He adds that the SafeQuip management team are prepared to invest in
creating product awareness, warehousing of stock and spare parts,
developing product support and training for customers as well as staff.
"What Davey looks for is a partnership that will help build the brand in such a way
that market expectations are met in a sustainable and profitable manner. The correct
partnerships are essential as the manufacturer, distributor and client all have
to benefit from the relationship in order for it to be a success."
SafeQuip Brand Manager for Davey Malcolm Corns was appointed to develop brand awareness in
South Africa and to solidify the companies' working relationship.
The implementation of the agreement is now taking place with business
structures being developed
to expand the product ranges offered and at the same time building up
the level of stock and dedicated support materials. Eight SafeQuip
employees have already visited the Davey factory for product training in
Dryden says Davey's expectations for the success of its product range in South Africa
"There are enough similarities in the market to suggest that if we get
it right in
terms of product quality supported by excellent service offered by
SafeQuip with us supporting their efforts we will be successful in this
"Our goal at this stage is to get the product support structure correct. After that
work on getting the other business in place will continue."
company reports that it will not be making its whole range of products
available in South Africa, but selected only the products which it believes
will strive locally.
product range includes household pressure and booster systems, firefighter
pumps, floodfighter pumps, pressure tanks, shallow and deep well jet pumps,
sump pumps, water treatment units, rainwater harvesting and purification
equipment as well as pond pumps, submersible borehole pumps and vertical
Corns explains that many of the Davey products are especially useful in the forestry,
sawmilling and woodworking industries for fire-fighting, irrigation and water
The Davey portable firefighter pumps are ideally suited for South Africa as they can be loaded
onto bakkies and maneuvered into difficult terrain. These pumps can move water
directly from dams or containers.
Davey's fire-fighter pumps, which are part of the Davey Engine Driven
Pump range, are well-known in South Africa and they come in various
configurations to suit applications such as boom
spraying, sheep jetting, deep well applications using a jet pump and
general water transfer as well as the traditional Fire Fighting
These pumps all have a unique impeller design for longer seal life,
wear and easy access. Independently floating neck rings ensure optimal
performance is maintained even after long periods of abuse. A thrust
balance drum and equalisation holes in the impeller extend the engine
life of the pump.
Various configurations include:
Single stage and twin stage models for higher
and lower performance needs
Honda petrol or dedicated diesel engine
options, making it ideal for areas without electricity
Hand (recoil) and electric start
Viton seals as an option for extended life in
Choice of suction sizes of 3.8 cm to 5 cm
Bayonet style priming and drain ports for
fast and easy access
Pressure boosters and Torrium 2
The pressure boosting systems are used to increase the pressure of a stored water
source being supplied through a pipe and pump system. In forestry these
products are useful to boost water pressure in rural areas such as temporary
settlements built for forestry workers.
Pressure boosters can also be used in irrigation systems in nurseries
while woodworking factories and sawmill can benefit from an immediate
high pressure water release from the sprinkler system in case of a fire.
The pressure boosting products include the Davey HP, Davey HS, Davey HM,
Davey XJ and Davey CT, which all feature the Davey Torrium 2 smart
The controller is designed to supply pressure boosted water at a
constant flow and also incorporates high level pump protection.
Other features of the Torrium 2 include:
A quick cut-in for even water pressure: It
senses water demand quickly ensuring there is no lag in the supply, cutting in
when the pressure has dropped to 80% of the previous top (shut-off) pressure.
Great hydraulic performance and dry run
protection: It is designed with large pathways and has
no moving parts. The design reduces energy waste and ensures the pumps performance
is unaffected at high flow rates. Dry run protection prevents damage when the
pump runs dry by stopping the pump.
Auto-retry and adaptive starting:
Auto-retry enables the pump to reset itself after a loss of water, reducing
system downtime. Adaptive starting adapts to reduce cut-in pressure when a
small leak is detected.
Washdown and irrigation pumps
also offers washdown and small irrigation water transfer pumps.
washdown pumps are ideal for cleaning agricultural operations or heavy equipment.
For washdown applications the pump provides high pressure while using little
pumps are also great for providing properly pressurised irrigation inside the
full range includes the Dynaflow 6000, SS series, XF series, CY series and JY
series pumps as well as the Mukmova.
Vertical multistage pumps
versatile pumps can be used individually or ganged together in various
applications such as agriculture, turf watering, pressure boosting, high
pressure washing, water treatment, boiler pressurisation as well as water
supply for domestic, rural and industrial uses.
VM series offers a full range of vertical multistage centrifugal pumps with all
stainless steel hydraulic parts. The 56 models provide flow rates from 0,4m3
an hour and pressures up to 230 m to suit a full range of domestic, farm and
industrial applications. Standards pumps operate at 50 Hz.
Meanwhile, Davey also supplies water treatment and filtration products
which can be used
to convert stored water into safe drinking water. This is also
especially useful in temporary or rural forestry settlements. The
filtration products include the Aquashield filtration units and
Aquasafe, a unique product formulated to protect stored water from
contamination helping to
ensure a safe water supply.
SafeQuip's knowledgeable staff are able to provide the best advice for choosing the
correct pumps and water-related products for small to large operations in
different industries ranging from agriculture to water conservation.
Contact: Malcolm Corns
SafeQuip / Davey RSA
Source : WoodSA & Timber Times