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A new era for Pilot Crushtec International

Sandro Scherf

Chief executive officer Sandro Scherf buys out partners and increases indirect stake in the company   

SOUTH Africa-based Pilot Crushtec (SA) (Pty) Ltd have announced that CEO Sandro Scherf (pictured) has taken full ownership of the company now called Pilot Crushtec International (Pty) Ltd. The recent transaction saw Mr Scherf’s indirect stake in the company increase to 100% equity of the business – a leading supplier of mobile crushing, screening, recycling and sand washing solutions.   

‘We have real confidence in the business and in the crushing and screening industry, locally, across sub Saharan Africa and as far afield as Australasia and South America,’ explained Sandro Scherf. ‘This move puts us in a position to heighten the scale of our business, enabling us to offer customers, at home and abroad, bigger products with bigger performances.’ 

He added that the ability to effect quick delivery will be one of the company’s strengths. The strategic alliance with Sandvik Construction announced late in 2012, saw Pilot Crushtec International become the sole distributor of the Swedish company’s mobile range of crushing and screening equipment. This alignment has paved the way for achieving significant growth in both domestic and sub Saharan African markets.

‘We have a management team fully motivated to take the company forward and our mission is to seek out and implement improvements in all aspects of our operations,’ said Mr Scherf.

Pilot Crushtec International, for example, are weighing up the possibilities of alternatively moving the operation to new, larger premises or substantially increasing the size of their existing Jet Park facility. Skilled human resources is another key priority for the business, as a high-level recruitment programme is under way to appoint sales engineers and suitably qualified service and technical staff.

The company is also planning to offer online diagnostic advice and service support to its customers 24h a day, seven days a week. 

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