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Why Africa’s industrial tech expo brings a new focus to the pumps, valves and pipes sector

Africa’s biggest trade show for pumps, valves and pipes will have a new international focus at INDUTEC 2017 in Johannesburg over three days.

INDUTEC 2017 is Africa’s leading industrial technology and supply expo, which offers the continent’s sole platform dedicated to the industries involved in the conveyance of liquids, gasses and slurries.

The expo also presents two conferences over the three days, endorsed by the South African Department of Trade & Industry (the dti): PVP Live and Water Tec, from May 17 to 19 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Now in its 10th edition, INDUTEC was acquired last year, along with a four African shows, by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and the expo has undergone a makeover to bring it into line with dmg’s international portfolio.

The new owner believes Africa’s renewed growth offers opportunities to PVP suppliers in sectors as diverse as water supply and oil extraction through to agriculture, pulp & paper and construction.

“INDUTEC is well-established expo in South Africa attracting visitors and exhibitors from around the world,” says Brad Hook, organiser dmg-ems Africa’s Commercial Director. “This year we will will focus on the five key areas of the market at both the show and the conference.”

The expo is focused on five key areas serving visitors keen to meet suppliers and manufacturers face-to-face.

  • Energy. To meet demand in the oil, gas & petrochem sector for economic pumping and transport solutions to capitalise on the continent’s reserves.
  • Infrastructure. New government backed developments mean expertise is required across a diverse range – from the transportation of liquid concrete to sewage.
  • Water. Focus in sub-Sahanran Africa has focused on water security with municipalities investing money in long-term solutions.
  • Agriculture. Mechanisation and population growth is increasing demand for the latest pump and pipeline technology.
  • Extractive industries. Africa is a world player now demanding the efficient solutions from oil and gas transportation to mining.

Exhibitor Superlit Pipe Industreis from Turkey (picture above) will be showing its expertise with one of the biggest pipes in the world. The company’s H Can Terliksiz says it will use INDUTEC to grow its presence in sub-Saharan Africa. He said: “We supplied for the CENAL Thermal Power Plant, in Çanakkale province Turkey, which required world’s largest GRP sub-sea pipes ever fitted at 40 metres in diameter.

“Our GRP pipes are one of the few in the world manufactured using both continuous filament winding and centrifugal casting technologies to produce GRP pipes, covering all water and sewerage applications. We are looking forward to meeting potential clients in |Africa.”

South Africa’s GM Pumps will also be attending and demonstrating the Fluimac range of diaphragm pumps, with a unique patented drive air motor, alongside its range of food-grade FDA certified pumps. GM’s Evan Lewis says INDUTEC 2017 gives buyers the chance to talk face to face with suppliers and discuss their unique requirements. “We have the track record to solve pumping needs and INDUTEC provides a strong forum for us,” he said.

You can discover more about INDUTEC 2017 at and you can register for entry here


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