrial electrical products. Its business strategy and focus is the same as that of Legrand, and our product range complemented the existing range of Elquip Solutions. This synergy between the two companies has continued to bear fruit subsequently for both Legrand and Elquip Solutions,” Legrand South Africa’s area sales manager, Ernest Nkomo, says.

The Legrand products distributed by Elquip Solutions are mainly used in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and end-user markets; and include factory installation of generator panels and panels for industrial use. The extensive range provides customers with a solution for constructing any possible electrical system.

Mike Cronin, managing director of Elquip Solutions is enthusiastic about the relationship with Legrand. “Legrand has shown a lot of faith in the partnership. Elquip Solutions benefits by having access to a portfolio of high quality products and high-end technical support and service from Legrand. The turnaround time on products is quick, since we maintain similar stock levels. This collective support ultimately benefits our customers.” An example of the benefit to both groups is how by offering moulded case breakers, Elquip Solutions was able to break into the market and extend its customer and product footprint.
Cronin says that Legrand is introducing a new range of breakers. “Elquip solutions will work closely with Legrand on all aspects of launching the new range. Legrand is very selective about who it chooses to work with, so Elquip Solutions feels extremely privileged to be a distribution partner for this global leader.”