KSB is one of the world’s leading suppliers of pumps and valves and related systems
KSB has been represented in South Africa since the early 1900’s through agents. In 1959 KSB Pumps (SA) was established with the objective to be closer to the customer, thereby increasing value to the customer by having a strong local sales, operations and service set up available. In January 2007, KSB Pumps South Africa changed its shareholding and took on a black economic-empowerment company as a partner, namely Compo Physic Trade (Pty) Ltd, which has a share of 15% plus 1.
During the last 5 years the company has shown significant growth in order intake and sales.
KSB South Africa has a modern manufacturing and sales facility in Johannesburg and 8 additional sales branches in Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Secunda, Vereeniging, Richards bay and Rustenburg and several regional P & A’s (for Sub Saharan Africa) located in KSB’s headquarter in Johannesburg. A nationwide dealership network with 120 dealers and accredited service centres compliments the activities of the main and regional offices.
Since 2010 KSB’s resident office in Accra, Ghana for West Africa is limited to the Sub Saharan Africa headquarter in South Africa. A second resident office opened in 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya to cover East /Central Africa.
We have established a dedicated service division in order to offer our customers a comprehensive aftersales service, including installation and commissioning, inspection, repair and maintenance, either in our own main Service workshop in Johannesburg or in our 6 Regional Service Centres, or by our competent Field Service Organisation.
As a professional service provider, the Fluid Systems division offers turnkey solutions for water and waste water pumping stations (mechanical and electrical) including engineering services to the whole Africa . The division has developed from a one-man operation in 1998 into a team of 14 individuals.
The South African operation has several special application competencies, which position us to look after South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our biggest market is the water segment, followed by Industry, Mining and Energy. At present about 25% of the company’s business is made up of exports to Africa.
KSB South Africa strives to be part of the KSB GMN, and has done just that by getting the MbK (Made by KSB) certification for our RPH API product range, and we are one of only five KSB companies outside of Europe that have passed that hurdle.