At the forefront of the forecourt since 1961
25 October 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201916654
AFTER a move to new premises late last year, Prowalco Tatsuno, a Bud Group Company, continues to boast the largest and most sophisticated pump-service infrastructure on the African continent.
That’s according to CEO Annali May, who added that the company provides this service under contract or on an ad hoc basis to all of the major oil companies in South Africa from its branches in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Its also has service operations in Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana.
Prowalco Tatsuno is the sole African distributor of the Tatsuno Corporation range of pumps and dispensers, manufactured by Tatsuno of Japan, which became a shareholder in 2018. Tatsuno is the leading fuel-dispenser manufacturer in Asia.
In addition to distributing the Tatsuno range of products, Prowalco also uses its hydraulic components in its locally designed and assembled range of products.
“The relationship between Prowalco and Tatsuno has strengthened over the years, as both companies share the goal of delivering the best quality and most technologically-advanced products to the oil industry,” said May.
The company moved to new headquarters in November 2018, following its establishment in its old premises in 1961. “It was time for a change that suited the new management team, our new values, and our world-class technology. The new premises have brought new energy and forward-thinking to all of our employees,” May said.
Prowalco Tatsuno has been acknowledged as Supplier of the Year for 2018 by Franklin Fueling Systems of the US, a global leader of complete fuelling systems. This is the second consecutive year Prowalco Tatsuno has been acknowledged by Franklin, having clinched New Business Partner in 2017.
May said the fact that Prowalco Tatsuno manufactures locally means that customers can rest assured of having access to readily available spares on a fast turnaround. “The Prowalco UPP project team can deliver a complete package of UPP pipework, manhole chambers, dispenser containment, submersible pumps and smart fuel stock and environmental monitoring systems,” she said.
Senior Project Manager Barend Bekker said projects are designed around exact customer needs and delivered in a single shipment, ready for installation. “We also test equipment on site and provide sign-off once installation has been completed,” he said.