Rap Technologies Company Profile

Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface. RAP Technologies has the innovative solutions to do something with it. The company is a leading provider of water pumping solutions, addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues and delivering quality water to homes, businesses and communities with the widest offering of pumps, systems and solutions. Whether it is water from the ground, ocean, lakes or rainwater collection, RAP Technologies has the technology to move water to where it is needed the most.

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RAP TECHNOLOGIES WINS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD THREE YEARS RUNNING

[Johannesburg,9 December 2015] RAP Technologies, leading supplier of water pumps in South Africa, has yet again proven its commitment to the agricultural sector by winning Obaro’s Supplier of the Year award for 2015.

Hosted at Fatherland Estate in Brits, RAP Technologies was proud to again take home their Supplier of the Year trophy in recognition of their outstanding service to the agricultural market, as well as their role in supporting Obaro in serving this sector.

Carl MulockHouwer, RAP Technologies’ Marketing Manager, says, “Obaro is a well-respected establishment that offers a comprehensive range of products to the agricultural sector. 51% of the company is owned by farmers and its very apt motto is, ‘Aligned with the Farmer.’ Its annual Supplier Awards have been held for the past 20 years and were initiated for the purpose of recognising excellent suppliers and to thank them for their contribution to the company’s success.”

The criteria used to determine the award finalists and to judge the overall winner are made up of varying maximum scores out of a total of 100%:

• Supplier participation and presence, training, going the extra mile: 50%
• Claims: 20%
• Delivery time: 10%
• Dead stock: 10%
• Percentage growth for the year: 10%

Suppliers greatly increase their chances of winning by playing an active role in marketing their products at the various Obaro branches, offering great service in their interactions with Obaro and ensuring speedy product delivery.

“The criteria that outline the requirements for the Obaro Supplier of the Year Award are 100% in line with our approach to business at RAP Technologies. We are as dedicated to serving the agricultural sector as Obaro is and are committed to doing that little bit extra for our distributors and direct customers alike. This is the third year in a row that we’ve taken home this award and we couldn’t be more proud. This is a solid testament not only to the service excellence provided by RAP Technologies, but its absolute consistency in serving the farmer,” concludes Houwer.

About RAP Technologies

Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface and RAP Technologies has the innovative solutions to do something with it. The company is a leading provider of water pumping solutions, addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues and delivering quality water to homes, businesses and communities with the widest offering of pumps, systems and solutions. Whether it is water from the ground, ocean, lake or rainwater collection, RAP Technologies has the pumps to ensure that water is moved to where it is needed the most.

RAP Technologies contact:

Carl MulockHouwer
Sales & Marketing Manager
Tel: (011) 693 5110
Email: cmulock@raptech.co.za
Web: www.raptech.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: (011) 079 5494Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za





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RAP TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES LEO XST SERIES STANDARD CENTRIFUGAL PUMP TO SA MARKET

[Johannesburg, 11 August 2015] RAP Technologies, the leading supplier of water pumps in South Africa, has a long-standing partnership with the LEO Group in supplying their products to the local market. A well-supported staple in this product range is the LEO XST Series Standard Centrifugal Pump.

As its name suggests, the XST Series Standard Centrifugal Pump is an axial suction and radial discharge centrifugal pump designed in accordance with ISO 2858 and EN 733 standards. These standards respectively specify the designation, nominal duty point and dimensions on both 16 and 10 bar pressure end-suction centrifugal pumps. The pump can be used for the circulation and transfer of clean, chemically non-aggressive water and other liquids with physical and chemical properties similar to water.

Carl Mulock Houwer, RAP Technologies’ Marketing Manager, comments, “Centrifugal pumps play a significant role in water supply – be it with pressure boosting systems or irrigation systems – in the industrial, mining, construction and agricultural sectors,” adding, “The XST Series Standard Centrifugal Pump – made of the highest quality materials – boasts very low maintenance, excellent efficiency and power absorption properties. The lifecycle cost on the pump is very competitive and the spare parts are cost effective and easily interchangeable.”

The pump is used in a range of applications including water supply, water circulation in air-conditioning systems, irrigation, landscaping, fire pumps, as well as cooling for heavy industrial equipment. The pump boasts a flow of up to 220 m3 per hour with a head of up to 95m and a power range of between 0.75 and 55 kW. Standard temperatures sustained are from -10˚C to 85˚C with an optional range between -20˚C and 120˚C.

Features

The product boasts a great number of advantages, most important of which are its reliability, efficiency and ease of installation. “The pump is highly efficient and the electro-plated coating or ‘e-coating’ inside the volute casing helps to guard the pump body, impeller and bracket against corrosion. What’s more, the volute casing can rotate for any type of pipe installation,” remarks Mulock Houwer.

The pump cover and motor front are designed in an integrated way, which reduces the possibility of pump damage over time. The pump shaft and motor shaft also have no coupling connection (pump with power of 7.5 kW and below), which increases pump efficiency and reduces wearing parts. Finally, thanks to the new wetted part design of the impeller and pump body, the pump is 3-8% more efficient than a conventional end-suction centrifugal pump.

“The product has a back pull system from 7.5 kW upwards and the maintenance factor is quite simple. The motor itself is rewindable, meaning that it can be rewound by any amateur rewinders. Alternatively, any motor from another manufacturer can be fitted onto the pump and it will work.”

Benefits of the pump to the end user are also many: The high efficiency of the pump makes for energy- as well as cost savings; the pump is compact, makes little noise and is also easy to maintain.“A critical point to note is that the pump’s efficiency and power absorption – two main features of the product – are being improved upon all the time,” notes MulockHouwer.

When compared with a conventional end-suction centrifugal pump, the XST Series Standard Centrifugal Pump comes up trumps. It occupies a third less space, and employs a monoblock design for the pump and motor, improving heavily on pump performance and noise reduction as well as making for an impressive 70% reductionon maintenance costs.

Applications

Municipal water pressure is insufficient to meet the water requirements of high-rise buildings, which more often than not require booster pumps like the XST series. The pump can also be used in commercial settings, like offices or hotels, and because of its compact size, it can even be used in small HVAC systems. The pump is well suited for use in irrigation, landscaping and industrial equipment cooling, and with SS or brass impeller, the XST pump can also be used in both fire-fighting and sprinkler systems.

“We have many clients from a number of different industries using the product. From farmers to industrial suppliers and even air-conditioning installers, the common denominator is that they need quality centrifugal pumps that won’t let them down. With RAP Technologies, they can get all that and more from a reputable company that offers exceptional after-sales service and has established itself as the leading supplier of water pumps in South Africa,” Mulock Houwerconcludes.

As sole appointed agents for LEO in the country, RAP Technologies offers products backed by years of water pump technology expertise.

About the LEO Group

The LEO Group is a national level hi-tech enterprise dedicated to serve people sincerely with LEO products. The company plays an important role in many critical fields such as civil water supply, agricultural irrigation, industrial water treatment, heating ventilation engineering, power station construction, petrochemical engineering, and garden plant protection. LEO has grown into the largest small-sized water pump manufacturer in China.

Rap Technologies, whose leading products include residential, commercial and industrial pumps, are the sole appointed agents for LEO in South Africa.

About RAP Technologies

Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface and RAP Technologies has the innovative solutions to do something with it. The company is a leading provider of water pumping solutions, addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues and delivering quality water to homes, businesses and communities with the widest offering of pumps, systems and solutions. Whether it is water from the ground, ocean, lake or rainwater collection, RAP Technologies has the pumps to ensure that water is moved to where it is needed the most.

RAP Technologies contact:

Carl MulockHouwer
Sales & Marketing Manager
Tel: (011) 693 5110
Email: cmulock@raptech.co.za
Web: www.raptech.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: (011) Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



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