Jetting ahead – The Werner Pumps success story

Although Werner Pumps began off as a small family enterprise, focusing on continuous enchancment and the native manufacture of all its components and cargo bodies has enabled the company to grow into a serious force inside 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 field, offering a complete range, 2.2 kW Electric skid units to 12-cylinder diesel powered models (mounted either on trailers or trucks).
Over the past few years, since 2009, when Norbert handed over day-to-day operations to his son, Sebastian, the corporate has loved a interval of rapid progress and expansion.
Managing Director Sebastian Werner attributes this to the continuous enchancment mindset on the firm, which suggests they are always looking for methods to optimise and expand the enterprise, and discover new markets to service. Within his first few years at the helm, Werner Pumps saw a 200% enhance in gross sales and has enjoyed year-on-year development 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 contemporary energy and focus into the enterprise, with impressive outcomes. He realised that local manufacturing was a singular selling level for the corporate and has targeted on guaranteeing that each one components and load bodies at the second are one hundred pc manufactured in South Africa, contributing to economic growth and creating employment alternatives.
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“We do everything we are ready to in-house and have been constructing these capabilities over the past few years, adding additional space in our workshop, investing in CNC equipment, constructing a painting spray booth, growing a fleet of service and repair vehicles, upskilling our in-house auto electricians and developing hydraulics and design abilities in our staff, and even creating our personal small aluminium recycling system,” he says. Werner Pumps owns a 6 000m² premises situated in the industrial sites of New Era Springs (50km east of Johannesburg), which houses its workshop, office and stores.
The firm was additionally one of the first in the industry to obtain an ISO9001 Certification, in October 2016. “We continuously research and implement new methods as part of our ISO9001-2015 standard of organisation,” says Werner. “These help us to analyse the setting and stay on high of enterprise growth. We created the first working African-built Amanzi Recycling Unit. We also expanded our offering to include a smaller fast response bakkie-mounted mixture unit, which can service applications the place a bigger truck mounted unit won’t match, such as shopping centres, hospitals and mines.”
Werner says one of the cornerstones for Werner Pumps’ success is its focus on buyer engagement and repair. This begins with understanding buyer wants and challenges and going the additional mile to address these. For example, the company carries a comprehensive equipment and spares line with the goal of being a one-stop shop for purchasers.
Werner Pumps is also the solely real accredited agent for HAAS Abwassertechnik in South Africa and offers the full catalogue of HAAS pipe stoppers, testing units for house connections, rehabilitation packers, lifting luggage, leak sealing bags, sealing wedges, leak-sealing bandages and rubber-moulded components.
In the previous few years, Werner Pumps has begun offering flexible financing solutions, and increasing its sights to different nations within the African continent. “ Mold ’re working on expanding into the African market, where earlier than, solely used items have been deemed inexpensive,” says Werner. “We can now offer South African constructed items at nice aggressive prices.”
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