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Power Process Systems (PPS) is the largest reticulation enclosure manufacturer in South Africa, supplying network distribution equipment to electrical utilities across the country, from Cape Town to Messina. They are currently the preferred supplier to Eskom for meter kiosks under 1MVA.

Requirement

The previous fastener supplier was unable to meet product specification requirements and back order and stockholding needs. Due to the size of PPS and the nature of their business, stockholding and logistical planning can never be an exact science.

Our Solution

We took over the procurement and stock management functions, using our ability to act on varied volume and item requirements within required lead times without negatively impacting on pricing and quality.

Results

Power Process Systems has the peace of mind that comes from knowing they always have the stock they need, but also that their costs are under control.

Requirement

PPS is trying to stay relevant in an ever-changing competitive climate and started working on a new power generating enclosure – but this presented considerable technical challenges.

Our Solution

From the supplied technical drawings, our R&D team designed a hinge pin for use on the access doors. We also specified and manufactured new sizes of stainless steel spring and started carrying the stock.

Results

With custom-fabricated fasteners available to complete their new enclosure design, Power Process Systems was able to successfully tender for new business.

Requirement

Security fasteners were difficult to source, and PPS needed a product similar to the shear nuts used on palisade fences (where the head of the nut shears off after installation) so that it would be impossible to loosen again with a spanner.

Our Solution

We designed a bolt which serves the same purpose – the shear bolt.

Results

Their pole-mounted power panels are more secure than ever against tampering/theft/removal from the pole.

Requirement

All enclosures are specified with a specially designed stainless-steel mesh for ventilation and to prevent bees from nesting in the enclosure. Other SA suppliers could not meet this requirement, which led to significant delays in installations.

Our Solution

We managed to source the exact product through our supplier network and started to import and hold the correct stock levels.

Results

Supply bottlenecks and installation delays were eliminated.

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www.ppspower.co.za

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