When companies invest in Africa by setting up production facilities here, they offer their host countries a shortcut into the global mainstream, and open the doors to trade and development. According to Louis Meiring, CEO of Zest WEG Group, by far the most important aspects of foreign investment are access to global operations, technology transfer and ongoing training and skills upliftment. As a manufacturer of electric motors worldwide, WEG has continued the training ethos established by Zest WEG Group. Its training interventions extend beyond South Africa to other African countries, with the training officer regularly travelling the continent to ensure that the relevant technology is shared. Skilled and regular maintenance extend the life cycle of any equipment, and industrial inefficiencies are, more often than not, the result of poor or maintenance or no maintenance.
Contact Kirsten Larkan, Zest Weg Group Africa, Tel 011 723-6000, email@example.com