The Cavagna Group, a world leader in the manufacture of equipment and components for controlling all types of gases, is pleased to announce it has strengthened its worldwide presence with the opening of a Subsidiary in South Africa servicing countries of the South African Development Community (SADC) regions.
This development is in line with the Cavagna Group’s commitment to customer service and the growth agenda of expanding the existing customer base into the SADC region, through the establishment of direct presence in Johannesburg, South Africa. Local direct operations commenced as of the 1st of December 2021, with the business office established in the desirable Hyde Park business district of Johannesburg.
Cavagna Group South Africa will be responsible to represent and promote all the lines of businesses of Cavagna Group, not only in the LPG markets but also in the industrial gases, medical gases, natural gas regulation, metering and engineering services, including the recent acquisition of REPco Milano who are already servicing clients in the region.
Cavagna Group South Africa will also stock finished products and spare parts through a distribution centre located in Johannesburg and Cape Town industrial areas that will be capable of offering after sales support and maintenance services.
South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa, and the Johannesburg office will be well positioned to take advantage of trade opportunities within the SADC region. The geographic area covers approximately 10 million km2, with a combined GDP of $738m, across a population of 234 million people.
Africa’s gas potential is set to grow significantly over the next 20 years, driven by population growth, urbanisation and the development of a wealthier middle class. Alongside this, Africa’s natural resources are changing the global energy landscape and this allows for many more opportunities in Africa becoming a leading gas market.
The business unit will be headed by Godfrey Rajool, an Oil & Gas business manager with more than 30 years of experience in the gas industry.
“Africa is an important continent for the Group and it is important that we have a local presence,” - said Rino Cavagna, Executive Vice President of Sales for Cavagna Group. “This new Cavagna Group subsidiary gives us the added value of a strategically placed hub with an efficient and local team to support the SADC region.”