Jetting forward – The Werner Pumps success story

Although Werner Pumps started off as a small family business, focusing on continuous enchancment and the local manufacture of all its components and load bodies has enabled the corporate to grow into a serious force within the water recycling and high-pressure jetting sectors.
Founded by German-born Norbert Werner in 1988, Werner Pumps has grown to turn into a pacesetter in its area, offering a complete vary, 2.2 kW Electric skid items to 12-cylinder diesel powered units (mounted either on trailers or trucks).
Over Official , since 2009, when Norbert handed over day-to-day operations to his son, Sebastian, the company has loved a interval of rapid growth and expansion.
Managing Director Sebastian Werner attributes this to the continuous improvement mindset on the company, which implies they’re at all times looking for methods to optimise and expand the business, and discover new markets to service. Within his first few years at the helm, Werner Pumps saw a 200% increase in sales and has enjoyed year-on-year progress since, even within the face of COVID-19. It has added the Indlovu Vacuum Unit, Impi Combination / Jetvac Units and Amanzi Recycling Units to its range of truck-mounted options.
Werner has injected recent energy and focus into the enterprise, with spectacular results. He realised that native manufacturing was a novel promoting level for the corporate and has targeted on ensuring that all parts and cargo our bodies at the moment are 100% manufactured in South Africa, contributing to financial development and creating employment opportunities.
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“We do every little thing we are ready to in-house and have been building these capabilities over the past few years, including extra area in our workshop, investing in CNC equipment, building a painting spray sales space, growing a fleet of service and restore vehicles, upskilling our in-house auto electricians and creating hydraulics and design abilities in our group, and even creating our own small aluminium recycling system,” he says. Werner Pumps owns a 6 000m² premises located within the industrial websites of New Era Springs (50km east of Johannesburg), which houses its workshop, office and shops.
The firm was additionally one of the first in the business to acquire an ISO9001 Certification, in October 2016. “We continuously analysis and implement new strategies as a part of our ISO9001-2015 commonplace of organisation,” says Werner. “These assist us to analyse the environment and stay on top of enterprise development. We created the first working African-built Amanzi Recycling Unit. We additionally expanded our offering to incorporate a smaller speedy response bakkie-mounted combination unit, which may service purposes the place a larger truck mounted unit won’t fit, corresponding to buying centres, hospitals and mines.”
Werner says one of many cornerstones for Werner Pumps’ success is its concentrate on buyer engagement and repair. This begins with understanding buyer needs and challenges and going the additional mile to deal with these. For example, the company carries a complete equipment and spares line with the aim of being a one-stop shop for customers.
Werner Pumps can also be the only accredited agent for HAAS Abwassertechnik in South Africa and offers the total catalogue of HAAS pipe stoppers, testing sets for house connections, rehabilitation packers, lifting baggage, leak sealing luggage, sealing wedges, leak-sealing bandages and rubber-moulded elements.
In the past few years, Werner Pumps has begun providing versatile financing options, and increasing its sights to different countries throughout the African continent. “We’re working on increasing into the African market, the place before, solely used units were deemed reasonably priced,” says Werner. “We can now offer South African constructed units at great aggressive costs.”
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