South African company, WearCheck, expands operations in Ghana

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA
– WearCheck, South African condition monitoring specialists, have upgraded
their laboratory in Tarkwa into a state-of-the-art testing centre to now
conduct transformer oil, coolant and fuel, and traditional used oil analysis.

Tarkwa’s new
laboratory is fitted with various instruments to allow for extensive advanced

A statement from the
company said a second laboratory had also been opened in Kumasi to provide
world class oil analysis and reliability solutions services to industries in
the Ashanti Region.

It said the opening
of the new offices was a direct result of increased demand for excellent
condition monitoring services in Ghana.

This brings to 17
the number of laboratories operated by WearCheck, which was founded over 40
years ago in Durban, South Africa, and processes in excess of 800,000 used oil
samples annually.

Since 2013,
WearCheck Tarkwa has successfully serviced Ghanaian mining operations and other
industries, conducting the scientific analysis of used oil and other condition
monitoring techniques, all of which reduce maintenance costs and boost
productivity by improving equipment reliability and availability.

The Managing
Drector, Neil Robinson, expressed delight to be expanding business operations
in Ghana.

“The industries in
Ghana have welcomed WearCheck with open arms, for which we are very grateful.”

“The positive
feedback from our Ghanaian customers has inspired our company to expand into
the Ashanti area to meet the local needs….”

WearCheck is the
only condition monitoring company in Africa with ISO 9001 quality certification
and ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management programme, as well
as ISO 17025 accreditation for its laboratory-centric quality management programme.

Backed by a team of
highly-skilled scientists and technicians, the laboratory assists customers to
select the best condition monitoring programme, which incorporates services
such as the analysis of used oil and other fluids, thermography, vibration
analysis, and technical compliance.

Mining, industrial,
marine, earth moving, aviation, construction and power generation are some of
the industries in which WearCheck’s customers operate.

Its laboratories are
situated in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, DRC and Mozambique, with branches in
several other African countries.