Global electrical test equipment expert, Megger, has set up a new sales and support office in Durban, South Africa. This important and exciting development is the latest demonstration of Megger’s commitment to serving the African market effectively and efficiently, and to providing readily accessible technical support for its fast-growing customer base in the region. The office, located at the Beacon Rock complex in Umhlanga Rocks, will serve customers throughout the African continent.
Speaking at the official launch at the company's new office in Durban, Jurgen Göbelhaider, the company's vice president for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), said that the launch of the Durban office is the first investment Megger is making as part of its "project Africa 2022". More will follow, he added. From this new office, the company will serve the entire African continent with the company's test and measurement equipment for applications "from generation to the socket", Göbelhaider said.
“The pace of electrification in Africa is increasing, with many major projects in progress and planned for the near future,” said Daniel Salathé, Megger’s sales director for Africa, Middle East and India. “We know that those working on these projects need fast, local access to the latest test technology, backed by expert technical advice and support. And that’s exactly what our new office will allow us to provide. But its services are not limited to large projects – all of our customers and partners in the region will benefit from even better and more responsive support than they have enjoyed in the past.”
Megger’s new office will initially have a permanent staff of two: Alan Goodson, the territory sales manager for South and East Africa; and Nathaniel Folscher, an application engineer with wide experience of test techniques for power applications. A second application engineer will be joining the team in the near future. To provide technical support, the office will handle all administration and project management for the region and will carry stocks of demonstration equipment.
Megger has been a leader in electrical test and measurement globally for 130 years. From power generation to the power outlets in your home, Megger products cover almost every application within the electrical supply industry. Its products are categorised into seven core application segments: cable test and diagnostics, protection relays and systems, circuit breakers, transformer test and diagnostics, low voltage installations, general electrical testing, and motor and generator testing.
Megger has manufacturing sites in various locations within Germany, USA, UK, and Sweden, while its headquarters are based in Dover, UK. The company has sales offices across the globe.
Megger has grown substantially through acquisitions, including Biddle Instruments (1936, Pennsylvania), Multi-Amp (1951, New Jersey), Programma (2007, Sweden), SebaKMT (2012, Germany) and more recently, Baker Instruments (2018, Fort Collins), to name but a few.