Export Business Development in the African Plastics Sector
Eder Design in South Africa has joined the expanding Bunting distributor network and is presently exhibiting Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors at a major packaging, processing and plastics exhibition called PROPAK Africa 2016 being held in Johannesburg between 15th and 18th March.
Dave Hills, Bunting Europe’s Head of Sales, is presently at the exhibition with Eder Design on stand Hall 5 stand E21 providing training and support for the exhibition and is really impressed by the level of interest.
“Our growth strategy for 2016 and 2017 is to develop business overseas and appointing Eder Design is an important step into the totally new geographical market of Africa. Johann [Eder, Owner of Eder Design] has a great working knowledge of our key primary markets of plastics and processing. Eder represent other key suppliers to those industries including Piovan [Italy] and Rapid Granulators [Sweden] and BM Silos [Denmark] our range of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors fir perfectly into their product portfolio.”
Bunting specialise in developing metal separation equipment, especially for the plastics sector. Dave has been impressed by the level of interest. “Metal contamination is a huge problem causing damage to process plant such as granulators and extruders as well as affecting end product quality. So far, we have received a wide range of enquiries especially for FF Drawer Magnets, Inline Magnets and All-Metal Separators. We have been working through the plastics flowsheet looking at the best location for the metal separation equipment. Also, being here means that we can demonstrate the strength of our Magnets. It is always good to see people looking bemused by the sheer magnetic strength as a bolt is stuck onto a Grate Magnet.”
Johann is equally excited by the new partnership. “The South African market is developing rapidly and we at Eder Design want to provide the best quality European processing equipment. Hence working with companies such as Piovan, Rapid Granulators and, now, Bunting Magnetics Europe. The vast majority of our customers have experienced or are experiencing metal contamination problems and we can now help provide cost-effective solutions.”
Johann was also pleased with Bunting’s commitment to developing business in South Africa. “Having Bunting Europe’s Head of Sales on the stand is a huge statement of intent. This is the kind of support we need and will be hugely beneficial for our sales team and customers. It also gives Dave a chance to gain a greater understanding of the South African market and this will help when we are developing sales and marketing strategies moving forward.”
Bunting will be announcing additional appointments as they further expand their distribution network. Companies interested in potentially joining Bunting’s growing network should contact Dave Hills (details below).
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