“With existing supply agreements with Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum, we’re thrilled to extend our market share in the platinum industry through this new agreement with Lonmin,” Louis Kotze, Zest WEG Group’s area manager responsible for Rustenburg says. “Zest WEG’s Rustenburg branch is now party to formal supply agreements with all three major world platinum producers.”
He explains that Lonmin Platinum was seeking to enter into an agreement that offered a low voltage motor standardisation supply strategy for IE2 (Premium Efficiency Plus) motors that would cover a complete range of low voltage cast iron electric motors, ranging from 0.18 kW to 330 kW.
“The new IE2 WEG motor efficiency specification will allow Lonmin Platinum to meet its medium term low voltage electric motor energy saving objectives. Zest WEG is well known for its proven Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) programme on low voltage motors and we believe a key motivation for Lonmin Platinum to enter into this landmark supply agreement with Zest WEG was the prospective long term benefit.”
As part of the support functions while the agreement was being implemented, Zest WEG assisted with motor repair specifications that allowed Lonmin Platinum to receive back repaired electric motors as close as possible to the WEG OEM specification from repair companies. Zest WEG also assisted with technical motor data details in order to streamline the SAP coding and commercial order process.