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Appointment of Bolt and Engineering Distributors as a distributor

Messer have also appointed Bolt and Engineering Distributors as a distributor of the Messer Cutting Systems products, systems and consumables. This is a strategic partnership is going to help grow the Messer brand in South Africa. BED have penetration in many different industries, from the mining industry to general engineering.

Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group was established in 1983 and has more than 36 years of industry knowledge supplying standard, specialised and commercial fasteners, high tensile bolts, chemical anchors, studs, screws, hand and power tools, bearings, welding and brazing equipment and consumables, plasma cutting equipment, PPE, oils and lubricants and many other engineering products. The company has nine warehousing and distribution centres around the country and employs over 300 staff.

“We are very strong in supplying the engineering industry with product and have two specific divisions in the company that account for welding and brazing in the one and cutting solutions in the other. Representing Messer Cutting Systems is going to add value to our product range and will also allow us to expand the name in South Africa,” explained Mike Giltrow, owner of Bolt and Engineering Distributors and one of the original founders.

“We see the importance of marketing a leading German manufacturer not just as an attraction but rather as enhancement of our business. The division is headed up by Craig Bister and he will be significantly increasing the investment in the product distribution.”

Craig Bister explains: “Bolt and Engineering Distributors already has a host of customers in the welding, brazing, cutting equipment and consumables industries so marketing and distributing oxyfuel cutting and consumable products is a natural attrition.”

“Initially we are going to concentrate on the mining industry and training centres and have already developed a package that we will refer to as our cutting kit,” said Bister.

Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (BED) will be targeting the mining and general engineering industries

BED has four vans fully kitted with welding and cutting equipment so that each technician responsible for the van will be able to offer educational advice on-site, as well assess each individual’s setup

“This kit consists of oxygen and acetylene pressure regulators and hose, flashback arrestors, cutting torch (Monarch style 28), torch mounts and nozzles – anything to do with fuel gas/oxygen flame cutting. The kit also includes the associated PPE such as gloves and safety glasses as well as the required spanners.”

Mobile demonstration and assessment vans
“We set ourselves apart from others three years ago when we introduced three demonstration and assessment vans that service Gauteng and the surrounding provinces. We have now added a further van that services the Western Cape.”

“These vans are fully kitted with welding and cutting equipment so that each technician responsible for the van will be able to offer educational advice on-site, as well assess each individuals setup. Messer Cutting Systems products and consumables will now be added to these vans.”

“Going forward we will be able to educate, assess and supply each individual mining or general engineering company with welding and cutting product. We believe this give our customers a significant advantage in igniting their metal processing services and maintenance programmes,” concluded Bister.

For further details contact Bolt and Engineering Distributors on TEL: 0861 265836, email craig@bolteng.co.za or visit www.bolteng.co.za

Need to get hold of us? Email Us: customercare@bolteng.co.za | Contact Us: 0861 265 836