Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. The Zest WEG group says that its low voltage switchgear is being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to the South African industrial and domestic markets with 24/7 technical backup across the full range.

The Zest WEG group first introduced a range of switchgear to the South African market seven years ago and the range progressively expanded to include WEG switchgear products which have a global presence. In 2006 the company established a dedicated low voltage switchgear division that received a boost four years later when WEG acquired Zest, giving the local market direct access to these products and expertise.

Stephen Cook, switchgear manager at Zest WEG, says, “Our investment into obtaining SABS approval for our switchgear range and into training our personnel to identify and recommend the right product for specific customer applications gives us a competitive edge.”

Switchgear products available off the shelf include contactors, motor protection relays, motor circuit protection breakers, push buttons and indicating lights, field isolator stations, motor starters in either polycarbonate or sheet metal enclosures and other associated products.

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