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Yanmar appoints Vert Energy as industrial engine distributor in South Africa

Almere, December 2020 - YANMAR, based in Japan and one of the largest manufacturers of diesel engines in the world, is pleased to announce that Vert Energy Group from Johannesburg, South Africa, will start official distributorship for YANMAR industrial engines in South Africa and neighbouring countries as of 1 January 2021, in succession to Prodist. Vert Energy will sell, service and support YANMAR engines and power products (genset/pumps) in several markets in South Africa, including agriculture, mining, climate control, construction and power generation.

Strong complement to product offering

YANMAR's extensive portfolio strongly complements Vert Energy's current offering for companies and OEMs in various industries. YANMAR’s L-series air-cooled diesel engines and TN-series water-cooled diesel engines are a valuable addition for the power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission industry.  

Extended after-market service

Vert Energy is not only a strong sales company, but also has an excellent reputation for aftermarket service and support, both for genset manufacturers, and in agricultural, construction, mining and transportation sectors and industries. As an official YANMAR distributor they will provide 2nd-tier support to global OEM’s who integrate YANMAR Engines in their equipment.  

Better market position

Mr. Ryan Robertson, Sales and Marketing Manager of Vert Energy: “In partnerships, we are always looking for companies that share our values, are vertically aligned with our energy or electromechanical activities and offer leading products for environmentally conscious energy solutions. Product efficiency, long lifespan and overall quality are our main selection criteria with an increasing focus on improved fuel consumption and lower emission levels. YANMAR has been a prominent brand in the South African market for more than 50 years, reflecting these characteristics. I am convinced that our partnership with YANMAR positions us as one of the strongest players in the power generation market today.”

Powerful growth partner

Gert Maris, Industrial Power Train Sales Manager at YANMAR Europe B.V.: “We have found a powerful and enthusiastic partner in Vert Energy to further strengthen our position in the power generation sector in South Africa in line with our growth ambitions. The company is an excellent match to sell YANMAR products and, just as importantly, to support or retrofit our industrial products across various market segments in Southern Africa. Despite the current travel restrictions, we had ample opportunity to negotiate, meet, and train offline. Thanks to Vert Energy’s commitment, experience and skill level, they were able to onboard quickly and successfully as our new trusted distributor”

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