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Wilo launches East Africa’s first Grade 1B pump test bench

The German pumps and pump systems manufacturer, Wilo Group on Thursday launched East Africa’s first IS0 9906 Grade 1B pump test bench in East Africa.

Belete Matebe- Managing Director Wilo East Africa said that the testing facility seeks to support government to eliminate the proliferation of sub standards pumps in the region.

“We want to play a positive role in enhancing the efficiency of the water sector,” Matebe said.

Wilo Group, also re-launches in Nairobi – Kenya with an assembly plant to serve the larger East African region.

Matebe noted that the re-launch is a  great expansion milestone in less than 5 years since Wilo’s first official office opening ceremony in 2018, affirming commitment by the sustainability leader in addressing the vast water concerns in the region through modern technologies.

Wilo East Africa will also house a training centre within the assembly plant in partnership with the Wilo Academy to offer trainings, seminars and workshops to industry line practitioners and students. Wilo East Africa and Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) are in discussion to create special certified programmes for students on pump selection and digitalization, as well as tailor make school competitions to motivate learners to adopt innovation within the water sector.

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