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Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011

Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011 is the seventh international trade fair for suppliers to the mining, water utilities, national and local government, industrial and civil engineering, manufacturing, food, beverage, dairy, brewing, agriculture, horticulture, petrochemicals, and pulp and paper sectors.

According to the chairperson of the South African Pump Manufacturers Association (SAPMA), Gavin Doran, the South African pump sector has some way to go to reach its pre-recession volumes, but is expected to do so by the third or fourth quarter of 2011.

Doran believes that the South African government’s introduction of the Competitive Supplier Development Programme (CSDP), which is focused on developing local industry to reduce South Africa’s reliance on imported equipment, will also help to grow the local pump industry.

“This programme will not only help to sustain the industry in South Africa, but will also help develop technological innovations, which will increase South Africa’s competitive advantage globally and significantly grow the country’s exports,” said Doran.