Pneumatic, hydraulic, vacuum process and automation offering expanded

November 26th, 2019, Published in Articles: Vector

Hudaco Group company Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. This, in turn, expands BI’s value proposition to its customer base by enabling the company to offer a wider range and to offer complete solutions to different market segments.

Acquired in 2014 as a complementary company to pneumatic and hydraulic automation solutions provider Ernest Lowe, Berntel expands the Hudaco Group’s industrial offering in pneumatic, hydraulic, vacuum, process and automation solutions. It also manufactures its own pneumatic cylinders, as well as designing, building, and commissioning control systems, including PLC programming.

Berntel represents a range of well-known brands, such as JELPC; JORC Industrial (condensate drain management); VMECA (water-free units); Belef (actuation); Ober (air tools, air motors, and automation); Piab (vacuum technology) and BOGE (compressors and dryers). Target markets are food and beverage; automotive; general industry; sugar, pulp and paper; OEMs; machine builders and agriculture.

A dedicated Berntel team supports BI, allowing the former to grow its customer base countrywide, says GM Neil Champion, who has been growing the Berntel product sales through the Ernest Lowe branch network over the last five years.

Looking to 2020, Champion says Berntel will introduce its latest Ober agency, an Italian designer and manufacturer of portable pneumatic tools, motors, automated machinery and systems for drilling, tapping, threading and screwing, including power screwdrivers with electronic torque control, since 1952. Another new agency is BOGE, a German producer of reliable compressors for over 110 years. The Piab agency has also extended Berntel’s offering into smart vacuum solutions.

Being part of the broader Hudaco Group allows BI to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket at its extensive branch network countrywide.

Contact Bearings International, Tel 011 899-0000, info@bearings.co.za

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