Johannesburg, South Africa — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 02 August 2011 – Marelli Motori “’ recognised as a leading supplier of medium and high voltage motors and generators to the power generation, industrial, petrochemical and marine industries “’ says the time and energy it has invested in the African market in the last few years is starting to pay off.

The global Italian generator giant’s regional manager for Africa, Dean Pratt says: “There is great potential for hydro-power in Africa, particularly in South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, the DRC, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Uganda.

Worldwide, Marelli Motori delivers over 160,000 motors and 20,000 generators annually with a total power in excess of 3GW. The hydropower market is a strategic growing segment for the company with over 600 installed units to date.

“As part of its commitment to its customers Marelli Motori has in place a global support structure through the Marelli Motori sales, service and distribution offices located in: Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Malaysia, the U.S.A., and South Africa,” says Pratt. “From these international locations Marelli Motori qualified personnel can travel to all parts of the world in response to its customers’ needs.”

An important part of this strategy is its continued involvement in the annual Hydropower Africa event, taking place again in Johannesburg in September this year. The conference and exhibition are on the 19th and 20th of the month at the Sandton Convention Centre; post conference workshops are on the 21st; and site visits to small and mini hydropower schemes in the Eastern Cape; The Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank power stations in Zambia; and the Inga project in the DRC on the 22nd and 23rd of September.

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