Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Sugar masterplan is sweet news

Third Quarter 2021 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost for local production. This is good news for companies like Bearings International (BI), for which the sugar industry is a major growth market. “The sugar industry remains a major focus of our portfolio,” says segment development leader, Nick Allanson. “As a distributor of high quality brands in the industrial power transmission sector, BI is able to incorporate these products into the drive solutions it supplies to the sugar industry.”

These involve the conveyor equipment used to move the cane through all the stages of processing to the final movement of the waste by-product used as a combustible fuel source for the boilers. Reliable conveyor systems are critical for sugar mills to maintain productivity, as any stoppages have a knock-on effect on the entire process. BI focuses on stocking loose components, which play an important role in servicing the sugar industry as they are vital for the refurbishment of used chains. Without a large stock of loose components, BI would be unable to contribute to reducing the total cost of ownership of these chains.

BI is the official distributor for Senqcia Chain and Ewart Chain and also supplies high quality transmission chain, bearings, industrial gearboxes and lubricants for the sugar industry. On-site inspections throughout the year form part of its value-added service offering.

For more information contact Bearings International, +27 11 899 0000, info@bearings.co.za, www.bearings.co.za




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