New HSA partner supports growing mine market in Zimbabwe

Pace International, a Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner for HSA, was granted distribution rights in the last quarter of 2020. The distributor now offers the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group products and services to the actively growing mining industry in the country.

This appointment was in line with Bosch Rexroth SA Group’s strategy to grow its distributor network across Africa. “We are increasing our footprint to better service existing customers and to extend our services to add value in the country,” explains Petrus Viljoen, Africa Development Manager, HSA.

Pace International is a specialist in procurement, consolidation and export services in South Africa, with branches in Harare and Bulawayo, delivering on-site services to strategic customers in Zimbabwe. They distribute key consumables and products in the mining industry (specifically pumps, motors, hose & fittings, filters and cylinders). “They are also experienced in on-site stock management and delivery coordination, making them well-suited to provide our full scope of products and aftersales services,” Petrus points out.

Pace International is a member of the Local Enterprise Development (LED) programme, and this ensures a high level of support from the major mines in the region. “This programme is similar to South Africa’s BEE programmes,” Petrus elaborates. “To be appointed, candidates must meet specific criteria. This LED appointment is significant, as it positions Pace International as a preferred supplier for customers who wish to support the programme, opening doors for business.”

He adds that Pace International has extensive experience working with mining companies across supply, distribution and aftersales support. “They possess strong technical expertise, particularly in the engineering field, and their team of competent engineers and technicians sets them apart. Furthermore, they have solid relationships with key accounts in the mining industry, and their technical teams have presence across various mines,” he says.

Currently, Pace International personnel are undergoing virtual training on Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and will have full support from Bosch Rexroth SA to ensure certified excellence accreditation.

Pace International was granted rights to distribute the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group products and services to the companies in Zimbabwe’s growing mining industry.

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