Yokogawa Signs a B-BBEE Distributor Agreement in Rustenburg

Mining Opportunities with new local business entity


Yokogawa South Africa is proud to announce the signing of a distributor agreement with 3E Control and Instrumentation (3E C&I) to support local business development through the supply of Yokogawa’s wide range of instrumentation products to Anglo American Platinum in the North West and Limpopo regions. 3E C&I is a newly established 100% black-owned, 50% black woman-owned and 15% local-owned engineering, procurement, construction and anagement company that endeavours to empower host mining communities. In keeping with one of its founding principles of contributing to society, Yokogawa was happy to appoint 3E C&I as the reseller in the areas where Anglo American Platinum operates. Anglo American Platinum will continue to invest in the community by channeling procurement through this locally owned company in the sphere of industrial automation.

“This is one of many approaches by Anglo American Platinum to increase local economic development, as well as realising a positive impact in the form of revenue and job creation for the Rustenburg community,” says Donald Mokomane, regional local procurement manager at Anglo American Platinum.

The joint commitment was celebrated with Anglo American Platinum on 7 December 2017 at their Rustenburg Multi-Purpose Hub. Yokogawa will work closely with 3E C&I in order to ensure technical skills transfer to their employees to ensure sustainability and excellent service delivery.

“Yokogawa believes that this step and the faith shown in 3E Control and Instrumentation will support our localisation objectives while ensuring business sustainability for Yokogawa in the region,” explains Fazel Majlessi, Senior Executive Manager: Sales, Services and Marketing.

3E C&I offers a wide variety of products in the mineral processing and metals industry including field instrumentation, analytical instruments, control systems, information management solutions as well as chemical and industrial engineering services. Their offices are located in central Rustenburg. “We are excited to be a part of this strategic alliance with Yokogawa South Africa and Anglo American Platinum. Our duty will be to ensure that we offer quality and cost effective products and services to Anglo American Platinum.” says Theko Letsie, business development director at 3E Control and Instrumentation.

The proof of Yokogawa’s commitment to supporting the localisation objectives of the South African government has been demonstrated by the signing of several strategic reseller agreements with Level 1 B-BBEE entities across South Africa. Under the corporate brand slogan of “Co-innovating tomorrow”, Yokogawa seeks to establish ever greater levels of trust with its customers and to work with them to create new value for a brighter future, both for its customers and society.

About Yokogawa

Yokogawa's global network of 113 companies spans 60 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.5 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments.The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. targeting this segment, Yokogawa helps companies maximize their profits by offering a wide range of highly reliable products and working with the subsidiary KBC Advanced Technologies to provide premium solutions and services.

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Strategic Alliance: Back from left: Fazel Majlessi, senior executive manager at Yokogawa SA; Vinesh Maharaj, senior manager at Yokogawa SA; and Donald Mokomane, regional local procurement manager at Platinum’s Rustenburg Multi-Purpose Hub.

Front from left: Theko Letsie, business development director; and Lesley Kennedy Pholose, public relations manager, both from 3E Control and Instrumentation.